CPC-Pregnancy Candlelight Prayer Vigil

On Saturday, January 18th, the CPC-Pregnancy and Family Resource Center of Philadelphia will host it’s annual Candlelight Prayer Vigil at 7pm. It will be a wonderful time of awareness, information, inspiration and prayer. Please join the CPC-Pregnancy and Family Resource Center as they carry the torch for the unborn.

ECCC Hosting MLK High School Basketball Classic Jan. 18 and 20

The East Central Community College basketball programs are hosting the annual MLK High School Basketball Classic Saturday, Jan., 18, and Monday, Jan. 20, to commemorate the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. All MLK Classic games will be held in Brackeen-Wood Gym on the Decatur campus. Admission is $10 per person. The schedule for the games on Saturday, Jan. 18, includes Quitman vs. Laurel at 11 a.m. in a girls matchup, followed by four boys games featuring Quitman vs. Laurel at 12:30... Read More.

man jailed for stolen vehicle in Neshoba County

The Neshoba County Sheriff's Department has recovered a stolen vehicle and put a Louisiana man in jail. Neshoba County Sheriff Eric Clark said, "Thursday we received a call concerning a stolen Ford Explorer." The stolen vehicle was reportedly spotted in a drive at 10072 Road 614 in Philadelphia. Deputies Josh Jolly and Todd Verry were able to locate the stolen 2005 Ford Explorer. The driver of the vehicle was taken into custody. "The suspect was in the driveway near the vehicle. The... Read More.

Sheriff: Man shot postal worker in rural Mississippi

A postal worker in Hesterville is in critical condition after being shot while delivering mail. The man accused of shooting the worker Thursday was shot by law enforcement. The Attala County sheriff says the man initially tried to kidnap a woman at a grocery store near Kosciusko. That woman got away. The postal worker was shot along Mississippi Highway 35. Both the man and the postal worker were taken to a hospital in Jackson for treatment. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation... Read More.

DUI, drugs and other arrests in Leake/Attala County

Shanice Hickman, 26, 414 Goat Ranch Road, Philadelphia, driving under the influence (DUI) 2nd offense, driving with a suspended license, no proof of insurance, MHP Mark D Lee, 28, 111 Boyd Lane Carthage, public drunk, Leake Co. Sheriff’s Dept. Laquonda Martin, 22, 818 63rd Ave, Meridian, possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle, no... Read More.

Carthage’s Family Movie Night Returns Tonight

Will Smith lights up the stage at the old Carthage Elementary School as the beloved genie in in the new Disney adaptation of the classic Aladdin.  Join the Main Street Chamber on Friday January 17 at 6:30 for Family Movie Night.  Watch as a street rat purses the princess of Agrabah with the help of a powerful genie who can grant him just 3 wishes.  Family Movie night is sponsored by Baptist medical Center, Dr. David Henderson, ABS Tax... Read More.

Threat made against Leake County Schools

A threat against Leake County Schools by a student has been resolved, according to school officials. Parents were notified in a letter from Leake County Schools Superintendent Yvette B. Young on Thursday morning that the school had received information of a school threat. A release from Leake County Schools Superintendent Yvette B. Young stated "Two students in our district made verbal threats yesterday morning at approximately 7:12 am. Administrators, School Resource Officers, and local Law Enforcement were notified and reported to... Read More.