The Leake Academy basketball teams traveled to Louisville tonight to play MAIS district 4A basketball against the Winston Academy Patriots. The number 1 ranked and undefeated Lady Rebels were first on the hardwood playing the Lady Patriots. The Lady Rebels quickly gained control of the game and were leading by 33 points at halftime, 42-9. The Lady Rebels continued to outscore the Lady Patriots in the second half and won the game by 37 points, 61-24. The men's teams were... Read More.
East Central Community College in Decatur is now accepting applications for the Slagle In-District Tuition Scholarship through June 30, 2020. Depending on the availability of funding, the Slagle In-District Tuition Scholarship is available for students in the college’s district, which includes Leake, Neshoba, Newton, Scott, and Winston counties. This scholarship serves as a “gap filler” and awards several thousand dollars annually to ECCC students who are in need of funds to cover tuition expenses. Students applying for the Slagle In-District Tuition... Read More.
The 46th annual Leake County Livestock Association Show will be held Saturday, January 11, 2020 in the Carthage Coliseum. The public is invited to attend and admission is free. The show will begin at 9:00 a.m. 4-H and FFA boys and girls will exhibit market goats, commercial meat goat does, commercial beef heifers, and registered beef breeding cattle, and commercial dairy cattle. The young people have raised, fed, trained, and groomed their animals for the past year. The county... Read More.
STARKVILLE – Mike Leach, a two-time national coach of the year, three-time conference coach of the year and the mastermind behind the NCAA record-setting “Air Raid” offense, has been tabbed as Mississippi State’s 34th head football coach, Director of Athletics John Cohen announced Thursday. “Mike Leach is a proven winner who has established a culture of excellence for nearly two decades as a head coach,” Cohen said. “An offensive genius and two-time national coach of the year, he has a... Read More.
Eric W Stanley, 29, 4231 Summit Ave, Jackson, driving under the influence (DUI) 1st other substance, possession of marijuana, careless driving, Leake Co. Sheriff’s Dept. Edison R Wilson, 30, 107 Issac Lane, Philadelphia, public drunk, Leake Co. Sheriff’s Dept. Willie E Carr, 63, 2061 Dunsun Park Lot 53, Ponchtoula, LA, public drunk, Leake... Read More.
A threat was made against the Morton Schools on Wednesday morning. A release from Scott County Schools Superintendent Dr. Tony McGee stated “Authorities followed protocol and procedures against the threat. Local law enforcement assessed the threat and determined that all schools were safe.” Dr. McGee talked live with Lolly Dude about yesterday's events on Kicks96 this morning.
Students named to the 2019 fall semester honor roll, which includes those full-time students selected to the President’s List, Dean’s List and Honorable Mention List, have been announced at East Central Community College in Decatur. Full-time students are those who complete 15 or more hours during the semester. PRESIDENT’S LIST (Alphabetically by hometown) Those named to the President’s List, full-time students with a 4.0 grade point average, and their respective hometowns include the following: ACKERMAN: Pamela Lane BAILEY: Allyson Dufour BENOIT: Gary Vaughan BRANDON: Morghan... Read More.
Leaders are challenging Mississippi legislators to make the most of their four-year term. All 122 members of the House and all 52 senators were sworn in Tuesday. Republicans maintain control in both chambers. Tuesday's opening day was taken up with formalities. The House elected Republican Philip Gunn to a third term as speaker. Both chambers elected new leaders to be second-in-command. Republican Dean Kirby is the new Senate president pro tempore. Rep. Jason White is the new House speaker pro tem.... Read More.