ECCC 2019 Homecoming Celebration, Honorees

East Central Community College in Decatur will recognize four outstanding alumni during the 2019 Homecoming celebration scheduled Thursday, Oct. 17. Randy Cleveland of Fort Worth, Texas, retired Vice President Americas of ExxonMobil Corporation, and Linda Kelly Shepard of Carthage, retired Leake County Chamber of Commerce Director, will be recognized as Alumnus and Alumna of the Year, respectively. Pam Green Hampton of Quitman, a former Lady Warrior basketball standout, and Barry Irons of Philadelphia, a former Warrior football standout, are this... Read More.

7th Annual Nanih Waiya Fall Festival Saturday, Oct 26

The 7th Annual Nanih Waiya Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Nanih Waiya Community Park from 9 am-3 pm located at 9185 MS Hwy 490. The event will start with the annual Swamptown 5k Run/Walk and the Kids Fun run. The festival will open at 9 am and feature arts and crafts vendors, food, a car show and fun & games for the kids along with a pumpkin patch.
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shoplifting, DUI and other arrests in Neshoba County

Angela Davis, 36, 10693 187 Road, Philadelphia, shoplifting Christopher Antonio Groves, 32, 3794 Hwy 468, Pearl, Philadelphia, shoplifting Donte Dakota, 28, 1018 Range Ave, Philadelphia, seat belt violation, no driver’s license, false information Johnathan Carstafhner, 20, 11660 Road 832, Philadelphia, trespassing, harassing... Read More.

sexual battery and other arrests in Leake/Attala County

Quincey D Brown, 23, 2158 Attala Road, Sallis, possession of meth, Attala Co. Sheriff’s Dept. Eric S DeWitt, 42, 804 Herrin Street, Clarksdale, driving under the influence (DUI) 1st offense, no insurance, no driver’s license, Attala Co. Sheriff’s Dept. Richard P Ford, 51, 3666 AR 5112, McCool, sentenced, Attala Co. Sheriff’s Dept. [caption id="attachment_39695"... Read More.
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Four Louisiana Businessmen Plead Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Bribery of Former MDOC Commissioner and Kemper County Sheriff

Kemper County Sheriff Commended for Working Undercover with Federal Authorities Four Louisiana businessmen pled guilty yesterday before U.S. District Judge Henry Wingate to conspiring to pay bribes to former Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) Commissioner Christopher B. Epps and current Kemper County Sheriff James Moore in exchange for receiving contracts involving MDOC and a regional detention facility located in Kemper County, Mississippi, announced U.S. Attorney... Read More.

Brown Bottling Makes Donation to ECCC Athletics

Brown Bottling Group of Meridian Director of Channel Development Kurt Rushing (far left) and General Manager Darrell Harcrow (second from left) present East Central Community College President Dr. Billy Stewart (second from right) and ECCC Director of Athletics Paul Nixon with a $15,000 donation to support the college’s athletics programs. Brown Bottling, a distributor for Pepsi Cola and Dr. Pepper products, is the sole provider of drinks to the ECCC cafeteria and grill, as well as vending machine drinks... Read More.
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Relay for Life of Leake County – “Celebrating Life”

The American Cancer Society and the Relay for Life of Leake County are Celebrating Life on Monday, October 14 at 5:30 pm at the McMillian Park Facility Building on Highway 16 East in Carthage. Cancer survivors and their care givers are invited to attend the celebration of those healed and to join the fight to end the battle for those diagnosed. Please RSVP to Sharon Carson 601-484-0777.

A Family Affair: Brothers Tate and Trent Hanna and David Frey share special bond

When Lake and Philadelphia football face off, it is usually a competitive battle until the final few seconds. It comes as no surprise really, as both teams compete under 2A in the same district. Philadelphia leads the all-time series 5-1 with the Tornadoes stealing the show last year with a 35-14 win at Lake. However, the Hornets came out on top in 2017, beating Philadelphia 34-30 on their own turf. Lake head coach Tate Hanna still keeps a reminder of the... Read More.