Ken Scott Leads ECCC Baseball Players Receiving Postseason Honors

East Central Community College sophomore outfielder Ken Scott was named to both the National Junior College Athletic Association All-Region 23 Team and the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges All-State First Team for his play during the spring 2019 season. The product of Clarkdale High School in Meridian led the Warriors in most every offensive category this season including batting average (.419), doubles (13), home runs (8), and stolen bases (20). He tied for the team lead in RBI... Read More.

Mississippi sheriff admits guilt in corruption case, resigns

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A north Mississippi sheriff pleaded guilty to four felony charges Wednesday and resigned from office, becoming the state's second sheriff in the last year to be deposed by criminal troubles. Webster County Sheriff Tim Mitchell pleaded guilty in Ackerman to two counts of trafficking in stolen firearms and two counts of embezzlement, court documents show. He was accused of widespread abuses of office in a 10-count felony indictment, including seeking sex from county jail inmates, ordering... Read More.
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Leake-County Libraries Dial-A-Story “Are We There Yet?” read by Andy Simpson

Leake-County Libraries Dial-A-Story reader this week is Andy Simpson. Readers can call 601-267-7208 to hear Andy read “Are We There Yet?” by Dandi Daley Mackall.  “All buckled up and ready to go, brother and sister can’t wait to hit the road.  But soon enough, the kids get ants in their pants.”  You can hear this week’s story by dialing 601-267-7208 June 14th through June 20th, 2019.  Children can call the toll free dial a story line at 601-267-7208 to... Read More.

DUI, possession and other arrests in Neshoba County

Charla Stephens, 30, Reunion Court, Philadelphia, accessory after the act Kiara Baxstrum, 30, 257 Northwest Street, Philadelphia, simple assault Terry Dale Daniels, 56, 10571 Road 781, Philadelphia, simple assault Christopher Bounds, 43, 10100 Road 2810, Philadelphia, possession of paraphernalia
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MAX Hall of Fame inducts five Mississippi legends

Five Mississippians: Tammy Wynette, Bo Diddley, Jerry Lee Lewis, John Lee Hooker and Margaret Walker Alexander. Their names are instantly recognizable and bring memories of their contributions to Mississippi art. Music is the art most represented among these five artists, all of them being inducted into the MAX Hall of Fame in Meridian. They join twenty-three others who have previously been inducted. Tammy Wynette was born in Tremont, Miss., near Tupelo. The country music icon has previously been inducted into the... Read More.

Carthage-Leake Library features adult painting class

The Carthage-Leake County Library will have an adult painting class Tuesday June 18, 2019 at 5:30.  Participants must register and pay a $7.00 supply fee by Friday June 14, 2019.  Space is limited.  Backwood Belles will step participants through the process of painting Vincent Van Gogh’s “Starry Night”.  For additional information, please call the Carthage Leake County Library at (601)267-7821.
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ECCC Women’s Basketball Offering Several Summer Camp Opportunities

The East Central Community College women’s basketball program is sponsoring four camps this summer in Brackeen-Wood Gym on the campus in Decatur. The camps range from high school and junior varsity team camps to a youth day camp to a camp for rising high school seniors who desire to play college basketball. Complete information on all camps as well as links to online registration forms can be found at www.ecccathletics.com. High School Team Camp, June 19-20. Only 30 spots are... Read More.

Cryus Ben and Phyliss J Anderson head to Runoff in Tribal Chief Elections

Members of the Choctaw tribe will be heading to the polls for an election run-off to vote for the next tribal chief.  Incumbent Chief Phyliss J. Anderson will face Cyrus Ben in the run-off. Ben received 45% of the vote Tuesday while Anderson pulled in 36% of the votes. The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will hold a Tribal Election (Run-Off) on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 for Tribal Chief for a four-year term. Phyliss J. Anderson - 1306 Randy Anderson-... Read More.