Worst Cities In America

On a report detailing the 50 worst cities in America, Jackson came in at number 44. The typical Jackson household earns just $39,742 a year, far less than the national median household income of $57,617. Jackson is also one of the more dangerous southern cities with 856 violent crimes per 100,000 residents in 2016…more than twice the national crime rate.

New Mississippi Jobs Numbers

Unemployment rates in Mississippi are at historic lows meanwhile, jobs in the state remain near historic highs. The Mississippi Department of Employment Security’s most recent unemployment records at 4.6% are the second lowest level ever recorded in the state. There is growth in the skilled service jobs in the healthcare and professional areas. Medical coding is now a part of one of the fastest growing jobs in the state. Many of these jobs do not require four-year college degrees. But with some training and basic education you could earn between $35 and $70 thousand.

Kardashian-West Meets Woman She Helped Free

Kim Kardashian and Alice Marie Johnson, the Memphis woman she helped with a get out of jail card, met for the first time yesterday at Johnson’s sister’s house in Southaven. There was an audible scream of joy when the two met inside the home. Kardashian West was instrumental in getting the President to grant clemency to the 63-year-old grandmother. Johnson served 21 years of a life sentence that she received in 1996.

MSU Coach Honored

An interim coach has led the Mississippi State Bulldogs to the College World Series, and because of that Coach Gary Henderson has been selected Coach of The Year. First pitch for MSU’s matchup with Washington inside of Omaha’s TD Ameritrade Park is set for 7:00 p.m. on Saturday night.

Bulldogs Will Play Washington In Omaha

In case you were wondering…Mississippi State found out late Monday night what their schedule will be for the College World Series in Omaha. The Bulldogs will play Washington at 7PM Saturday on ESPN. .

Operation Broken Heart Nets 32 Arrests

During a 3-month period the Attorney General’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force made 32 arrests in Mississippi in a sting operation called Operation Broken Heart. Nearly 70 agencies took part in the sting according to Attorney General Jim Hood, who added, that Mississippi is a safer place for our children thanks to the hard work of those who serve on our task force.

Man Charged in Killing Two Nuns Gets Plea Deal

District Attorney Akillie Malone-Oliver said Tuesday that Robert Earl Sanders of Kosciusko, who was charged with killing two nuns in 2016 will plead guilty as part of an agreement. After speaking with the families olf the victims, Sanders plea to capital murder removed the death penalty, and calls for him to be sentenced to life without parole.

Does MSU Going to Omaha Sound Far-Fetched

Think about this for a second…they started 0 and 3. Then they were 2 and 7 in the SEC. They had to beat number 1, Florida to make the postseason. They were down 0 and 1 in the Tallahassee regional. Meanwhile everyone thought it was going to be Ole Miss, but Mississippi State will be representing in Omaha. Far-fetched. Nah.

Almost $2.5 Million Announced For Airport Improvements

Close to 2 and a half million dollars will be spent to improve local airports across Mississippi. Nine local airports will share the award of $2.37 million dollars. Money that came from a grant from the US Department of Transportation and the FAA. These grants will help make improvements to small, rural airports and support safe, efficient operations. Senators Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith made the announcement.

Bulldogs Fight For Series Slot With Vandy

Mississippi State and Vanderbilt split their best of three Super Regional Series in Nashville Friday & Saturday. Those games were close, and so was last night’s contest. They went 11 innings to decide it…State 10 and Vandy 6. Now, it’s on to the College World Series in Omaha starting Saturday.