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Ballet Magnificat to Perform in Carthage

First Baptist Church of Carthage will be hosing Ballet Magnificat’s presentation of “Stratagem,” inspired by C.S. Lewis’ “The Screwtape Letters,” at 6 pm on Sunday, October 18. Doors will open to the family life center at 5:30 pm. Tickets went on sale Monday, August 24. Tickets are $10 and must be per-purchased for the event. Tickets can be purchased at the church office or by phone 601-267-4583.


Mississippi’s Alligator Hunters Ready for Season

Mississippi’s eleventh public waters alligator hunting season opened Friday at noon and will conclude at noon on September 7.  The alligator hunting season has rapidly grown into one of the most popular hunting seasons in the state.  Alligator harvest has grown from 30 in 2005 to 682 in 2014. Each year, more than 7,000 residents eagerly await the opportunity to receive one of the 920 special hunting permits. Hunters are required to obtain special permits and licenses, and alligators must be tagged immediately after harvest.  Firearms …Read More


Leake Central Wins Gator Bowl 45-7

Leake Central and Leake County went head to head in Walnut Grove for the annual “Gator Bowl” Friday night. The first quarter saw Leake County holding off Leake Central to score 1 touchdown and 1 field goal giving them the early lead at 7-0. Leake Central came out swinging during the 2nd quarter scoring 4 touchdowns and 3 field goals putting them in the lead at 27-7 at half-time. Coming back, Leake Central was able to hold Leake County at bay while managing to score …Read More


Local Area Football Scores

J.Z. George 7, Philadelphia 36 Leake Central 45, Leake County 7 Neshoba Central 19, Newton County 42 Kosciusko 18, NE Lauderdale 0 Sylva-Bay Ac. 12, Leake Academy 46 West Point 46, Louisville 7 Choctaw Central 16, Union 22 Winston Academy 11, Winona Christian 30 Hazlehurst 32, Forest 21 Houlka 12, Ethel 8 East Webster 42, Noxapater 8 Nanih Waiya 20, Clarkdale 41 Scott Central 58, McAdams 6 Lake 44, Sebastopol 36 Columbus 8, Noxubee County 25 Central Holmes 45, Carroll Academy 6 South Panola 21, …Read More


Rebels Win Defeat Saints 46-12

The Leake Academy Rebels played at home in Madden tonight taking on the Saints of Sylva Bay Academy from Bay Springs. The Rebels opened the season with a win last week over the Canton Academy Panthers 13-7. The Saints also opened their season with a win over Central Holmes Christian School 19-8. The Rebels received the ball to begin the game and moved down the field quickly to score a touchdown and take an early 6-0 lead but the Saints responded late in the quarter …Read More


2015 Hamasa Transportation Poker Run Saturday, September 12th

Introducing the 2015 Hamasa Transportation Poker Run Saturday, September 12th. Registration starts at 9: 00 AM. Kick stands up at 11:00 AM. Proceeds for Transportation Fund. Entry Fee – $20.00 – Extra Poker Hands – $10.00, 50/50 Cash drawing. All Bikes, Cars & Trucks Welcome Winner announced at 3:30 PM. Registration will be at Chunky River Harley Davidson in Meridian. There will be a map provided of the stops Chunky River Harley Davidson is the starting point and first card. Second stop will be at …Read More


Leake County Libraries Dial-A-Story “Anything is Possible” Read by Mrs. Cindy Blocker

The new dial a story at the Leake County Libraries this week is “Anything Is Possible” by Giulia Belloni.  This week’s reader is Mrs. Cindy Blocker.  Mrs. Blocker is married to Kirk Blocker and they have one daughter. Mrs. Blocker has taught at Leake Academy for 24 years.  “ Anything is possible in this up and down tale about a determined sheep and a skeptical wolf on a quest to build a flying machine.  Intent on soaring through the sky like birds, the two work …Read More


Chief Phyliss J Anderson – To The Choctaw People “This Victory Is Yours”

Phyliss J. Anderson has been re-elected to serve the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians as Tribal Chief. This will be Chief Anderson’s second term serving the Choctaw people in the top position. Chief Anderson’s solid records of proven results, compassionate leadership, financial responsibility and preservation of Choctaw culture have been the hallmarks of her campaign. During her first term she successfully completed and opened a new state-of-the-art Choctaw Health Center, reopened the Golden Moon gaming floor, built the Big Creek General Store in Bogue Chitto, …Read More


Sara Lee and Other Brands of Bread Recalled, May Contain Broken Glass

The maker of Sara Lee, Nature’s Harvest and other brands is recalling about 48,000 packages of bread sold in 11 states because they may contain fragments of glass from a broken light bulb at a company factory. Bimbo Bakeries said Wednesday one consumer found small pieces of glass on the outside of the bread. No injuries have been reported. The recall covers seven different Sara Lee products, two each sold under the Nature’s Harvest and Great Value brands, and one each for the Kroger, L’Oven …Read More


Fire Claims Toddler, Injures Three

A fire at a mobile home in Collinsville Wednesday night claimed the life of 3-year-old Tristen Tyler Hayes. Two other children were rescued from the fire but are hospitalized. “We all knocked the air conditioner out of the window and she started passing kids out. When she stopped, we heard a baby moan and we started knocking the side of the trailer down,” bystanders Bennie Smith and Kerry Williams say. “When they first arrived is when we found the first person out and the bystanders …Read More

ECCC football

Warriors Shutout Trojans 34 to 0

The East Central Community College Warriors opened the 2015 football season tonight at Bailey Stadium in Decatur against the Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans. The Warriors put their first points on the scoreboard with 6:59 remaining in the 1st quarter, then added 3 more touchdowns in the 2nd quarter to take a 27-0 lead into the dressing room at halftime. Both defenses dug in for a scoreless 3rd quarter but the Warriors would score another touchdown during the final quarter to win tonight’s game by …Read More

Neshoba County Courthouse

Embezzlement Cases to be Taken to Grand Jury

A Neshoba County grand jury will be seated on Monday. Among the items expected to come up is the hundreds of thousands of dollars the state says was illegally taken by several county employees. The State Auditor’s office says Bookkeeper, Jill Watkins, Payroll Clerk, Tammy Gomillion and Purchasing Clerk, Faye Russell submitted 30,000 overtime hours over the past six years. All of the individuals were salary employees making mid-thirties. Investigators say they tripled their salaries by adding overtime hours that they did not actually work …Read More