Click It or Ticket emphasizing safety

The annual Click It or Ticket campaign went into effect Monday and will continue through June 2nd. Local law enforcement say they will be out in full force, especially Memorial Day weekend, operating checkpoints to make sure people are using seatbelts and child restraints. From 2013 to 2017, seatbelts saved an estimated 69,000 lives in the U.S. Nationally, the seatbelt use rate in 2017 was right at 90 percent. The Mississippi Highway Patrol also has plans in place for enhanced patrols this... Read More.

ECCC Offers Free Classes at Forest WIN Job Center

The East Central Community College Workforce Development Center is offering free courses in Basic Microsoft Excel, Basic Microsoft Word, Basic Computer Skills, Keyboarding, and Resume Writing at the Forest WIN Job Center, located at 536 Deerfield Drive in Forest. Basic Microsoft Excel is offered Mondays and Wednesdays from 3 to 4 p.m. and Tuesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. Basic Microsoft Word is offered Mondays and Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. and Tuesdays from 8 to 10 a.m. ... Read More.

DUI, aggravated assault and other arrests in Attala/Leake County

Michael Erving, 23, 2387 Business 12, Ethel, possession of marijuana, Attala Co. Sheriff’s Dept. Michael Childress, 30, 680 Davis Street, Ackerman, possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle, possession of meth, possession of paraphernalia, no seat belt, window tint law, Carthage PD Marcus Fancher, 33, 1321 Hannah... Read More.

Man indicted in killing after 2 mistrials for separate death in Mississippi

MONROE, La. (AP) — A man who was tried twice but not convicted in the burning death of a Mississippi woman has been indicted in the killing of a woman in Louisiana. The News Star reports Quinton Tellis was indicted Friday on one count of second-degree murder in the July 2015 death of Ming-Chen Hsiao. She was killed in an apartment near the University of Louisiana Monroe, where she had earned a degree. Tellis pleaded guilty in May 2016 to... Read More.

Seven charged in gang-related assault at EMCF

Seven men have been indicted on claims that they took part in gang-related assaults at East Mississippi Correctional Facility. Charged with one or two counts of aggravated assault in aid of racketeering are Donald Jones, Wilton Johnson, Jeremy Smith, Carl McMillian, James Vaughn, Justin Hannah and Joe Johnson. Federal prosecutors say the men are all members of the Simon City Royals gang. An April 23 indictment filed in federal court in Oxford says the men took part in two assaults at... Read More.

Mississippi bank buys another bank for $20 million in stock

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) — One Mississippi bank is buying another for $20 million in stock.Citizens Holding Co., the parent bank of The Citizens Bank of Philadelphia, announced Tuesday that it's buying Charter Bank of Biloxi. Charter, with four branches on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, has $161 million in assets. Citizens says the combined company will have $1.2 billion in assets. Regulators and shareholders of the Charter must still approve the deal. Citizens says it expects to... Read More.

Carthage Mayor takes home “So You Think You Can Sing” Karaoke title at Square Affair

A fun part of  Square Affair 2019 the Boswell Media’s “So You Think You Can Sing” Karaoke competition. Watch the videos below. The top honor, 1st place went to Carthage Mayor Mary Ann Wilder Vivians singing an Aretha Franklin classic. Top Three Announced To See Video's of our Karaoke participants visit our you-tube channel.