Carthage Residents Continue to Adjust to New Garbage Service System

Carthage residents are continuing to adjust to the new garbage pick up system. Mayor Vivians is asking residents to leave all garbage out the night before scheduled pickup day to ensure services. Workers have been starting as early as 6 a.m. and some residents are missing the weekly pickup. She is also asking residents not to leave their garbage cans in an area that might be obstructive to other neighbors and businesses.  

Mississippi Using Inmate Labor To Make Repairs to Walnut Grove Correctional Facility

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The head of Mississippi's troubled prison system says the Department of Corrections intends to move some inmates out of a private prison and into a state-owned facility by mid-December. Corrections Commissioner Burl Cain says the department is spending about $1.5 million and using inmate labor to make repairs to the Walnut Grove Correctional Facility so it can be reopened. Cain says a contractor submitted a $10 million bid to do the work on the facility... Read More.

BREAKING: Leake Academy vs Park Place Football game cancelled

Leake Academy's Friday night game against Park Place Christian has been cancelled. That's according to a post from the Leake Academy Facebook page. No reason was given for the cancellation, but a source tells Kicks 96 news that Park Place cancelled the game due to concerns with coronavirus. The undefeated Rebels were scheduled to travel to Pearl for the game. Leake Academy's next scheduled games will be Friday, Oct. 2 against Washington School.  

Flash Flood Watch & Rain Continues In Mississippi Today Including Attala & Leake

A Flash Flood watch continues across Mississippi today including Attala and Leake County. The watch is in effect until at least this afternoon. Heavy rain continues to move through the state as part of the residual effect of tropical storm Beta. Rainfall amounts between 4 to 6 inches are possible. And remember, do not enter or cross flowing water or water of unknown depth. Stayaway or be swept away. River banks and culverts can become unstable. **** All according to MEMA... Read More.

MHP Welcomes Captain Broderick Hutchins of Leake County

Captain Brodrick Hutchins is returning back to the Meridian District of the Highway Patrol. Captain Hutchins is a graduate of MHP Patrol Class 55 and served as the former Captain of Troop E in Batesville, Mississippi. He returns to his home district where he began serving as a State Trooper in 2000. The MHP said in a statement "we welcome Captain Hutchins of Leake County back... Read More.

Leake Sheriffs Dept. and Sheriff Atkinson Host Mississippi Association of Regional Jail Members

The Leake County Sheriff’s Department and Sheriff Randy Atkinson recently hosted members of the Mississippi Association of Regional Jails. Included were Sheriffs and Wardens from across the state. As part of the meeting the group discussed housing per diem for inmates of the Mississippi Dept of Corrections and the significant decrease in recent years. Other topics included effective ways to safely house inmates during the Covid-19 pandemic. More meetings are expected. Leake County Sheriff Randy W. Atkinson was elected 2nd... Read More.

Leake: 8 Day Countdown Until Oktoberfest – A Few Vendor Slots Available

Oktoberfest starts in 8 days. The 48th annual arts and crafts show runs Friday, October 2nd and Saturday, October 3rd. Expect to see the club 66 car show, pumpkin patch and the great ping pong drop. Featured arts and crafts from bird hoses, leather goods, as well as holiday decorations, and homemade jams and jellies will be available. And there are still a few vendor booths open. For more information or to rent a booth, contact The Main Street... Read More.