ECCC Closes for Christmas Holidays

East Central Community College in Decatur has closed all offices for the Christmas holidays. Offices will reopen Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019.Orientation for new students for the spring 2019 semester will be held Thursday, Jan. 3, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Vickers Fine Arts Center auditorium. As part of Orientation, new students will register for spring classes. Students can still apply to attend ECCC for the spring 2019 semester by using the online application at and evening... Read More.

Leake County Libraries dial-a-story “I’m not Santa” read by Mrs. Lachell Boyd

The new dial a story at Carthage Leake County Library this week is “I’m not Santa” by Jonathan Allen. This week’s guest reader is Mrs. Lachell Boyd.  Lachell Boyd and her husband Kendrick Boyd are natives of Carthage, MS.   Lachell Boyd is a proud assistant kindergarten teacher at Leake County Elementary.  She enjoys teaching and enlightening children of all ages.  You can hear this week’s story by dialing 601-267-7208 December 13, 2018 through December 20, 2018. Dial-a-story is available... Read More.
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Tornadoes Name Frey as PHS Head Football Coach (VIDEO)

Coach David Frey has officially been named the Head Football Coach for the Tornadoes after an outstanding season that saw Philadelphia High School make it to the third round of the Class 2A state football playoffs.Philadelphia Superintendent Dr. Lisa Hull held a press conference Thursday afternoon to announce Coach Frey had been selected based on his outstanding performance and dedication.“We looked at it very hard and very seriously. We know how important football is to this city and this... Read More.

Natchez Trace Parkway hiring tractor operators and maintenance

The Natchez Trace Parkway is hiring temporary tractor operators and maintenance workers for next summer’s mowing season.The season begins April 15, 2019 and ends Oct. 14, 1019.In Mississippi, opportunities could be available in Kosciusko, Ridgeland, Mantee, and Tupelo.To apply, go online to, search for Natchez, and all open positions on the Parkway will show up.The job announcement will be open for applications from December 12 through 21, 2018.
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Neshoba County Library‎ – Mississippi Smart Landscapes Series

The MSU Extension Service and Master Gardeners program will be holding a special series of programs at the Philadelphia - Neshoba County Library this January and February, offering great tips and information as you plan your 2019 garden and landscape.This free and informative series includes the following programs:Jan 17 – Hummingbirds & Pollinators ( Presenters: Mary Adkins & Shirley Skinner)*Jan 31 – Basic Landscape Design ( Presenters: Troy Hight & Steve Emerson)*February 7 – Naturalistic Landscapes ( Presenter: Pat... Read More.

Man shot in the face in alleged love triangle

Kemper County Chief Deputy Robert Joyner says a confrontation between 27-year-old Willie Brown, his girlfriend and her lover could have turned deadly."He came up and was knocking on the window at the female's house," said Chief Deputy Joyner.The chief deputy says Brown went to his girlfriend's house in the 100 Block of John C. Stennis Avenue around 3 Wednesday morning.Once Brown's girlfriend answered, investigators say Brown forced himself inside and found another man in the bedroom. The... Read More.