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.

Vardaman Rams Defeat the Sebastopol Bobcats!

This game took place at Sebastopol high school. The Rams and Bobcats battled against each other the entire game. The first quarter was a head to head fight and the Vardaman Rams were able to score the first touchdown. (6-0)  The second quarter had a lot of intense plays and tackles between both team. The Rams were able to score another touchdown and doubled their score. (12-0) The third quarter showed that the Bobcats did not give up, but had… 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.

drugs, DUI and other recent arrests in Neshoba County

  John Nathan Davis, 31, 10343 Road 383, Philadelphia, domestic violence simple assault Julio C. Perez, 41, 10240 Road 557, Philadelphia, driving under the influence (DUI) first offense, careless driving, no driver’s license Demetris Young, 24, 1381 Road 571, Philadelphia, open container violation Brandon Charles Goodin, 18, 11373 Road 723, Union, possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle Tywanda Norton, 40, 13181 Highway 21 South, Philadelphia, possession of a controlled substance, five counts failure to pay child support Michael Wayne… Read More.

Leake Counties Dial-A-Story “Dragons Rule, Princesses Drool!” read by Mrs. Frances Tucker

The new dial a story at the Leake- County Libraries this week is “Dragons Rule, Princesses Drool!” by Coutney Pippin-Mathur.  This week’s reader is Mrs. Frances Tucker.  Mrs. Tucker is retired from the Leake County Superintendent’s Office.  She had twenty eight years of service.  During her spare time she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, reading, and traveling. “Scales and claws and fire-breathing jaws, that’s what dragons are made of. Pink ribbons and pearls, all the sweetness in the world,… Read More.