Christmas Is Coming!

It’s something that makes Grenada generous, and certainly special…it’s Christmas in April. This year is the Silver Anniversary of the event…25 years of repairing and rehabbing homes for the folks that need it most. Treasurer Kim McRee says that just a few applications have been submitted. McRee also said that qualified homeowners, the elderly, those on a fixed income are who they want to help. April 13 is the date this year that the magic will happen. Applications are available by calling (662) 809-2280, or (662) 417-6210.

It’s The Heartbeat Bill

Mississippi lawmakers in both the senate and the house have passed anti-abortion bills Wednesday that would ban abortion as early as 6 weeks into a pregnancy. There is no exception in cases of rape or incest, however if the pregnancy would threaten the life of the mother. Governor Phil Bryant has said he would sign an bill banning abortion as early as 6 weeks…they’re calling it the Heartbeat Bill.

Lady Bulldogs

Might be a look-see game tonight in The Hump when the Missouri Tigers at 18 and 7, and 7 and 4 in the SEC come to play these tough Lady Bulldogs. Game time is 8 o’clock…or catch it on the SEC Network.

Simmons Blows Out Knee In Drills

While performing position drills in Boca Raton this past weekend, former MSU stand-out Jeffrey Simmons tore the ACL in his left knee. Simmons had declared for the draft in December, following his junior year at State.

Tough Pill For Ole Miss

Ole Miss Athletic Director Ross Bjork had to swallow the castor oil yesterday in front of the media. He had hoped that maybe Ole Miss would sidestep the last portion of the NCAA sanctions. They didn’t. Over the course of six seasons the Rebels had to vacate 33 victories. Also, student-athletes lost all of their statistical data for those games. Say you scored 30 touchdowns in those games, you would lose every one.

Sports Complex Update

We got an update on the status of the new sports complex north of town from City manager Trey Baker. Baker said that there’s an agreement in place with the National Guard to do the dirt work at the site. Baker said there is a million dollars worth of dirt work alone involved in this project. They should be able to start in the spring, and money from the new tax levy is rolling in. “Everything is moving right along.”

Hit & Run Suspect In Custody

Yesterday, police arrested a Starkville man in connection with a hit-and-run accident Saturday, in front of the Waffle House on Greta lane. Officers pursued the driver, 23-year-old Javontae Harris, who ran away after leaving his vehicle, and captured the suspect a short time later. He’s charged with domestic violence, aggravated assault, and failure to stop a motor vehicle when officers signaled. The woman, who has not been identified, was transported to a local medical facility.

Stae Files Suit

Attorney General Jim Hood, and Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann filed suit against the Uncle Sam, alleging that the government unconstitutionally took almost 8,000 acres of 16th Section land. This was done on behalf of school children in three public school districts who had this land taken from them after it was deeded to the state 200 years ago.

Lady Bulldogs Win Big Over Tennessee

The #6 Lady Bulldogs hammered the Vols of Tennessee 91 to 63 Sunday. State is now 22 – 1 and undefeated win the SEC with 10 wins. This was not a bad team either…Tennessee came into the contest at 15 and 8.

Lt. Governor May Need To Explain

High school and college yearbooks are facing more scrutiny for politicians, and one of those politicians is Lt. Governor Tate Reeves. A photo of Reeves wearing Confederate Army clothing has surfaced, along with stories of Afro wigs, confederate flags tied around fraternity pledges necks, and attendees in blackface.