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Hinds Winter Baseball Showcase rescheduled for Feb. 16

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The Hinds Community College baseball program has rescheduled its Winter Showcase for Sunday, Feb. 16 at noon on Joe G. Moss Field in Raymond.

The showcase was originally set for Saturday, Jan. 25, but has been rescheduled due to inclement weather.

It is open to players from grades nine through 12 looking to display their talents in front of the entire Hinds Community College coaching staff along with numerous other junior colleges, universities and scouts.

The showcase fee is $100 per player, and money will not be accepted until the day of the showcase. Pay by cash or check at registration.

Registration is from 11:15 until 11:45 a.m. the day of the showcase. After registration, the camp will begin at noon and run until approximately 4:30 p.m.

To speed up the registration process, download the registration and waiver forms at the links below.

Download the registration form at this link:
https://sports.hindscc.edu/documents/2019/11/22/2020_BSBWinterShowcase_RegForm.pdf

Download a waiver form here:
https://sports.hindscc.edu/documents/2019/11/21/2020_Hinds_Baseball_Waiver_Form.docx

Once you have downloaded, filled out and saved both forms, email them to Andrew Gunn at Andrew.Gunn@hindscc.edu.

Players planning to attend the showcase will need to bring an up-to-date physical that has been done within one calendar year/12 months. A physical with a date of February 16, 2019, will be accepted, but a physical with a date of February 15, 2019, will not be accepted.

Players will need to bring their own baseball equipment, cleats, baseball pants, etc.

For more information, contact assistant coach Andrew Gunn at Andrew.Gunn@hindscc.edu.

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One struck by a car on MLK

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One person has been hit by a car near 1911 MLK Jr Boulevard.

 

At 10:30 p.m. Friday night, a call came into the E911 call center that a person had been struck by a vehicle at that location. The vehicle is still on scene and police, fire medic 20, rescue and Ladder 3 are all en route to the scene.

The injured party is complaining of leg pain.

We will update this story as more information becomes available. For now, please avoid the area and allow emergency responders plenty of room to do their job.

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One shot on 61 South

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At around 4:30 this afternoon an individual showed up at University Medical Center suffering from a gunshot wound that he claimed had happened on 61 South in Vicksburg.

Vicksburg Police Investigators were dispatched to UMC to follow up on the incident. Deputy Chief Bobby Stewart tells us that at around 7:25 p.m. three individuals were taken into custody on Fog Drive off of 61 South.

One is believed to be the shooter, the others have outstanding warrants through Municipal Court.

This is a fluid and developing story. We will release additional information as it becomes available to us.

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USDA approves waiver to allow SNAP beneficiaries time to report losses

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The federal government has approved a request from Mississippi to provide Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program beneficiaries additional time to report food losses due to severe weather and flooding this month.

The approval waives the requirement that SNAP losses be reported within 10 days to receive replacement benefits, U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) announced today.

SNAP benefits are provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service. With the waiver in place, families displaced by flooding will be eligible to get food replaced even if they can’t report the losses within the usual 10 days.

The waiver applies to Attala, Carroll, Chickasaw, Claiborne, Clay, Copiah, Greene, Grenada, Hinds, Holmes, Humphreys, Leake, Leflore, Madison, Quitman, Rankin, Warren, Washington, Wilkinson and Yazoo counties.

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