The Rebelettes came into this tournament match up to break the 3-game losing streak against the Raiders. The Rebelettes put up a strong fight in the first quarter but trail by 5 points (9-14) at the end of the quarter. The Rebelettes continue to struggle in the second quarter with fouls and holding defense against the Raiders. The first half ended with the Rebelettes trailing by 10 points (17-27). The Rebelettes couldn’t pick their self back up in the second half while the raiders kept …Read More
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The new dial a story at the Leake County Libraries this week is “Before You” by Rebecca Doughty. This week’s reader is Mrs. Susan Harpole. Mrs. Harpole is married to Jackie Harpole and they have two children. Mrs. Harpole is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a degree in library science. During her spare time she enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her grandchild. “What did I do before you came along?” You can hear this week’s story by dialing 601-267-7208 February 23, …Read More
Covering high school sports in 2017 should be easier than ever. The technology for live radio and video broadcasts is as affordable as it has ever been. However, behind the scenes, there is a different story. High school athletic and activity associations routinely assess broadcast fees to schools and other media outlets for live radio, audio and video coverage. “Mississippi broadcasters have seen this as a problem for several years,” said Johnny Boswell, President of Boswell Media and immediate past chairman of the Mississippi Association …Read More
Update: The identity of a woman shot to death in a church Thursday night in Neshoba County has been released. Brenda Strickland Pinter, 69, was shot “multiple times”, authorities have said, her body was found in the Dixon Baptist Church. Sheriff Tommy Waddell said “the victim had been cleaning the church Thursday afternoon. When her husband couldn’t reach her, he went to the church and found her body inside.” Neshoba County Coroner John Stephens said the victim was shot multiple times, including once in the …Read More
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he wants legislators to make a late-session push to enact a lottery as a way to possibly generate tens of millions of dollars a year to boost the state budget. In an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday, Bryant also says he is asking the state Department of Finance and Administration to thoroughly review contracts for goods and services to try to find ways to save money. The Republican governor this week had to make his third round of …Read More
These East Central Community College students were recently inducted into Theta Xi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society of two-year colleges. Inductees and their hometowns include (front row, from left) Stephanie Rand of Bay Springs, Weiying Wang of Noxapater, Lacy Stone of Philadelphia, Madalyn McMahon of DeKalb, Mackenzie Johnson of Philadelphia, Brittany Jaudon of Louisville, Destiny Barrett of Decatur, Emily Beckham of Philadelphia, Angelica Norman of Newton, Cassidi Mitchell of Lake, Ashten Collier of Carthage, Briana Roberts of Philadelphia, Ashley Wilson of …Read More
If your are interested in cleaning out your garage, closet, storage shed, greenhouse, or selling anything at the PICKING 35 on April 1st – the 50 mile yard sale from Carmack to Walnut Grove. Complete the form and bring to the Kosciusko Partnership in Kosciusko, Main Street Chamber in Carthage, or Town Hall in Walnut Grove. If you do not live on or near highway 35 – Carthage, Kosciusko, and Walnut Grove will have public places for you to setup and sell. Walnut Grove will …Read More
The East Central Community College Warriors basketball teams finished regular season play tonight at Brackeen-Wood Gymnasium in Decatur playing the Bulldogs of Hinds Community College in a South Division MACJC game. The 12-10 Lady Warriors were first on the floor against the Lady Bulldogs and quickly took an 8 point lead during the 1st quarter 26-18. The Lady Bulldogs would outscore the Lady Warriors 25-16 in the 2nd quarter and take a 1 point lead at halftime 43-42. Both teams scored 21 points during the …Read More
A Philadelphia man has been charged with six counts of auto burglary. “We received a call from Colby Beem at Beem’s Gun and Pawn stating that he had some vehicles that were broken into and their back gate had been damaged,” says Neshoba County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Kevin Baysinger. Baysinger says Joel Thomas went to the back of the store and broke into six vehicles and stole tools and hunting gear. All of it was caught on surveillance video. Beem’s owner was able to identify …Read More
Wild hogs are becoming a growing problem in Central Mississippi and on the Choctaw Reservation. Mississippi State Extension Services and Choctaw Wildlife and Parks are working to manage the growing hog population. Jim McAdory, MSU Extension Services, Mitzi Reed, Director of Choctaw Wildlife and Parks and Steven Tucker (via phone) MSU Extension joined Jeff Stewart on the “Morning House Party” to talk on ‘Extension Talk Radio’ addressing the hog problem in the area.