Dr. Brent Gregory Begins Tenure as East Central Community College’s 9th President

Dr. Brent Gregory’s goal was never to be just a college president. His goal was to be the president of East Central Community College. Yesterday, the Nanih Waiya native and ECCC alumnus officially achieved that goal as he walked into the Arno Vincent Administration Building on the campus in Decatur as the institution’s ninth president. Gregory, who previously served as vice president for student affairs at Southwest Mississippi Community College in Summit, replaced Dr. Billy Stewart, the college’s eighth president who... Read More.

ECCC Football on Cruisin98 Starting September 10

The East Central Community College Warriors will open the 2020 football season by hosting five-time national champion East Mississippi Community College Thursday, Sept. 10, in Bailey Stadium on the campus in Decatur. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. The season opener will also mark the debut of the new 12,300 square-foot Warrior Hall football operations center located outside the north end zone of Bailey Stadium. The 2020 Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges football season is starting two weeks later... Read More.

AUDIO: Commissioner Andy Gipson’s Baked Bean Recipe

July kicks off National Baked Bean Month and with the 4th coming up, the Dude talked to the Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce, Andy Gipson, and got his best recipe.   Commissioner’s Old Fashioned Baked Beans   Ingredients 1 pound dried navy beans 1-1/2 teaspoons salt 4 quarts cold water, divided 1 cup chopped red onion 1/2 cup molasses 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground mustard 1/4 teaspoon pepper   In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, bring beans, salt and 2... Read More.

Pearl River Resort Fireworks Cancelled

The Pearl River Resort Anniversary/Fourth of July Fireworks show has been cancelled this year due to the ongoing presence of COVID-19 and concern for the health and safety of the public. Pearl River Resort remains temporarily closed amid concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic and the growing number of cases in the State of Mississippi. These measures to restrict events with social gathering are being made to protect our tribal communities and neighbors from a potential outbreak. Pearl River Resort looks forward... Read More.


In partnership with the City of Pearl, the Mississippi Braves are hosting a 4th of July fireworks show at Trustmark Park. The event is presented by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi. “We are so thankful to Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi for their support in helping us continue the tradition of fireworks and fun on the 4th of July at Trustmark Park,” said Mayor Jake Windham. “Having the stadium and a large surrounding area will allow... Read More.