The Town of Walnut Grove’s South of the River Roux returns for a 5th year this weekend. Opening Ceremonies begin at 10 am on Roux Field, just off Highway 35. The South of the River Roux is a mixture of fun, food and music, with something for everyone on Saturday September 21st. Things get underway with the 2019 Mississippi Power Roux Run 5K and Fun Run, slated 8 a.m. Cash Prizes will be awarded top male and female... Read More.
The Mississippi Department of Education released the latest performance accountability results for school districts this week. "It’s the first time that the district has ever had B rating back-to-back without a waiver from the MDE (Mississippi Department Education). That's something we are excited about and we also grew 8 more points to 641. We're always looking to grow, looking to improve, getting better every day, and this is proof that we're doing that," says NCSD Superintendent Dr. Lundy Brantley. The elementary... Read More.
The new dial a story at the Leake County Libraries this week is “The Spooky Cabin” by Scott Albert. This week’s reader is Katie Mills. Katie is attending Mississippi State University and will finish in the Spring of 2020 with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. During her spare time she enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, and shopping. You can hear this week’s story by dialing 601-267-7208 September 19, 2019-September 26, 2019. Children can call the free... Read More.
The Under Armour All-American Football Game is one of the most elite events for a high school football player to be invited to. Every year, the top 100 high school football players in the nation are selected by a committee to compete in the annual event held every January in Florida. NFL players like Julio Jones, Michael Thomas and A.J. Green were all selected as Under Armour All-Americans when they were in high school. Lideatrick "Tulu" Griffin is one of the... Read More.
Local area high school football games for September 20: Attala County: Kosciusko at Choctaw County West Tallahatchie at Ethel Loyd Star at McAdams Choctaw County: French Camp at Tupelo Christian Prep Holmes County: Indianola Academy at Central Holmes Memphis at Holmes County Central Leake County: Starkville Academy at Leake Academy (Listen Live on Kicks 96.7) Lumberton at Leake County Velma Jackson at Leake Central Neshoba County: Neshoba Central at West Lauderdale MRA at Philadelphia Newton County at Union Choctaw Central at Lake Scott... Read More.
Beginning October 1, Boswell Media and the American Cancer Society will once again be “Cruisin for a Cure.” Cruisin for a Cure is a Boswell Media promotion to raise breast cancer awareness. The CFC vehicle is a pink 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV provided by Franks Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Holt’s Body Shop. Through Cruisin for a Cure, money is raised by having people give a donation to sign the CFC Tahoe. 100 percent of the money raised goes to the American Cancer... Read More.
Boswell Media’s 2019 Mississippi Songwriter of the Year, Wayward Jones, is the guest artist at The MAX in Meridian for the September Brown Bag concert on Thursday, September 19 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. A duo, Bicycle and Amanda Jones have been writing and touring since 2016, often playing up to 150 shows a year. With ties to Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, and South Louisiana, they bring an eclectic flavor to their music, heavy with elements of blues,... Read More.
Several areas of Philadelphia were devastated when two tornadoes blew through town five months ago, including the veteran's memorial monument at Dewitt-Deweese Park, outside the Neshoba County-Philadelphia Public Library. After a local veteran brought it to the city's attention, reconstruction plans for the monument are underway. "I would like to see it replaced with one of the more modern type monuments that would be good for handicapped people to visit. Good for people to come in and see the 102... Read More.