Archives for October 2018

Election Day Fast Approaching

Grenada County Circuit Clerk Michele Redditt-Garcia said that a very busy election day is right around the corner on Tuesday November 6th. She said that 500 absentee ballot have been cast, and more are expected before the deadline this Saturday. Michele’s office will be open early Saturday starting at 8 until noon so that you can get your last minute absentees in.

Tupelo Teacher In Trouble

A Tupelo High School teacher is under investigation. According to Tupelo Public School District Communications Director Gregg Ellis, the matter has been referred to local law enforcement. Tupelo Police releasing this statement: “We can confirm that there is an active criminal investigation regarding a Tupelo Public School System employee. This is an active and ongoing investigation and we can make no further comments at this time.”

Soggy Trick-Or-Treating?

The National Weather Service Jackson stated that a strong cold front and severe weather potential will move through the area. A shower or thunderstorm is in the forecast for tonight…so Trick-or-Treating may be a little soggy.

Soup Kitchen’s Harvest Dinner Is Friday

The Grenada Soup Kitchen’s Harvest Dinner Fundraiser is this Friday starting at 11 AM. Soup Kitchen Director Cora Ford-Ingram says that the dinner, now in its eighth year, is their biggest fundraiser. Tickets are on sale for both dine in and carry out.

Interstate 269 Opens

Interstate 269 is now open to commuters in Mississippi. The ceremony took place on Friday at the Mississippi-Tennessee state line. MDOT Commissioner Mike Tagert said interstate 269 will provide a safer and more efficient way for commercial vehicles to move goods through the region. Interstate 269 begins at the Interstate 55/69 intersection north of Hernando, cross U.S. Highway 78 near Byhalia and continue northeast to the Tennessee state line.

Less Than A Week Till Election day

In less than a week Mississippians will be headed to the polls to decide who they want to represent them in Washington. There are two statewide races for U.S. Senator and all four of Mississippi’s US House seats are up for grabs too.

Bulldogs Upset Texaas Tech

We saw a pretty good game to watch at Davis Wade Stadium Saturday. Nick Fitzgerald rediscovered his throwing arm…throwing for 241 yards and a pair of scores. Mississippi State upset the 16th ranked Aggies of Texas Tech 28-13 for the 3rd straight season and the 4th time in five years.

Ole Miss 4th Best University in the State

The University of Mississippi was recently ranked the No. 4 best university in the state of Mississippi by Wallethub, a personal finance website. Mississippi College, William Carey University and Millsaps College took the top three spots for the Magnolia State, respectively.
Ole Miss’ ranking on a national level fell in comparison to many other universities at No. 497 overall. Ion case you’re wondering…Massachusettes Institute of Technology was 1st…followed by Princeton and then Yale.

Lee County Phone Scam

The Lee County Sheriff’s Department is alerting the public to a scam being run by a Timothy “Scott” Mackin. He is contacting folks and telling them that he has come into some money, and he would like to help you out with your loan, or mortgage. Here’s what I can do, I’ll pay off your $9,000 car note if you can pay me $1,500. It’s been reported that a Jessica Mason has helped him in one instance. Just remember what your momma told you…if it’s too good to be true…

Two Attacks On Women Saturday

The Oxford Police Department is looking into an assault of a woman that happened Saturday night around 8. Earlier Saturday, the Ole Miss PD reported a sexual assault that happened around 2 that afternoon on University Avenue. OPD Major Jeff McCutchen was not ready to say that the same person did both attacks.