EC Falls to Number One MS. Gulf Coast

The East Central Community College Warriors were at home tonight hosting the number one team in the nation the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Bulldogs. The Warriors were defeated in the game by a final score of 25-5. The Bulldogs were up 6-0 at the end of the opening quarter and had a 12-5 lead at halftime. In the second half the Bulldogs added one touchdown in the third quarter and another in the final quarter to win the... Read More.

aggravated assault and other arrests in Leake/Attala County

Roy E Bishop, 48, 5154 Hwy 500, Lena, possession of meth, contempt of court, bond surrender, capias-receiving stolen property, Carthage PD Karine C Chickaway, 32, 409 Chickaway Dr. Conehatta, served time, Leake Co. Sheriff’s Dept. George Evans, 48, 5991 Attala 4045, Sallis, cyber stalking, sending threats and harassment, Attala Co. Sheriff’s Dept. [caption id="attachment_39612" align="alignnone"... Read More.

East Central Community College Named Among Top 50 in Nation for Student Success

East Central Community College in Decatur is ranked No. 27 in the nation among two-year colleges in preparing students to transfer to a four-year school or turn an Associate Degree into a successful career. The new study “50 Best Schools for Transferring From Community College to University” was published Oct. 7 at The rankings were based on data from the 513 community and junior colleges across the country with the best graduation rates and transfer rates. From that data, the... Read More.


Pearl River Resort and its sister property, Bok Homa Casino, recently collected donations from associates for Breast Cancer Awareness.   Sonny Johnson, President and CEO of Pearl River Resort said, “I am very proud of our associates for stepping up and making such a sizeable donation to this worthy cause.”   A check for $13,889 was presented to the American Cancer Society on Thursday, October 3rd at the Golden Moon Hotel and Casino.  Johnson stated, “since 2015, our associates have donated... Read More.

No. 19 ECCC Plans to “Black Out Bailey” When No. 1 Gulf Coast Visits Oct. 10

The No. 19 ranked East Central Community College Warriors will host the No. 1 ranked Gulf Coast Bulldogs in an MACJC South Division football contest Thursday, Oct. 10, in Decatur. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. at Bailey Stadium. It will be “Black Out Bailey” as all Warrior fans are encouraged to wear black to the game. The ECCC Warriors are 4-2 overall on the season and 3-0 in MACJC South Division play. East Central entered the NJCAA Top 20 this... Read More.

Noted emergency medicine expert joins PatientCare EMS  as medical director

Damon Darsey, MD brings over 18 years of emergency medical services experience to Central Mississippi ambulance provider Emergency medical services veteran Damon Darsey, MD is the new medical director for PatientCare EMS’ Mississippi Operation, the ambulance service provider for Leake, Winston, Newton, Scott, Noxubee and Kemper counties. Dr. Darsey has more than 18 years of EMS experience, and serves as an associate professor of emergency medicine and pediatrics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Dr. Darsey also serves as the medical director of the Mississippi Center for Emergency Services,... Read More.

Former Warrior Tim Anderson Wins AL Batting Average Title

Former East Central Community College Diamond Warrior Tim Anderson won the American League Batting Average Title following the recently completed 2019 Major League Baseball season. Anderson, the starting shortstop for the Chicago White Sox, hit .335 during the season with 18 home runs, 32 doubles, and 56 runs batted in. He became only the third White Sox player to win the batting average title. MLB Hall of Famers Frank Thomas (1997) and Luke Appling (1936 and 1943) also accomplished the fete. A... Read More.