burglary, DUI and other arrests in Leake County

Jennifer Abernathy, 28, 420 Moss Road, Lena, no/expired drivers license, no tag, no insurance, MHPMichael E Bassett, 35, 264 Bannerman Drive, Floral, burglary of a commercial building, petit larceny, trespassing, Attala Co. Sheriff’s OfficeJonathan C Brooks, 35, 6525 Hwy 488, Carthage, driving under the influence (DUI) 1st offense, MHP

Choctaw Indian Fair – 7th annual REZ RUN Winners

The 7th annual REZ RUN was held Saturday at the Choctaw Indian Fair. The run is held on the Native American reservation belonging to the Mississippi Band Of Choctaw Indians. 10K overall winner received $500 cash and 5K overall winners received $200 cash.5K Overall Female: Lucy Hardy, age 13, time 21:55 (Pace: 7:03/M) 5K Overall Male: William Kazery, age 25,... Read More.

2019 Distinguished Young Women of Mississippi Finalists and Awards

The final night of competition for the 2019 Distinguished Young Women of Mississippi program began with the announcement of this year's Top 10 Finalists. Each of the Top 10 Finalists received a $500 cash scholarship sponsored by the Distinguished Young Women of Mississippi Scholarship Foundation.The Top 10 Finalists included: - Neshoba County's Abby Seale - Leake County's Meg Thomas - Madison County's Anna Duong - George County's Mia Parker - West Lauderdale County's Sarah Pasha - Lamar County's Emmie Perkins - Clarke County's Clancy Slay - Pearl... Read More.

Leake County Libraries dial-a-story “The Princess And The Pea” read by Lizzie Cain

This week’s Dial-A-Story reader is Lizzie Cain. Readers can call 601-267-7208 to hear Lizzie read “The Princess And The Pea” by Harriet Ziefert.  “There once was a prince, who wanted to marry a princess. But she had to be a real princess …”  You can hear this week’s story by dialing 601-267-7208 July 12th through July 18th 2018.  Children can call the free dial a story line at 601-267-7208 to listen to the story over the telephone.  Dial-a-story is... Read More.

Poultry processor adding 450 jobs in Mississippi

A company that processes chicken into breasts and tenders will hire 450 more people, expanding production in central Mississippi.Pearl River Foods opened in 2017 in Carthage with 150 workers. The company said Thursday that about 100 new jobs are already filled.Mississippi Development Authority spokesman Jeff Rent says the state is providing $500,000 to train workers.The company invested $2 million when it leased a government-owned building in 2017, aided by $1.67 million in federal and local grants. Pearl River Foods... Read More.

DYW contestants share talent at Aldersgate

Some of the brightest and most talented girls in Mississippi are in Meridian for the state Distinguished Young Woman program. The winner will represent the state in the national DYW competition.The girls are also involved in community service. Tuesday, they visited Aldersgate to entertain and visit with residents."We came here this morning to share a little bit of our talent and some of our time with the patients and the residents here at the Aldersgate community home," said Meg... Read More.

Guy E. “Butch” Evans Settles with State in Epps Scandal

Guy E. “Butch” Evans, an insurance agent licensed to do business with the state of Mississippi, settled with the state for $100,000 for his involvement in the Epps prison bribery scandal, announced Attorney General Jim Hood.In 2012, then-Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps, through official actions, designated Evans as the “Broker of Record” for MDOC, allowing him to sell supplemental insurance policies to MDOC employees. Knowing that Epps could rescind this designation, Evans collected more than $73,000 in... Read More.

ECCC Students Place in National SkillsUSA Competition

East Central Community College Career & Technical Education students received numerous awards during the 54th annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Competition held June 25-29, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. More than 16,000 people, including students, teachers and business partners, participated in the weeklong event. Award winners included (front row, left to right) Emily Nelson of Little Rock, third place, early childhood education; Courtney Tillman of Decatur, sixth place, prepared speech; Elaina Boyle of Philadelphia, 17th place, cosmetology; and Jodi... Read More.