Archives for October 2011

Ole Miss freshmen funerals

The funerals of three Ole Miss freshmen who died Sunday in a car crash will be held together. 18-year-old Sam Clayton Kelly, 19-year-old Walker Kelly and 19-year-old Mason Wilbanks died instantly when the car they were in careened off I-55, went airborne and landed on its roof. Services will be held tomorrow at 10:00 AM at Broadmoor Baptist Church in Madison.

Greenwood murder

A murder in Greenwood. Dead is 25-year-old Ricky Ferguson. Police say Ferguson was stabbed Friday after an apparent argument with 25-year-old Minnie Elizabeth Hill, who was charged with murder. Hill was being held in the Leflore County Jail on a bond of 750-thousand dollars.

Grenada railway hearing

Residents and businesses that will be impacted by the abandonment of 83 miles of railroad track from Grenada to Canton will get a chance to have their say on the proposal. The National Surface Transportation Board has agreed to hold a public hearing in Mississippi with a date to be announced soon.

High school football

As heard on B100 Friday night, Kirk Academy finished up their season by losing to visiting Marshall Academy, 42-26. The Raiders dropped to 0-4 in the conference and 4-7 overall. Grenada was blanked at South Panola, 41-0 . The Chargers are now 4-6 on the season, 1-5 in league play with one game remaining at Columbus.

Drug Take Back Day

You can safely dispose of unwanted or unused prescription medications on the DEA’s Drug Take Back Day this Saturday. The Bruce Police Department will be manning a dropoff from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Bruce Fire Department at 118 East Calhoun Street.

Ex-Calhoun clerk indicted

A former Calhoun County Chancery Clerk is charged with embezzlement. Mississippi State Auditor Stacey Pickering announced the indictment and arrest of Jerry Moore. He’s accused of taking 13-thousand dollars from the county’s land redemption account. Moore resigned as clerk but is running unopposed for election to the same office.

September unemployment rates

The statewide unemployment rate rose six-tenths of a percent in September to 10.6 percent, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. Local unemployment rates include Tallahatchie County at 10.4 percent, Carroll and Yalobusha at 10.8, Grenada 11 percent even, Montgomery 12.3, Panola 12.and Leflore County had an unemployment rate of 13.6 percent.

Panola County pot bust

An undercover operation by the Panola County Drug Task Force resulted in a big pot bust earlier this month. They arrested a man from Washington state in Batesville for allegedly dealing in marijuana and eventually confiscated more than 80 pounds of hydroponically-grown marijuana pluls 35-thousand dollars in cash.

Railroad protest

U.S. Senator Thad Cochran has reportedly joined those opposed to the abandonment of more than 80 miles of railroad from Grenada to Canton. But, according to an attorney for the Mississippi Department of Transportation, time is running out. Walter Brown says tomorrow is the deadline to file a protest with the Surface Transportation Board in Washington.

Grenada Stamping cited

A Grenada company has been cited by the federal government for 26 safety violations. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing penalties of $113,400 for Grenada Stamping and Assembly. OSHA says this is the result of an inspection in April that followed a work-related amputation at the Grenada Stamping plant.