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Mississippi State SEC Network Takeover TV Schedule

Mississippi State head football coach Dan Mullen and senior quarterback Dak Prescott will represent the Bulldogs as part of the SEC Network’s 24 hours of programming devoted entirely to MSU Athletics on Monday, July 6. Coverage begins at 11 p.m. on Sunday night on SEC Network. 11 p.m. (Sunday) — 1999 Egg Bowl: Trailing 20–6, MSU rallied late in the fourth quarter to tie the game. A key interception in the final minute led to a game-winning 44-yard field goal at Davis Wade Stadium. 1 …Read More

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ECCC student-athletes, teams receive state, national recognition for academic performance

Several East Central Community College student-athletes and two sports teams have received state and national recognition for academic performance during the 2014-15 academic year on the Decatur campus. In all, 20 student-athletes were recognized by the National Junior College Athletic Association or the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges, or by both organizations. On the national level, the NJCAA presents awards in three categories: NJCAA Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence (for those achieving a perfect 4.0 grade-point average); NJCAA Award for Superior Academic Achievement …Read More

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MDOT Reminds Drivers to Enjoy the Fourth of July Responsibly

Amidst friends, family and fireworks, Americans join together on the Fourth of July to celebrate the birth of a nation we call home. The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) would like to remind holiday travelers to be safe and celebrate Independence Day responsibly, especially when alcohol is involved. While the Fourth of July is an occasion worth celebrating, copious amounts of drunk and impaired driving has earned it a hazardous reputation. In 2013, Forbes magazine named the Independence Day holiday “the most dangerous holiday of …Read More

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Fireworks are Fun, but Remember to Use Them Safely

Fireworks. An American tradition. Every year on Independence Day, elaborate displays are put on all over the country that light up the sky and leave us all in a sense of awe. But those sparkles, bottle rockets, and Roman Candles all have one thing in common: fire. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that on a typical Fourth of July holiday, more fires are reported nationwide than on any other day. The NFPA also reports that in 2011, fireworks caused approximately 17,800 fires resulting in …Read More

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Leake County Libraries Dial-A-Story “Square Cat” Read by Nancy Cain

The new Dial-a-Story at the Leake County Libraries this week is “ Square Cat” by: Elizabeth Schoonmaker.  This week’s reader is Mrs. Nancy Cain from the Carthage-Leake County Library. “ Eula is a square cat living in a round world.  Try as she might, Eula just doesn’t fit in.  Circle skirts, hoop earrings, doughnuts galore, nothing can change who she really is–-a square cat.  But what if her uniqueness is what makes her truly special?” You can hear this week’s story by dialing 601-267-7208 to …Read More

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Extra MHP Troopers on Duty for July 4 Weekend

The Mississippi Highway Patrol is beefing up the ranks of state troopers on patrol for July 4 traffic enforcement period from 6 p.m. Friday through midnight Sunday. Forty-eight new state troopers who have finished their field training will be on the roads. Lt. Johnny Poulos, Mississippi Highway Patrol public affairs director, says the state recorded seven fatalities statewide last year over the Fourth of July holiday period. Poulos says it was the deadliest Fourth of July weekend on state highways in two years. The Highway …Read More

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Choctaw Indian Fair Holds Got Gospel Singing Competition

Got Gospel Singing Challenge will take place at the on July 8, 2015, beginning at 6 pm at the Choctaw Indian Fair. Soloists and groups will perform before a panel of judges. Winner of the competition will return on that Thursday night, July 10, 2015 to open up for the christian group that is scheduled to perform. Register at choctawindianfair.com or more information contact 601.650.7450

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Roosevelt State Park Celebrates 75th Anniversary on July 4

Roosevelt State Park is hosting a Fireworks Show and 75th Anniversary Celebration on July 4. The event is sponsored by Friends of Roosevelt State Park, and will include musical entertainment, a boat parade, arts and crafts, and food vendors. The fireworks show will begin at 8 p.m. Roosevelt State Park is located in Morton and offers RV and primitive camp sites, overnight lodging including cabins, motel and group camp facilities, disc golf, swimming pool and water slide, picnic pavilions, playground, and hiking trails. Roosevelt is …Read More

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Leake and Neshoba County Voter Registration

Leake County voters planning to cast ballots in the August 4 election have until Saturday, July 4 to register at the Leake County Circuit Clerk’s Office. Voters can register during regular business hours Monday – Friday except for on July 3 which is observed as a state holiday. Voters will still have an opportunity on July 4 to register from 8 am – noon. The Voter Registration Deadline is today for residents of Neshoba County. Mail-In registrations must be postmarked no later than Friday, July 3rd …Read More

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Lena’s 38th Independence Day Celebration

Lena’s 38th Independence Day Celebration will be held on Saturday, July 4 2015.  This day of family fun includes food, entertainment, political speeches, games, and an antique car show.  The arts and crafts show begins at 9 a.m. The opening ceremony of the day’s events begins at noon.  The day concludes with one of Central Mississippi’s largest Fireworks displays at dusk. For scheduling information for entertainment and political speakers, please contact Sarah Langford at 601-654-3343.  For any other information contact Tiffany Gunn at 601-668-7643 or …Read More

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Girling to Serve as ECCC Interim Director of Bands

Ed Girling of Carthage was recently named interim director of bands at East Central Community College in Decatur, announced ECCC President Dr. Billy Stewart. Girling has 33 years of experience as a band director and percussion instructor and has served as assistant band director at East Central since 2010. He previously led high school bands at Forest, Scott Central, Stringer, Neshoba Central, Manchester Academy, Cleveland, North Sunflower Academy and Yazoo City. Girling also has experience as a clinic and contest judge and as a band …Read More