Schedule of Fall and Halloween events in and around Leake County

As trick-or-treat season is upon us, keep up with everything going on this Fall and Halloween with the following schedule of events: Saturday October 23rd Mt. Carmel Baptist Church of Edinburg Fall Festival 4 pm Sunday October 24th Pine Grove Church of God Trunk or Treat 5-6:30 pm Wednesday October 27th West Carthage Baptist Church Family Fall Festival 6-7:30 pm Thursday October 28th Sweets & Treats on the Carthage Square 5pm Saturday October 30th Haunted Hollow Trail Run... Read More.

Disturbance and Fire Reported

12:29 p.m. – Carthage Fire Department and Leake County Deputies responded to a call reporting a disturbance and fire at a residence on Wiggins Loop Road. An individual allegedly set a fire inside the residence, but another individual was able to get it put out. 1:48 p.m. – Leake County Deputies and Madden Fire Department were dispatched to a one-vehicle crash on Highway 487 East near Brooks Road.

Longtime Carthage Fireman Retires

Mr. Danny McMurry retired today after 29 years of being a firefighter at Carthage Fire Department. Carthage Fire Department celebrated Mr. McMurry today with a retirement party. (pictures below) Congratulations Danny! And thank you for your many years of service.


The Matlock Park Committee & Friends of The Park invites you to a fall celebration. It will be held at Matlock Park Saturday October 30th from 5:30-7pm. There will be a Trunk a Treat where you can decorate your cars in the theme of your choice, fill your trunks with candy and treats, and children can trick-or-treat. All cars must line up in the back of the park, children must be accompanied by a parent, and they ask that there... Read More.

Sunrise Baptist Church Annual Fall Festival

Sunrise Baptist Church located on Midway Road in Carthage invites you to their annual Fall Festival. It’s slated for Sunday October 31st from 4-7pm. There will be jumpers, indoor and outdoor games, and their FAMOUS stew along with crackers, drinks, and dessert. SBC invites you to join them for lots of family fun!

Church at The Arc Fall Festival

The Church at The Arc located at 138 Lakeside Dr. in Philadelphia is hosting their very first Fall Festival on Sunday October 31st from 1-4pm. They will be serving soup that day. There will be a bounce house and games for the kids. Bring the family out and don’t forget to wear your costumes!

FBC Carthage Fall Festival

First Baptist Church of Carthage located on North Van Buren Street is hosting a Glow with God Fall Festival. It will be held on Sunday October 31st at 6pm in their Family Life Center Gym & in the parking lot. There will be food, games, treats, and lots of fun for the whole family!