Do You Need To Shred Anything?

Attorney General Jim Hood has announced th e13th Annual Shred Days. This is an opportunity for folks to pack up their sensitive documents that they would like shredded. The event will be held March 8i in Jackson and March 9 in Tupelo. For more information, go to

New Slave Trade Exhibit

A new exhibit opened Saturday at the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, and showcases rare artifacts uncovered from the wreckage of a sunken slave ship. Spirits of the Passage: The Story of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, opened in the FedEx and the Medgar and Myrlie Evers Exhibition Halls.

Ole Miss Snaps Losing Skid

It was an up and down ballgame for much of Wednesday night with the Aggies. Then the buzzer went off, and Ole Miss had just snapped a four-game losing streak. The final was Ole Miss 75 and Texas A & M 71. The Rebels are now 15 and 7, and 5-4 in the Conference, head to Athens to play the Bulldogs on Saturday at noon.

Mississippi City Makes List of 50 Poorest In America

Yazoo City made the list of 50 worst cities to live in America. YC made number 38, and is also one of the poorest cities in the country. At least half of all households earn less than $21,000 annually, and close to half of the population lives below the poverty line, more than triple the national average.

Two Men Wanted For Assault in Starkville

Sheriff’s deputies in Oktibbeha County are asking for your help in finding two men they describe as dangerous. Arrest warrants for aggravated assault have been issued for Jonathan Fleming and Chad Tharp, both 46 of no known address. If you see Fleming or Tharp, you should not confront them, instead, call 911.

Legislation For Teachers Salaries Lacking

Legislation was passed this week to get teachers, teacher assistants, librarians and counselors more money. Mississippi Association of Educators President Joyce Helmick wrote a letter to Charles Busby, the author of the House Bill, saying it is lacking. In its first year, the bill would amount to a $19 per week raise which works out to $2.74 per day. The bill calls for a $2000 pay raise split over two years. For teachers entering the profession, that would mean a starting salary that is still below that of the Southeastern average. For the average Mississippi teacher, that would put their salary a whopping $6000 below the Southeastern average of $51,500.

USM President Passes On Briles

University of Southern Mississippi President Rodney Bennett and Interim Athletic Director Jeff Mitchell said in statement yesterday morning that former Baylor head football coach Art Briles would “not be a candidate” for a position on the staff of USM football coach Jay Hopson. Briles was dismissed from Baylor three years ago during an investigation into alleged sexual misconduct.

Jackson Prep Star Signs With Ole Miss

On national TV yesterday, Jackson Prep running back Jerrion Ealy signed a letter of intent with Ole Miss. He said, “For the next four years I will be attending the University of Mississippi.”

New Albany 12-Year-Old Arrested

Police in New Albany arrested a 12-year-old boy for discharging a weapon within city limits. The incident happened on Booker Street, according to Police Chief Chris Robertson. Apparently the boy was playing with the gun when he discharged a round. New Albany schools were placed on a “soft lockdown” for approximately 30 minutes as a precaution.

New Anti-Abortion Law

On the heels of controversial abortion bills in Virginia and New York, two Mississippi Senators introduced legislation that would prohibit an abortion as soon as a fetus has a detectable heartbeat. The only exception would be made if the mother’s life was in danger.