Winston County Sheriff’s Jr. Deputy Program

The Winston County Sheriff’s Department will hold their Junior Deputy Academy on July 9-12 at South Louisville Baptist Church from 8 am to 12 p.m. The cost is $30 per child and is for kids ages 6-12. You can register at the Winston County Sheriff’s Department.  For more information, please contact the Winston County Sheriff ‘s Department or call 662-773-5881.  

Clark Named MAC Golf Co-Coach of the Year

East Central Community College Golf Coach Chris Clark has added another honor to the Warriors’ highly successful 2017-18 golf season, this time being named the Mississippi Association of Coaches Community College Golf Co-Coach of the Year. Clark will be honored at the MAC Hall of Fame Banquet June 22 in Jackson. Earlier this spring Clark, who has been the head golf coach at ECCC in Decatur since 2011, was named the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges Golf... Read More.

ECCC Women’s Soccer Program Hosting Summer ID Camp

The East Central Community College women’s soccer program will host a one-day “ID Camp” on Saturday, June 23, at the soccer complex on the campus in Decatur. The camp is open to all women soccer players in the high school classes of 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023. “ECCC’s Soccer ID Camp is a great way to get a jump on the college recruitment process,” said Ryan Joiner, who was named the college’s new women’s soccer coach in January... Read More.

Leake County Libraries dial-a-story “The Crocodile Who Didn’t Like Water” read by Andy Simpson

This week’s Dial-A-Story reader is Andy Simpson. Readers can call 601-267-7208 to hear Andy read “The Crocodile Who Didn’t Like Water” by Gemma Merino.  “Everybody knows that crocodiles love water, but this little crocodile is different – he doesn’t like it at all.  In fact, he prefers climbing trees!”  You can hear this week’s story by dialing 601-267-7208 June 14th through June 20th 2018.  Children can call the free dial a story line at 601-267-7208 to listen to the... Read More.

EMCC tabs Philadelphia’s Austin McNair as new head softball coach

Philadelphia native Austin McNair has been named head softball coach at East Mississippi Community College, as announced Thursday by EMCC Director of Athletics Dr. Randall Bradberry. “I’m truly honored and blessed for this opportunity to be the head softball coach at East Mississippi Community College,” McNair said. “I would like to sincerely thank (EMCC President) Dr. (Rick) Young and (EMCC AD) Dr. (Randall) Bradberry for this opportunity of a lifetime to be able to coach softball at the collegiate... Read More.

animal cruelty, possession and other recent arrests in Neshoba County

Jay D Beckham, 39, 10590 Road 454, Philadelphia, possession of a controlled substance Charles D Graffee, 60, 703 Landfill Road, Philadelphia, possession of a controlled substance Lavelle Horn, 72, Philadelphia, driving under the influence (DUI) 1st offense, possession of alcohol in a dry county Michele Julian, 44, 135 Starmont Road, Gallion, AL, driving under the influence (DUI) 1st offense Jeremi Rundrae Malone, 38, 233 Carver Avenue, Philadelphia, driving under the influence (DUI) 1st offense, no drivers license, no insurance... Read More.

Nearly 300 arrested in Mississippi crime reduction effort

Nearly 300 people were arrested in Mississippi as part of a federal, state and local initiative to cut crime. The U.S. Marshals Service’s Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force says it had recently completed a six-week effort in the Southern District of Mississippi, known as Operation Triple Beam, resulting in the arrests of 270 people. Of those arrested, about 90 were gang members, representing various affiliations including the Gangster Disciples, Vice Lords, Simon City Royals, Latin Kings and the... Read More.

DUI, robbery and other recent arrests in Leake County

Johntae Boyd, 24, 598 Bobbit Road, Forest, disturbing the peace, Leake County Sheriff’s Department Robert Comby, 34, 5025 N Pearl Street, Carthage, warrant, Carthage PD J C Erving, 66, 119 Simmer Lane, Kosciusko, driving under the influence (DUI) other substance, seat belt violation, MHP Johnny V Ford, 33, 216 Peach Orchard Drive, Ridgeland, disturbing the peace, failure to comply, resisting arrest, Carthage PD Mikeal R Hollis, 38, 505 Turtleneck Road, Carthage, fail to register as sex offender, Leake County... Read More.