Today In History, September 27th

Today is Sunday, Sept. 27, the 271st day of 2020. There are 95 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On September 27, 1964, the government publicly released the report of the Warren Commission, which concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald had acted alone in assassinating President John F. Kennedy. On this date: In 1779, John Adams was named by Congress to negotiate the Revolutionary War's peace terms with Britain. In 1825, the first locomotive to haul a passenger train was operated... Read More.

Today In History, September 26th

Today is Saturday, Sept. 26, the 270th day of 2020. There are 96 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 26, 1960, the first-ever debate between presidential nominees took place as Democrat John F. Kennedy and Republican Richard M. Nixon faced off before a national TV audience from Chicago. On this date: In 1777, British troops occupied Philadelphia during the American Revolution. In 1789, Thomas Jefferson was confirmed by the Senate to be the first United States secretary of... Read More.

Leake-Oktoberfest Vendor Registration Deadline Approaching

The Oktoberfest vendor registration deadline is approaching. According to Leake Main Street Director Russell Baty, today is the last day to register without a late fee. The good news is there are still a few arts and crafts spots available. Vendor booths are $75. until 5 pm today. For more information about registration or the 48th annual Oktoberfest which runs October 2nd and 3rd call- 601-267-9231    

Carthage Residents Continue to Adjust to New Garbage Service System

Carthage residents are continuing to adjust to the new garbage pick up system. Mayor Vivians is asking residents to leave all garbage out the night before scheduled pickup day to ensure services. Workers have been starting as early as 6 a.m. and some residents are missing the weekly pickup. She is also asking residents not to leave their garbage cans in an area that might be obstructive to other neighbors and businesses.

Mississippi Using Inmate Labor To Make Repairs to Walnut Grove Correctional Facility

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The head of Mississippi's troubled prison system says the Department of Corrections intends to move some inmates out of a private prison and into a state-owned facility by mid-December. Corrections Commissioner Burl Cain says the department is spending about $1.5 million and using inmate labor to make repairs to the Walnut Grove Correctional Facility so it can be reopened. Cain says a contractor submitted a $10 million bid to do the work on the facility... Read More.

Philadelphia: New Fallen Veterans Monument Set to Unveil on Veteran’s Day

The new Fallen Veterans Monument is set to unveil on Veterans day at Dewitt-Deweese Park In Philadelphia.  According to monument replacement committee chairman Ray Crocker, "the monument will replace the original one damaged by a tornado in November 2019. It will honor 102 veterans from the community including one recently identified after being declared missing in action since the Korean war." Mr. Crocker said "a monument replacement committee has been comprised of wonderful people that recognize the importance of... Read More.

Neshoba: Free Covid-19 Testing for Teachers, School Staff, Nurses, and Childcare Facility Workers Today

Free Covid-19 testing is available in Neshoba County today. Testing is now expanded from teachers, staff, administrators to include nurses, and childcare facility workers on these specific days. Testing hours are noon to 7 p.m., and no appointment is necessary. Visit the Mississippi Department of Health website at for addresses of the county health departments. Below see additional location information for the Neshoba County Health Department. Neshoba County Health Dept - 1014 Holland Avenue Philadelphia, MS 39350

Today In History, September 25th

Today is Friday, Sept. 25, the 269th day of 2020. There are 97 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 25, 1957, nine Black students who'd been forced to withdraw from Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, because of unruly white crowds were escorted to class by members of the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division. On this date: In 1789, the first United States Congress adopted 12 amendments to the Constitution and sent them to the states... Read More.