Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith headed to Philadelphia for ECCC program

After months of hard work, East Central Community College and its partners are ready to open the brand new diesel technology program, located in Philadelphia, with a ribbon cutting, Friday and a special guest.  "Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith is committed to being here, so we are excited she will be here. We are excited to have her... Read More.

U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith to Participate in Ribbon Cutting for ECCC’s Diesel Equipment Technology Program and Facility

U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi will be among those helping East Central Community College and its partners celebrate the college’s new Diesel Equipment Technology program and the opening of its new facility during ceremonies Friday, Aug. 23, at the former U.S. Motors Plant site in Philadelphia. The public is invited to the 10 a.m. program and ribbon cutting at the ECCC Diesel Equipment Technology program facility located at 1250 Pecan Avenue in Philadelphia. A portion of the old U.S. Motors... Read More.

Union native wins U.S. Amateur Golf championship

A Union, Mississippi native took down the U.S. Amateur Golf Championship on Sunday. Andy Ogletree of Union rallied to beat John Augenstein 2 and 1. Ogletree graduated from Union High School and currently is in college at Georgia Tech. Ogletree's win means he has qualified for the Masters, U.S. Open, and the Open Championship. Traditionally, the winner of the Amateur Championship is paired with the previous winner of the Masters. That would mean Ogletree could play with Tiger Woods in August... Read More.

Fan Day Saturday at MSU

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State's annual Fan Day featuring the 2019 Bulldog football team is set for this Saturday, Aug. 24, inside the Palmeiro Center. Doors open at 2 p.m. with autograph availability running from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Fans are asked to enter through the southeast entrance of the Palmeiro Center. To help ensure everyone in attendance has a chance to meet all of the student-athletes and head coach Joe Moorhead, student-athletes may only sign the official 2019 season posters while Coach Moorhead... Read More.

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.

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.