Senator: Electric Car Tax A Mistake

Senator Billy Hudson, R-Hattiesburg, who voted for the newe electric car tax said that the tax is a mistake. When asked that electric and hybrid car owners don’t pay the 18.5 percent gas tax, he said, “They still have to buy a car tag!” Stay tuned.

Former Alderman Sentenced For Childe Porn

A former alderman for the City of Southaven was sentenced Wednesday morning to spend seven years and one month in prison and 5 years of supervised release for the transportation of child pornography. Ronald W. Hale pled guilty on April 2, 2018, to knowingly using a means of interstate or foreign commerce to transport or ship a visual depiction involving a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

Home Invasion Suspect Has Date With The Grand Jury

A Carrollton man will face the grand jury because of an attack at a home in Holcomb. According to the Grenada County Sheriff’s Office, on September 21st, William L Barry, 45, broke into a home on Sparta Road. He was arrested by sheriff’s deputies on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, burglary, breaking and entering and attempted rape. Barry was bound over to a grand jury, and his bond was set at $150,000.

Ta’amu Recognized

Ole Miss quarterback Jordan Ta’amu accounted for 528 total yards from scrimmage, and put together a 97-yard last-minute drive that helped Ole Miss lock up its fifth win of the season. The 37-33 win over Arkansas Saturday night helped land Ta’amu the SEC Co-Offensive Player of The Week Award.

Canton Municipal Employees In Hot Water

State Auditor Shad White has announced that civil demands were issued to 12 current and former Canton Municipal Utilities employees totaling just under $102,000. The largest was issued to the former Executive Director, Kenneth Wayne Jones, in the amount of $78,612. This includes an illegal severance settlement paid to Jones.

New Man At The Guard

There’s a new man in charge. At a ceremony at the Mississippi Army National Guard Training Center this past Sunday, Lieutenant Colonel Richard L. Weaver was promoted to the rank of Colonel, and then assumed command of the post. “It’s an extreme honor to be selected to lead the Camp McCain Training Center,” said Weaver. “Our team will prepare for upcoming missions and continue to maintain the teamwork and dedication that has been present here since 1942.”

Metcalf Out

The season for Ole Miss wideout DK Metcalf is over. Metcalf injured his neck in the first quarter of the Arkansas game Saturday. Head Coach Matt Luke did say that the injury would not be long-term. He’ll be fine, said Luke.

Hyde-Smith May Be Ducking Out

US Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith declined invitations to debate her opponents on October 4 and October 23 saying that the Senate was scheduled to be in session and voting those days. Word out of Washington though was that the Senate would be in recess until the November 6th midterms.

Grades Are In For Greanada Schools

Man…do you remember in school when you’d pray for a B. In their annual report card, the Grenada School District must have been praying and teaching. The Mississippi Department of Education gave the district a B for the second year in a row, and just missed an A by a few points. District Superintendant David Daignealth said it was because of some hard work by students, teachers and administrators.

Hugh Freeze Coaching Again

Former Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze will soon be back on a football field.
Freeze has been named offensive coordinator for the Arizona Hotshots of the new Alliance of American Football. Freeze, 49, had a 39-25 record in five seasons with the Rebels before he resigned in July 2017 after violating the morals clause in his contract.