Last week, a five-year-old child went missing in Holcomb, and now the little girl’s mother is being charged with child neglect. Cassandra King, 38, the girl’s mother, and Katrina Pounder, 37, who also lives at the home, are both facing charges of “deprivation of necessaries with substantial harm of a child.” County Investigator Deputy Eric Williamson said that this charge is a failure to provide adequate care and nutrition of a child. The two are being held at the Grenada County Jail on a $5,000 bond.
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Kosciusko Police Chief Herbert Dew reports that Stephen Adams and Ruben Bell are in custody and have been charged with murder and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. Last Wednesday, police officers found two shooting victims on North Natchez Street. Attala County Coroner Sam Bell pronounced Rodney Williams, 31 of Kosciusko, dead at the scene.
News out of Starkville is that Mississippi State has reached a resolution with the NCAA regarding 10 football players who violated academic policies by having a tutor take tests and complete assignments for them during the fall 2018 semester. The football program was placed on probation for three years. Moorhead also has to deal with certain recruiting restrictions and suspensions.
A northeast Mississippi sheriff who was unseated in a primary election earlier this month has resigned abruptly amid an investigation, while the Democrat who defeated him is running unopposed after a Republican dropped out of the race. Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell resigned Tuesday, giving up the last few months of his term. Cantrell may have violated state law by using inmate labor to build his campaign signs.
Last week was Elvis Week up in Memphis, but now we’re hearing that an expansion is in the works in Tupelo for the Overlook at the Elvis museum is going to get a $100,000 makeover that is slated to start any day now.
One of the best women to ever to lace up a pair of tennis shoes at Mississippi State has been told she’ll have another year of eligibility. Jordan Danberrry, the guard who helped get the Bulldogs to the Elite Eight last year will have a shot at an NCAA tournament win this year. Her coach Vic Schaefer said, “What she adds to this program, team and university is something special.”
Attorney General Jim Hood’s office is warning about a social security scam which involves people pretending to be with the government. The phone call sounds like this:
(audio :22 thank you) They are using fake caller ID numbers too. Please be careful. For more information call the AG’s office at 800-281-4418.
The Ole Miss Rebels will once again take part in the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff in Houston. After taking down Texas Tech in 2018, Ole Miss will meet Baylor to kick off the 2020 season. The Bulldogs will open the 2020 season at home against New Mexico before heading on the road to face NC State in week 2 before beginning SEC play against Arkansas at home in week 3. The Egg Bowl in Oxford, will once again be on Thanksgiving night in 2020.
After falling short of a majority needed to win the Republican nomination for Mississippi governor, the state’s two-term lieutenant governor, Tate Reeves, says he’s the only conservative in the race. Reeves says that his Aug. 27 runoff opponent, retired Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr., has ideas similar to Democrats. Waller says Reeves has ignored big problems, including crumbling highways and low teacher pay.
Yesterday. just a short time before President Donald Trump was scheduled to visit El Paso, Texas, US Immigration officials raided multiple locations at Mississippi food processing plants. As a result of the operation yesterday, about 680 individuals were detained by HIS special agents.