Archives for January 2018

Mississippi ranks near the bottom in bridge safety

A new report ranks Mississippi near the bottom in bridge safety. The American Road and Transportation Builders Association ranked the Magnolia State 8th nationwide in structurally deficient bridges. Many bridges in the state have been closed because they’re unsafe for motorists. According to the study over 2-thousand bridges in Mississippi were ranked deficient.

Students will spend Valentine’s Day in class

Students in the Grenada School District will be in class Valentine’s Day. February 14th is usually a day off for students, but this year it’s being designated as a make-up day. Classes were canceled for four days earlier this month during the winter weather. So far, Valentine’s Day, is the only make-up day, until the State Board of Education makes on decision on the other days.

Elliott man facing sexual misconduct charges

An Elliott man is in jail, and facing 45 counts of sexual misconduct with children. The Grenada County Sheriff’s Department arrested 60-year-old James Kendall last week on charges that range from molestation, sexual battery of a child to statutory rape. Police say several children are involved, and they are making every effort to protect their privacy.

MSU women ranked #2

A 22-0 start, the best in school history. The Mississippi State women’s basketball stays at number-2 in this week’s Asspociated Press top-25 poll.

Two people injured in Sportsplex shooting

Two people are recovering from injuries they received in a weekend shooting at the Starkville Sportsplex. The shooting happened outside during a private party early Sunday morning. Police officers were inside the venue working security at the time of the shooting. Both victims suffered non-life threatening injuries. Police are looking for the shooter.

Calhoun County man charged with attempted murder

A Calhoun County man is accused of shooting at a vehicle while his child was in the car with him. Police received a disturbance call Friday night in Vardaman. The child’s mother and another man were in a vehicle trying to get away from Taboris Bobo, who was chasing them along Highway eight. Bobo is facing two counts of attempted murder and one count of child endangerment.

Clinton adviser accused of sexual harassment

A senior adviser to Hillary Clinton is accused of sexual harassment. Grenada native, Burns Strider, was Hillary Clinton’s faith adviser during her 2008 presidential campaign. Strider is accused of inappropriately touching and kissing a woman with whom he shared an office. Instead of being fired, Strider was docked several weeks pay

No. 2 Mississippi State has the best start in program history

Number-two Mississippi State women’s basketball team has had the best start to a season in the programs history. They beat Florida 90-to-53 last night. The Bulldogs take on Ole Miss on Sunday.

Man accused of stealing money out of a safe

A Starkville man is accused of stealing money out of a safe. David Parrish turned himself in Wednesday. Parrish is charged with burglary for stealing over 4-thousand-dollars from a safe at Parrish Towing. He’s the brother of the previous owner, and worked for the company until last November. Parrish still had access to the company’s safe and codes after he was fired.

Pizza delivery driver robbed at gunpoint

Grenada police are investigating the robbery of a pizza delivery driver. It happened last weekend on Adams Street. When the driver stopped to make a delivery two men approached him pulled a gun and took the pizza. Police are looking for the suspects.