Loaded log truck overturns in Kemper County

An investigation is underway into what caused a loaded log truck to overturn in Kemper County. This happened prior to 8 Thursday morning (12/14) on Fire Tower Road south of DeKalb. According to Sheriff James Moore, the driver’s injuries are not thought to be life-threatening. An investigation into the cause is ongoing.

shoplifting, burglary, possession and other recent arrests in Neshoba County

Isiah Clemons, 18, of 880 Valley View Drive, shoplifting – less than $1,000, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct Brandon K King, 31, 5694 Laurel Hill Road, Carthage, hold for drug court Jenna Tubby, 29, 128 Indian Hills Circle, Philadelphia, shoplifting-less than $1,000 Ukisha Carter, 37, 13226 Post County Line, Collinsville, malicious mischief, petit larceny, trespassing Brian J Irvin, 32, 14930 Highway 488, Philadelphia, failure to pay Jennifer Roberts, 48, 526 Center Avenue, Philadelphia, failure to appear, public drunk Ross A Delap,… Read More.

Johnson sentenced to 80 years for rape

Rodney Dewayne Johnson has been sentenced to a total of 80 years in prison for convictions for forcible rape and two counts of statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl. Johnson was found guilty by a jury in September. He was sentenced Wednesday to consecutive terms of forty, twenty and twenty years. The 80 years must be served day-for-day without the possibility of parole. Johnson must also pay $3,000 to the Mississippi Children’s Trust Fund and pay court costs. The presiding… Read More.

ECCC Announces Fall Semester Honor Roll

Students named to the 2017 fall semester honor roll, which includes those selected to the President’s List, Dean’s List and Honorable Mention List, have been announced at East Central Community College in Decatur. PRESIDENT’S LIST (Alphabetically by hometown) Those named to the President’s List, full-time students with a 4.0 grade point average, and their respective hometowns include the following: ACKERMAN: Woody Vowell BRANDON: Kelsey Bayles and Shelby Walters BROOKHAVEN: Macy Brabham CARTHAGE: Anna Burns, Adrian Douglas, Jonathan Green, Amanda Konya,… Read More.

2017-18 bowl season starts Saturday

The 2017-18 bowl season begins on Saturday, Dec. 16. Nine Southeastern Conference football teams will be playing in bowl games.  

Mars Hill Food Pantry

Local community members volunteering for The Mars Hill Food Pantry will be serving our local residents on Saturday, December 16  from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Each month The Mars Hill Food Pantry serves our neighborhoods where some may be struggling or in situations where they need assistance. Everyone in need is welcome to apply for assistance. Everyone applying must bring an ID, proof that they live in the community, and proof of their yearly income. For more information or… Read More.

Tribe teaches Christmas beading

Beadwork is a Choctaw tradition that started a long time ago. It has been worn by men and women for decades. But the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians has put a new twist on decorative beadwork. “The long ones are the bugle beads and the shiny, small ones are the sea beads,” said Lorena Alex, Choctaw Cultural Affairs. A lot of time and a whole lot of patience goes into beadwork, especially for beginners. “It’s taking me a little longer… Read More.

Two charged after federal warrant served in Kemper County – Thirteen charged in Neshoba

A federal warrant was served Monday at a residence on Philadelphia Road in Kemper County. Kemper County Sheriff James Moore says two people were arrested as a result, James Arthur Triplett and Natasha Temple. Triplett was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of stolen property, a lawnmower. His bond was set at $15,000. Temple was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell and possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bond… Read More.