Jury gives death penalty to man in murder of 13-year-old

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — A central Mississippi jury is sentencing a man to death for murdering a 13-year-old during an attempted convenience store robbery in 2014.Local news outlets report Madison County jurors gave the sentence to 38-year-old Tony Clark Thursday in the death of Muhammad Saeed.Jurors convicted Clark on Tuesday of capital murder, attempted murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.A surveillance video shows Clark and his nephew, 23-year-old Teonta Clark, entering the store.... Read More.

Rebels Win Big over Canton Panthers

The Leake Academy Rebels are on the road this week playing the Canton Academy Panthers in their first District 2 AAA conference game of the season. The Rebels are 4-1 overall this season while the Panthers of Canton Academy are 1-3 overall.The Rebels received the ball to begin the game and quickly moved down the field, scoring on a 42 yard pass play from QB Will-Lawson Harkins to Thomas Cheatham to take an early 7-0 lead in the game.... Read More.
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arson, burglary and other arrests in Leake County

Shaun C Beemon, 21, 7297 Mill Road, Lena, hold for MDOC, petit larceny, false pretense, Leake County Sheriff’s DepartmentQuincey D Brown, 22, 7420 County Line Road, Carthage, resisting arrest, simple assault on a police officer, bench warrant, hold for drug court, possession of controlled substance, contempt of court, Kosciusko PDParker B... Read More.

Leake County Libraries dial-a-story “What a Bad Dream” read by Susan Harpole

Readers can call 601-267-7208 to hear Susan Harpole read “What a Bad Dream ” by Anne Mercer Mayer .  Susan Harpole is part of the Carthage Leake County Staff. She enjoys reading and adventures. You can hear this week’s story by dialing 601-267-7208 September 20th through September 27th.  Children and adults can call the free dial a story line at 601-267-7208 to listen to the story over the telephone.  Dial-a-story is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a... Read More.
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Warriors Pull out a Road Win in Poplarville

The East Central Community College Warriors traveled to Poplarville today to play the Pearl River Wildcats in MACJC South Division Football. The 2-1 Warriors are ranked #20 Nationally this week after defeating the Southwest Bears last week 28-21 in Decatur. The Wildcats coming off a very tough non division schedule enter tonight's game 0-3.The Wildcats received the ball to start the game but an interception by the Warriors Daniel Little set up a 15 yard touchdown pass to Kevontave... Read More.

DUI, statutory rape and other arrests in Leake County

Cecil J Ashford, 64, 3833 Attala Road Apt 170, Kosciusko, driving under the influence (DUI) 1st offense, careless driving, seatbelt violation, no/expired drivers license, MHPCliff O Brown, 48, 3450 Elraine Blvd, Jackson, warrants CPD, driving under the influence (DUI) 3rd offense, no/expired drivers license, Leake County Sheriff’s DepartmentTramos D Cole, 23,... Read More.
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SouthGroup Cox Coaches Show: Thursday, Sept. 20 (audio)

Before the Leake Academy Rebels take the field Friday night, you can hear a preview of the game during the SouthGroup Cox Coaches Show.The SouthGroup Cox Coaches Show airs on Kicks 96.7 Thursdays at 7:35 am and 3:35 pm.The show will also be available here on Kicks96news.com Thursdays at 9:00 am.

human trafficking, possession and other arrests in Leake County

Toby L Adams, 29, 4150 Laurel Hill Road, Carthage, Hold for MDOC, Hold for LCSO, Hold for Neshoba possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of paraphernalia, contempt of court, Leake County Sheriff’s DepartmentBillie Brown, 40, 3965 Attala Road 2221, Kosciusko, possession of a controlled substance, no seatbelt, Kosciusko PDMarshon... Read More.