Win Free Meals for A Year at Carthage’s Huddle House Grand Opening Aug. 31

Huddle House, the homestyle restaurant known for bringing friends and family together over food served from the heart, is inviting the community to celebrate their recent opening in Carthage. To celebrate, Huddle House is inviting the Carthage community to join the festivities. Customers who attend the grand opening on Saturday, August 31 (9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.) will have a chance to win prizes and receive discounts including. During the Grand Opening Celebration, the restaurant will be offering deals like 50¢ Golden Waffles and awarding special prizes, including free meals for a... Read More.

Leake County Libraries dial-a-story “A Piglet Named Mercy” read by Jennifer Thornton

The new Dial-A-Story at the Leake County Libraries this week is “A Piglet Named Mercy” by Kate DiCAMILLO. This week’s reader is Jennifer Thornton. Jennifer has an undergraduate degree in Business Management from Delta State University. She also has an undergraduate degree in Accounting from Mississippi College. During her spare time, she enjoys playing tennis, going to the waterpark, and shopping. “Mr. Watson and Mrs. Watson live ordinary lives. Sometimes, their lives feel a bit too ordinary. But then... Read More.

After 1 death, Southern heat wave eases slightly with front

An oppressive heat wave blamed for a death in Mississippi eased a little across the Southeast on Wednesday after a cold front pushed through the region, bringing damaging storms along with lower temperatures. Stifling heat and humidity that had made it feel like it was 120 degrees (49 Celsius) in places was replaced by slightly cooler weather, forecasters said. Damaging overnight storms ripped up roofs, knocked down power lines and toppled trees in northwest Alabama. No injuries were reported, but... Read More.

ECCC Leads State of Mississippi in Transfer GPA for 3rd Straight Year

East Central Community College (ECCC) in Decatur is the best in the state for the third straight year in preparing students for success at four-year public universities in Mississippi. Students who transferred from ECCC to a public four-year institution earned the highest cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of all community college transfers in the state of Mississippi in 2019. According to data released by the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL), students who transferred from East Central to one of the state’s... Read More.

Two new cases of WNV reported in Mississippi

The Mississippi State Department of Health reports two new human case of West Nile virus for 2019, bringing the state total to five this year. The new cases were reported in Forrest and Lamar counties. Three previous cases were reported in Smith, Hinds and Copiah counties in July. In 2018, Mississippi had 50 WNV cases and no deaths. The first case was reported in mid-July. "While most Mississippians are aware of the existence of West Nile virus, it’s easy to forget how... Read More.

Superstar Bret Michaels Brings His Unbroken World Tour to Pearl River Resort

Multiplatinum global superstar Bret Michaels will be performing live at Pearl River Resort this month! The former frontman for the 80’s group Poison will take the stage on Saturday, August 31 at 8:00pm in the Silver Star Convention Center. Tickets to this standing room only concert are on sale now for $35. Must be 21 years of age or older to attend. Tickets may be purchased online at For more information on Pearl River Resort, call 1.866.447.3275 or... Read More.