Golden Memorial Park – Fall Festival – Saturday, Oct 21st

Friends of Golden Memorial State Park will hold its annual Fall Festival for Kids 15 and Under, Saturday, October 21st beginning at 5 pm.    There will be a Haunted Trail,  Hay Rides, Fun & Games. Golden Memorial is located on Hwy 492 East of Walnut Grove or West of Sebastopol on Damascus Rd. ​​ FREE Admission.  ​For more info, Call 601-253-2237

Sweets and Treats set in Carthage

Calling All Ghosts and Gobblins – Come if you dare to the 7th annual Sweets and Treats on Main Street, Tuesday Night October 31st from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., around the Courthouse Square in Carthage sponsored by The Main Street Chamber of Leake County. This year’s event is expected to be bigger and better than ever with entertainment to pass the time away in front of Life Care EMS, more vendors and of course more candy. Sweets and Treats… Read More.

Rebels Fall to Volunteers 21 – 13

The Leake Academy Rebels traveled to Starkville this afternoon to play their last regular season District 2 football game with the number 2 ranked Starkville Academy Volunteers. The Rebels are 6-3 overall and 2-1 in the district going into tonight’s game while the Volunteers are 8-1 overall and 3-0 in the district. The Rebels offense scored the first points of the game after their defense stopped the opening drive of the Volunteers to take an early 7-0 lead. The Volunteers… Read More.

Ratings for Mississippi School Districts released

About one in five Mississippi school districts showed improvement under the state’s rating system in 2016-2017. Some benefited from better graduation rates and test scores and others apparently benefited from changes in the scoring system. The number of F-rated districts fell from 20 to nine, while the number earning C, B or A ratings all increased, as ratings were released Thursday. Higher scores in some districts were driven by increasing graduation rates, better test scores and more high school students… Read More.

Warriors Fall To Rangers 38 – 0

The East Central Community College Warriors were back home in Decatur tonight for their annual Homecoming Day football game. The Warriors however were playing the nation’s number 6 ranked team the Northwest Community College Rangers from Senatobia. The Warriors season record was 1-6 going into the contest while the Rangers were 5-1. Inside the South Division of the MACJC the Warriors were 0-4 while the Rangers were 4-1 in their division. The Warriors won the coin toss but deferred to… Read More.

Carthage-Leake County Library starts Teen Advisory Group

The Carthage-Leake County Library is forming a Teen Advisory Group (TAG). Meetings are set for 3:45 on the first and third Thursdays of each month starting today. All meetings will be held in Ramzy hall. Teen Members will have input in library programs and initiatives, including movies and books. Teen members will also earn community service-volunteer hours. For more information contact the Carthage-Leake County Library at 601-267-7821.  

Prince Oil Coaches Show now available online (Audio)

Before the Leake Academy Rebels take the field Friday night, you can hear a preview of the game during the Prince Oil Coaches Show. The Prince Oil Coaches Show airs on Kicks 96.7 Thursdays at 7:35 am and 3:35 pm. The show will also be available here on Kicks96news.com Thursdays at 9:00 am.

Mississippi: 18 school districts on probation for violations

A total of 18 Mississippi public school districts have been put on probation for breaking state rules. Leake County and Kemper County are included on the list. The state School Accreditation Commission Tuesday approved the probation list. Of the districts, 13 were cited for teachers or professional staff who lack the correct state licenses, meaning they are either unlicensed or are working outside the fields for which they are licensed. The commission didn’t strip accreditation from any district. The state… Read More.