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Robinson, Auburn present major test for Ole Miss

clarionledger.com — Auburn has not been held to less than 20 points during the Gus Malzahn era. It's been 10 games since Ole Miss gave up that many, a streak that is more than double any other opponent nationally. Something has to give on Saturday (6 p.m., ESPN), when No.
Oct 30, 2014

Auburn loves to score points. Ole Miss loves to stop the scoring of points. Something's gotta give. clarionledger.com/story/sports/c…

Woodgate Drive in Brandon closed Thursday evening for Fall Festival

clarionledger.com — The Crossgates Baptist Fall Festival takes place Thursday from 5:30 PM to 8:15 PM. Brandon Police Chief William Thompson has announced that in the name of public safety, Woodgate Drive will be closed in front of Crossgates Baptist Church on Thursday. The Crossgates Baptist Fall Festival takes place Thursday from 5:30 PM to 8:15 PM.
Oct 30, 2014

Woodgate Drive in Brandon closed Thursday evening for Fall Festival on.thec-l.com/1u3ymnI via @clarionledger

Dan Mullen laughs off questions regarding his future at MSU

clarionledger.com — Coaching the top team in the country comes with its share of distractions. The College Football Playoff Selection Committee released its first-ever rankings on Tuesday. Mississippi State topped the list. It's a tribute to the work Dan Mullen has done in Starkville.
Oct 29, 2014

Dan Mullen laughs off questions regarding future at MSU. Bulldog fans aren't laughing, though. #HAILSATE #HA1LSTATE clarionledger.com/story/mississi…

Oct 29, 2014

RT @MikeBBonner: Dan Mullen laughs off questions regarding his future at Mississippi State. on.thec-l.com/1u7VKAk

Oct 29, 2014

Dan Mullen laughs off questions regarding his future at Mississippi State. on.thec-l.com/1u7VKAk

Man charged in connection with death of Lincoln County mother

clarionledger.com — A man has been charged with crimes connected to the death of Lincoln County mother Brittany Gill. A man has been charged with crimes connected to the death of Lincoln County mother Brittany Gill. Justin Whittington is charged with desecration of a corpse and tampering with physical evidence, according to Amite County Sheriff Tim Wroten.
Oct 30, 2014

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Oct 29, 2014

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Spooky lessons from old Wesson school

clarionledger.com — In the heart of tiny Wesson is a striking building that looks like something from a postcard. The Old Wesson School, originally built in 1889, served as a school until 1964, and since that time has been a community center, a premiere events venue, and it has sat empty.

Politicians stump for business leaders at 'Hobnob'

clarionledger.com — Mississippi's politicians listed accomplishments and outlined some plans and aspirations before the state's business leaders at "Hobnob" on Wednesday. About 1,800 business leaders from across the state attended the 13th Hobnob at the Mississippi Coliseum. It's an annual event put on by the Mississippi Economic Council, the state's chamber of commerce.

Interview with the creepy clown: 'Life is exciting'

clarionledger.com — He's captivated us, he's creeped us out, he's made us want to load up in the Mystery Van and go find him and pull his mask off. On Wednesday, WAKH K-106 on-air personality Dave Hughes revealed that he was behind the mysterious McComb clown sightings.

Freeze: 'We're focused solely on one ranking'

clarionledger.com — OXFORD -- When the College Football Playoff selection committee released its first set of rankings Tuesday, it included one surprise: Ole Miss at No. 4. The Rebels were coming off a loss, 10-7 at LSU, and had tumbled from No. 3 to No. 7 in the AP poll (and No.

Hobnob Mississippi | Gallery

clarionledger.com — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran speaks during the Mississippi Economic Council's annual Hobnob Mississippi event on Wednesday at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson.

Tupelo man sentenced to 10 years for DUI death

clarionledger.com — A Tupelo man who pleaded guilty to drunken driving resulting in the death of a Tupelo woman on her morning walk outside of Lee County has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Prosecutors say 28-year-old John Shannon Gillentine of Oxford was at the wheel of a car that struck and killed 64-year-old Elizabeth Montgomery of Tupelo in August of 2013.

No racial harm meant with 'Vote Black' signs, commissioner says

clarionledger.com — CLARKSDALE -- Tuesday's ballot in Coahoma County will have judicial races, a congressional contest and a couple school board spots. It will not have a candidate surnamed "White" or "Black." So, campaign signs urging voters to "Vote Black" and "Vote White" were met with skeptical curiosity when they began to appear in Clarksdale a couple weeks ago.
Oct 29, 2014

No racial harm meant with 'Vote Black' signs, commissioner says on.thec-l.com/1u8khFn via @clarionledger

Judge denies petition by Mark Mayfield's wife

clarionledger.com — A Madison County judge denied Robin Mayfield's petition for a probable cause hearing on trespassing accusations against three Madison Police officers. Circuit Court Judge John H. Emfinger denied the petition, stating that "any prosecution for trespassing under this section should be commenced by the issuance of a citation, not by the issuance of an arrest warrant."

Does Dan Mullen hate Ole Miss?

clarionledger.com — Dan Mullen refuses to refer to Ole Miss by school's name. Instead, he replaces the proper noun with "The School Up North." But does that mean Mississippi State's sixth-year coach hates the Rebels' coaches and players? Mullen appeared on the Dan Patrick Show on Wednesday, where he was asked that question.

Rebels return three of its stars to practice

clarionledger.com — OXFORD -- Good news on the injury front for Ole Miss. Defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche, left tackle Laremy Tunsil and safety Cody Prewitt were all in uniform and pads during the portion of Tuesday's practice open to the media. All three suffered injuries during Saturday's 10-7 loss to LSU, making their status for this week's game against No.

Mississippi State Graduation Success Rate highest since 2005

clarionledger.com — Mississippi State's athletic program combined for a score of 84 in the annual release of the NCAA's Graduation Success Rates. It represented the school's highest score since the formula's inception in 2005. The number is up five points from last year's total of 79. The score is a measure of the four-year cohort from 2004-07.
Oct 29, 2014

Mississippi State's Graduation Success Rate its highest since 2005. on.thec-l.com/1u7D3Nh

Ole Miss moves on from LSU loss, ready for Auburn

clarionledger.com — For the first seven weeks of the 2014 season, No. 7 Ole Miss prided itself on its ability to move on from each week's result. Coach Hugh Freeze would walk into the expansive team meeting room each Sunday, look into the eyes of the Rebels and then go through the previous game's film (the good, the bad and the ugly) as part of the process of putting the result "in the trash."
Oct 29, 2014

“This week is a great week. We’re going to come out and attack practice, focus in on what we got to do.” clarionledger.com/story/sports/c…

Mullen throws confidence behind special-teamers Graham, Cooke

clarionledger.com — Dak Prescott's Heisman momentum, Preston Smith hoarding of SEC defense player of the week awards and a flawless record have masked Mississippi State's deficiencies on special teams. The Bulldogs' 7-0 record has them atop the polls, including the College Football Playoff rankings, which were released Tuesday night. But special teams remain an issue.
Oct 29, 2014

Mullen still confident in his special teams, specifically freshmen Logan Cooke and Jamoral Graham at punt returner. on.thec-l.com/1wBnFqf

Today at noon: Ole Miss football live chat

clarionledger.com — Talk Ole Miss football with reporter Hugh Kellenberger today at noon