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.

ATV Accident Victims Laid To Rest

Cletus Pannell and his son, Adian, aged 7, were laid to rest this weekend in Chickasaw County. They were both killed in an ATV accident after losing control of the vehicle.

Former Mississippi HP Officer Avoid Jail Time

Kyle Lee, a former Mississippi Highway Patrol Officer, pled guilty to manslaughter in the death of Mississippi State track star, 22-year-old Kaelin Kersh. She was killed when the vehicle she was riding in was struck by Lee’s police cruiser that was traveling close to 110 mph without flashing lights of siren. Lee avoided jailtime, but the Judge sentenced Lee to a suspended 10-year term. Lee also received five years’ probation, was fined $2,000 and ordered to make a $1,000 contribution to the Kaelin Kersh Memorial Endowed Scholarship at Mississippi State.

4 Victims in Weekend Shooting

This weekend, a shooting took place on Halls Road that left four people with unknown injuries. The shooting took place around dmidnight on Saturday night/Sunday morning. Two were taken to UMMC-Grenada, where both were transported by helicopter to other trauma facilities. This incident remains under investigation.