Leake Academy Teams Advance to Semi Final State Tournament Games Friday

The Leake Academy Basketball teams began play tonight at Joe Sheppard Gymnasium in Madden in the MAIS AAA State Tournament. The Lady Rebels (Rebelettes) entered 33-1 overall this season playing the Bowling Green Lady Buccaneers from Franklinton, Louisiana. The Lady Rebels gained control of the game in the first quarter moving out to a 13 point lead in the opening quarter, 20-7. By halftime the Rebelettes were ahead by 20 points, 40-20 and they continued to advance in the... Read More.

assault, DUI and other arrests in Leake County

Faustino Berduo-Lopez, 25, 611 Terry Lane, Carthage, hold for ICE, driving under the influence (DUI) 1st offense, no drivers license, no insurance, MHPTarrika W Comby, 29, 1054 Cobblestone Road, Walnut Grove, public drunk, resisting arrest, Leake Co. Sheriff’s DeptBenjamin Frazier, 23, 10779 Attala Road, Kosciusko, hold for DHS, Attala Co. Sheriff’s Dept.[caption... Read More.

Henry Receives Third SSAC Player of the Week Honor

Stillman College senior Ravion Henry was named the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the third time this season.It is also the third-straight week and sixth time in nine weeks a Stillman student-athlete has been named the SSAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week.Henry averaged a double-double through three games Feb. 11-17 with 23.7 points and 10.7 rebounds per game. He added 3.7 assists and 2.7 steals while shooting 60 percent from the... Read More.

East Central Teams Winners in Final Home Games of Regular Season

The East Central Community College Basketball teams were both winners in their last regular season home games at Brackeen-Wood Gymnasium in Decatur tonight as the teams hosted the Hines Community College Eagles. The Lady Warriors came away with a 17 point victory in their game after falling behind in the opening quarter. The final score Lady Warriors 76-59.The EC Warriors maintained a lead throughout the game over the Eagles but were up by only 4 points at halftime,33-29. In... Read More.

The Circus is Coming to Carthage

The Main Street Chamber of Leake County will be hosting the Kelly Miller Circus April 19th for two shows at 5:00 p.m and 7:30 p.m. at the Carthage Coliseum. The Kelly Miller Circus is the second largest tented circus in the United States. The morning of the circus there will be a raising of the Big Top ceremony at 9:00 a.m. where the public is invited to attend. According to Main Street Chamber Director Russell Baty “unlike some circuses this one only comes... Read More.

Leake County Extension hosting Pond Management Workshop

The Leake County Extension is hosting a Pond Management Workshop presented by Bill Maily on Monday, February 25, 2019 at 6 pm.  This FREE workshop is open to the General Public.Bill Maily, MSU Extension Associate III, Wildlife & Fisheries, will share his knowledge and expertise in pond management and fisheries.  Attendees will learn about:Fertilization Practices Lime Application Weed Identification and Control Population Evaluation Stocking Rates Water Chemistry and more!To Register, call the Leake County Extension Office at 601-267-8036... Read More.

Town of Walnut Grove – Notice Construction Zone

Main Street in The Town of Walnut Grove will be undergoing construction starting Monday, February 18.Due to the construction, Main Street from Highway 35 North intersection to East Street (below Lockwood Apts) will be closed temporarily. Construction should last approximately one week. Accommodations will be made for residents exit/entry in the work zone.School Buses and Large Trucks are advised to please use alternate routes such as Sylvanus Street entrance off Highway 35 at the South End of Town... Read More.

Rebelettes Win North State, Rebels Runner up Trophy

The Leake Academy Basketball teams were back in action at Heritage Academy Saturday playing in the MAIS AAA North Championship games. The 32-1 Lady Rebels (Rebelettes) were playing against the Winston Academy Lady Patriots in the girls championship game. The Lady Rebels moved out to a 12 point lead over the Lady Patriots in the opening quarter, 15-3. The Rebelettes continued to outscore the Lady Patriots in the second quarter as they moved out to a 24 point lead... Read More.