Archives for March 2018

Grenada Man Held on Child Pornography

Danny Jones, 68, of Grenada County, is being held in the Grenada County Jail on felony charges of child pornography and three sexual battery charges. “All of these charges stem from an investigation that began last year,” according to Josh Dale, an investigator with the Grenada County Sheriff’s Department. District Attorney Doug Evans said Jones was arrested last year and charged with touching a child for lustful purposes, and that was the start of his investigation.

Storms Cause Havoc on the Trace

Thursday, the parkway issued a travel advisory for the entire Natchez Trace Parkway after Wednesday’s storms. Park rangers report numerous down trees, some blocking the roadway. Travelers are advised to exercise caution when driving on the parkway. Maintenance employees are working to open the roadway. “Our priority is to get the roadway open as quickly and as safely as we can,” said Chief of Maintenance Barry Boyd. “

SEC Baseball Action

The sixth-ranked Razorbacks beat No. 4 Ole Miss, 6-4, last night at Oxford-University Stadium in a battle between the two highest-ranked teams in the SEC West. While the No. 19 Tigers rolled over Mississippi State, 10-1.

McDaniel Out

State lawmaker Chris McDaniel has ended his Republican primary challenge of U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker in Mississippi, two weeks after saying that’s what he would do. He said March 14 that he would leave the Wicker race and run in a special election for Mississippi’s other U.S. Senate seat. Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed Mississippi’s Republican Agriculture Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith to temporarily succeed 80-year-old Senator Thad Cochran, who is resigning Sunday because of health concerns. There will be a November special election to fill the rest of Cochran’s term until January 2021.

Ole Miss Baseball

Sometimes you have to be a little bit lucky. A seventh-inning, three-run home run by sophomore left fielder Thomas Dillard, erased a five-run deficit and lifted #4 Ole Miss to a 7-6 victory over the 14th ranked Southern Miss Golden Eagles at Oxford-University Stadium. Today Ole Miss tangles with No. 6 Arkansas.

Homestead Exemption Extended

Because of the holiday this week, Grenada County Tax Assessor David Melton has said that this Thursday, March 29th, will be the deadline for those filing a homestead exemption for the first time, or who have had a change in circumstance. Melton also said that if you have a new deed on homestead property, a marriage, separation or divorce, a court decree, or those that have become disabled should file.

Legislature Still Lost On How To Spend BP Money

Mississippi lawmakers still can’t agree on how to spend part of the state’s compensation from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. House and Senate negotiators missed a Monday night deadline to create a plan for distributing what will eventually amount to more than $700 million in economic damages from oil company BP. The failure likely means already-collected money, which can’t be spent without legislative appropriation, will stay banked in the state’s rainy day fund for yet another year.

Ole Miss Men’s Baseball Ranked #4

The Ole Miss Rebels’ men’s baseball team took two from Texas A & M, which pushed Ole Miss to #4 in the USA Today coaches poll. It doesn’t end there. Life doesn’t get any easier for Mike Bianco’s club. The Rebels host #14 Southern Miss tonight at 6:30, then the 6th ranked Razorbacks come to town for a 3-game series starting Thursday. You can see tonight’s contest on the SEC Network.

Officials Say Floating Dock Fire May Be Arson

Early Friday morning , first responders answered the call for a fire at the floating dock. The Tie Plant Fire Department arrived first, and their Chief, Michael Little said that the fire was out within an hour. Grenada County Fire Investigator Donnie Willis spent most of the weekend at the site and on Monday continued his investigation with State Fire Marshal John Russell. The Grenada County Sheriff’s Department suspects arson on one of the most popular sites at Grenada Lake.

Lady Bulldogs in the Final Four!

Mississippi State’s incredible women’s basketball run continued Sunday night when the top-seeded Bulldogs beat No. 3 seed UCLA 89-73. With the win, State secured its second straight trip to the Final Four and will face Louisville Friday in one of two national semifinal games in Columbus, Ohio. Both Final Four games will air on ESPN2 with the winners playing in Sunday night’s national championship game.