Scam Alert

With all of the water we’ve gotten, and the potential for more flooding in the Delta this week, Attorney General Jim Hood is warning about the likelihood of snakes in your neighborhood. The two-legged kind that are ready to take advantage of your situation. Hood wants you to be aware of fraudulent home repair contractors and other scammers. If you suspect any of this activity, you are urged to contact the AG’s Consumer Protection Division at 800-281-4418.

Great State Unemployment Numbers

The unemployment rate in the state held steady at 4.9% last month. The rate remains at the third lowest level of unemployment ever recorded in Mississippi, and the rate has now been below 5.0% for nineteen months in a row. No-farm jobs rose by over 3,000 in the state for the month of April to over 1,164, 000…the most ever in Mississippi.

Third-Generation Manning

There is another Manning playing the quarterback position. His name is Arch Manning, the son of Cooper, nephew to Eli and Peyton, and Archie’s grandson. The 13-year-old made his varsity debut for Isidore Newman in New Orleans this weekend by throwing for 3 touchdowns.

2019 Mississippi Parent of the Year

A mother of two children, who works tirelessly for every student, teacher and family in Starkville, has been named 2019 Mississippi Parent of The Year. “I love Mississippi,” said Leslie Fye. “It is my personal mission to impact my sweet state in a way that will lift us out of the legacy of the last in everything. I believe the most powerful way to do that is to improve public education for ALL children, from the most gifted to the most vulnerable.”

Two Month Murder Investigation Over

Grenada Police Chief Garrett Hartley says that an arrest has been made in the March 27 shooting death of Isiaha Triplett. After a 2-month investigation, Grenada Police arrested Fadarius Winston, 24, of Grenada and charged him with Triplett’s murder. “The investigation is ongoing and we made an arrest with the assistance of the Grenada County Sheriff’s Department and the District Attorney’s Office,” Chief Hartley said.

Ole Miss On The Ropes

The Ole Miss baseball team is going through a rough patch. After being swept by State last weekend, the Rebels lost the first game of their three-game series with Tennessee last night 7- nothing. The loss was Ole Miss’ 4tgh in a row in SEC play. Game 2 is tonight at 5:30.

Ole Miss Softball Host Regional

Fans of Ole Miss softball should be making plans for this weekend in Oxford. Ole Miss softball will be hosting the upcoming NCAA Regional that will bring Southeast Missouri State, Louisiana-Lafayette and Chattanooga to town..

Alabama Abortion Law Quite Similar To Mississippi’s

The “Heartbeat Bill” that Governor Phil Bryant signed into law is very similar to the strict bill just passed in Alabama. That bill does not allow for exceptions for rape or incest. It will also put doctors who perform the procedure in jail for 99 years. The heartbeat bill is being challenged in court. More than likely the Alabama bill will be challenged too.

Hood Leads In Recent Poll

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is looking strong in a poll released by his campaign that show Hood with a strong lead…a 50-point cushion…in the Democratic primary. Hood also has a slight lead in the general election against Republican Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves. Head-to-head Hood leads 45 to 40 percent.

Gas Leak At Starkville Middle School

Tuesday morning there was gas leak detected at Armstrong Middle School in Starkville. Student were evacuated and transported over to the Starkville High School football stadium, where parents could check on their children or take them home. “We did have a small leak and it was not bad enough to cause any danger, but it was high enough for us to take the precautionary measures of evacuating the campus,” School Superintendent Eddie Peasant said. Armstrong Middle will be ready for business as usual today.