Linwood Volunteer Fire Department Fall Fundraiser

Linwood Volunteer Fire Department is having a fall fundraiser to be held at station #1 in Linwood (Road 248) Saturday October 6. Grilled Chicken Plates served with backed beans, slaw, roll, dessert, and tea will be available beginning at 11 a.m for $10.00. An auction will also be held hosted by Lane Taylor. 

Jury gives death penalty to man in murder of 13-year-old

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — A central Mississippi jury is sentencing a man to death for murdering a 13-year-old during an attempted convenience store robbery in 2014.Local news outlets report Madison County jurors gave the sentence to 38-year-old Tony Clark Thursday in the death of Muhammad Saeed.Jurors convicted Clark on Tuesday of capital murder, attempted murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.A surveillance video shows Clark and his nephew, 23-year-old Teonta Clark, entering the store.... Read More.
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Mississippi education board delays letter grade rankings

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's state Board of Education balked Thursday at approving A to F ratings for schools and districts until October, citing discontent with the proposed ratings.The refusal disrupted a carefully choreographed release process, meaning unofficial or projected grades will come out before the board approves them. The move also leaves open a small possibility that the board will demand substantive changes to the state's accountability system, meaning schools and districts could end up with different grades... Read More.
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ECCC to Hold Two MI-BEST Test/Interview Dates in Fall 2018

East Central Community College in Decatur will host testing and interviews Oct. 8 and Nov. 9 for prospective students interested in enrolling in the MI-BEST program beginning spring 2019.MI-BEST allows qualified applicants to take courses they need to prepare for the high school equivalency exam while at the same time training for jobs in fields such as collision repair technology, business and office technology, certified nurse assistant, culinary arts technology, hotel and restaurant management, and heating, ventilation, and air... Read More.
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Ethel Tigers Defeat Leake County Gators!

The Ethel Tigers traveled to Leake County to play against the Gators tonight. The first quarter was slow and neither team scored any points.  The second quarter picked up speed and the Gators scored two touchdowns. (16-0) During the third quarter, both teams added points to their boards. Ethel scored one touchdown and Leake County scored several. (30-7) The final quarter was a success for both teams. Ethel Tigers scored one more touchdown and Leake County Gators scored one as... Read More.

Rebels Win Big over Canton Panthers

The Leake Academy Rebels are on the road this week playing the Canton Academy Panthers in their first District 2 AAA conference game of the season. The Rebels are 4-1 overall this season while the Panthers of Canton Academy are 1-3 overall.The Rebels received the ball to begin the game and quickly moved down the field, scoring on a 42 yard pass play from QB Will-Lawson Harkins to Thomas Cheatham to take an early 7-0 lead in the game.... Read More.