The East Central Community College Warriors advanced to the Region 23 Tournament today after defeating the Northwest Community College Rangers 13-5 this afternoon in Decatur. The Warriors won game one last night and with today's win will advance in the playoffs. EC took control of the game in the bottom of the second inning with a 6 run lead and won the contest 13-5 after the game ended early in the bottom of the 7th inning due to the... Read More.
The East Central Community College Warriors began MJCAA Region 23 playoffs in Decatur tonight playing a best two out of three series with the Rangers of Northwest Community College from Senatobia and came away with a come from behind 5-4 victory. The Warriors were trailing the Rangers 4-2 until the bottom of the 7th inning when three runs in the inning gave them a 5-4 lead which they would hold through the top of the 9th inning to win... Read More.
On Tuesday afternoon, May 4, 2021, strong thunderstorms, tornadoes, and damaging straight line winds hit our entire service area. Central Electric Power Association experienced sustained power outages in Attala, Leake, Neshoba, Scott, Rankin, Newton, and Kemper counties and promptly mobilized their field operations staff. This weather system has caused over 30 broken poles, numerous transformers, and miles of line to be repaired. Assistance arrived on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 to aid in power restoration to Central Electric’s power system. Central Electric would... Read More.
The Food Box Drive-thru returns today. The Leake County Sheriff's Office and Sheriff Randy Atkinson host the drive, and food boxes will be provided by the MS Crisis Foundation. Boxes will be given out starting at 10:30AM until they are all handed out. The drive thru will be held at the Leake County Regional Correctional Facility at 399 C.O. Brooks Street in Carthage. For more information contact Rita Wilkerson at 601-267-0060. *******Park at the Coliseum if you arrive early. Please... Read More.
Mcmillan Park has announced an amended schedule for the next week. Carthage City Clerk Penny Spears announced that due to graduations there will be no little league games on the following dates. See below- No games at McMillan Park Friday May 7, 2021 Leake Academy graduation Thursday May 13, 2021 Leake Central Graduation Friday May 14, 2021 Leake County Graduation Carthage Christian Graduation
Leake County School District will have a traditional school day today according to Superintendent Yvette Young. Schools were closed or on modified instruction earlier in the week due to the inclement weather and power outages.
Ball is on the schedule this weekend in Carthage. City Clerk Penny Spears said "our 9/10 girls, 11/12 girls, 9/10 boys, 11/12 boys will be playing games against Sebastopol at McMillan Park tomorrow. If you have not had a chance to come out and watch any of the league games Come out and support our teams." The events start at 8am.
Jeremy Williams of Leake County has died. According to the Leake County Sheriff's Office "Ramon Charles White, 53, has been charged with one count of Murder Deliberate Design in the 1st Degree. No bail is set. Mr. White said the two men were roommates and a fight over a text message led to a stabbing. The cause of death continues in this investigation."