Archives for November 2016

Rebel Gets Postseason Honor

A postseason honor for an Ole Miss Rebel. Tight end Evan Engram is the 21st recipient of the C Spire Conerly Trophy. It goes each year to the most outstanding college football player in Mississippi. Engram finished his career at Ole Miss with the most receptions, receiving yards and touchdown receptions by a tight end in school history.

Supreme Court Runoff Winner

A Circuit Judge who has served Tallahatchie, Panola and Yalobusha counties is now a member of the Mississippi Supreme Court. Bobby Chamberlin of Hernando won a runoff Tuesday in the northern district, defeating Columbus attorney John Brady. Chamberlin begins an eight-year term in January.

Tornadoes Touch Down

The damage is still being tallied after at least six tornadoes touched down in central Mississippi. The impact from Tuesday’s storms was felt in seven counties, but there are no immediate reports of injuries. Forecasters are predicting more rain by this weekend.

Holiday Travel Toll

The final figures are in for Mississippi’s holiday travel injuries and fatalities. The Highway Patrol says two people died and 67 were hurt during Thanksgiving weekend. There were more than five-thousand traffic citations, including 67 for DUI. The deadly crashes took place in Leflore and Wayne counties.

MHP Stretched Thin

The Mississippi Highway Patrol is being stretched thin because it can’t hold on to troopers. The “Clarion Ledger” says the patrol had a hard time increasing its visibility during the Thanksgiving holiday. Last year, it had 48 cadets who became troopers, but it lost 66 troopers. Some are leaving for higher paying jobs with the feds or the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Runoff Voting Tuesday

Folks in North Mississippi have some more voting to do. There’s a runoff tomorrow for state Supreme Court District Three, Place One, between John Brady and Bobby Chamberlin. District Three is made up of 33 counties, including Calhoun, Carroll, Grenada, Lafayette, Leflore, Montgomery, Panola, Tallahatchie, Webster and Yalobusha. In Grenada, there’s a runoff for District Five Election Commissioner between Celina Hayward and Jeannie Todd.

MS Drivers 17th Worst

If you’re returning home after that Thanksgiving road trip, be sure to buckle up. A new survey finds Mississippi has some of the worst drivers in the U.S. “Car Insurance Comparison dot com” reports that Mississippi is 17th overall, coming in fourth for fatalities and 12th for careless driving.

MS Baseball Legend Dead

Mississippi baseball legend Boo Ferriss is dead at the age of 94. He passed away at his home in Cleveland surrounded by family. Ferris helped lead the Boston Red Sox to the World Series in 1946 before suffering a career ending shoulder injury.

MS #17 in student debt

Mississippi students are in the top 20 in the nation when it comes to the most college debt. The financial website 24/7 Wall Street looked at data from the website Student Loan Report to rank Mississippi 17th. Students in Mississippi have an average undergraduate debt of nearly 18-thousand-dollars.

Batesville Thanksgiving Dinner Free

Folks in Batesville who can’t afford a Thanksgiving dinner or have no one with whom to celebrate Thanksgiving are not left out. Volunteers will be serving up holiday meals at the Batesville National Guard Armory on Keating Road from 10 AM to 1 PM. Anyone who needs a ride to the armory or to have a meal delivered, can call 609-3846.