EC Falls to Number One MS. Gulf Coast

The East Central Community College Warriors were at home tonight hosting the number one team in the nation the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Bulldogs. The Warriors were defeated in the game by a final score of 25-5. The Bulldogs were up 6-0 at the end of the opening quarter and had a 12-5 lead at halftime. In the second half the Bulldogs added one touchdown in the third quarter and another in the final quarter to win the... Read More.

East Central Community College Named Among Top 50 in Nation for Student Success

East Central Community College in Decatur is ranked No. 27 in the nation among two-year colleges in preparing students to transfer to a four-year school or turn an Associate Degree into a successful career. The new study “50 Best Schools for Transferring From Community College to University” was published Oct. 7 at The rankings were based on data from the 513 community and junior colleges across the country with the best graduation rates and transfer rates. From that data, the... Read More.


Pearl River Resort and its sister property, Bok Homa Casino, recently collected donations from associates for Breast Cancer Awareness.   Sonny Johnson, President and CEO of Pearl River Resort said, “I am very proud of our associates for stepping up and making such a sizeable donation to this worthy cause.”   A check for $13,889 was presented to the American Cancer Society on Thursday, October 3rd at the Golden Moon Hotel and Casino.  Johnson stated, “since 2015, our associates have donated... Read More.

Philadelphia PD investigating reported robbery and assault

A reported robbery and assault has the Philadelphia Police Department looking for at least three suspects who could be involved. “Male subject went to the BP Store. On his way back home to Pearl Street Apartments, he was jumped. He went to go get something to eat and on his way back he was jumped by at least three people, possibly more,” said Investigator Wade Akins. Investigator Akins... Read More.

Ribbon Cutting held for Tots, Teens & In-Betweens in Philadelphia

A Grand Opening was held on Wednesday morning in Philadelphia for Tots, Teens & In-Betweens. Owners Cindy and Gordon Adkins held a ribbon cutting in honor of their new business across from The Citizens Bank main branch at 514 East Main Street. Tots, Teens & In-Betweens is a new consignment shop in Philadelphia. They feature name brand clothes, shoes, jewelry and more for a bargain price. In attendance - Community Development Partnership,... Read More.

shoplifting, possession and other arrests in Neshoba County

Marlena Sanchez, 39, 214 Robinhood Circle, Philadelphia, public drunk Isaiah Clemons, 20, 880 Valley View Drive, Philadelphia, disturbance of family, simple assault by threat, resisting arrest, simple assault on police officer, disorderly conduct Steven Deon Johnson, 34, 69 Dogwood Ave, Dekalb, domestic violence-simple assault ... Read More.

No. 19 ECCC Plans to “Black Out Bailey” When No. 1 Gulf Coast Visits Oct. 10

The No. 19 ranked East Central Community College Warriors will host the No. 1 ranked Gulf Coast Bulldogs in an MACJC South Division football contest Thursday, Oct. 10, in Decatur. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. at Bailey Stadium. It will be “Black Out Bailey” as all Warrior fans are encouraged to wear black to the game. The ECCC Warriors are 4-2 overall on the season and 3-0 in MACJC South Division play. East Central entered the NJCAA Top 20 this... Read More.