These students recently completed requirements in East Central Community College’s first 16-week course in Electrical Utility Lineman and were honored during a ceremony held Thursday, May 23, on the Decatur campus. Pictured are (kneeling, from left) Issac Blalock of Decatur and Zachary Rowzee Hickory; and... Read More.
Update: The victim in a May 16 shooting in Attala County has died.Amy Edwards Sanders, 32, died over the weekend at a Jackson hospital.Sanders was the victim of a shooting at a home west of Kosciusko during the early morning hours of May 16.One... Read More.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol issued a report Tuesday about its Memorial Day weekend traffic enforcement. The agency had extra patrols from May 24-27 and also participated in the Crash Awareness Reduction Effort (C.A.R.E.) safety initiative.MHP says it issued 7296 citations with 159 DUI arrests.... Read More.
For the first time since the 2016 season, the East Central Community College football team will open the season at home.Head Coach Ken Karcher and his Warriors will open the 2019 season on the synthetic turf of Bailey Stadium as the... Read More.
A nightclub shooting in rural central Mississippi has left a 16-year-old dead and two other people injured.Holmes County Sheriff Willie March tells local news outlets the shooting happened late Thursday outside the Magic City nightclub near Lexington.March says 16-year-old James Brown died early Friday... Read More.
Keyshawn Willis, 23, of Conehatta, a member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, was sentenced Friday in federal court to 132 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for voluntary manslaughter.Demetrius Duane Sam was assaulted and killed Nov. 2, 2017,... Read More.
Teresa Malone, 58, of Carthage, was sentenced Friday by U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate to 41 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for paying kickbacks to former Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps.Malone was also ordered to pay... Read More.
Terrence Gunn, 31, of Aberdeen, Mississippi, pled guilty Thursday before U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate to possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Brad L. Byerley with the Drug... Read More.
The 39th Annual Red Hills Festival kicks off in just a couple of days! The fun will start on Friday, May 24th with the Friday Night Street Party featuring Jason Turner and Chad Wesley. The Red Hills Festival will be Saturday, May 25th from... Read More.
The new Dial-A-Story at the Leake County Libraries this week is “Pete the Kitty and the Groovy Playdate” by: Kimberly & James Dean. This week’s reader is Mrs. Becky Thomas. Mrs. Thomas has worked at Trustmark Bank in Carthage for a number of years.... Read More.
Latoya Rosell, 34, of Flora, was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Carlton W. Reeves to two years of probation for embezzling mail matter during the course of her employment with the U.S. Postal Service, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in... Read More.