Neshoba County Veterans meeting set

There will be a town hall meeting for Veterans on February 20th at 6 pm at the Neshoba County Courthouse (courtroom 1).  Veteran (VA) representatives from Jackson will be on hand to answer any questions. During the meeting an overview of VA benefits available will be given along with all avenues and programs offered to Veterans in Neshoba County. For more information contact Ken Edwards, Neshoba County Veteran Services Officer, 601-656-4531.

ECCC to Hold Cheerleader Tryouts April 7, Clinics April 3-5

East Central Community College in Decatur will hold tryouts for the 2018-19 Cheerleading Squad from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday, April 7, 2018, in the South Campus Gymnasium. There is a $25 fee for all participants. Pre-tryout clinics will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. April 3-5 in the South Campus Gymnasium. During these sessions, participants will learn the cheer, fight song routine and stunts necessary for tryouts. Those wishing to tryout must attend at least one clinic.... Read More.

Holmes County man pleads in stolen firearms case

A Holmes County man charged with stealing guns has pleaded guilty to illegal firearm possession. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Corey Hughes, 36, pleaded guilty this week to being a felon in possession of a firearm. The government says Hughes and co-defendant Estelle Cook broke into Central Mississippi Firearms in Kosciusko July 28, 2014. Forty-one guns were taken. The guns were later sold in Durant and Lexington, Miss. Hughes sold at least one of the stolen guns to... Read More.

Leake County Libraries dial-a-story “Ginny Louise And The School Showdown” read by Miss Karmarley Harvey

This week’s Dial-A-Story reader is Miss Karmarley Harvey. Readers can call 601-267-7208 to hear Karmarley read “Ginny Louise And The School Showdown” by Tammi Sauer. “The Truman Elementary troublemakers are a bad bunch – especially Cap’n Catastrophe, Destructo Dude, and Make-My-Day May.  This scowly, growly trio rules the school until …”  You can hear this week’s story by dialing 601-267-7208 February 8th through February 14th 2018.  Children can call the free dial a story line at 601-267-7208 to listen... Read More.

The Lion King Lights the Stage Friday in Carthage

Join the Main Street Chamber of Leake County Family Movie Night on February 16th at 7:00 p.m. in the old Carthage Elementary School for the beloved Disney Classic The Lion King.  The Lion King tells the story of Simba, a young lion who is to succeed his father, Mufasa, as King of the Pride Lands; however, after Simba’s uncle Scar (Mufasa’s jealous younger brother), murders Mufasa, Simba is manipulated into thinking he was responsible and flees into exile. Upon maturation living with two... Read More.

Philadelphia Farm Wins $20,000 In National Competition

PRO*ACT, the nation’s premier produce distributor, is excited to announce that Choctaw Fresh Produce in Philadelphia, Mississippi has been named a winner of its Cultivating Change contest, in which local farmers compete for grant awards ranging from $1,000 to $20,000. The grants will be used to complete a wide variety of sustainability and expansion projects that will positively impact each winning farm and the surrounding community as well. Choctaw Fresh Produce plans to use its grant of $20,000 to... Read More.

East Central Community College Reaches 40% Graduation Rate

East Central Community College in Decatur has achieved a 40 percent, three-year graduation rate for the first time in over a decade, which is substantially higher than state and national graduation rates. The accomplishment means that 40 percent of first-time, full-time students who enrolled in ECCC in fall 2014 completed a degree or certificate at the college by spring 2017. Of those students not completing a certificate or degree, 21 percent successfully transferred to another postsecondary institution, resulting in... Read More.

MSU Riley Center announces 2018 Spring/Summer Series

The MSU Riley Center has announced its list of performers for the 2018 spring and summer performing arts series. The announcement was made on the stage of the Riley Center Theater for the first time ever Tuesday. Organizers are excited about the performers coming to Meridian this series. “It is not only wonderful entertainment. I mean right in your own backyard you can see major artist like KC and the Sunshine Band and Pat Benatar. How can you miss... Read More.