Forest, MS

Multiple Robbery and Domestic Violence Arrests in Attala and Leake

DAVID A ALFORD, 32, of Carthage, Felony Indictment, LCSO. Bond N/A. TREVEON CARR, 24, of Carthage, Warrant – Felony Robbery, Hold for Other Agency, LCSO. Bond N/A, N/A. KRISTI L CHAMBLEE, 39, of Carthage, Felony Warrant, LCSO. Bond $12,500. JASON K CUMBIE, 34, Bench Warrant, Open Container, No Tag,...
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Neshoba Democrat

Man shot bush hogging Saturday

A Neshoba County man has been arrested for shooting a neighbor who was bush hogging Saturday northwest of Union in rural Neshoba County. The suspect, Justin Hagan, 41, 10181 Road 307, Union, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a weapon after hiding in the woods and shooting at the man the authorities have not identified.

Sheriff Eric Clark’s Information on the Shooting in Neshoba Saturday

On Saturday, May 14, 2022, Deputies were dispatched to a shooting call at 10091 County Road 307, Union, MS around 5:00 pm. The caller stated that her husband had been shot while bush-hogging (land clearing) their property. The victim was riding his tractor when he was riddled with pellets from a nearby shotgun blast from a shooter concealed in an adjoining wooded area. The victim fled the area after being shot and managed to drive himself home to alert his wife who called 911 for law enforcement and medical attention. Neshoba County Sheriff’s Officers responded to the area to secure it and provide a safe area for EMS. The victim was transported by CAREMED to Anderson Regional Hospital in Meridian where he was treated and later released from the hospital.

House of Grace Thrift Store to close

Store will become part of Hope Missions International of Union, Mississippi. As of the signing of papers on Wednesday, one part of the House of Grace program will end but the mission and scope of the domestic violence shelter remain. Officials stress the loss of the thrift store will allow for a stronger focus on the mission of helping battered women.

Beeman plays in Magnolia State All-Star game

Pelahatchie High School senior Chrystianna Beeman competed in the first ever Magnolia State All-Star game at Mississippi Valley State University on March 27. Beeman signed to play basketball with Jones College in Ellisville. Adding comment means accepting the rules and regulations. Vulgar, offensive content that violates the rules and regulations...

Pelahatchie, MS – All Lanes on I-40 Closed Due to Crash with Injuries

As EMS personnel arrived on the site, paramedics provided essential medical aid to the victims. According to reports from the scene, police and paramedics were there, and those requiring additional aid were hospitalized for treatment. All westbound lanes were closed due to the accident. Local officials are currently investigating the...

Stolen vehicle, a crash, and so much more in Leake County Friday

6:55 a.m. – Carthage Police responded to a call regarding a disturbance in progress on Williams Street. 7:01 a.m. – Carthage Police and Leake County Deputies were alerted to a stolen vehicle traveling on HWY 25 North toward the Four Corners area. 7:03 a.m. – Carthage Police and...

Eddie Bryan Norvell

Graveside services for Mr. Eddie Bryan Norvell will begin at 10:00 am on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, from the Montrose Cemetery under the direction of Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Bay Springs. Rev. Jim Savell will officiate. Mr. Norvell, age 91, was born January 2, 1931, in Lubbock, TX, and...

Shooting at a Residence Near Madden

12:13 a.m. – Leake County Deputies were alerted to a shooting that occurred at a residence on HWY 488 near the Madden area. Watch for an updated story from Randy Bell as information develops. 3:55 a.m. – Leake County Deputies and Barnes Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to HWY...

St. Dominic’s Family Medicine in Pelahatchie hopes to return

St. Dominic’s Family Medicine in Pelahatchie has been closed due to an issue with the building at 610 2nd Avenue as reported by the property owner. St. Dominic’s is looking into other space options in Pelahatchie with the hope to resume clinic operations. In the meantime, the providers previously serving in the Pelahatchie clinic are continuing to see patients at St. Dominic’s Family Medicine located at 1297 W. Government St, in Brandon.

Karen Lavella Pearce

Karen Lavella Pearce died Friday, May 13, 2022 in Bay Springs, Mississippi. She was 71 years old. She is survived by her mother Clara Jay, her daughter Shannon Griffin (Mark), and son John Pearce, Jr (Mary Beth). Karen had four grandchildren. Two grandchildren were through Shannon, granddaughters Devin and Alex Aultman and two grandchildren were through John, grandson Jonas Pearce and granddaughter Coralyn Pearce.

Georgia Mae Bolton

The visitation services for Ms. Georgia Mae Bolton will be held on Saturday May 14, 2022, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Bay Springs Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held of Saturday May 14, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Nazareth Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Bay Springs, MS.

Gilbert Barham Memorial Fishing Rodeo

The MSU Leake County Extension Office will host the Gilbert Barham Memorial Fishing Rodeo on Saturday, May 21st at the McMillan Park Lake in Carthage. The rodeo is free and open to all youths ages 15 and under. Prizes will be given in different age categories. Registration begins at 7:30...