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Leake County Christmas Parade December 4

Kick off Celebration Christmas with the annual Leake County Christmas Parade on December 4th.. The theme for this year’s Christmas parade is “The Songs of Christmas.” Things will get underway at 5:30 p.m. on the south lawn of the Leake County Courthouse with the annual Christmas tree lighting and Children’s Choir. We are asking church groups throughout Leake County to bring their children to the Chamber Center at 5:00 p.m. to join this mass choir as the children ring in the Christmas Season. There will …Read More


Miss. Highway Patrol Targeting Dangerous Areas

The Mississippi Highway Patrol is stepping up efforts to keep the roadways safe for holiday travelers. Sgt. Andy West, with Troop H of the MHP, says they’ve been analyzing past years’ data to determine which areas are the most dangerous. They’re sending extra patrols to the places where they’ve seen more accidents and more fatalities. Sgt. West says the goal is to keep those numbers as low as possible. “Last year, we had 37 fatalities in Troop H. At this time this year, we’ve had …Read More


Philadelphia Ministry Provides Thanksgiving Meal to Those in Need (Video)

Hands of Hope Ministry is celebrating Thanksgiving a day early. They provided meals in Westside Park for families in need. “About 6 years ago, we just decided we wanted to do something for the community. There were no free community dinners and so many people in need in our community. We just wanted to do something and it’s been going ever since,” says Angela Fulton, Volunteer. Last year, the ministry was able to provide 250 plates and that number continues to rise each year. Volunteers …Read More


Mississippi Town Votes To Accept Syrian Refugees

The small town of Louise is just a few hours away, less than a two hour drive from most of our front doors. After Gov Phil Bryant has taken a stand against allowing refugees into the boarders of his home state of Mississippi, the small town of Louise, Mississippi in Humphreys County wants to open their arms to Syrian refugees. The Louise Board of Aldermen approved a resolution last week that supports President Obama’s policy to accept refugees that are fleeing from war. The resolution passed by …Read More


Blue Bell Ice Cream Coming Back to Mississippi Dec. 21

Blue Bell Ice Cream will be available in Louisiana and Jackson, Miss., and its surrounding areas beginning Dec. 21. This is the second-to-last phase in the company’s five phase market re-entry plan. “We are excited to announce phase four and look forward to expanding our distribution area,” said Ricky Dickson, vice president of sales and marketing for Blue Bell. “Our customers have shown great patience over the past several months and we cannot thank them enough.” To begin phase four, Blue Bell will bring back …Read More


Leake County Libraries Dial-A-Story “Beyond the Pond” Read by Mrs. Gloria Alford

The new dial a story at the Leake County Libraries this week is “Beyond the Pond” by Joseph Kuefler.  This week’s reader is Mrs. Gloria Alford.  Mrs. Alford is married to WhitAlford and they have one daughter. She is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a degree in teaching.  During her spare time she enjoys reading and traveling.  “Just behind an ordinary house filled with too little fun, Ernest D. decides that today will be the day he explores the depths of his pond.  …Read More


Ex-Teacher Accused of Inappropriate Relationship with Child

A 42-year-old former teacher at a Mississippi school has been arrested after being accused of having an inappropriate relationship with an 11-year-old student. Agents of the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation Tuesday charged Allison Evans Slonaker with one count of gratification of lust and one count of exploitation of a child. Slonaker, of Hattiesburg, made her initial court appearance before Rankin County Judge Kent McDaniel and was held at the Rankin County Detention Center on $100,000 bond on the gratification count and $150,000 bond on the …Read More


Grant Given to Parents for Public Schools in Philadelphia

An effort to keep parents connected to their child’s educational success, a $20,000 grant was given to parents for public schools by AT&T Aspire. Parents for public schools promotes and strengthens public schools by educating, engaging, and mobilizing parents. Co-president of the Parents for Public Schools, Philadelphia Chapter, Joey Kilgore says the grant will be spent ultimately on lowering drop out rates. “I think statistics are very clear that a person who doesn’t graduate high school is at a handicap for the rest of their …Read More

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Carthage Main Street Shop Local On Small Business Saturday

Sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is Small Business Saturday. It is a way to support your local small businesses that support the community throughout the year. This year as part of Small Business Saturday on November 28th Carthage Main Street will be giving away $500.00 in Carthage Cash to one lucky winner. To register, simply go to one of the participating merchants, shop all month long and you will get a chance to win $500.00 Carthage Cash. The drawing will be held on …Read More