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Peyton Manning to Take on Possibly His Last Super Bowl

Super Bowl Sunday is a big day for Broncos’ Peyton Manning. Manning is the first quarterback to take two different teams to multiple Super Bowls. Manning’s family is getting ready to watch him take on his fourth Super Bowl. “He was an unbelievable high school quarterback and then at Tennessee. Being able to watch him and now these years in the pros you know, it’s got to be close to the end. It has just been so special watching him and we all hope that …Read More

Signing to continue their football careers at four-year universities during a ceremony in Brackeen-Wood Gymnasium on the East Central Community College campus Feb. 3 were (from left) Derek Mahaffey (6-2, 292 defensive lineman, Oxford High School, Ala.), University of Tennessee Chattanooga; Devin McIntosh (6-2, 189, wide receiver, Amory High School), University of West Alabama; and Jordan Thomas (6-6, 278, tight end, Sumrall High School), Mississippi State University. (EC Photo)

14 ECCC Football Players Sign With 4-Year Colleges and Universities

Fourteen East Central Community College football players were set to sign National Letters of Intent on National Signing Day Feb. 3 to continue their careers at four-year colleges and universities. Derek Mahaffey, Devin McIntosh, and Jordan Thomas all signed Feb. 3 in the Brackeen-Wood Gymnasium on the ECCC campus in Decatur. Mahaffey, a 6-2, 292 defensive lineman from Oxford High School, Ala., signed with the University of Tennessee Chattanooga; McIntosh, a 6-2, 189 wide receiver from Amory High School, signed with the University of West …Read More


Leake County Libraries Dial-A-Story “Music Class Today” Read By Mrs. Michelle Smith

The new dial a story at the Leake County Libraries this week is “Music Class Today” by David Weinstone. This week’s reader is Mrs. Michelle Smith who works at the Carthage-Leake County Library.  She is a graduate of East Central Community College and Mississippi State University.  During her spare time she enjoys reading and decorating. “HOORAY! Music class is under way! As soon as the teacher starts to play his guitar and sing, the kids are whirling and twirling and having a blast. But for …Read More


ECCC Football Welcomes 17 Players During National Signing Day

East Central Community College head football coach Ken Karcher announced the addition of 17 new members to the Warrior football team after National Signing Day Wednesday, Feb. 3. The newcomers include 16 high school seniors and one junior college transfer. East Central is coming off its best season in 16 years, including an 8-3 record, a Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges playoff appearance, and a C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas Bowl championship. Players signing with ECCC Feb. 3 include: Bryce Billy, Choctaw Central High …Read More


Update: Pedestrian Hit and Killed on Hwy 19

Update: The Mississippi Highway Patrol has released more information on the fatal wreck that happened in Attala County earlier this week. On Tuesday, Feb. 2, Troopers along with Attala County Sheriff deputies and rescue officials were dispatched to a one vehicle accident on MS Highway 19 near the Winston county line. A 2007 Buick Lucerne, driven by 46-year-old Raquel Dixon from Lexington, MS, was traveling north on MS -19 when she collided with a pedestrian, 36-year-old Zelma Marie Hansford of Morton, MS, as she was …Read More

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Leake County Firefighters Association Sets Annual Banquet-Fundraiser

Leake County Firefighters Association will hold their annual banquet and fundraiser Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the National Guard Armory in Carthage. Activities will start with a ‘corn hole’ tournament at 5 pm followed by the banquet starting at 6:30 pm. This is the largest fundraiser for the Leake County Firefighters there will be door prizes and entertainment, all funds raised from the event will help with firefighter’s insurance, memorials, awards, public and school fire prevention/education promotions and other community activities. If you would like …Read More


Leake County Rotary Club Pancake Supper Tickets On Sale

The Leake County Rotary Club will host its annual pancake supper Tuesday, February 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the community house at McMillan Park on Highway 16E. Meals may be eaten at the community house or picked up for carry-out. Tickets may be purchased from any club member for $5. Proceeds will benefit the club’s scholarship fund. For more information, telephone Jimmy Henderson at 601-253-2324.


Rebels Fall to Patriots in District Playoffs 65 – 42

The Leake Academy Rebels playing in the first round of the MAIS District 2 AAA High School Basketball playoffs in Louisville faced the Patriots of Heritage Academy. The Rebels were down by 3 points, 11-8 after the opening quarter and down by 14 points at half-time, 32-18. During the second half the struggle continued for the Rebels failing behind by 27 points at the end of the 3rd and losing the game by 23 points, 65-42. The Rebels next game in the district playoffs will …Read More


Rebelettes Defeat Lady Pats in District Playoffs

The Rebelettes of Leake Academy traveled to Winston Academy in Louisville today to play the Heritage Academy Lady Patriots in the first round of the MAIS District 2 AAA High School Basketball playoffs. The Rebelettes jumped out to a 15 point lead in the 1st quarter and increased that lead to 40 points at half-time, 48-8. Calling all reserves was the order for the Rebelettes throughout the second half of play as well as a running clock. The Rebelettes would go on the win the …Read More


Kemper County Tornado Recovery (video)

Clean up continues, piles and piles of debris still being cleared. Homes ripped apart by an EF-2 tornado that struck Kemper County. East Mississippi Community College is suffering losses, but moving forward. “We had extensive damage to our athletic facilities. In addition, we had a number of our student housing units damaged pretty significantly,” says EMCC President, Tom Huebner. Huebner says clean up is going smoothly due to combined efforts in the community. “Over the last couple of days, we’ve just had crews, faculty, staff, …Read More