East Central Community College is offering several courses during its May Semester, including General Biology I with Lab, English Composition I & II, Anatomy and Physiology I & II with Lab, Microbiology with Lab, College Algebra, General Physics I-A with Lab, and Public Speaking.The two-week term begins on Monday, May 13, and ends on Friday, May 24. The last day to register is Tuesday, May 14. All courses are on the campus in Decatur.Registration can be done online at... Read More.
The National Weather Service of Jackson has confirmed that an EF-1 tornado touched down in Leake County on Saturday, April 13.The tornado reported in Leake County started on the Highway 429 bridge at the Yockanookany River. A number of trees were snapped and uprooted. The tornado then continued north-northeast through the wooded river bottom east of the Natchez Trace Parkway. At a point, the western portion of the tornado touched the Trace.Numerous trees were uprooted and snapped. Extensive tree... Read More.
Phyliss J. Anderson, Tribal Chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, officially announced her candidacy today in her re-election bid as Tribal Chief. Chief Anderson serves as the first female chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians after winning a historic election in 2011.“Over the last eight years, my administration has proved our dedication and ability to produce real results for the Choctaw people. We have built great institutes of health, education and enterprise while vastly improving... Read More.
One man is dead after crashing his plane into a field near Ole Sawmill Road in Lake, Mississippi.The accident happened around midnight Friday, April 12th. The man has been identified as 53-year-old Walter Stanford of Ackerman. According to Scott County Sheriff Mike Lee, neighbors in the area heard the crash Friday night, but were unsure as to what it was.The small, two-seat plane was not found until Saturday morning. Stanford was the only person inside.The pilot’s body has been taken in... Read More.
The Mississippi Department of Transportation has placed a weight restriction on a state highway in Scott County.MDOT crews recently inspected a bridge on Highway 35 that spans the Kansas City Southern Railroad near Forest.State bridge inspectors found deterioration on several of the bridge's steel girders.The weight limit allows the bridge to stay open to the public. The restrictions are placed on commercial trucks.Signs are now in place to alert drivers of the load restriction.
Leake County Sheriff Department is seeking help in store Robbery.On March 18, 2019 deputies responded to Dollar General in Singleton , located on Highway 35 N was robbed by (2) two black males who entered the store wearing mask displayed a weapons demanding money. After taking the money, the suspects left the scene in a silver car that displayed an red and white dealer tag.Anyone with information that leads to an arrest would be... Read More.
Carthage and Leake County issued a B.O.L.O. for a missing person. The BOLO asked officers to be on the look out for a missing person.Terence Washington was last seen on April 4, 2019 at a residence in Carthage at approximately 10:00 am. According to Dispatch he was to return at 1:00 pm the same day. He was last seen in a tan 2006 Ford Focus with a tag number of "LJX 724".If seen you are urged to... Read More.