Saturday, September 14, 2019

Let's Play Ball!!

On Saturday, September 14, 2019, Mayor Will Hill welcomed tournament players to new Ivy Park ball fields, which were made possible by a received grant after the 2014 tornado.
Mayor Hill throws first pitch to start the tournament.
The children are really enjoying the Ivy Park Splash Pads and Playground at the tournament.


Public Reports of Suspicious Activities Lead to Arrest

The Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at #6 Walnut Street Apartments on Wednesday September 11, 2019. Alexander Eiland was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance. Cocaine, digital scales and packaging material were found during the search. Eiland is currently on probation after serving time for aggravated assault and multiple counts of sale of cocaine.

This investigation was initiated by information from the public. Sheriff Pugh encourages the public to report any suspicious activity and appreciates those willing to come forward and provide the information needed to prosecute drug violators. Those wishing to remain anonymous may provide information through CrimeStoppers at (662)773-9999.






Don’t Miss 2019 ECCC Wall O’ Sound Halftime Show “Guido’s Last Stand”

Members of the 2019-20 East Central Community College Wall O’ Sound Band include (first row, from left) Jasmin McDonald, Olivia Adams, Hanna McKinion, Shaela Roberts, Nina Moore, Maggie Lott, Tori Seale, Chloe Gressett, Abby Null, Alexis Gaines, and Kaitlyn Kyzar; (second row, from left) Luke Wall, Sarah Sanders, Carly Greenwood, Tiara Dawkins, Kayleigh Sellers, Jasmin Brooks, Lydia Bishop, Amberlee Akin, Megan Boulton, and Jorian Jackson; (third row, from left) Victoria Wright, Tykeia Hathorn, Janiya Palm, Jamiah Bloodsaw, Helen McGee, Tristan Sanderson, Jesmy Bravo, Amy Salvador, Destiny McKee, Destiny Parrott, Magen Burnham, Abigail Clarke, Katelyn Massey, and Kolton Peyson; (fourth row, from left) Abbie Newell, Lauren Bounds, Anson Deering, Olivia Ferguson, Jeremy Boler, Lexi Hannah, Kelly Rosas, Ashley Marin, Katelyn Frederick, Alison Watson, Cameo Odom, Kaitlyn Irwin, and Lakenya Triplett; (fifth row, from left) Dakota Brown, Robert Ward, Kyle Skinner, Allison Pickle, Lillie Chapman, Angel Mondragon, Cheyenne Brown, Hannah Blythe, Dalton Fayette, Lauren Gilmer, Katie Evans, Dakota McMiller, Lauren Foley, and Hannah Mitchell ; (sixth row, from left) Danielle Copeland, Sophie Wilkerson, Jon Collins, Ethen Nicholson, Timothy Johnson, Na’Tya Smith, Maiya Campbell, Taylor Smith, Kyle Jensen, Richard Kienle, Jacob Crout, Crystal Pierce, and Rhianna Gentry; (seventh row, from left) Kaitlyn Goforth, Ashton Massey, Khamiyah Walker, Mason Rover, Jamerius Clemons, Taylor Goss, Britney Patten, Wesley Akins, Martez Nichols, Josh Mitchell, Jovani Mondragon, and Naziah Gunn; (eighth row, from left) Madyson Warren, Destinie Lloyd, Ethan Gentry, Zack Malone, Mitch Gentry, Cameron Jackson, LaDarrious Washington, Jacolby Jenkins, Zane McElhenney, Taylor Clark, and Camille Dixon; (ninth row, from left) Anilya Lindsey, Asa Keats, Chris Johnson, Samantha Olmedo, Giuliana Donato, Emily Williams, Keely Spears, Lauren Baysinger, Emma Long, Shakia Norman, Kaitlyn Morris, and Justina Dixon; (tenth row, from left) Genesis Lyons, Christopher Windham, Evan Miles, Audry Pugh, Zach McLain, Kirsten Loper, Lance Sanders, Ethan Wysocki, Japheth John, Harper Todd, Juiliann Pohlig, Camilla Addy, and Alex Evans; and (back row, from left) Connor Phillipson, Angel Kelly, Malachi Beasley, Jeremy Collins, A’Dontay Williams, Roderick Edwards, Jerry Davidson, Ciara Viverette, and Denniah Campbell. (EC Photo)


After 37 years as a music educator, Ed Girling is bowing out in style as his 2019 East Central Community College Wall O’ Sound Marching Band presents “Guido’s Last Stand” for its halftime show.

Director Ed Girling said, “This is the final show I will design. I have taken some favorite tunes from past shows here and my other schools and even tunes that I have arranged for other groups. This is a show that audiences will want to experience again and again.”

Tunes include “Wanted Dead or Alive” by Bon Jovi, “Children of Sanchez” by Chuck Mangione, “Secret Agent Man” by Johnny Rivers, “Play that Funky Music” by Wild Cherry, “Kiss from a Rose” by Seal, and “We are the Champions” by Queen, among others.

The band performs at halftime of all ECCC home football games. In addition, the full band will travel to Scooba on Sept. 26 to perform at halftime of the East Central vs. East Mississippi Community College football game. A Pep Band travels to all away games.

The 2019 Wall O’ Sound features 137 musicians and auxiliary members from the college’s district of Leake, Neshoba, Newton, Scott and Winston counties, as well as other towns throughout the state.

In addition to Girling, staff members include assistant director Zach Langley, Centralette coordinator Tayler Stephens, color guard coordinator Stacey Sanders and percussion coordinator Malcolm McBride.

For more information on how to become a member of the Wall O’ Sound, contact Girling at 601-635-6123 or email egirling@eccc.edu.


Members of the 2019-20 East Central Community College Centralettes dance line and their respective high schools include (front row, from left) Tiara Dawkins, Newton County; Nina Moore, Newton County; Shaela Roberts, Enterprise; Hanna McKinion, Nanih Waiya; Amberlee Akin, West Lauderdale; Alexis Gaines, Newton County; Chloe Gressett, Newton County; Megan Boulton, Newton County; and Lydia Bishop, Sebastopol; and (back row, from left) Maggie Lott, Clinton; Sarah Sanders, Newton County; Jasmin Brooks, Newton County; Abby Elizabeth Null, West Lauderdale; Olivia Adams, Neshoba Central; Tori Seale, Neshoba Central; Carly Greenwood, Neshoba Central; and Kayleigh Sellers Neshoba Central. Tayler Stephens serves as coordinator (EC Photo)


Submitted by: Maria McLeod




Friday, September 13, 2019

High School Football Scores

Louisville 7  Starkville 35
Winston Academy  35 Sylva Bay 7
Nanih Waiya 67 TCPS 28
Noxapater 22   Smithville 14 overtime

FDA MedWatch: Zantac (ranitidine) - Safety Information

MedWatch - The FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program

TOPIC: Zantac (ranitidine): Safety Information - NDMA Found in Samples of Some Ranitidine Medicines

AUDIENCE: Consumer, Patient, Health Professional, Pharmacy

ISSUE: FDA has learned that some ranitidine medicines, including some products commonly known as the brand-name drug Zantac, contain a nitrosamine impurity called N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) at low levels. NDMA is classified as a probable human carcinogen (a substance that could cause cancer) based on results from laboratory tests. NDMA is a known environmental contaminant and found in water and foods, including meats, dairy products, and vegetables.

BACKGROUND: Ranitidine is an over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription drug. Ranitidine is an H2 (histamine-2) blocker, which decreases the amount of acid created by the stomach. Over-the-counter Ranitidine is approved to prevent and relieve heartburn associated with acid ingestion and sour stomach. Prescription Ranitidine is approved for multiple indications, including treatment and prevention of ulcers of the stomach and intestines and treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease. The FDA has been investigating NDMA and other nitrosamine impurities in blood pressure and heart failure medicines called Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers (ARBs) since last year. In the case of ARBs, the FDA has recommended numerous recalls as it discovered unacceptable levels of nitrosamines.

RECOMMENDATION: The FDA is not calling for individuals to stop taking ranitidine at this time; however, patients taking prescription ranitidine who wish to discontinue use should talk to their health care professional about other treatment options. People taking OTC ranitidine could consider using other OTC medicines approved for their condition. There are multiple drugs on the market that are approved for the same or similar uses as ranitidine.

Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:




Recalls

Rong Shing Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Eggs and Milk in FuPaiYuan Nougat Candies

Rong Shing of Brooklyn, NY is recalling its 450g packages of FuPaiYuan Nougat candy because they may contain undeclared eggs and milk allergens. Consumers who are allergic to eggs and milk may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

FuPaiYuan Nougat candy was distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders. The product comes in 450g, clear plastic package marked with lot #20190424 on the top and a “Best Before: 01/23/2020” stamped on the box. The product UPC code is 6926098773012.

No illness or allergic reactions involving this product have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after routine sampling be New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis by Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of undeclared eggs and milk in the 450g packages of FuPaiYuan which did not declare eggs and milk ingredient on the label.

Consumers who have purchased 450g packages of FuPaiYuan are urged to return them to the place of purchase for full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-718-308-1177.



Rong Shing Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Eggs and Milk in FuPaiYuan Matcha Candies

Rong Shing of Brooklyn, NY is recalling its 450g packages of FuPaiYuan Matcha candy because they may contain undeclared eggs and milk allergens. Consumers who are allergic to eggs and milk may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

FuPaiYuan Matcha candy was distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders. The product comes in 450g, clear plastic package marked with lot #20181126 on the top and a “Best Before: 08/25/2019” stamped on the box. The product UPC code is 6922828864784.

No illness or allergic reactions involving this product have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after routine sampling be New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis by Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of undeclared eggs and milk in the 450g packages of FuPaiYuan which did not declare eggs and milk ingredient on the label.

Consumers who have purchased 450g packages of FuPaiYuan are urged to return them to the place of purchase for full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-718-308-1177.


Stark Group International Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk Allergens in Ritter Sport KAFFEESPLITTER - 3.5 Ounce /100 Gram

Stark Group International of Greenvale, NY is recalling all codes of its 100 gram packages of Ritter Sport -KAFFEESPLITTER because they may contain undeclared milk allergens. Consumers who are allergic to milk allergens may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

The recalled Ritter Sport KAFFEESPLITTER were distributed nationwide in retail stores. The product comes in a 3.5 ounce/100 gram, brown plastic package. The product UPC code is 000417 927002.

No illnesses or allergic reactions involving this product have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis by Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of undeclared milk allergens in the 3.5 ounce/100 gram packages of Ritter Sport– KAFFEESPLITTER which did not declare a milk ingredient on the label.

Consumers who have purchased the 3.5 ounce/100 gram packages of Ritter Sport – KAFFEESPLITTER are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 516-626-3704.