checkpoint leads to drug arrest in Leake County

A Carthage woman was charged with multiple drug charges in Leake County. Leake County Deputies working a checkpoint on Hwy 488 and Curly People Road on Monday, August 21 arrested Dawn Lea McMillan, 48, of 2972 Hwy 16, Carthage. McMillan was driving a black Chevrolet Suburban. Leake County Deputies were advised by another driver that the suburban was driving recklessly. Deputies advised McMillan that a warrant was outstanding for her arrest through Leake County and also in Illinois. Officers issued… Read More.

Kicks Picks Week 1 Winner: Casey Henderson

Kicks Picks Presented By Wheel-In Grocery of Carthage is off to a very exciting start for 2017. Over one hundred entries were submitted for Week 1 with three entries tied for the top spot correctly selecting 14 out of  15. The winner of Week 1 is Casey Henderson, of Carthage , in the tie breaker. Casey is the winner of the Tailgate Prize Pack courtesy of Wheel-In. The other two who tied for the best submissions were Ronald Ballard of… Read More.

Board of Supervisors – public hearing in Leake County

The Leake County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on its proposed budget and proposed tax levies for the fiscal year 2017-2018 to be held on September 5 at 10 am in the Board Room of the Leake County Courthouse, Carthage, MS. The Leake County Board of Supervisors is now operating with projected total budget revenue of $13, 167,313. Approximately 46% or $6,107,100 of such revenue is obtained through ad valorem taxes. For the next fiscal year, the… Read More.

Oktoberfest Returns for 2017

Oktoberfest returns to the Carthage Coliseum, October 7th from 8:00 AM. to 3:00 PM bringing back one of Central Mississippi’s oldest indoor arts and crafts shows. This year will feature arts and crafts from bird houses to leather goods and holiday decorations to homemade jams and jellies. Booth space is rapidly filling up, if you would like a space contact The Main Street Chamber of Leake County at 601-267-9231. For the kids there will be a Tyson Pumpkin Patch where… Read More.

Vote For Leake County – State Farm Neighborhood Assist Grant Finalist

The Leake County Foundation applied for a State Farm Neighborhood Assist Grant and are have made it to the finalist list.  State Farm accepted 7,000 applications, from those 7,000 applications they chose 200 to compete for 40 grants that will be awarded.  The Leake County Foundation made it to the final 200. If the Leake County Foundation grant wins, the proceeds will be used to help individuals living in Leake County who have chronic illness. The Leake County Health Foundation… Read More.

LA Rebels Defeat St. Aloysius Flashes in Season Opener 21-13

The Leake Academy Rebels opened their 2017 football season tonight with a road trip to Vicksburg to play a non-conference game against the St. Aloysius Academy Flashes for the first time in school history. The Flashes are in district 3 in the MAIS AAA league while the Rebels are in district 2 of the MAIS AAA. The Rebels won the toss and elected to defer until the second half. After stopping the Flashes opening drive the Rebels marched the ball… Read More.

Leake County Libraries Dial-A-Story “The Whopper” read by Mrs. Frances Tucker

The new dial a story at the Leake County Libraries this week is “The Whopper” by Rebecca Ashdown.  This week’s reader is Mrs. Frances Tucker.  During her spare time she enjoys playing with her grandchildren, reading, and traveling.  “A humorous quirky story about a little boy who tells a lie, which turns into the Whopper, a hungry and persistent monster.  As Percy’s guilt grows, the Whopper does, too, until finally… the Whopper EATS Percy! It is only when the Whopper… Read More.

Kicks Picks is back! Make your picks!

It’s Back!!… Boswell Media is pleased to bring back Kicks Picks for its 14th year. The very popular football contest where entrants pick winners each week from area high school and college games to win prizes will again be sponsored by Wheel-In Grocery of Carthage this season. The weekly winner will receive a Tailgate Prize Pack, which includes pizza, chicken wings and a two liter drink. The entrant who gets the most games correctly for the entire season will win… Read More.