4 Louisiana men to plead guilty in Mississippi bribe scheme

Four Louisiana men say they'll plead guilty to charges that they tried to bribe a Mississippi sheriff with $2,000 in casino chips, seeking lucrative jail contracts. Michael LeBlanc Sr. of Baton Rouge, Michael LeBlanc Jr. of Prairieville, Tawasky Ventroy of Opelousas and Jacque Jones of LaPlace have filed notices this month in federal court in Jackson saying they will change their previous not guilty pleas. All are accused of scheming to win contracts to sell inmates phone service and commissary goods... Read More.

U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith to Participate in Ribbon Cutting for ECCC’s Diesel Equipment Technology Program and Facility

U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi will be among those helping East Central Community College and its partners celebrate the college’s new Diesel Equipment Technology program and the opening of its new facility during ceremonies Friday, Aug. 23, at the former U.S. Motors Plant site in Philadelphia. The public is invited to the 10 a.m. program and ribbon cutting at the ECCC Diesel Equipment Technology program facility located at 1250 Pecan Avenue in Philadelphia. A portion of the old U.S. Motors... Read More.

One person dies in fatal accident in Newton

One person was killed in an accident on Interstate 20 in Newton after he apparently fell asleep at the wheel. Newton Police Chief Harvey Curry says 40-year-old Jarvis Walker of Jackson was killed in an accident on I-20 near mile marker 109 around 7 a.m on Saturday. Chief Curry says it appears the driver fell asleep and then crashed his car into the rear of an 18-wheeler that was parked on the shoulder of the interstate. Newton police are handling the investigation.

Union native wins U.S. Amateur Golf championship

A Union, Mississippi native took down the U.S. Amateur Golf Championship on Sunday. Andy Ogletree of Union rallied to beat John Augenstein 2 and 1. Ogletree graduated from Union High School and currently is in college at Georgia Tech. Ogletree's win means he has qualified for the Masters, U.S. Open, and the Open Championship. Traditionally, the winner of the Amateur Championship is paired with the previous winner of the Masters. That would mean Ogletree could play with Tiger Woods in August... Read More.

Six people injured in ATV accident in Bailey

Three people were airlifted to Jackson after the ATV accident Saturday night in the Bailey community. It happened on some private property off Windsor Road near Highway 493 Saturday night around 11 p.m. Sirens blared as at least three ambulances took people to the hospital. Clayton Cobler with Metro Ambulance says six people were injured, four adults and two children. Bailey Fire Chief Stanley Lucky says a total of eight people were treated for injuries at the scene, and that they were... Read More.

Hunter Education Class in Carthage

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks is sponsoring a Hunter Education Class in Carthage on Monday, August 19, Tuesday, August 20 and Thursday, August 22.  Class will begin at 5 pm each night and last until 9:30 pm. The class will be taught at the MSU Extension Service Building. Register online at the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks website MDWFP.com

ECCC Men’s Basketball Hosting Elite Camp Aug. 24

The East Central Community College men’s basketball program is hosting an Elite Camp for 9th through 12th grade players Saturday, Aug. 24, from 1 to 5 p.m. in Brackeen-Wood Gym on the campus in Decatur. The cost is $35 per player. The ECCC Men’s Basketball Elite Camp is for players aspiring to play at the college level. The camp will be led by ECCC Head Coach Robert Thompson and his assistant coach Gino Myers-Kyles. It will be conducted in the same... Read More.

2019 Mississippi Power Roux Run 5k (Run/Walk) and Fun Run

Registration is underway for the 2019 Mississippi Power Roux Run 5k (Run/Walk) and Fun Run.   The event is slated for 8 am, Saturday, September 21st in Downtown Walnut Grove as part of The Roux 2019 festivities.  Cash Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female runner, top male and female walker, and fun run winner. Medals will be awarded in various age categories.  Door Prizes and ROUX Bucks will be drawn for from the participants.   The event... Read More.