Archives for May 2019

NCAA Regionals in Oxford and in Starkville

The 2019 NCAA Baseball Tournament will hold a regional at Swayze Field next weekend. No. 4 seed Jacksonville State, No. 3 seed Clemson and No. 2 seed Illinois will join the No. 12 overall seed Ole Miss in the NCAA Oxford Regional. Here’s the schedule: On Friday, May 31…
Game 1: (3) Clemson vs. (2) Illinois, 4 p.m., ESPNU
Game 2: (4) Jacksonville State vs. Ole Miss, 8 p.m., ESPN3

And…for the 2nd time in their history, the Mississippi State Bulldogs start their run for Omaha in the 6th seed nationally. They also took that 6th National seed into the 2016 NCAA Baseball Championships.
Starkville Regional
Polk-Dement Stadium, | Starkville, Mississippi
Friday May 31
Game 1: (4) Southern vs. (1) Mississippi State, 1 p.m., SEC Network
Game 2: (3) Central Michigan vs. (2) Miami, 8 p.m., ESPN3
Both regionals will have games to follow on Saturday and Sunday.

Judge In Oxford Murder Case Recuses Himself

The judge who has been overseeing the murder case involving former Oxford Police Office Matthew Kinne, has recused himself from the case. Judge Andrew Howorth signed the order yesterday freeing himself from the murder case. He is stepping aside to help the trial move forward.

Highway Patrol Beefs Up Patrols For Holiday

The Mississippi Highway Patrol has started its Memorial Day enforcement period. Troopers will be atg safety checkpoints across th estate to promote seatbelt usage, and remove impaired drivers from the highways. Last year state troopers investigated 156 crashes including on efatality. Be sfae, be smart this year.

Wednesday SEC Tournament

The Ole Miss Rebels baseball team breathed some life into their SEC playoff run with a 1-nothing victory over Texas A & M. And Wednesday night…late…very late…it took 17 innings for Mississippi state to get the job done. Gunner Halter hit an RBI-single that ended the longest game in SEC Tournament history giving the 4th seeded Bulldogs a 6 to 5 victory over 5th seeded LSU.

Bond Hearing Delayed For Murder Suspect

In Oxford yesterday, the family of Dominique Clayton and the Interim Chief of the Oxford Police department, Jeff McCutchen, were upset by the judge’s decision to delay the bond hearing until next week for her alleged killer, Matthew Kinne. The Chief said in a statement, “There is NO ‘reasonable’ bond, which can be set in this case. Matthew Kinne should not be released. He is a danger to our community and should not be released. We share in the frustrations of the community, stand with, and support the Clayton Family. Chief

50 Manufacturing Jobs Coming To Sardis

A Sardis manufacturer, United Solutions, is expanding their Panola County facility with a $9.5 million investment. They plan on adding 50 more jobs to the plant that manufactures plastic housewares. We are excited about the future and look forward to continued growth in Sardis,” said United Solutions CEO Tim Durkin.

25 Percent of Third Graders Fail Reading Exam

Thousands of third graders could be held back in the 2020 school year, because just under 9,000 kids flunked the statewide reading exam. That’s one of every four students in Mississippi failed the literacy promotion test according to the state Department of Education.

Moorhead Signed To Extension

After leading the Mississippi State Bulldogs to an 8 and 5 season last year, the university saw fit to sign its head football coach to an extension that will keep him in Starkville until the 2022 season. Joe Moorhead was just the 2nd coach in team history to lead State to a bowl game in his first season.

Starkville Mayor: “Get Out!”

Mayor Chuck Espy of the City of Clarksdale has a message for criminals: “Take the money and get out!” The mayor is offering $10,000 out of his own pocket for drug dealers, gang members and any wannabe criminals living in the city. Police Chief Sandra Williams said, “We have no tolerance for crime.”

Mother of Four May Have Been Killed By Oxford Officer

We just reported on this yesterday, but Dominique Lashelle Clayton, a 32-year-old mother of four that was shot on Sunday, may have been murdered by a member of the Oxford Police Department. At a press conference Tuesday, Captain Johnny Poulos, a spokesman for the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, said that officer Matthew Kinne, 38, of the Oxford Police Department, has been arrested. However, charges have not been announced as this is an ongoing investigation.