Leake Academy Halloween Carnival Today Starting Today at 11am

The annual Leake Academy Halloween Carnival will be held today.  However, there will be some changes taking place this year because of the pandemic regulations.  Instead of the Carnival taking place in the old gym and at night, this year’s version will be held during the day and outside on school grounds in Madden, which allows for more distancing between the various activities. The Carnival kicks off at 11am with the presentation of Kings and Queens, and all the booths... Read More.

MDPS: Halloween Safety Tips

Do you have your Halloween safety tips in place? The Mississippi Department of Public Safety is sharing some safety guidelines that can be utilized to keep everyone safe this season. Below are some tips that can allow children to have fun while helping parents exercise a plan with caution in mind. 1) Do not allow young children to trick or treat without adult supervision. 2)... Read More.
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Today Is The Last Day For In-Person Absentee Voting

The In-person absentee voting deadline is almost here. But you still have time. Circuit Clerks offices will be open for absentee voting today until 5pm. After that you can still mail in absentee ballots until end of day on election day but they must be postmarked no later than November 3rd.  As a reminder, absentee mail in ballots must have a signature and witness, otherwise the vote will not be valid. This... Read More.

Newton: The Spooky Boo Drive Today

The Spooky Boo Drive Thru is today. According to Newton City Chamber of Commerce the Halloween drive thru event is for kids 12 and under. Families are instructed to go to the Newton Depot Parking lot. Bags of candy will be distributed directly to cars. Social distancing guidelines do apply. Times are between 3:00-5:00pm. Spooky Boo Drive-Thru Newton Depot Parking Lot 128 South Main Street Newton, MS Saturday October 31 3:00PM-5:00PM 12 and under please
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Today In History, Saturday, October 31st

Today is Saturday, Oct. 31, the 305th day of 2020. There are 61 days left in the year. This is Halloween. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 31, 1941, work was completed on the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota, begun in 1927. On this date: In 1795, English poet John Keats was born in London. In 1860, Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts of the USA, was born in Savannah, Ga. In 1926, magician Harry Houdini died in Detroit of... Read More.
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The Leake Academy Halloween Carnival Starts Tomorrow At 11AM

The annual Leake Academy Halloween Carnival will be held Saturday, October 31.  However, there will be some changes taking place this year because of the pandemic regulations.  Instead of the Carnival taking place in the old gym and at night, this year’s version will be held during the day and outside on school grounds in Madden, which allows for more distancing between the various activities. The Carnival kicks off at 11am with the presentation of Kings and Queens, and all... Read More.

In Person Absentee Voting Deadline Is Tomorrow, Circuit Clerks Offices Open

The In-person Absentee voting deadline is almost here. But you still have time. Circuit Clerks offices will be open for absentee voting today and tomorrow until 5pm. After that you can still mail in absentee ballots until end of day on election day but they must be postmarked no later than November 3rd.  As a reminder, absentee mail in ballots must have a signature and witness, otherwise the vote will not be... Read More.