Thomas Willard Walden, 45, 10771 Road 705, Union, was charged with possession of methamphetamine (bond $25,000), 1 count of trafficking a schedule 3 controlled substance, 3 counts of unlawful possession of a firearm, 2 counts possession of precursor chemicals or drugs (bond $50,000). Brianna Nicole Pierce, 21, 12961 Road 339, Union, was arrested for felony possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, warrant cyber stalking, failure to appear, warrant …Read More
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Join the Main Street Chamber of Leake County as they welcome Home Care Hospice, located at 124 East Franklin Street. They will be having their Grand Opening and ribbon cutting Thursday, March 23 morning at 10:00 a.m.
Local governments have been setting aside money for Multi-County Community Service Agency to help fight poverty in their areas. However one lawmaker is opposing the contributions this year. But area leaders say MCCSA brings a good return on the investments. Multi-County Community Service Agency helps meet the needs of low income residents in Clarke, Lauderdale, Jasper, Kemper, Newton, Neshoba, Smith, Scott and Wayne counties. Eight out of nine county governments whose areas receive help from MCCSA are offering budgeted donations in support of the services …Read More
Rocking to Restore the Ellis, an almost century old theater in Philadelphia that has been the local spot for performances, plays and concerts. The latest idea to help keep the venue alive is a quarterly concert series featuring local artists. Another event has been set for next weekend. The second concert in the series, Rocking to Restore the Ellis will be held Saturday, March 25 at 6 pm. Philadelphia Neshoba County Musicians Guild and Philadelphia-Neshoba County Arts Council are hoping for a packed house. “When …Read More
After controversy of who would serve the rest of late Alderman Cecil Nichols’ term, the Philadelphia Board of Alderman came to a 3-1 vote on former Alderwoman Bobbie Jackson. “I did not ask for it but after I was chosen, I accepted because I have worked for 12 years as the former alderman,” says Jackson. “I feel like I could do a good job. I have the experience and the knowledge.” Jackson is not running in the upcoming municipal election. Part of the controversy in …Read More
Walnut Grove Fire Department responded to the report of a woods fire on Old Walnut Grove Rd. Upon arrival, a car was found to have hit a tree and was fully involved. No driver was at the scene. The fire was extinguished and scene was managed by Leake County Sheriff’s Department. Walnut Grove Fire Department also responded to several calls for woods fires – one near homes on Shoemaker Rd. Forestry Commission. Walnut Grove Fire Department was called in to manage the scene as most …Read More
Maps are now available for the upcoming Picking 35 Yard Sale. The maps highlight all stops on the 50-mile long route. “Picking 35 in the Heart of Mississippi” is a series of yard sales that will stretch from Walnut Grove in Leake County to the Carmack community in northern Attala County on Saturday, April 1. The event is being presented by the Kosciusko Attala Partnership, Main Street Chamber of Leake County, and the City of Walnut Grove. The maps can be viewed and/or downloaded here
The East Central Community College Encore Players will present “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” by Rachel Sheinkin and William Finn March 30 through April 1, 2017. The annual musical presentation begins at 7 p.m. nightly in Vickers Fine Arts Auditorium on the Decatur campus. Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased by calling 601-635-2111. Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” features an eclectic group of six middle schoolers who vie for …Read More
Authorities are still searching for three suspects in the shooting death of a man in Newton over the weekend. Police Chief Harvey Curry says Kordan Myers, Richard Lofton and Robbie Chapman are wanted in connection with the death of 21-year-old Jamarcus Townsend. Curry says law enforcement found Townsend at a home on Tillman Street after a shots fired call. 17-year-old Lyndale Jones has already been charged with first-degree murder in the case. If you have any information on the other three suspects, call Crimestoppers at …Read More
The Bond Baptist Church will be holding a “Youth Revival” on March 24 – 26, 2017. Come join the congregation of Bond Baptist Church for three days of worship. The “Youth Revival” will feature guest speaker MJ Sparks from Indiana. Please come out and join Bond Baptist Church for a great time in the Lord! The North Bend Pentecostal Youth Praise Team, NCHS Praise team, and Christian Life Apostolic Interpretive Dance group will be attending. The congregation of Bond Baptist Church is praying for God’s …Read More