At approximately 9:47 a.m., Leake County Deputies received a call stating that someone in the process of repossessing a vehicle was shot at. The incident happened at a residence on Storm Road in Lena. The “repo man” was not injured. We will update with further details as we receive them.
A comprehensive list of all Christmas events happening in and around Leake County. This list will be updated often so keep checking back! November 29 Carthage Lighting of the Park & Downtown December 2 Carthage Christmas Parade December 4 Polar Express Night December 5 Freetrade Church of God live nativity December 10 Tim Miner Concert December 11 Breakfast with Santa at Trustmark Park Motors 4 Toys Cruise-in & Toy Drive December 12 First Baptist Church Carols of Christmas December 13 Carthage Christian... Read More.
Grinch in the Grove will be at the Walnut Grove fire station on Thursday December 16th at 6pm. There will be a showing of “The Grinch” on the big screen in the fire station. Snacks will be provided. Please bring your own chair for seating. Both Santa and the Grinch will make an appearance so the kids can meet them.
Carthage will light it up TONIGHT! The event will be a community extravaganza and all are invited to come and enjoy! All activities are free. The Grinch will also be making an appearance, and we hear he won't even steal Christmas. The Christmas lighting event will begin at 5pm at Trustmark Park and will include lots of FREE activities and more for the entire family. Live Performances Craft Vendors Bounce Houses Corn Hole Games Food Trucks Family Pictures THE GRINCH!
Motors 4 Toys Cruise-In & Toy Drive is scheduled for Saturday December 11th from 9 am - 12 pm. It will be held at West Philadelphia Baptist Church located at 256 Gun Street in Philadelphia. You can drop of early donations in drop off boxes located at Mud Brothers Customs and Deals or the day of the cruise-in at West Philadelphia Baptist Church. Please donate new toys in their original packaging. Show your vehicles at the cruise-in while also spreading Christmas... Read More.
Congratulations to Kenna Kast of Kosciusko. She is a winner of two tickets to see “A Christmas Carol” at Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson compliments of Ballet Magnificat and M&S Furniture. Kenna’s name is also in the drawing to receive platinum seating plus dinner at the Manship House and overnight accommodations at The Old Capitol Inn. To enter just call the Baptist Medical Center Leake ‘Merry Christmas Line” at 601-267-0098 and good luck from Cruisin 98, The Christmas Station.
STATE WIDE--Coronavirus cases have gone up slightly the past couple of weeks in Mississippi. Gov. Tate Reeves tells NBC's Chuck Todd on "Meet the Press" that the state is vaccinating 50,000 people per week, but he believes some people are reluctant because of Pres. Biden. "The president's insistence on mandating them have hardened them against the vaccine," said Reeves. "I actually think it's the president's policies that have made it more difficult in rural states like Mississippi, to get more... Read More.