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Cotton Church Center for the Arts Holds Fall Festival Saturday

Cottonwood Church Center for the Arts will have a Fall Festival on Saturday, October 10th from 1 PM to 4PM. It will be held at the New Bethel Family Life Center, 11681  Hwy 488, Philadelphia. Come enjoy live music, horse rides, door prizes, yard games and activities. Participate in Mini Music and Art Workshops. Make plans now to come out and enjoy the FUN! Cotton Church Center for the Arts offers community growth through art and music.  Their focus is on the education of the …Read More

Chief Phyliss J. Anderson

Anderson Delivers Inaugural Address (VIDEO)

Elected for a second consecutive four year term, Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians’ first female Tribal Chief, Phyliss J. Anderson. Chief Anderson delivered her inaugural address at Neshoba County Coliseum, where thousands cheered her on. The inaugural celebration kicked off with a parade, followed by Chief Anderson taking the oath of the tribe. During her inaugural address, Chief Anderson called upon the tribe to help her unify the tribal people. “I will be the chief that creates real unity among our tribal people, but I …Read More


Neshoba Central Elementary Students Visit the Kicks96 Studio (Video)

Today Kicks96 had a special treat. The 5 and 6 year old kindergarten class (the Zebras and the Owls) from Neshoba Central Elementary came to take a look at the Kicks96 studio to see where the it all happens. All the kids said “They listen to Jeff Stewart in the mornings on their way to school!”  The kids packed the Kicks96 studio where they got to see how the voice of the Morning House Party, Jeff Stewart, makes his morning radio show. The kids got …Read More


2015 Homecoming Court at East Central Community College

Pictured are members of the 2015 Homecoming Court at East Central Community College, who were selected during elections held recently on the Decatur campus. Pictured are (front row, from left) sophomore maids Kaylee Yates of Decatur and Anna Claire Webb of Noxapater, Queen Skylar Davidson of Morton, Maid of Honor Mahalia Gibson of Hattiesburg, and sophomore maid Shelly Dowell of Lena; and (back row, from left) freshman maids Emily Dykeman of Forest, Makenzie Byrd of Sebastopol, Codi Ballard of Decatur, and Aerial Green of Carthage. …Read More


4th Senior Citizen Prom “Life is Just a Fairytale” In Carthage

The Senior Community Outreach Program will host its Fourth Annual Senior Citizen Prom on Saturday, October 10 at 5 pm at the Lincoln Park Community Center in Carthage. This year’s prom will have a New Orleans theme of “Life is Just a Fairytale.” The evening will include fellowship, entertainment, food, honors and awards, and door prizes. Sponsored by Sherry Sparkman Leflore, founder of the Senior Community Outreach program, and co-founder Deanna Leflore, the evening is a black tie event. For more information, call 601-613-6430. Admission …Read More


Meet the Artist Event at Kademi – “A Handcrafted Gathering” with Annieglass’ Annie Morhauser

Annie Morhauser, award-winning American glass artist and owner of Annieglass, will visit Kademi in Philadelphia on Wed, October 21 from 1 pm – 4 pm. Renowned for her handcrafted glass making process and Annieglass’ beloved glass tableware, Anne will introduce her new Fall 2015 Collection, meet with fans and share her favorite ways to set the table for “A Handcrafted Gathering” with friends and family – just in time for the holidays ahead. One of the very few American-made glass studios still in production, Annie …Read More


Sabastopolooza Scarecrow Committee Show “CASPER” in Bishop Park

Sebastopol and the Sabastopolooza Scarecrow Committee will offer family movie night in Bishop Park Saturday, Oct. 10 at 7 pm. Admission is free. Feature presentation will be the 1995 movie Casper. From director Brad Silberling and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment comes a live-action fun house ride filled with laughter, excitement and ghostly surprises. “Ghost therapist” Dr. James Harvey (Bill Pullman) and his daughter Kat (Christina Ricci) arrive at drafty, old Whipstaff Manor. Its greedy owner, Carrigan Crittendon (Cathy Moriarty), has hired Dr. Harvey to exorcise …Read More


East Central Community College Campuses to Become Tobacco-Free January 1

In order to promote a safe and healthy learning and working environment for its students, faculty, staff, and visitors, East Central Community College will become tobacco-free beginning Jan. 1, 2016. The Tobacco-Free Policy was approved by the college’s Board of Trustees at its August 2015 meeting on the Decatur campus. ECCC will join 10 other community colleges in the state of Mississippi in adopting either a smoke-free or tobacco-free campus policy. Smoking has been prohibited in buildings on the East Central campus since 1996. East …Read More

Canton Flea Market

Canton Flea Market – Thursday October 8

The Canton Flea Market Arts & Crafts Show, a one-day show, will be held today in Canton. The famous Canton Flea Market attracts artisans nationally to showcase handcrafted items such as pottery, jewelry, and unique arts & crafts. This bi-annual event attracts over 1,100 superior artists and craftsmen to within walking distance of the downtown area. Handmade arts and crafts are located on the Courthouse grounds and the adjacent Union and Center Streets. Additional crafts exhibits are on the church properties on Peace Street, at the …Read More


Lady Wildcats Win Game 1 Against Lady Rebels 15-6

The Leake Academy Lady Rebels competed in the MAIS AAA Fastpitch Softball Championship series Wednesday against the Siliman Institute Lady Wildcats (LA) at the Leake Academy softball complex in Madden, MS. Things got started with the Wildcats scoring 2 runs, and the Rebels answering back with 2 runs to tie things up at the end of the 1st inning at 2-2. The 2nd inning saw the Wildcats adding 1 more run while holding off the Rebels giving them the lead at 3-2. The 3rd inning …Read More


Neshoba Fire Protection Districts Lowering Fire Ratings (VIDEO)

First responders are vital in any community. That’s why Neshoba County Supervisors have approved over $700,000 in new equipment for three local districts Tucker, House, and East Neshoba. “Approximately $240,000 a piece maybe a little bit more for the Tucker and House one. East Neshoba’s was around $236,000 so with the equipment and all it’s running about $265,000 to $270,000 each,” says Jeff Mayo, Emergency Management Director. Neshoba County Emergency Management’s primary duty is to prepare, respond, and recover disaster situations. To be able to …Read More


Two Dead Following Accident on Dangerous Leake County Road

Two people are dead following a Wednesday morning wreck in Leake County. Leake County coroner Earl Adams tells Kicks 96 News that Tanner Joiner, male, and Joanie Tingle, female, were killed when their vehicles collided on Mars Hills Road between Marydale and Edinburgh around 8:30 Wednesday morning. The exact cause of the accident isn’t known at this time, but Adams says that the wreck happened in a sharp curve north of Mars Hill Church. Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene. Tingle was from …Read More