The Mississippi State Lady Bulldogs had all they could handle yesterday with Oregon junior star guard Sabrina Ionescu, the Pac-12 Player of the Year. Ionescu scored 14 of her game-high 31 points in the final quarter and led the Ducks to an 88-84 win over the top-seeded Bulldogs. They went to the final four for the first time in their history while State missed going for the 3rd straight year. This was still a great season for State, they just came into a hostile, loud environment and lost to a hot-shooting team.
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Legislation has been passed by the Mississippi House and Senate that would prohibit state agencies from requesting or releasing donor information from all charitable groups. That bill has now been signed by Governor Phil Bryant. Critics on both sides of the bill are lining up, but protecting the privacy of those who donate to nonprofits is widely popular with most Mississippians.
Number 2 Mississippi State played its sixth game in eight days Tuesday evening at home in Dudy Noble Field, and darn near ran Mississippi Valley State out of the county. The final was State 18-5 over MVSU. They did it with 18 runs on 17 hits, and with pitching that struck out 16.
Mississippi’s Senators in D.C. have voted against the ‘Green New Deal’. “The ‘Green New Deal’ is likely the most economically-disastrous and expensive proposal ever considered by the Senate,” Wicker said. “The plan would replace today’s economic growth, low unemployment, and rising wages with bankruptcy, unattainable mandates, and the failed policies of socialism. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith agreed with Wicker, calling the plan a non-starter.
Mississippi officials are closing more bridges that county officials haven’t closed after inspectors found them unsafe. The Mississippi Department of Transportation said Wednesday it’s closing at least 34 bridges, with the majority in Jones, Wayne and Wilkinson counties. Others are in Hinds, Holmes and Yazoo counties. Federal officials have threatened Mississippi with the loss of federal transportation money if the state doesn’t follow federal bridge guidelines.
It’s time once again for Grenada Spring Cleaning. Clean Up Week began on Saturday and will continue until this coming Saturday. Grenada city officials are urging everyone to put a shine on their properties. Each of the city’s seven wards has large dumpsters in place so that folks can get rid of unwanted items. City Manager Trey Baker said, We’re asking everyone to take advantage of it.
Late Sunday night, some motorcyclists were reportedly drag racing on Mississippi 149 west of Yazoo City. Yazoo County Sheriffs were called to investigate, and a high-speed pursuit began as three motorcyclists sped away. 19-year-old Justin Collins of Benton died after he hit a sheriff’s cruiser and then was hit by a Mississippi Highway Patrol vehicle.
For the 4th straight year, the Mississippi State women are headed to the Sweet 16 after beating (9) Clemson 85-61 on Sunday. In her final game in Starkville, Teaira McCowan led the top-seeded Bulldogs to victory once again, with 30 points and 11 rebounds, and she also added 6 blocks. The Bulldogs will now leave their home floor and head to Portland to take on 5th-seeded Arizona State on Friday in the Sweet 16.
A case involving a Winona man has gained national attention because of the conduct of the 5th District DA Doug Evans. This is a capital murder case involving Curtis Flowers who was charged in the death of four people at Winona’s Tardy Furniture Store in 1997. Flowers was been tried six times in the case. The US Supreme Court is looking at this case, and should render a decision in June.
Oxford Police have arrested to Arkansas women and charged them with felony credit card fraud after stealing credit cards in two Oxford businesses. Khavona Morris, 30, and Katrice Missouri, 31, are accused of stealing credit cards and running up bills of close to $10,000. They are being held in the county jail for their crimes.