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Philadelphia’s Memorial Day Program Monday in DeWeese Park

Judge Joseph Kilgore will be the guest speaker at Philadelphia’s annual Memorial Day program in DeWeese Park Monday, May 30, 2016. The program will begin at 11 am Madeline Vuncannon will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies for the memorial. As part of the program and continuing in tradition flowers will be place at veterans monument by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4396, American Legion Posts 238 and 138 and the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 677.


Leake County’s Memorial Day Services at County Courthouse

Retired Col. Sam Pearson and retired Col. Mike Ford, global war on terrorism veterans, will be the keynote speakers at Leake County’s Memorial Day Services. Memorial Day services will be held Monday, May 30 at 11:00 a.m. on the South end of the Leake County Courthouse on the Square. The program is sponsored by the American Legion Post 168. The public is invited to attend.


May 29: Fish And Game Report – Sponsored by MUFU’s Bait And Tackle

It goes without saying that if there are no fish or game present, you will not be successful. Plan your days on the water or in the field so that you are where the game is most likely to be there with the help of Kicks96news’s Fish and Game Report brought to you by MUFU’s Bait and Tackle. We hope we can help improve your hunting and angling success. But always remember … the BEST time to go fishin’ … is WHENEVER you can! Mufu’s …Read More


Reward Offered: Near Miss on Trace

Authorities in Attala County are looking for an individual involved in an incident involving a near miss with a pedestrian. The incident took place on the Natchez Trace Parkway on May 26, 2016 around 7:30 p.m. A vehicle left the roadway nearly striking a pedestrian near the 161 mile marker. A tag number was provided by a witness along with these photos. The tag is said to be a specialty tag with the number “406” or similar in appearance. The vehicle looks to be a …Read More


MBCI Stocks Tribal Ponds For Memorial Day Weekend

Chief Anderson announced the stocking of five community ponds for long Memorial Day weekend on tribal reservation lands. Ponds in Bogue Chitto, Conehatta, Pearl River, Standing Pine and Tucker were stocked with bass, bream and an addition of 300 pounds of catfish per pond. There is no cost for tribal permits or licenses for tribal members to fish; however, there is a $50 fishing permit cost for non-tribal spouses of tribal members, which includes all tribal ponds and Lake Pushmataha.  


Video: Choctaw tribe honors veterans at wreath laying ceremony

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is paying tribute with the laying of the wreath ceremony. Chief of Staff, Rae Nell Vaughn gave remarks. “Many courageous and selfless Americans have fallen in the fight to preserve our most basic rights and the freedom we enjoy, as citizens of the United States of America and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.” Monday marks Memorial Day, a day oftentimes spent at the beach, or at a picnic, or barbecue, but Vaughn stresses it’s so much more than …Read More

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Leake County Libraries Dial-A-Story “Pete the Cat Play Ball!” Read by Mrs. Shirley Wooten

The new dial a story at the Leake County Libraries this week is “Pete the Cat Play Ball!” by James Dean.  This week’s reader is Mrs. Shirley Wooten.  Mrs. Wooten is married to Arnold Wooten and they have two children.  During her spare time she enjoys reading and playing with grandchildren.  “Pete the Cat is ready to play baseball!   Pete’s team, the Rocks, is playing the Rolls.  But when the game doesn’t go Pete’s way, what will Pete do?”    You can hear this week’s …Read More


Child Molestation, DUI and Other Recent Arrests In Neshoba County

On May 27, 2016  Joseph Bishop, 23, 11057 Loboay Road, Pass Christian was arrested for careless driving. On May 26, 2016  Jesus Sardian, 23, 141 Red Creek Drive, Conehatta, was arrested and charged with felony child molestation. On May 26, 2016  Brenton Smith, 31, 917 Whinnery Street, Philadelphia, was charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle. 5-26-2016 Justin Hubbard, 28, 10470 Raod 123, Philadelphia, disorderly conduct, assault on a police officer William Stewart, 37, 10420 Road 387, …Read More


Kemper County takes over Dekalb Police Department

The states attorney general has approved a revised interlocal agreement which allows the Kemper County Sheriff’s Department to takeover the Dekalb Police Department. Sheriff James Moore will appoint a town chief marshal to enforce ordinances and laws. “Now that we have rearranged the interlocal agreement to include the ordinances and officer. We can now, fully take care of all of the towns law enforcement needs,” said Moore. The chief marshal will oversee a unit of four to six officers. $80,000 dollars from the Town of …Read More


East Central Community College Warriors Release 2016 Football Schedule

Coming off one of the most successful seasons in school history, the East Central Community College football team will open its 2016 season at home against Holmes Community College on Thursday, Sept. 1, at Bailey Stadium on the campus in Decatur. The Warriors will face a tough 2016 schedule that includes three teams that were ranked in the top 10 in the final National Junior College Athletic Association Top 20 Poll of 2015. “I think we have a very competitive 2016 schedule, and we are …Read More