Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 1:54 PM EDT2014-04-19 17:54:24 GMT
Hattiesburg residents took part in a refresher class today to be sure they are ready to assist local first-responders in many different types of emergencies. The class included intensive training for theMore >>
Hattiesburg residents took part in a refresher class today to be sure they are ready to assist local first-responders in many different types of emergencies.
Friday, April 18 2014 1:38 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:38:37 GMT
This is a news release from Attorney General Jim Hood's Office A Pearl River County resident has been sentenced to prison for fondling a vulnerable person, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today. BrandonMore >>
A Pearl River County resident has been sentenced to prison for fondling a vulnerable person, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.More >>
Friday, April 18 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-04-18 22:23:56 GMT
The BancorpSouth Rebel Road Trip made it's 10th of 11 pits stops this morning in Hattiesburg at the Canebrake Country Club. The third annual tour is part of the university's effort to connect with alumniMore >>
The BancorpSouth Rebel Road Trip made it's 10th of 11 pits stops this morning in Hattiesburg at the Canebrake Country Club.More >>
As soon as Xavier Grindle signed with Pearl River Community College, just as soon did his status with the Wildcats change. After deciding to leave Mississippi State and sign with PRCC's football team on Friday, the former East Marion High School Standout, on Saturday, decided to remain in Starkville.
"(It's ) unfortunate for us that we didn't get him, fortunate for (Mississippi State) that they kept him and we'll push on and keep moving," said PRCC Head Coach Tim Hatten after his team's Saturday scrimmage.
Seems simple, but how did everything change so dramatically in only a span of 24 hours?
Hatten revealed that Grindle reached out to him and to PRCC sometime Friday afternoon, expressing an interest to play for the Wildcats. "(Friday), probably around 1:00 pm I get a phone call from Xavier," said Hatten, "He calls me and tells me he's in Columbia, that he's left State, and that he wants to play for us. He wanted to know if we had a scholarship available, I said, ‘Yeah. We've got one available.'"
Grindle then made the trip from his hometown of Columbia to Poplarville, and spoke with Hatten, accompanied by his Uncle and "another gentlemen." "We have a good conversation, we express interest in having him, we knew he was…unhappy at state for whatever reason," Hatten said.
What Grindle is or was unhappy about in Starkville is unclear at this point, but that Friday afternoon conversation ended with Grindle signing to play for PRCC. "We signed him yesterday on the spot," said Hatten.
Hatten was supposed to have Grindle present in the stands at his team's first fall scrimmage Saturday evening. Instead, what he got was a phone call from a Mississippi State assistant football coach just before the start of the scrimmage. "We get a phone call from one of the assistant coaches at Mississippi State stating that (Grindle) was back at Mississippi State and that (Head) coach (Dan) Mullen wishes we wouldn't contact him."
Hatten has one problem with that. "We didn't contact him to begin with," states Hatten, "There's nothing further from the truth.
"My assistant coach that dealt with the phone call assured the Mississippi State assistant coach…Here it is, August 10. I don't think we're going to go out, and recruit in Division I. It's not very good policy for us to recruit at Division I schools. "
As of Saturday night, Hatten had yet to speak with Mullen, but said he planned to call the Bulldogs head coach sometime on Sunday. "I assured him, I would give him a call and made sure he understands what happened," said Hatten.
According to the Wildcats head man, what happened involving the Mississippi State signee is clear. What might happen in regards to the relationship between PRCC and Mississippi State from now on is unclear. It very well might just be a speed bump on the road of the college football transfer. Either way, Hatten's not worried.
"We've been around since 1909," he said, "We're going to continue to be around with or without Florida State, Mississippi State , or whoever, but we want to make sure our relationship with them remains good."
After the musical chairs that transpired over the past 36 hours, Grindle, who rushed for 2,103 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior at East Marion, is again expected to suit up for the Bulldogs this season. Hatten also stated he's happy for Grindle, and wishes him well.
But if Grindle decides to change his mind again, Hatten will be there with a pen and paper waiting.
"He called us, expressed an interest to play, and I got news for you," Hatten said with a chuckle, "If he called tomorrow, expressed an interest to play, and showed up at my office tomorrow, I'd take him tomorrow too."
Saturday, April 19 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-04-20 01:01:26 GMT
Dozens of Petal residents and members of nearly one dozen Native-American tribes from six Southeastern states are engaging in an exchange of cultures for the first time in the Friendly City this weekend.More >>
Members of the Choctaw, Creek, Cherokee and other tribes are taking part in the 12th annual Golden Eagle Pow Wow.More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 8:57 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:57:35 GMT
Hundreds of children and their parents got some early Easter presents at Dahmer Park Saturday morning during the 67th annual Community Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the City of Hattiesburg and the Lion'sMore >>
The event also featured games for the children. Kids could also have photos made with the Easter Bunny.More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 8:21 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:21:52 GMT
Southern Miss Athletics Press ReleaseHATTIESBURG, Miss. – Matt Durst delivered a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth giving Southern Miss the only run they needed while Christian Talley and Ryan MiltonMore >>
Matt Durst delivered a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth giving Southern Miss the only run they needed while Christian Talley and Ryan Milton combined to shutout Conference USA foe Louisiana Tech for the second-straight day in a 1-0 decision here Saturday afternoon at Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field.More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 8:18 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:18:25 GMT
Southern Miss Athletics Press ReleaseHATTIESBURG, Miss. – The Black squad accumulated 369 yards of offense on its way to a 45-25 victory over the Golden team in Southern Miss' annual Black and Gold game,More >>
The Black squad accumulated 369 yards of offense on its way to a 45-25 victory over the Golden team in Southern Miss' annual Black and Gold game, Saturday afternoon at M.M. Roberts Stadium.More >>
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