Hunter Education Class in Carthage

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks is sponsoring a Hunter Education Class in Carthage on Monday, August 19, Tuesday, August 20 and Thursday, August 22.  Class will begin at 5 pm each night and last until 9:30 pm. The class will be taught at the MSU Extension Service Building. Register online at the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks website

ECCC Men’s Basketball Hosting Elite Camp Aug. 24

The East Central Community College men’s basketball program is hosting an Elite Camp for 9th through 12th grade players Saturday, Aug. 24, from 1 to 5 p.m. in Brackeen-Wood Gym on the campus in Decatur. The cost is $35 per player. The ECCC Men’s Basketball Elite Camp is for players aspiring to play at the college level. The camp will be led by ECCC Head Coach Robert Thompson and his assistant coach Gino Myers-Kyles. It will be conducted in the same... Read More.

2019 Mississippi Power Roux Run 5k (Run/Walk) and Fun Run

Registration is underway for the 2019 Mississippi Power Roux Run 5k (Run/Walk) and Fun Run.   The event is slated for 8 am, Saturday, September 21st in Downtown Walnut Grove as part of The Roux 2019 festivities.  Cash Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female runner, top male and female walker, and fun run winner. Medals will be awarded in various age categories.  Door Prizes and ROUX Bucks will be drawn for from the participants.   The event... Read More.

WorkKeys Assessment offered in Leake County

The Leake County Development Association will be offering WorkKeys Assessment for high school students in Leake County between the ages of 16 – 18 on Saturday, Ausut 24, beginning at 8:30 am at the Leake County Chamber Center in Carthage. Students may pre-register at the Leake County Development Association Office located at 103 North Pearl Street, or contact Mala Burns at 601-267-7161, no later than August 20, 2019.

Teen holds convenience store owner at gunpoint

Thursday started out just like any day at The Spot, a very busy convenience store, owned by the Zahid family since 2011. Around 1:00 pm, things took a turn for the worse when a teenager casually walked inside and pulled a gun on the store owner and demanded cash. Khalada Zahid described what the frightening moment was like for her husband.

Arrest Made in Philadelphia Armed Robbery

A 17-year old has been arrested in connection with an armed robbery in Philadelphia. Philadelphia Police Chief Julian Greer said, “On Thursday, August 15 around 1pm, the Philadelphia Police Department received a 911 call regarding an armed robbery that had occurred at The Spot convenience store located at 1021 West Beacon St.” Chief Greer said Officers arrived on the scene within minutes. Owners of the store posted a surveillance video online of the robbery, which helped with the identification of the suspect.... Read More.

Neshoba County 2018 Delinquent Tax Sale – Monday, August 26

Neshoba County will be holding an online tax sale for 2018 delinquent taxes on Monday, August 26, 2019 starting at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 4:30 p.m. The sale will continue each subsequent day until all parcels have been offered for sale. A Mississippi based company, GovEase, will host the auction. The sale will be a live bid auction at the following website: The GovEase website will allow bidders to submit bids, view and download auction results. ... Read More.

Extreme heat causes concerns for elderly

As temperatures continue to climb, heat exhaustion is becoming a real concern, particularly in the elderly. A 74-year-old Winston County woman, who was mowing her lawn, suffered an apparent heart attack Monday. According to the coroner, she had preexisting conditions, but died due to the extreme heat. With temperatures continuing to rise, we spoke with a Neshoba County doctor about how to keep the elderly safe in extreme heat. "As we age, the elderly just don't have as much of a reserve... Read More.