4 Louisiana men to plead guilty in Mississippi bribe scheme

Four Louisiana men say they'll plead guilty to charges that they tried to bribe a Mississippi sheriff with $2,000 in casino chips, seeking lucrative jail contracts. Michael LeBlanc Sr. of Baton Rouge, Michael LeBlanc Jr. of Prairieville, Tawasky Ventroy of Opelousas and Jacque Jones of LaPlace have filed notices this month in federal court in Jackson saying they will change their previous not guilty pleas. All are accused of scheming to win contracts to sell inmates phone service and commissary goods... Read More.

Fan Day Saturday at MSU

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State's annual Fan Day featuring the 2019 Bulldog football team is set for this Saturday, Aug. 24, inside the Palmeiro Center. Doors open at 2 p.m. with autograph availability running from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Fans are asked to enter through the southeast entrance of the Palmeiro Center. To help ensure everyone in attendance has a chance to meet all of the student-athletes and head coach Joe Moorhead, student-athletes may only sign the official 2019 season posters while Coach Moorhead... Read More.

Hunter Education Class in Carthage

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks is sponsoring a Hunter Education Class in Carthage on Monday, August 19, Tuesday, August 20 and Thursday, August 22.  Class will begin at 5 pm each night and last until 9:30 pm. The class will be taught at the MSU Extension Service Building. Register online at the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks website MDWFP.com

ECCC Men’s Basketball Hosting Elite Camp Aug. 24

The East Central Community College men’s basketball program is hosting an Elite Camp for 9th through 12th grade players Saturday, Aug. 24, from 1 to 5 p.m. in Brackeen-Wood Gym on the campus in Decatur. The cost is $35 per player. The ECCC Men’s Basketball Elite Camp is for players aspiring to play at the college level. The camp will be led by ECCC Head Coach Robert Thompson and his assistant coach Gino Myers-Kyles. It will be conducted in the same... Read More.

2019 Mississippi Power Roux Run 5k (Run/Walk) and Fun Run

Registration is underway for the 2019 Mississippi Power Roux Run 5k (Run/Walk) and Fun Run.   The event is slated for 8 am, Saturday, September 21st in Downtown Walnut Grove as part of The Roux 2019 festivities.  Cash Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female runner, top male and female walker, and fun run winner. Medals will be awarded in various age categories.  Door Prizes and ROUX Bucks will be drawn for from the participants.   The event... Read More.

WorkKeys Assessment offered in Leake County

The Leake County Development Association will be offering WorkKeys Assessment for high school students in Leake County between the ages of 16 – 18 on Saturday, Ausut 24, beginning at 8:30 am at the Leake County Chamber Center in Carthage. Students may pre-register at the Leake County Development Association Office located at 103 North Pearl Street, or contact Mala Burns at 601-267-7161, no later than August 20, 2019.

ECCC Softball to Host Prospect Camp Aug. 25

The East Central Community College softball program is hosting a Prospect Camp for 9th through 12th grade players Sunday, Aug. 25, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Softball Complex on the campus in Decatur. Registration begins at 1:15 p.m. on Aug. 25 with coach and player introductions. The camp will consist of skill work, a scrimmage, and a campus tour. The cost is $50 per player, payable the day of the event. Make checks payable to ECCC Softball. For more information,... Read More.