Rebels Fall to Hillcrest in Overtime in AAA Semi Final Game

The Leake Academy Rebels played in the MAIS Semi Final State Tournament being held this week at Joe Sheppard Gymnasium in Madden tonight taking on the Hillcrest Christian Academy Cougars from South Jackson. The Rebels entered tonight's game with a 26-5 overall season record. The Hillcrest Cougars entered the game as the number one seed from the South AAA Division. The LA Rebels outscored the Cougars in the opening quarter a took a 5 point lead into the second... Read More.

Rebelettes Advance to State AAA Championship Game

The Leake Academy Lady Rebels (Rebelettes) were back in action at Joe Sheppard Gymnasium in Madden this afternoon playing Central Hinds Academy from Raymond in the semi final round of the state MAIS AAA Basketball Tournament. The Rebelettes entered the game 34-1 overall on the season and looking to advance to the state AAA title game tomorrow. It was a slow short early in the quarter for both teams but the opening quarter ended with the Lady Rebels gaining... Read More.
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Tonight: The Main Street Chamber of Leake County is Calling all Super Hero’s

The Main Street Chamber of Leake County is calling all super heroes for this month’s Family Movie Night on Friday, February 22.  Come dressed as your favorite Super Hero and you will receive a free bag of Popcorn.  This month’s movie is The Avengers: Infinity Wars start time is 7:00 p.m. at the Old Carthage Elementary School.  Come see all your favorite super heroes like: Black Panther, Iron Man, The Hulk and more as the fight to keep the... Read More.

Walnut Grove Man Pleads Guilty to Illegally Possessing a Gun

Matthew J. Underwood, 45, of Walnut Grove, pled guilty before U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves to being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Dana Nichols with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.On August 7, 2018, officers were conducting a residence check of Underwood’s home when they discovered a loaded 12 gauge shotgun and a box of 12 gauge shotgun shells. Underwood had previously been convicted of... Read More.
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ECCC to Offer Diesel Equipment Technology Program in Philadelphia Beginning Fall 2019

East Central Community College in Decatur will offer a new program in Diesel Equipment Technology in Philadelphia  beginning in Fall 2019, pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).The instructional program, which will be located at the previous U.S. Motors plant, will provide students with competencies required to maintain a variety of industrial diesel equipment, including agricultural tractors, commercial trucks, and construction equipment.  It will include instruction in inspections, repair, maintenance of engines,... Read More.

Boswell Media nominated for several LA-MS Associated Press Awards

 Boswell Media’s radio and online news teams have been nominated for numerous awards in the Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors Professional contest.The WLIN/WCKK News Departments lead the way with seven nominations across four separate categories.Radio entries nominated for awards include a Use of Sound nomination for Kicks 96/WCKK News Director Mina Mooney’s coverage of a Union High School active shooter drill and a Public Affairs nomination for her... Read More.
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DUI, forgery and other arrests in Leake County

Tammy D Berry, 19, 2244 Attala Road 2007, McCool, driving under the influence (DUI) 1st offense, no insurance, leaving the scene of an accident, MHPDemorio Culberson, 33, 921 Ricks Road, Noxapater, public drunk, Walnut Grove PDBlake L Frazier, 20, 1432 Hwy 43 S, Kosciusko, possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle, improper... Read More.

MDWFP confirms two cases of chronic wasting disease

Two more deer in Mississippi have been confirmed to have chronic wasting disease.The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks says the cases are in Panola and Tallahatchie counties.The Panola County deer was a diseased deer report and the Tallahatchie County deer was hunter harvested.During the 2018-19 season, MDWFP received more than 7,000 samples through hunter-harvested, road-killed, and reported diseased deer. To date, Mississippi has 15 confirmed CWD positives and four suspect positives awaiting confirmation. MDWFP appreciates hunters submitting... Read More.