MLB’s Tim Anderson guest of honor at ECCC baseball event

In 2018, Tim Anderson hit .240 during his second season with the Chicago White Sox. Fast forward a season later, he ended the year with a .335 batting average, the highest by any White Sox player since Frank Thomas hit .347 in 1997. And his award for such accomplishment? Being crowned the 2019 MLB batting champion. The MLB shortstop was the guest of honor at ECCC baseball’s “Around the Diamond” event on Friday. Before sporting black and white with the White... Read More.

One Time City Wide Trash Pick-Up Set in Carthage

One Time City Wide Trash Pick-Up Service will be held on  Wednesday, January 22, and Thursday, January 23, 2020. The City of Carthage will begin a two-day city-wide trash pick-up offering services to dispose of trash, debris, appliances, household furniture, mattresses or other items for disposal, placed on the side of the street with the exception of tires, vehicles, microwaves, computers, and televisions these items will not be picked up. City trucks will begin the clean-up at 7:00 A.M. until... Read More.

ECCC Hosting MLK High School Basketball Classic Jan. 18 and 20

The East Central Community College basketball programs are hosting the annual MLK High School Basketball Classic Saturday, Jan., 18, and Monday, Jan. 20, to commemorate the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. All MLK Classic games will be held in Brackeen-Wood Gym on the Decatur campus. Admission is $10 per person. The schedule for the games on Saturday, Jan. 18, includes Quitman vs. Laurel at 11 a.m. in a girls matchup, followed by four boys games featuring Quitman vs. Laurel at 12:30... Read More.

Leake Academy Splits Games with Starkville Academy

The Leake Academy Basketball teams were at home tonight hosting Starkville Academy at Joe F. Shepard Gymnasium. The Lady Rebels entered tonight's contest 20-1 on the season and would have an easy time moving to 21-1 after their game with the Lady Volunteers. The Lady Rebels were leading by 15 points after the opening quarter and had increased their lead to 28 points at halftime, 42-14. The Lady Rebels continued to increase their lead in the second half, leading... Read More.

DUI, drugs and other arrests in Leake/Attala County

Shanice Hickman, 26, 414 Goat Ranch Road, Philadelphia, driving under the influence (DUI) 2nd offense, driving with a suspended license, no proof of insurance, MHP Mark D Lee, 28, 111 Boyd Lane Carthage, public drunk, Leake Co. Sheriff’s Dept. Laquonda Martin, 22, 818 63rd Ave, Meridian, possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle, no... Read More.

Carthage’s Family Movie Night Returns Tonight

Will Smith lights up the stage at the old Carthage Elementary School as the beloved genie in in the new Disney adaptation of the classic Aladdin.  Join the Main Street Chamber on Friday January 17 at 6:30 for Family Movie Night.  Watch as a street rat purses the princess of Agrabah with the help of a powerful genie who can grant him just 3 wishes.  Family Movie night is sponsored by Baptist medical Center, Dr. David Henderson, ABS Tax... Read More.

Warriors Drop Two to Bobcats at Decatur

The East Central Basketball teams were back in action tonight in Decatur hosting Jones College. The Lady Warriors and Lady Bobcats were first to square off on the hardwood and it was a very close battle throughout the game. The 11th ranked Bobcats squeezed out a two point advantage in the first quarter of play and the teams were tied 30 to 30 at halftime. In the second half, The Lady Bobcats got their two point lead back 52-50... Read More.