Leadership Neshoba has a new service project. This year’s group of high school juniors created a Blessing Box which is located at the Depot. According the Community Development Partnership, "students filled the Blessing Box with water, individual snacks, blankets, toiletries, and many more items. These items free, and anyone in need can take something from the Blessing Box" Donated items are also being received for the Blessing Box. "Take what you need, and bring what you can." For more... Read More.
A Day of Service is scheduled in Philadelphia. The community street cleanup event will take place, Monday, January 18th on Martin Luther King Day. The event organized by Community in Action Organization will take place instead of the Martin Luther King Parade because of cancellation due to Covid-19 concerns. Churches, organizations, and community members are encouraged to meet at 10 am in front of the Depot. Trash bags and gloves will be available. Refreshments will provided as well. Eva... Read More.
The Mississippi National Guard is sending troops to Washington D. C. for the presidential inauguration. A National Guard press release says that troops will work to keep the event a “safe and secure environment” to allow for “a peaceful transition of authority." The Mississippi National Guard is part of a broad contingent of National Guard soldiers from various states that will attend the ceremony. Republican Gov. Tate Reeves’ press secretary, Bailey Martin, said the governor told the Mississippi National... Read More.
Vaccinations continue. However, If you don't have an appointment yet, you may have to wait. According to the Mississippi Department of Health all appointments are booked until February. 85,829 people from across the state have received their first vaccination. 390 people have been vaccinated from Attala, 370 people from Leake, 643 from Neshoba and 550 from Winston county. An additional 52,000 appointments have been confirmed by the MSDH. We will keep you updated as more appointments and vaccines become... Read More.
Free Covid-19 testing is available today at the Leake County Health Department. However, before getting tested you must first be screened by speaking with a UMMC clinician to determine your likelihood of COVID-19 infection or exposure. This can be done by calling 601-496-7200 or completing the UMMC COVID-19 online patient Screening form. *College and University students, faculty or staff child care facility workers will be tested for free without symptoms or exposure but must make an... Read More.
The next Powerball drawing, valued at $640,000,000, is this weekend. And unfortunately as the lottery numbers climb so do the scams. The Mississippi Lottery Corporation has provided some tips to help protect you. First of all, the Miss Lottery does not contact a winner, never asks you to pay taxes up front and if you did not buy a ticket, you can't win a lottery prize. Below find lottery information and tips. The Mississippi Lottery does not contact the... Read More.
The Leake Academy Basketball teams were in district play tonight at Joe F. Shepard Gymnasium in Madden playing the Patriots of Winston Academy. Both teams came away with impressive wins. The Lady Rebels won their contest by 55 points, 71-16. The Lady Rebels were leading the game by 34 points at halftime, 44-10, allowing most of the second half to be played with a running clock. With the win tonight, the Lady Rebels improve to 19-2 on the season.... Read More.
The Madison County Sheriff’s Department is asking for help from the public with an Armed Robbery case. On December 31, 2020 at approximately 7:25 pm, an unidentified subject entered the Farmhaven Express located at 3681 Hwy 16 East in Madison County. The subject displayed a firearm and ordered a female to give him money. The subject held the female at gunpoint while she placed cash into a backpack. The subject then reached into the register drawer and took some... Read More.