Youth Fishing Rodeo Events Saturday in Walnut Grove and Louisville

Youth 15 years and younger are invited to fishing rodeos being held in Leake and Winston counties on Saturday, April 29.  The events are free, and they provide a good opportunity for young anglers to fish a lake that is well stocked with catfish which are typically easy to catch.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own fishing gear, catfish bait, and stringers. Families are invited to come enjoy quality time together in a safe environment. The Walnut Grove rodeo will be held at Willow Lake …Read More

Reward offered in storage break-ins

The Kosciusko Police Department is seeking information regarding several storage units that were broken into over the last several weeks in the city. Anyone with information concerning is asked contact Central MS Crime Stoppers at 601-355-8447 or go online at www.centralmscrimestoppers.com. A $2500 reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest. Any and all information is kept anonymous.

‘Wilander on Wheels’ stops by ECCC

A 7 time Grand Slam tennis champion came to East Mississippi to impart some of the things that made him a champion in the 1980s. Mats Wilander traveled to East Central Community College as part of his “Wilander on Wheels” tour. Wilander, who was once ranked number one in the world, is sharing his expertise. East Central’s tennis team was able to step onto the court and get hands on training. “It’s nothing I would have ever actually thought I could do,” says Andi McCrimon, …Read More

Newton police chief: Murder gang related involving a ‘hit’

“We’ve had murders before, but nothing like this,” says Newton Police Chief Harvey Curry. He’s talking about a murder investigation that has resulted in more than a half dozen arrests. According to the chief, more arrests will be made. Officers say the probe is more complex because it involves gang activity and an apparent “order to kill” the victim. “This is more arrests than we’ve ever made in any other murder,” says Chief Curry. As of Tuesday morning 8 people had been arrested in connection …Read More

Carthage to host Historic Walk

The Main Street Chamber of Leake County will be conducting our 6th annual Jane’s Walk on Saturday, May 6 at 9:00 a.m.   The walk entitled “Working together for a Better Community” will be a walk around the Historic Courthouse Square starting at the Old Main Office of Carthage Bank and will proceed around the square and end at the Leake County Chamber of Commerce Center with refreshments and a historical display.  Jane’s Walk is a movement of free, citizen walking tours inspired by Jane Jacobs.  …Read More

No. 9 Ranked ECCC Softball Set to Host State Playoff Series April 28-29

The No. 9 nationally ranked East Central Community College softball team will host a Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges first round state playoff series Friday and Saturday, April 28-29, at the Softball Park in Decatur. The Lady Diamond Warriors’ opponent and game times will be announced after some teams play their final regular season games on Wednesday. Admission each day of the playoff series in Decatur will be $5 per person. Those age 12 and under will be admitted free. ECCC faculty, staff, …Read More

Leake County man jailed for fraud and identity theft

A twenty-year-old Leake County man was arrested for stealing another man’s identity and his money. Joshua Griffin, 20, of Thaggard Road has been charged with 17 counts of credit card fraud and one count of identity theft. The Leake County Sheriff’s Department received a complaint form Billy King, of Ebenezer Road, stating that his bank account had unauthorized withdrawals. Leake County Investigators sifted through King’s banking records with the Citizens Bank and found that Griffin had accessed King’s account 17 different times in February and March.

Choctaw Transit hosts MS Public Transit Associations “Roadeo” (Audio-Video)

Transit drivers from all over Mississippi participated their own brand of rodeo Saturday on the MBCI Reservation. Choctaw Transit hosted the Mississippi Public Transit Association’s Roadeo 2017, a two-day event with meetings and training for transit providers throughout the state of Mississippi. Transit operators were competing against each other in the annual MPTA “Roadeo,” an event designed to sharpen worker’s skills for use in day to day situations. “Its a competition where drivers from all over Mississippi come to compete on obstacle courses, they are …Read More