Gas prices expected to drop below $2.00

The average price of gas in Mississippi is $2.28 a gallon, according to the site Gas Buddy, but that may not last long. Travelers might be paying less than $2.00 at the pump pretty soon.  

Cryus Ben and Phyliss J Anderson head to Runoff in Tribal Chief Elections

Members of the Choctaw tribe will be heading to the polls for an election run-off to vote for the next tribal chief.  Incumbent Chief Phyliss J. Anderson will face Cyrus Ben in the run-off. Ben received 45% of the vote Tuesday while Anderson pulled in 36% of the votes. The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will hold a Tribal Election (Run-Off) on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 for Tribal Chief for a four-year term. Phyliss J. Anderson - 1306 Randy Anderson-... Read More.

Official Election Results of the June 11, 2019, Tribal Council Election

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians  - Tribal Election Committee has verified the election results from Tuesday's Tribal Council election. All absentee ballots have been counted. The eight tribal council seats will be filled by the following winners of Tuesday's election. Bogue Chitto – Ronnie Henry Bogue Homa - Michael Briscoe Conehatta – Timothy Thomas Sr. Pearl River – Nigel Gibson Red Water – Richard Isaac, Sharon Johnson Standing Pine – Richard Sockey Tucker – Wanda Simpson - McMillian Official... Read More.

Meridian woman sentenced for insurance, wire fraud

Another con-artist is behind bars. This Meridian woman will spend five years in prison for selling home and auto insurance without a license. She took money from victims and used it for herself, leaving her victims without coverage. Sylvia Lynn Dickinson, 34, will serve five years in prison for selling home and auto insurance without having a license to sell those policies, according to Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood. Dickinson pleaded guilty to two counts of insurance fraud and two counts... Read More.

Cathage-Leake Library – Move To Learn

The Carthage-Leake County Library will have Move To Learn Friday June 14, 2019 at 10:00. Move To Learn’s mission is to promote higher grades and healthier children in Mississippi through exercise in the classroom. For additional information, please call the Carthage Leake County Library at (601)267-7821.

ECCC Alumni and Friends Invited to Lunch with the Road Warriors 2019 Tour

The East Central Community College Alumni Association is coming to a town near you! Alumni Association officials, along with college President Dr. Billy Stewart, invite alumni and friends to join them during the month of July for "Road Warriors 2019 Tour." Stewart and Director of Athletics Paul Nixon will join others at stops in each of the five counties East Central Community College serves, including Leake, Neshoba, Newton, Scott and Winston, on select days during the... Read More.

Boswell Media Sports Countdown to Kickoff is returning (audio)

The Boswell Media Sports Countdown to Kickoff is back for its third year. The Boswell Media Sports Countdown to Kickoff will feature interviews with coaches and commentators from the core group of schools covered by Boswell Media Sports. That group includes Kosciusko, Leake Academy, Holmes Community College, and East Central Community College. Select area schools covered in the Helmet-to-Helmet broadcast series will be featured as well. “We couldn't be more excited about the return... Read More.

MBCI chief candidates excited for runoff

The 2019 MBCI tribal elections ended Tuesday with former council member and businessman Cyrus Ben taking the lead over incumbent Chief Phyliss Anderson. Anderson said Wednesday she is grateful to the over 11,000 member tribe, which she called family. "I believe it would be great for the future generations to make sure that we move forward together as we have done in so many elections,” said Anderson. Ben received 1,591 votes and Chief Anderson received 1,186. Anderson said she is... Read More.