Sheriff Cantrell Resigns

A northeast Mississippi sheriff who was unseated in a primary election earlier this month has resigned abruptly amid an investigation, while the Democrat who defeated him is running unopposed after a Republican dropped out of the race. Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell resigned Tuesday, giving up the last few months of his term. Cantrell may have violated state law by using inmate labor to build his campaign signs.

Work On Elvis Memorial in Tupelo

Last week was Elvis Week up in Memphis, but now we’re hearing that an expansion is in the works in Tupelo for the Overlook at the Elvis museum is going to get a $100,000 makeover that is slated to start any day now.

Danberry Gets One More Year

One of the best women to ever to lace up a pair of tennis shoes at Mississippi State has been told she’ll have another year of eligibility. Jordan Danberrry, the guard who helped get the Bulldogs to the Elite Eight last year will have a shot at an NCAA tournament win this year. Her coach Vic Schaefer said, “What she adds to this program, team and university is something special.”

Social Security Scam

Attorney General Jim Hood’s office is warning about a social security scam which involves people pretending to be with the government. The phone call sounds like this:

(audio :22 thank you) They are using fake caller ID numbers too. Please be careful. For more information call the AG’s office at 800-281-4418.

State and Ole Miss Schedules Are Out

The Ole Miss Rebels will once again take part in the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff in Houston. After taking down Texas Tech in 2018, Ole Miss will meet Baylor to kick off the 2020 season. The Bulldogs will open the 2020 season at home against New Mexico before heading on the road to face NC State in week 2 before beginning SEC play against Arkansas at home in week 3. The Egg Bowl in Oxford, will once again be on Thanksgiving night in 2020.

Reeves Couldn’t Win The Majority

After falling short of a majority needed to win the Republican nomination for Mississippi governor, the state’s two-term lieutenant governor, Tate Reeves, says he’s the only conservative in the race. Reeves says that his Aug. 27 runoff opponent, retired Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr., has ideas similar to Democrats. Waller says Reeves has ignored big problems, including crumbling highways and low teacher pay.

680 Arrested in ICE Raids

Yesterday. just a short time before President Donald Trump was scheduled to visit El Paso, Texas, US Immigration officials raided multiple locations at Mississippi food processing plants. As a result of the operation yesterday, about 680 individuals were detained by HIS special agents.

Two-Man Competition AT MSU

The main story of Mississippi State’s preseason camp is the two-man quarterback competition between last year’s backup Keytaon Thompson and Penn State transfer Tommy Stevens. The winner will be expected to improve the Bulldogs’ passing offense, which was inconsistent on good days and awful on the bad ones last season. If Coach Moorhead has identified a leader in the QB race, he’s not letting anyone know.

Canton Alderman Pleads Guilty

A Canton alderman has pleaded guilty in a voter fraud case. Court officials say that Andrew Grant pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to commit voter fraud. He was sentenced to five years in prison, which the judge suspended. Grant resigned as Canton’s Ward 7 alderman immediately after the sentencing.

Shooting Victims Identified

We now know who those four people are that were shot this past weekend. Grenada County Sheriff’s officials identified them as Lewis Rowe, 24, of Chicago, Taurus Rowe, also of Chicago, Rapheal Cain, 22, and 24-year-old Markeysion Hughes, both of Grenada. All four remain hospitalized, and the sheriff’s department is still investigating.