EMCC hosting intercollegiate rodeo

East Mississippi Community College will host its 7th Annual Intercollegiate Rodeo Feb. 21-23 at the Lauderdale County Agri-Center in Meridian. Gates open at 7 p.m. nightly during the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) sanctioned event sponsored by HMR Veterans Services, Inc. Tickets are $10 at the door and $5 for students. Admission is free for children age 5 and younger. This will be the third year EMCC has hosted the event at the Lauderdale County Agri-Center. “We have had a really good... Read More.

Walnut Grove Man Pleads Guilty to Illegally Possessing a Gun

Matthew J. Underwood, 45, of Walnut Grove, pled guilty before U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves to being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Dana Nichols with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.On August 7, 2018, officers were conducting a residence check of Underwood’s home when they discovered a loaded 12 gauge shotgun and a box of 12 gauge shotgun shells. Underwood had previously been convicted of... Read More.

No Limits Monster Trucks at the Neshoba County Coliseum

No Limits will be in Philadelphia for two shows of Monster Truck madness.  The No Limits Monster Truck Tour is racing into the Neshoba County Coliseum Saturday, February 23 and is bringing some of the best monster trucks in the nation including Nitro Hornet and Wicked Sickness. Adult tickets are $26, Kids (3-12) $14. For more information contact the CDP at (601) 656-1000.

ECCC to Offer Diesel Equipment Technology Program in Philadelphia Beginning Fall 2019

East Central Community College in Decatur will offer a new program in Diesel Equipment Technology in Philadelphia  beginning in Fall 2019, pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).The instructional program, which will be located at the previous U.S. Motors plant, will provide students with competencies required to maintain a variety of industrial diesel equipment, including agricultural tractors, commercial trucks, and construction equipment.  It will include instruction in inspections, repair, maintenance of engines,... Read More.

Boswell Media nominated for several LA-MS Associated Press Awards

 Boswell Media’s radio and online news teams have been nominated for numerous awards in the Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors Professional contest.The WLIN/WCKK News Departments lead the way with seven nominations across four separate categories.Radio entries nominated for awards include a Use of Sound nomination for Kicks 96/WCKK News Director Mina Mooney’s coverage of a Union High School active shooter drill and a Public Affairs nomination for her... Read More.

Update: One killed in overnight stabbing in Philadelphia

Update: A female suspect was taken into custody following what officers believe to be a domestic dispute that resulted in the death of one man.Philadelphia Police Chief Grant Myers stated, "Philadelphia Police Department received a call of a subject who had been stabbed at 923 Gum Street. When officers arrived they found Aaron McCarty with a single puncture wound to the chest. McCarty was transported to the ER where he was later pronounced dead."The suspect along with a juvenile,... Read More.

DUI, forgery and other arrests in Leake County

Tammy D Berry, 19, 2244 Attala Road 2007, McCool, driving under the influence (DUI) 1st offense, no insurance, leaving the scene of an accident, MHPDemorio Culberson, 33, 921 Ricks Road, Noxapater, public drunk, Walnut Grove PDBlake L Frazier, 20, 1432 Hwy 43 S, Kosciusko, possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle, improper... Read More.