Archives for November 2017

Holiday Bizarre today & tomorrow

The two-day holiday bizarre opens today in Starkville This year’s event will feature more than 90 vendors. The event is free and open from 10 to 7 today and tomorrow at the Starkville Sportsplex.

Mississippi’s SNAP program under investigation

Mississippi’s SNAP program is under federal investigation for possible mismanagement. SNAP error rates are the focus of the investigation, which measure whether or not participants are receiving accurate benefits.

Supreme Court rejects local attorney’s appeal

The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by a local attorney. The justices ended a lawsuit Monday by lawyer Carlos Moore that sought to have the Mississippi flag declared an unconstitutional relic of slavery. It’s the last state banner featuring the Confederate battle emblem.

Arson ruled out in West Point blaze

West Point investigators are ruling out arson in a deadly Thanksgiving day fire. William Brownlee Senior died in the blaze at his home on Washington Street. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

MSU’s new football coach

Penn State offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead will be Mississippi State’s new head football coach. The deal’s expected to be complete in a few days. Moorhead’s appointment comes less than week after Dan Mullen left to become head coach of the Florida Gators.

Drought conditions could spark wildfires

Drought conditions are becoming a problem across Mississippi. Meteorologists say a lack of rain is sparking concern about wildfires. State officials say if conditions don’t improve soon, burn bans could be put into effect. Some rain is in next week’s forecast.

MUW students treated for carbon monoxide

Thirty-four students at Mississippi University for Women were treated for carbon monoxide poisoning. Kincannon Hall was evacuated early Tuesday after students smelled gas. Testing will continue, but no carbon monoxide was detected in the dorm yesterday afternoon. Officials say a boiler in the basement was leaking.

Cleaning up illegal dump sites

Cleaning up around Grenada…The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality awarded the city a 20-thousand dollar solid waste assistance grant. The money will be used to clean up illegal dumpsites and add water bottle filling stations through the Parks and Rec Department.

Budget cuts in proposed spending bill

Most state agencies would see small funding cuts under a new budget proposal. The Joint Legislative Budget committee voted yesterday to cut more the one-percent from overall state spending in the 2019 budget. If approved, it would be the second year in a row the budget has been cut.

A busy Thanksgiving on Mississippi roads

It was a busy Thanksgiving holiday on Mississippi roads. Mississippi Highway Patrol officers issued nearly five-thousand citations over the holiday. Five people died in car crashes, Forty-six people were arrested on DUI charges, and there were over 160 accidents.