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Local firefighter graduates Mississippi State Fire Academy

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The Mississippi State Fire Academy provided Kicks 96 News with the following press release regarding Philadelphia, MS firefighter, Britt Baker's Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024 graduation.JACKSON, Miss.- Firefighter Britt Baker of the Philadelphia Fire Department is making a difference and has graduated Class 207 from... Read More.

Kemper County men sentenced to over 20 Years in prison on methamphetamine convictions

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Jackson, Mississippi – Two Kemper County men were each sentenced to over 20 years in prison for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams of more of methamphetamine.Donovan Sherill Bourrage, 45, was sentenced to 324 months in federal prison and Orlando Bourrage,... Read More.
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Church Bulletin

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West Carthage Baptist Church is hosting a blood drive on Thursday February 29. They are also having a hamburger plate fund raiser to send kids to youth camp. The first 20 to sign up to give blood get a hamburger plate for free.... Read More.

Windy Now, Storms Later

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Part of the local area could see some isolated severe storms tonight.   The National Weather Service says there's a Level 1 "marginal" risk of damaging wind gusts across north Mississippi and to the south to include northern Attala and northern Holmes counties.And before those... Read More.
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Disturbance turned shooting Tuesday night in Leake

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Two people were taken to the hospital on the evening of Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024 after being shot at a residence on Hwy 429 in an area between Harkins Rd. and Red Dog Rd.Leake County Deputies were dispatched to the home at approximately 9:14... Read More.
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Blood Drive and Hamburger Plates

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West Carthage Baptist Church is hosting a blood drive on Thursday, February 29. They are also selling hamburger plates to raise funds to send their youth to camp. The first 20 to sign up to give blood will get a hamburger plate for free.... Read More.
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Efforts Underway to Expand Broadband Service

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An internet provider may claim it offers high-speed service.  But if your devices are constantly buffering, you may not be getting the kind of broadband you’re paying for.  And many households in this part of central Mississippi don't have ANY broadband access.   But that... Read More.

Basic First Aid Class offered by Reformation Fire Department

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Reformation Fire Department will host a basic first aid class on Saturday March 9 beginning at 9 AM.All departments and the public is invited to attend.Reformation Fire Department is located at 3800 Reformation Rd., Carthage, MS.
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Multiple shootings Monday in Philadelphia

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Two shootings were reported in Philadelphia, MS on Monday, Feb. 19, 2024, one on Valley View Dr. and another on Lewis Ave. At 12:45 p.m., one male was struck... Read More.

54th annual Natchez Trace Festival set for April 26-27

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The 54th Annual Natchez Trace Festival is returning to Historic Downtown Kosciusko the last weekend in April.This year's event will be held Friday, April 26 - Saturday, April 27.The annual event features artists and craftsmen from across the southeastern United States. Additional activities include... Read More.
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Horses Stolen South of Louisville

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LOUISVILLE, Miss.--Two horses were stolen Friday south of Louisville, says Winston County Sheriff Mike Perkins. The theft happened Friday between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.The horses were stolen on Sylvester Hudson Rd., which is near Hwy. 15.A red truck pulling a trailer was caught on... Read More.

Woman Says Reckless Driver Tried to Run Her Off the Road

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CARTHAGE, Miss.--A woman called 911 Saturday morning about 7:30 in Leake County, and said that a silver Chevy Silverado was speeding and that the driver tried to run her off the road when she tried to pass.At the time of the 911 call, the... Read More.
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Philadelphia Police Officers undergo basic DUI Investigation Class

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The Philadelphia Police Department recently conducted a one-day, 8 hour Basic DUI Investigation Class for patrol officers.Lt. Jessie Hamilton covered detection, legal environment, note taking, testimony, and mock trial.The Philadelphia MS Police Department strives to continue education so officers have the knowledge to properly... Read More.
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Forestry meeting scheduled in Leake

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The Leake County Extension Office will host a forestry meeting on Monday, February 19, 2024 at 6 p.m.Paul Jeffreys will speak on pine beetle infestation and Bill Hamrick will speak on wild hog damage.Light refreshments will be served.For questions or more information, contact Vickie... Read More.
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ATV Safety Workshop to be held in Neshoba

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An ATV Safety Workshop for youth ages 8-18 will be held on Monday, March 18, 2024 at 2 p.m. at the Neshoba County Coliseum.Participation in ATV Safety courses gives young people the opportunity to learn hands-on... Read More.

Charcuterie How-To Class to be held at Walnut Grove Public Library

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A charcuterie how-to class will be held at the Walnut Grove Public Library on Friday, Feb. 23 at 5:30 p.m.Call (601) 253-2483 by Wednesday, Feb. 21 to register for the class.  A $6 supply fee is required at sign up.

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