Archives for April 2019

Rebel Hurler Freshman of the Week

Ole Miss freshman Doug Nikhazy has been honored as the SEC Freshman of the Week by the league office. On Saturday, the southpaw had a great day on the mound against #6 Texas A & M. He worked 7 innings, allowing two runs, one earned, on four hits, and struck out 10 to get his 5th win of the season…a 13-3 victory over the Aggies.

AG Candidates Oppose One Another On State Flag

The state flag of Mississippi has become an issue with the candidates running for Attorney General. The Republicans are mixed on the issue with Andy Taggart coming out strongly for redesigning the flag. Rep. Mark Baker a Republican from Brandon, is making the flag an issue in his campaign, and is butting heads with Taggart over it. Treasurer Lynn Fritch, a third Republican candidate, recently said it was an economic issue. She said business leaders believe that the flag is hurting the state’s economic prospects.

State’s Largest Oil Producer Pays Fine

Denbury Resources, the largest oil producer in the state, will pay federal and state regulators $3.5 million in penalties, with a little over $1 million going to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality. The company was sued for dumping about 7,000 barrels of oil in Mississippi.

New SEC Hits Leader All-Time

This Saturday, while Mississippi State was taking two games from Georgia, Jake Mangum got his 353rd hit as a Bulldog to become the all-time hit leader in SEC history. The man he beat was Eddy Furniss of LSU. It was a great weekend for the Bulldogs who jumped up to #6 in the country.

Not Enough Corrections Officers

The state of Mississippi locked down inmates at a couple of their facilities, and it has nothing to do with behavior. It’s all about the Benjamins. Prisoners find themselves locked in their cells for 23 hours a day, and without visitation for over three months. That’s all because the state has a lack of corrections officers in the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Salary for a CO is right around $24,000.

Some Events Moved For Thunder On Water

Because of high water in Grenada Lake, several events scheduled for the 26th Annual Thunder On Water will have be moved. Wanda Roche, who is chairman for the event said that this was at the request of the Army Corps of Engineers, who continues to monitor lake levels. Thunder On Water is scheduled for June 12 through the 16th.

17th Trailblazers Awards Ceremony

The Mississippi Trailblazers Award Ceremony has been held for the past 17 years to recognize individuals for their contributions diversity. Organizer for the event, James Hull said, “It’s important because diversity is important. I mean just think about how divided the country is right now, and we emphasize these differences and pull each other apart.

Army and Guard Get Free College

Jackson State University will soon be offering free tuition to eligible Mississippi Army and National Guardsmen. The Tiger Free Tuition Program is all about increasing ranks and promotions in the Guard, get higher retention rates and beef up the Guard student population at JSU.

State Flag Ordered Removed

In New Jersey, there’s no love for the state flag of Mississippi. On Friday, Governor Phil Murphy ordered the flag removed from a park that overlooks the Statue Of Liberty, and replaced with Old Glory. He said, New Jersey is rooted in diversity, and that flag doesn’t fit.

Rebels New Director Of Football Operations

Ole Miss has hired Nolan Jones as their director of football operations. Jones is no stranger to the position after stints at Kansas, Kent State, Michigan, Kentucky and Northwestern.