armed robbery, burglary and other arrests in Leake County

Daniel E Babb, 40, 80 Williams Road, Carthage, warrant possession of methamphetamine, Leake Co. Sheriff’s OfficeKailey D Cahoon, 32, 18520 Hwy 21 South, Philadelphia, warrant sale of a controlled substance, Leake Co. Sheriff’s OfficeJatorrey Cook, 25, 1009 Cook Street, Carthage, armed robbery, Carthage PD

DUI, shoplifting and other arrests in Neshoba County

Andrew R Carter, 49, 329 Ivy Street, Philadelphia, driving under the influence (DUI) 1st offenseShurnda L Griffin, 10830 Road 632, Philadelphia, driving under the influence (DUI) 1st offenseAhmed Rashad Neal, 42, 1855 Bethel Road, Louisville, driving under the influence (DUI) 1st offense, improper lane usage, no drivers license, false ID, possession... Read More.

Peco Truck Load Chicken Sale today

Peco will be holding a Truck Load Chicken Sale today (Friday, July 20, 2018). The event will be held in the parking lot beside Peco Foods New Hatchery on Hwy 21 N in Sebastopol. The event will run from 12 noon to 5 pm.Breaded Tenders 10lbs for $10 Breaded Spicy Breast 4.5lbs $5 IQF Breast 5lbs for $15 Leg Quarters 10lbs for $5 Cut Wings (Wing Portions) 4lbs for $10Proceeds go to the John Herman Hickman Foundation.

Leake County Libraries dial-a-story “Pete the Cat I love my White Shoes” read by Mrs. Lachell Boyd

The new dial a story at Carthage Leake County Library this week is “Pete the Cat I love my White Shoes” by James Dean. This week’s guest reader is Mrs. Lachell Boyd.  Lachell Boyd and her husband Kendrick Boyd are natives of Carthage MS.   Lachell Boyd is a proud assistant kindergarten teacher at Leake County Elementary.  She enjoys teaching and enlightening children of all ages.  You can hear this week’s story by dialing 601-267-7208 July 19, 2018 through July... Read More.

State Board of Education seeks Noxubee district takeover

Mississippi's state Board of Education wants Gov. Phil Bryant to approve a state takeover of the Noxubee County School District.Local officials have claimed the financial crisis could be resolved without state intervention.Board members voted Thursday to ask Bryant to declare a state of emergency in the NCSD. That would remove the current superintendent and abolish the school board, allowing the Mississippi Department of Education to appoint an interim superintendent.The Noxubee County school district requested an emergency state loan in... Read More.

East Mississippi’s job outlook

The latest numbers show that the unemployment rate is up in Lauderdale County, but it's expected to drop. The most recent unemployment numbers for Mississippi are from the month of May. They show that unemployment numbers for Lauderdale County have gone up to 5.5%. This compared to 5.1% for the state.Rosa Batiste is a Division Director for the Mississippi Department of Employment Security where she manages the WIN Job Center in Meridian."It's not really unusual for this area," says... Read More.