More heavy rain is expected to impact central Mississippi this week. Forecasters with the National Weather Service in Jackson predict are predicting anywhere from 1 to 2 inches of rainfall. The heaviest amounts of rain are expected Tuesday - Wednesday morning. Flash flood and rising river levels are the main threat with this weather system. Continue to monitor Kicks 96 and Kicks96news.com for updates.
Mississippi lawmakers have had a slow start to their four-month session, but the pace is about to quicken as committees start debating bills dealing with the criminal justice system and other issues. March 3 is the first big deadline. That's the last day for House and Senate committees to either pass or kill the first round of general bills filed in their own chamber. Mississippi's prison system is under investigation by the U.S. Justice Department after outbursts of violence that killed... Read More.
A Carthage teenager was killed in a two car wreck Sunday morning. It happened at 5:00 am at the intersection of Hwy 16 and Virgin Mary Road in Madison County. According Corporal Kevin Stewart with MHP, a GMC Yukon was driving east on MS 16 when a Mitsubishi Galant that was traveling south on Virgin Mary Road crossed in front of it and was hit on the passenger side. The victim was 16-year-Old Kendarrius Harris. The Leake Central High School Facebook published the... Read More.
The East Central Community College Warriors baseball team hosted the Shelton State Bucks from Tuscaloosa, Alabama at the Clark/Gay baseball complex in Decatur today. The teams played back to back games with the Warriors falling short to the Bucks in both games. In game one, the Bucks won the game in nine innings 4-1. In game two, the Bucks scored a couple of runs in the top of the fourth inning and the Warriors answered in the bottom of... Read More.
The preseason number 15 nationally ranked East Central Lady Warriors began the 2020 softball season today hosting the Lady Eagles of Coastal Alabama North in a double header at the Softball Complex in Decatur. The Lady Warriors dominated the first game shutting out the Lady Eagles 10-0 in a game that ended in the top of the fifth inning due to the 10 run rule. It was a much tighter second game with the Lady Warriors taking a 1 run... Read More.
Leake County Senior Citizens Day coming up Thursday March 12, from 9-12 at Leake Central Elementary School on Highway 16 in Carthage. This is a health fair like event with health screenings, food, entertainment, and door prizes. All seniors are encouraged to attend.
The Leake Academy Lady Rebels played the Bayou Academy Colts Friday night in the North 4A Semi-Final matchup. After a quickly played, intense, close game, the Rebels fell to the Colts with a final score of 55-40. The Lady Rebels play again on Saturday in the consolation game beginning at one o'clock. This game will be broadcast on Kicks 96 with the coverage starting at a few minutes before the hour. Join us then on Kicks 96,... Read More.
River levels are rising and causing concerns for several areas of Mississippi, including Neshoba and Leake counties. Near Burnside Park, the river is elevated. However, Neshoba Emergency Management Director Darrell Wilson said no reports of flooding or damage have been made at this point. In Leake County, the Pearl River has reached maximum levels and is getting dangerously close to record highs. EMA Director Tommy Malone said as the river continues to rise, evacuations are possible. No... Read More.