Leake County Libraries dial-a-story “Slug Needs A Hug” read by Lasonya Leflore

Leake-County Libraries Dial-A-Story reader this week is Lasonya Leflore. Readers can call 601-267-7208 to hear Lasonya read “Slug Needs A Hug!” by Jeanne Willis.  “When it begins to bug slug that his mommy doesn’t hug him, the other animals come up with various ideas to make him more attractive.  Soon slug has a new look.  Will his mommy hug him now?”  You can hear this week’s story by dialing 601-267-7208 June 7th through June 12th, 2019.  Children can call... Read More.

DUI, child abuse and other arrests in Attala/Leake County

Christopher Turner, 34, 152 Ammos Circle, Kosciusko, no insurance, possession of stolen property, no drivers license, Attala Co. Sheriff’s Dept. Randy White, 35, 304 Allen Wood Drive, Carthage, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, discharge of firearm in city limits, Carthage PD Moses B... Read More.

Madden Volunteer Fire Department hosting fundraiser

The Madden Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a fundraiser and political forum on Saturday, June 15 starting at 11 am at the fire department located at 1415 Bryan Road.  All political candidates are invited to attend and speak to the crowd at 1 pm, an auction will follow. Local band Backdraft will perform at 11 am until 1 pm. Chicken plates will be sold.

Carthage-Leake County Library has Summer Library programs

The Carthage-Leake County Library invites you to Blast Off this summer with our Summer Reading Program “A Universe of Stories” The Carthage-Leake County Library has Summer Library programs for all ages. This week’s programs are: Monday June 10, 2019 at 3:45 Ages 7 to 11 will create Galaxy T-shirts.  Participants should bring a solid black T-shirt. Tuesday June 11, 2019 at 2:00, Leake County Homemaker Volunteers will demonstrate Hand Quilting. There will also be a quilt display Thursday June 13,... Read More.

Today – G&J Petting Zoo is coming to Carthage Coliseum

G&J Petting Zoo is coming to Carthage at 10 am! The Petting Zoo is the first Friday program for Summer Library 2019 for the Carthage-Leake County Library.  First Financial Bank is sponsoring the petting zoo, which is being relocated to the Carthage Coliseum due to the weather forecast.  Everyone is invited, admission is free of charge.

burglary, DUI and other arrests in Attala/Leake County

Anthony L Broadway, 36, 71 Durant Lane, Durant, driving with a suspended license, no insurance, Attala Co. Sheriff’s Dept. Willie D Dear, 34, 604 Williams Street, Carthage, no drivers license, possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle, no insurance, Carthage PD Reynaldo M Ealy,... Read More.

Forest man sentenced for sexually abusing vulnerable adult

The Mississippi Attorney General's Office prosecuted Jason Amos, 19, of Forest, for sexually abusing a man who has a mental disability. Attorney General Jim Hood says the 21-year-old victim was not able to consent due to his mental capacity. Amos pleaded guilty Monday to one count of sexual battery. Scott County Circuit Court Judge Christopher A. Collins sentenced Amos to 15 years in prison with seven years to serve, eight years suspended, and three years of post-release supervision. Additionally, Amos... Read More.

FSA offering emergency disaster loans

United States Department of Agriculture has declared 11 Mississippi counties have been designated as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Clarke, Hinds, Kemper, Leake, Madison, Monroe, Neshoba, Noxubee, Rankin, Scott and Smith counties who suffered losses caused by high winds and tornadoes that occurred on April 13 and April 18, may be eligible for USDA Farm Service Agency emergency loans. This designation allows FSA to extend emergency credit to producers recovering from natural disasters. Emergency loans can be used to meet various... Read More.