Archives for December 2018

Ole Miss Announces Sanctions Ruling

Back in November, UM Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter and Athletic Director Ross Bjork announced that the infractions Appeals Committee had overturned its recruiting sanction against Ole Miss. Vitter and Bjorks’s statement said that the university prevailed in its appeal of the sanction restricting unofficial visits. As for a post-season bowl game, that’s not happening.

Family of Four Now Homeless

A family of four is now homeless after an afternoon house fire destroyed their mobile home on County Road 261 west of Verona yesterday. A woman and her three children were able to escape the blaze, but the woman suffered some burns and her infant son was taken to a local hospital. Firefighters believe a Christmas tree fire may be the cause.

Man Charged in Death of His Wife

On Wednesday, the Tishomingo Sheriff’s Department charged Russell Leon Lanier with first-degree murder in the death of his wife Susie Rena Lanier last summer. He is being held on a $500,000 bond.

Bad Weather Rolling In

The weather calls for some severe thunderstorms causing flooding and bringing damaging winds today. No need to head for the tater cellar…yet.

Trustmark Still Has Not Answered Charging on Overdrafts

Trustmark National Bank has not answered a federal class-action lawsuit brought against the bank because of overdraft fees. They have, however, filed a motion to disqualify to Washington DC lawyers because they are not licensed to practice law in Mississippi. Two Jackson women have alleged the bank routinely charges overdraft fees on accounts that didn’t actually overdraft.

Christmas Eve Stabbing in Starkville

Rachel Criddle, 44, of Starkville has been charged with domestic violence following a Christmas Eve stabbing. Starkville PD was called to a home on Sycamore Street in the city Monday evening at 7:30. A victim was airlifted for treatment. Criddle is being held in the county lock-up. This incident remains under investigation.

Pregnant Grenada Mom Dies In Custody

Lanekia Michelle Brown, 37, who was from Grenada, was taken into custody back in November in Madison County when a traffic stop discovered 103 pounds of marijuana. Sunday Brown, who was three to four weeks pregnant, died in the Madison County Detention Center. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation will be taking over the case, and an autopsy is being performed.

Mobley-Collins and Her Husband Honored at Ole Miss

As an alumni of Ole Miss, Mary Ann Mobley Collins, became the first Miss America hailing from Mississippi in 1959 a year after her graduation. She went on to be an accomplished entertainer, a humanitarian and the first woman to be inducted into the Ole Miss Alumni Hall of Fame. Mobley-Collins and her late husband Gary Collins have been honored with their names being placed above a studio in the Gertrude C Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Finally, a nearly $2 million endowment was split between the Ford Center and the theatre department.

Ole Miss Men Go To 9 and 2

The Ole Miss men’s basketball team beat Middle Tennessee 74-56 over the weekend. The Rebels, who arfe now 9 and 2 were led by junior Breein Tyree with 24 on the night.

MSU DL Declares For Draft

One of the toughest defensive linemen in college football has declared for the draft. State’s Jeffery Simmons will skip his senior season and enter the 2019 NFL draft. Several mock drafts have projected he will be a 1st round selection.