The Neshoba County Sheriff's department is still looking for a missing 20-year old. Sheriff Eric Clark said the department has not stopped following leads related to the disappearance of Demarquis Houston, but is asking for the public's help to locate him. Houston was last seen Oct. 20, 2019, at Pendleton Square Apartments in Neshoba County, where he lives with his mother and four younger siblings. If you have any information on Houston’s whereabouts, contact the Neshoba County Sheriff's Department or your local... Read More.
The East Central Community College basketball teams opened the 2020 portion of their seasons with a pair of MACJC South Division road losses at Pearl River Community College in Poplarville on Thursday, Jan. 9. The ECCC Lady Warriors fell in the opener 54-45, while the Warriors lost to the No. 4 ranked Wildcats 100-64. Sophomore guard Jariyah Covington (Starkville) led the East Central women with 20 points. The Lady Warriors are now 5-6 overall and 0-2 in MACJC South Division play.... Read More.
In his first order of business as Lieutenant Governor, Delbert Hosemann announced committee chairmen and chairwomen for the 2020 Legislative Session. “We have many challenges in Mississippi which need immediate attention, so it is time to get to work. In the Senate, this begins by naming our chairmen and women, and vice-chairmen and women,” Hosemann said. “I am looking forward to working with these leaders and the entire membership over the next four years to enact policy which will leave... Read More.
"A good Samaritan saved the day," stated Neshoba County Sheriff Eric Clark. The Neshoba County Sheriff's Department is seeking information in an attempted armed robbery. On Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 10 pm, deputies responded to the Dollar General in Arlington, located on Highway 19 N in Neshoba County, where shots had been fired. Neshoba County Sheriff Eric Clark said two individuals had exchanged gunfire outside of the store. "A suspicious person was lurking outside the store. An individual, who is a conceal... Read More.
It is with great sadness the Tribe announces the passing of the first democratically-elected Tribal Chief, Calvin J. Isaac. Former Chief Isaac was a champion for the Choctaw people and took great pride in being the first Tribal Chief since the great Pushmataha. “TaRita and I, along with all Tribal Members, join the grieving family over the loss of our first Tribal Chief. He will be greatly missed,” said current Tribal Chief Cyrus Ben. “I had the great opportunity of... Read More.
Neshoba County Emergency Management Assistance Director Darell Wilson said while there are no designated tornado shelters in the county, there are ways people can still prepare. “I would suggest monitoring the weather through their local TV station, radio station, weather radio, and social media, keep an eye on it. Know the difference between a watch and a warning. If it’s going to get bad, have a safe place they can get to during this weather,” said Wilson. After two tornadoes and... Read More.
A Neshoba County man is behind bars tonight, accused of raping a child under the age of 14. Neshoba County Sheriff Eric Clark said Donald Jolly was arrested January 7 and charged with four counts of statutory rape. Jolly is being held in the Neshoba County Jail without bond. Jolly will have a preliminary hearing later this month.
East Central Community College in Decatur is now accepting applications for the Slagle In-District Tuition Scholarship through June 30, 2020. Depending on the availability of funding, the Slagle In-District Tuition Scholarship is available for students in the college’s district, which includes Leake, Neshoba, Newton, Scott, and Winston counties. This scholarship serves as a “gap filler” and awards several thousand dollars annually to ECCC students who are in need of funds to cover tuition expenses. Students applying for the Slagle In-District Tuition... Read More.