Sheriff: Man shot postal worker in rural Mississippi

A postal worker in Hesterville is in critical condition after being shot while delivering mail. The man accused of shooting the worker Thursday was shot by law enforcement. The Attala County sheriff says the man initially tried to kidnap a woman at a grocery store near Kosciusko. That woman got away. The postal worker was shot along Mississippi Highway 35. Both the man and the postal worker were taken to a hospital in Jackson for treatment. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation... Read More.

DUI, drugs and other arrests in Leake/Attala County

Shanice Hickman, 26, 414 Goat Ranch Road, Philadelphia, driving under the influence (DUI) 2nd offense, driving with a suspended license, no proof of insurance, MHP Mark D Lee, 28, 111 Boyd Lane Carthage, public drunk, Leake Co. Sheriff’s Dept. Laquonda Martin, 22, 818 63rd Ave, Meridian, possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle, no... Read More.

Carthage’s Family Movie Night Returns Tonight

Will Smith lights up the stage at the old Carthage Elementary School as the beloved genie in in the new Disney adaptation of the classic Aladdin.  Join the Main Street Chamber on Friday January 17 at 6:30 for Family Movie Night.  Watch as a street rat purses the princess of Agrabah with the help of a powerful genie who can grant him just 3 wishes.  Family Movie night is sponsored by Baptist medical Center, Dr. David Henderson, ABS Tax... Read More.

Warriors Drop Two to Bobcats at Decatur

The East Central Basketball teams were back in action tonight in Decatur hosting Jones College. The Lady Warriors and Lady Bobcats were first to square off on the hardwood and it was a very close battle throughout the game. The 11th ranked Bobcats squeezed out a two point advantage in the first quarter of play and the teams were tied 30 to 30 at halftime. In the second half, The Lady Bobcats got their two point lead back 52-50... Read More.

Neshoba Co. Sheriff’s Department quickly recovers stolen church trailer

  A trailer loaded with vinyl siding was stolen from Hope United Methodist Church in Neshoba County Wednesday, but it didn't take long for deputies to track down the thieves. Investigator Gordon Adkins said some of the siding fell out of the trailer as the suspects made their getaway and quickly led investigators straight to the stolen property. "It led me across Highway 485 and to Road 425 then to County Road 432. We turned down 432 and it’s just vinyl... Read More.

Threat made against Leake County Schools

A threat against Leake County Schools by a student has been resolved, according to school officials. Parents were notified in a letter from Leake County Schools Superintendent Yvette B. Young on Thursday morning that the school had received information of a school threat. A release from Leake County Schools Superintendent Yvette B. Young stated "Two students in our district made verbal threats yesterday morning at approximately 7:12 am. Administrators, School Resource Officers, and local Law Enforcement were notified and reported to... Read More.