Presley Applauds FCC Investigation into Cell Companies, Calls for Probe into Coverage Maps Provided at Point of Sale

Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley applauded the Friday announcement by the Federal Communications Commission into possible false coverage maps provided to the federal regulatory body concerning a pending process for the funding of cellular towers. Presley praised the investigation but said that the issues the FCC is seeing in the filings by the companies is the same issue many consumers face daily when they buy a cell phone. Presley says that plenty of proof exists to show that maps... Read More.

ECCC Closes for Christmas Holidays

East Central Community College in Decatur has closed all offices for the Christmas holidays. Offices will reopen Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019.Orientation for new students for the spring 2019 semester will be held Thursday, Jan. 3, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Vickers Fine Arts Center auditorium. As part of Orientation, new students will register for spring classes. Students can still apply to attend ECCC for the spring 2019 semester by using the online application at and evening... Read More.
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Leake County Libraries dial-a-story “I’m not Santa” read by Mrs. Lachell Boyd

The new dial a story at Carthage Leake County Library this week is “I’m not Santa” by Jonathan Allen. This week’s guest reader is Mrs. Lachell Boyd.  Lachell Boyd and her husband Kendrick Boyd are natives of Carthage, MS.   Lachell Boyd is a proud assistant kindergarten teacher at Leake County Elementary.  She enjoys teaching and enlightening children of all ages.  You can hear this week’s story by dialing 601-267-7208 December 13, 2018 through December 20, 2018. Dial-a-story is available... Read More.

Natchez Trace Parkway hiring tractor operators and maintenance

The Natchez Trace Parkway is hiring temporary tractor operators and maintenance workers for next summer’s mowing season.The season begins April 15, 2019 and ends Oct. 14, 1019.In Mississippi, opportunities could be available in Kosciusko, Ridgeland, Mantee, and Tupelo.To apply, go online to, search for Natchez, and all open positions on the Parkway will show up.The job announcement will be open for applications from December 12 through 21, 2018.
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ECCC Announces 2018 Fall Semester Honor Roll

Students named to the 2018 fall semester honor roll, which includes those selected to the President’s List, Dean’s List and Honorable Mention List, have been announced at East Central Community College in Decatur.PRESIDENT’S LIST(Alphabetically by hometown)Those named to the President’s List, full-time students with a 4.0 grade point average, and their respective hometowns include the following:ACKERMAN: Allison Brown and Woody VowellBRANDON: Anna Attkisson, Olivia Houston, and Kaeleigh ThompsonCARTHAGE: Tucker Cain, Jonathan Green, Nahjarae Harvey, Deayra Henson, Parker Leitaker, Zachary... Read More.

Several accused of election misconduct in central Mississippi

CANTON, Miss. (AP) In a Mississippi town that has trouble conducting a city election without someone being accused of a crime, voter fraud charges returned on Thursday.Six people including an alderwoman and a school board member were arrested after being indicted on allegations of voting-related crimes in Canton that stem from a 2017 election. They face accusations that they bribed voters, improperly helped people fill out absentee ballots, voted despite being convicted of disqualifying felonies and voted even though... Read More.
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possession, grand larceny and other arrests in Leake County

Ruben F Bell, 29, 928 Linden Drive, Kosciusko, possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance with intent, possession of paraphernalia, Kosciusko PDPamela A Burns, 47, 2265 Red Dog Road, Carthage, embezzlement, Leake Co. Sheriff’s Dept.Aleshia D Dyer, 37, 1751 Hwy 25 N, Carthage, possession of methamphetamine, Leake Co. Sheriff’s Dept.[caption... Read More.

Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians Lighting of the Christmas Tree

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians held the Lighting of the Christmas Tree on Thursday, December 6, 2018. The event, hosted by Tribal Chief Phyliss J. Anderson, officially ushers in the Christmas season at Tribal Headquarters.Delicious cookies and yummy, hot cocoa were provided by Pearl River Resort. During the program, attendees were drawn into the Christmas spirit by holiday songs sung by Bogue Chitto Elementary School students.Chief Anderson offered remarks celebrating the joyous occasion. She also presented checks... Read More.