Snake bites local hunter on head

In a scene that could provoke nightmares, a Mississippi hunter walking to a truck soon found himself racing to the hospital after a venomous snake struck him in the head. The rare attack had one scientist calling the hunter "the unluckiest guy in America." Tyler Hardy of Philadelphia, told The Clarion Ledger he was jumping across a flooded ditch when a copperhead snake coiled on a tree limb bit him above his ear. In the short trip to the truck,... Read More.

The Main Street Chamber of Leake County teams up with Huddle House in Carthage

The Main Street Chamber of Leake County and Huddle House in Carthage are teaming up for a special fundraiser on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 from 5-8 pm at the Carthage Huddle House. 20% of sales during this time will be donated to The Main Street Chamber of Leake County. Patrons may also enter to win Free Huddle House Meals for a Year at $1 per entry with all cash from the raffle going to Main Street Chamber.

Neshoba County Library hosts United States Naval Academy Program

Counselors from the United States Naval Academy will be available from 9 am - 1 pm at The Neshoba County Public Library on Saturday, January 25. Information on summer STEM programs for current 8th, 9th, 10th & 11th graders, sports camps, assistance with on-line applications and admission requirements. Parents & Students welcome. No pre-registration required. • Full College Scholarship valued at $480,000 + $1,084 monthly stipend • 25 Academic Majors • #1 Public School in the Nation •... Read More.

Victims in Neshoba County house fire identified

Neshoba County Coroner John Stephens has confirmed the identity of the two victims who died in a house fire last week. Stephens said the names of the man and woman are Lakevin Turner and Shantel Jenkins. The cause of death has not been released for either victim. The fire happened in the early morning hours of Jan. 14 at a house on Road 402 in the Dowdville community. The cause of the fire is also unknown at this time.

New lottery tickets go on sale next week

The Mississippi Lottery Corporation will roll out new lottery games next week. Beginning Thursday, Jan. 30, Powerball and Mega Millions tickets will be available. The Mississippi Lottery sold nearly $9 million in scratch -off tickets during its first six days of operation in November. Most of the money raised from the lottery will help fund bridges and roads in Mississippi. Some of the money raised will go to education.

Town of Walnut Grove – Health, Wellness, Safety Resource Fair

The Town of Walnut Grove will host a Health, Wellness, Safety Resource Fair on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, at the Walnut Grove Baptist Family Life Center from 10 am - 1 pm. FREE ADMISSION. If you are interested in having a table for your business or organization, please call Town Hall at 601-253-2321 ext 1000 (Tu-Fri).

ECCC Accepting Applications for Slagle In-District Tuition Scholarship

East Central Community College in Decatur is 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 Scholarship... Read More.