Archives for January 2019

Bulldog Pitcher Dismissed

He told reporters that his command of his pitching felt pretty good. A week later Mississippi state junior pitcher Denver McQuary was dismissed from the team for a violation of team rules.

Ole Miss Men Drop In OT

They had a 3 point lead with 8 point 8 seconds left, and just couldn’t seal the deal. Ole Miss lost on the road to the Florida Gators 90 to 86.

Lady Bulldogs Undefeated in SEC

The Mississippi State Lady Bulldogs held the LSU Tigers to their lowest single quarter point total of the season, and held on for an easy 68-35 win in Baton Rouge. The Rebels who are now 20 and 1 and undefeated at 8 and 0 in the SEC, will play Alabama next in Tuscaloosa on Saturday.

MHP Trooper Indicted

A Mississippi State Trooper was indicted by an Oktibbeha County grand jury in connection with the death of former Mississippi State track athlete Kaelin Kersh. Thirty-year-old Kyle Lee has been charged with manslaughter-culpable negligence. Lee was in an MHP SUV, traveling close to 100 mph without lights and siren at the time of the crash at Hwy 182 and Old Mayhew. Lee is out on bond.

Volunteers Cleanup Swamp

It looked like the weather cooperated on Saturday so that about 12 swamp faithful could get into the Chakchiuma Swamp in the Lee Tartt Nature Preserve. Volunteers worked early placing litter and other debris in large garbage bags. At noon there was a break for pizza, which gave everyone a chance to sit, relax, and enjoy the view.

Devaughn Pleads Not Guilty

The man who was recently indicted for capital murder and sexual battery in a very high profile case, pleaded not guilty. Michael Devaughn was in court in Starkville Wednesday afternoon, and after he pleaded, he was denied bond. He’s accused of murdering Betty Jones and sexually assaulting Kathryn Crigler on Labor Day 1990. Crigler died after her attack. Devaughn was arrested last October in connection with the case.

Governor Signs Broadband Bill

We have reported on this previously, but yesterday Governor Phil Bryant has signed the “Mississippi Broadband Enabling Act.” The bill will allow rural electric cooperatives to offer broadband internet service in their territories, in addition to their current services. This bill received bipartisan support in both state chambers.

2016 Shooter Not Guilty

This week a Grenada man was found not guilty by a circuit court jury for his involvement in a 2016 shooting on College Boulevard. Justin Jackson was found not guilty on charges of aggravated assault after an argument that took place on June 25th with Lee Taylor. Taylor was shot in front of his home where Jackson’s girlfriend was visiting with friends.

One Man Arrested in Connection with 1990 Labor Day Case

A Rienzi man has been indicted for capital murder and sexual battery by a grand jury in connection with the infamous 1990 Labor Day case. A county grand jury in Starkville has indicted Michael Devaughn in connection with the case. Devaughn is accused of entering the home of Kathryn Crigler on September 3rd of 1990, killing Betty Jones and sexually assaulting Crigler. Crigler later died from her injuries. Starkville Police arrested Devaughn in October of last year.

Two Men Charged With Auto Burglary in Oxford

Oxford Police arrested Dawson George, 20 of Booneville and Ethan Oaks, 19, of Saltillo on Saturday. The men were charged with 8 counts of auto burglary, and taken before a judge who gave them both $25,000 bonds.