Hinkle's Gun & Pawn was burglarized. According to the owner, Mr. David Hinkle, the burglary took place after hours in the early hours of Sunday morning. 14 hand guns were stolen. If you have any information about this crime please call the Carthage Police Department at (601) 267-8011. Mr Hinkle has owned Hinkle's Gun & Pawn for 30 years and works six days a week every week.
The Blake Burgess Memorial Highway sign unveiling is today in Carthage. The ceremony will honor the life and legacy of Blake Burgess, who died last February. We reached out to his Mom, Robin Burgess, who said "today, November 24, 2020 would have been Blake's 23 birthday but God had other plans. So, instead of a birthday celebration, there will be an unveiling of the Blake Burgess Memorial Highway sign. The Burgess family would like to thank the wonderful people... Read More.
The Carthage Mayor's Youth Council is distributing food packages ahead of Thanksgiving. In addition to food, masks, sanitizer, and personal hygiene products are being provided for the disabled and elderly. Distributions will continue until all items run out. If you need items or would like to donate call Sherry Leflore at 601-267-8322.
The Leake County School District will transition to virtual distance learning starting November 30th. District Superintendent Yvette Young announced that the decision was made due to Covid-19 case increase in the region. She went on to say "in an attempt to do our part to minimize the spread we are implementing this effort." Students are expected to resume traditional three-day schedule and virtual learning on January 4th, 2021. Technology devices for distant learning were made available to all students... Read More.
Larrenzo Cooper was found dead last week. Sheriff Randy Atkinson confirmed that the death was being investigated as a homicide after Mr. Cooper was discovered in a home on Laurel Hill Road. We followed up with the Leake County Sheriff's office. No additional details are available at this time. We will continue to follow this case and update you as details becomes available in this fluid situation.