Archives for May 2018

Choctaw Juvenile Kills Intruder

Tuesday afternoon Choctaw County deputies responded to a shooting at 297 E Smith Road. When officers arrived, they found Jerry Lee Robinson on the porch suffering from a single gunshot wound to the chest. Choctaw County Chief Deputy Lee Upchurch says that a juvenile shooter was home alone when Robinson tried to enter the house brandishing a hatchet. No charges are being filed against the juvenile, however, the case will be presented to a grand jury in August.

Continental Tire In Clinton to Start Hiring

Continental Tire has begun hiring for its first few jobs at its Clinton plant, which is still under construction and scheduled to begin production in late 2019. But hiring for the bulk of the plant’s jobs is not scheduled to begin until October. This will include maintenance technicians, material handlers and general management – for jobs with an average salary of about $40,000 a year. For more info go to continental dash jobs dot com.

Ole Miss Plays NCAA Host

After a 9-1 victory over LSU in the SEC Tournament Championship game, Ole Miss has received the #4 national seed, and they’ll play host to a regional this weekend in Oxford for the 8th time in program history. The Rebels will take on St. Louis on Friday at home.

State Is In NCAA For 37th Time

Mississippi State is in the NCAA Tournament for the 37th time! The Bulldogs bounced back from an 0-3 start and several bad nonconference losses to win a lot of games late and earn the No. 2 seed in this week’s Tallahassee Regional. State will play Oklahoma Friday morning.

Body Recovered From Lake Enid

Sheriff Lance Humphries confirms that the missing man who drowned in Lake Enid over the holiday weekend was recovered yesterday. He is identified as 42-year-old Ismael Alvarez. Authorities said that he was playing in the water with some children before he went missing.

Man Missing in Lake Enid

The search continues for a man who went missing while swimming in Enid Lake. 42-year-old Ismael Alvarez went missing near the dam at Lake Enid Saturday afternoon. Those helping in the search included Yalobusha Search and Rescue and Panola Search and Rescue. Yalobusha County Sheriff Lance Humphreys asked the public to stay clear of the lake while scuba teams continue their search.

UM Searches Cemetery For Union Soldiers

The University of Mississippi’s Center for Archaeological Research will use remote sensing technology to find unmarked graves of Union soldiers in a Columbus cemetery where some of the country’s first Memorial Day traditions began in the 1860s. Researchers and students will try to find the unmarked graves of about 10 Union soldiers in Friendship Cemetery. They are buried alongside Confederate soldiers killed in the Civil War.

Ole Miss Wins SEC Tourny

The Ole Miss Rebels are 2018 SEC Tournament Champions after a 9-1 beatdown of the Tigers in front of 14,126 fans, the second-largest championship game crowd in tournament history, Sunday at the Hoover Met Complex. The Rebels finished 46 and 15, and are just waiting for a call from the NCAA Tournament. If that call comes, it’ll be the first time in four years that the program has played a game in Omaha.

“Alberto”

As Mississippi continues to prepare for tropical storm “Alberto”, Governor Phil Bryant has declared a state of emergency. Weather can change in the blink of an eye, and luckily for Mississippi, it appears that we will miss most of the impact of tropical storm “Alberto”. The latest projections from the National Weather Service show the storm trending away from the Gulf Coast and diverting toward Alabama. While current projections are favorable for Mississippi, the NWS warns that you should continue to watch the forecast just in case the storm shifts again.

Mississippi RiverKings Finished

The Southern Professional Hockey League announced Thursday that the Mississippi RiverKings will suspend operations for the 2018-19 season in hopes of finding find new ownership. The RiverKings finished with a 29-25-2 record this past season and lost in the opening round of the SPHL playoffs. Team president Robin Hurdle wrote in a letter to fans that they will begin processing full refunds immediately.