Agreement reached in Newton County transfer policy

Parents in the Newton County School District have reached an agreement with the school board to allow transfer students to attend Scott County Schools. With a population of less than 300 people, Sebastopol is geographically unique. “In less than 60 seconds you can be in four different counties: Scott, Leake, Neshoba and Newton,” says Scott County School Board Member, Ben Byram. Sebastopol is technically in Scott county but many students from surrounding counties attend Sebastopol because it’s closer. But when the 2018-2019 school year begins, …Read More

Robinson to Lead New Automation and Control Technology Program at ECCC

Jordan Robinson of Union was recently selected as instructor for the new Automation and Control Technology program which begins this fall at East Central Community College in Decatur. Robinson has previously served as electrical technology instructor for the TAACCCT Grant at ECCC, which is scheduled to conclude in December 2017, and is also a former electrical technician at ESCO Corporation in Newton.  He earned his associate of applied science degree in electrical technology from ECCC in 2008. Automation and Control Technology is a technical program …Read More

Choctaw Indian Fair Extras and Other Entertainment

he Choctaw Indian Fair has something for everyone! Not only will the beautiful culture of the Choctaw people be on display during the 68th Annual Choctaw Indian Fair July 12-15, 2017, but the fairgrounds will welcome back fair favorites the Scales, Tails & Teeth show, Living Traditions Dance Troupe and for the first time the Birds and Exotics of the World animal show. Crowd favorite Scales, Tails, & Teeth Gator Show featuring Jimmy Riffle and Andy Cohen from Animal Planet’s hit show “Gator Boys” have …Read More

Top 15 Songwriting Finalist to perform this weekend

Boswell Media’s Mississippi Songwriter of The Year contest is giving local artists a chance to highlight their musical talents. A panel of elite music industry judges listened to and read the lyrics to all submitted songs in the famous Wishbone Studio in Muscle Shoals, AL. Fifteen finalists have been chosen and each will perform at Marty’s Blues Cafe in Philadelphia on July 1. “We had producers at the studio [in Muscle Shoals] that went through the songs and picked our 15 finalists,” says Milner. The …Read More

Pearl River Resort presents ‘All American Celebration’ Featuring 4th of July fireworks, a live show, and lucrative promotion

Pearl River Resort will celebrate the Fourth of July with an exciting live show, a great promotion, loads of cash and amazing fireworks! All are welcome to join us as we commemorate the day of independence for our proud country. LIVE ENTERTAINMENT! Country Music artist, Lee Greenwood will kick off the celebration on Saturday, July 1st at 8pm in the Silver Star Convention Center. Guests will rock out to patriotic hits like “God Bless the U.S.A”.  Must be 21 years of age or older to …Read More

Leake County Libraries Dial-A-Story “Beep Beep Beep Time for Sleep!” read by Katie Mills

The new dial a story at the Leake County Libraries this week is “Beep Beep Beep Time for Sleep!” by Claire Freedman.  This week’s reader is Katie Mills.   During her spare time she likes to read, shop, and travel.  “Sweet dreams, big machines after digging, driving, and clawing their way through a busy building site, it’s time for a team of sleepy vehicles to make their way back home.  In this sweet and charming bedtime story from bestselling author Claire Freedman ( Dinosaurs Love Underpants …Read More

Single vehicle accident at Leake-Scott County line

Walnut Grove Fire Department, Walnut Grove Police Department, and LifeCare EMS responded to a motor vehicle accident at Leake-Scott Line on Highway 492, shortly after 7am Thursday morning. The driver of the vehicle was transported for to the hospital for medical care by LifeCare EMS.