Archives for July 2019

Arena Football Coming To Jackson

A Jackson City Councilman says that arena football is coming back to Jackson. The Mississippi Mudcats will be part of a 12-team league that will just this coming spring. The National Gridiron League will play their games in Jackson at the Mississippi Coliseum. Open tryouts will be held in October to help fill a roster that has 5 players on it now.

They Are At It In Neshoba

Well they’re at it at the Neshoba County Fair. Those running for agriculture commissioner, public service commissioner, secretary of state and some other offices were hitting the ole stump yesterday. The leading candidate for Secretary of State, Johnny DuPree, said college students were disconnected. The former Mayor of Hattiesburg said that Mississippi has the worst turnout rates in the nation. He would like to make Election Day a two-week period.

Wal-Mart Shooter Identified

The Wal-Mart Supercenter in Southaven where the deadly shooting took place is closed until further notice. Southaven PD has now released the name of the shooter. He is 39-yearold Martez Tarrell Abram, who was shot twice by an officer at the scene.

Ole Miss Frat Boys Pose With Guns

Three University of Mississippi students have been suspended from their fraternity, Kappa Alpha, and may face investigation by the justice department. The cause for all of this, Ben LeClere, John Lowe, and a third frat member are shown in a photo posing with guns in front of a bullet-riddled sign that honors slain civil rights icon Emmett Tills.

Nissan Global Layoffs

Nissan Motor Company will be slashing 12,500 jobs in its global workforce to cut costs and try to jumpstart a turnaround while their profits are on a downslide. Nissan boss, Hiroto Saikawa said almost all of those jobs will be auto plant workers. No word yet on how this will affect the workforce in Canton.

Taxpayer Cash Going To A Company To Hang Posters

Since 2012, a Memphis Company has received more than $2.3 million dollars of Mississippi taxpayer cash to hang posters in schools. With the assistance of a powerful lawmaker and lobbyists, the company, named SchoolAds, has been able to sidestep competition and avoid oversight. Posters that cost $3.00 to print are hung by this company for $250.00 a piece. Must be the schools can’t be trusted to put up posters properly that tell kids not to smoke.

Coroner’s Report Released for Ole Miss Student

The coroner’s report has been released, and the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department now says that Ole Miss student Ally Kostial died from multiple gunshot wounds. Kostial. 21, was found dead by a Lafayette County sheriff’s deputy on Saturday near Sardis Lake in Harmontown. On Tuesday, Brandon Theesfeld, a former Ole Miss student who knew Miss Kostial for several years, was charged with Kostial’s murder. His bond hearing was postponed so that his attorneys and prosecutors can prepare.

Hepatitis A Exposure

The Mississippi State Department of Health says that a food service worker may have hepatitis A. The man worked at Los Encinos Mexican Grill in Calhoun City. Patrons who ate there between July 5th and the 23rd might have been exposed and should see their medical provider.

BB’s Estate Will Go To Auction

Mississippi blues legend B.B. King’s estate is headed for the auction block. Included in that sale will be BB’s beloved “Lucille.” The Gibson guitar company gifted this special edition to B.B. The guitar could fetch as much as $100,000.

An Arrest Has Been Made in Oxford Murder

The body of Ole Miss student, Alexandria Kostial, 21 of St. Louis was discovered Saturday night in Harmontown. An arrest has been made in connection with her murder. The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department, working with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation arrested Brandon Theesfeld, 22, of Texas Monday afternoon, and will remain in custody until his bond hearing.. Theesfeld is a student at the university. The investigation is ongoing.