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Hard work earns MHS valedictorian keys to success — and a new car  McComb Enterprise Journal

The road to college for Tejay Patel will be traveled behind the wheel of a donated 2017 Ford Fiesta that's showroom-clean.

McComb schools to offer hair-braiding class | News  McComb Enterprise Journal

McComb students who are curious about the art of hair braiding will get a chance to learn about it this coming year at the Business & Technology Center.

Storm brings widespread damage | News  McComb Enterprise Journal

A powerful storm system tore through Southwest Mississippi just before the lunch-hour rush on Thursday, leaving widespread damage and power outages that ...

McComb principal honored | News  McComb Enterprise Journal

When Robert Lamkin appears at McComb school board meetings, it's usually to talk about good things that are happening at McComb High School, where he is ...

Teacher signing bonuses OK'd | News  McComb Enterprise Journal

Teachers in Mississippi appear poised to see their pay scale increased by the state Legislature. Those in the McComb School District also have the opportunity ...

McComb scoffs at airport board refusal | News  McComb Enterprise Journal

McComb selectmen dug in their heels Tuesday night on their choice for a new McComb-Pike County Airport board member and threatened to derail a grant for ...

BREAKING: South Pike hires new superintendent | News  McComb Enterprise Journal

The South Pike School board has hired a Hattiesburg elementary school principal to be its next superintendent.

SW Miss Roadrunner track program helps local kids find their footing  McComb Enterprise Journal

For several of the area track athletes who have found success on the high school level, their journey started with the local youth track program, the Southwest ...

ALERT DAY: Winter weather school closings and delays  WLBT

Some schools are closing ahead of the winter weather threat moving into Mississippi early Tuesday morning.

Peterson takes reins of McComb hoops | Sports  McComb Enterprise Journal

McComb High School's search for a boys basketball coach recently ended with Karshae Peterson taking the reins of the storied program.

State releases accountability report for public school districts  McComb Enterprise Journal

The Mississippi Department of Education released A-F letter grades for public school district's today, reflecting students' performance on standardized tests ...

NFL pros Ward, Butler return home to Pike County to hold football camps  McComb Enterprise Journal

Pike County natives and pro football players Vernon Butler and Charvarius Ward weren't going to let the threat of Hurricane Barry stop them from giving back to ...

McComb inducts 6 into hall | News  McComb Enterprise Journal

An eye doctor, Grammy-nominated blues musician and former basketball coach were among those inducted into McComb High School's Hall of Fame during a ...

Skynyrd marker plans change  McComb Enterprise Journal

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S. Pike replacing Supt. Vick | News  McComb Enterprise Journal

The South Pike School District is looking for a new superintendent after trustees in a split vote decided not to renew Superintendent Johnnie Vick's contract.

Rookie move: Huhn named area's Trooper of the Year  McComb Enterprise Journal

Josh Huhn has been on the job as a state trooper for less than a year, but many drivers in the area have already gotten to know him. In that.

Teen dies in ATV accident | News  McComb Enterprise Journal

An ATV wreck Saturday afternoon claimed the life of a 15-year-old boy from Jackson who was in town visiting relatives.

Teen shooting suspect arrested in Texas | News  McComb Enterprise Journal

A teenager suspected in connection with a June 28 shooting in McComb was reportedly arrested Tuesday in Texas.

Three held in South Pike High School threat  McComb Enterprise Journal

Three students are being held for questioning in connection with a threat at South Pike High School.

Famed educator Julian Prince writes book on integrating Mississippi schools  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Legendary Mississippi public school administrator Julian D. Prince's new book captures the trials of integration in the 1960s, but it also could serve as a blueprint ...

Azalea Fest events coming up | News  McComb Enterprise Journal

The Pike County Azalea Fest gets in full swing this week.

Jane Curry Manning Breeland - Daily Leader  Dailyleader

Jane Curry Manning Breeland died on April 24, 2019, at home surrounded by her loving family after a long illness. Mrs. Breeland was born on Aug. 28, 1931, in ...

Arrest made in killing | News  McComb Enterprise Journal

An early Thursday morning shooting that left one man dead in east McComb was quickly resolved thanks to the quick work of police and Pike County sheriff's ...

McComb Educators: Where Have all the Black Boys Gone?  Jackson Free Press

It's not yet known how many of the black males who entered McComb High School four years ago will cross the stage at graduation and pick up diplomas this ...

Woman killed in stabbing | News  McComb Enterprise Journal

A Pike County woman died of multiple stab wounds early Saturday, marking the area's first homicide of 2019, the coroner confirmed.

McComb PD hires another detective, now back up to 3  McComb Enterprise Journal

Crisis over, McComb's police chief says. Chief Damian Gatlin told the Enterprise-Journal on Friday that the police department's detective division is back up to ...

City to get bus service | News  McComb Enterprise Journal

Public transportation will return to McComb soon. Benton Thompson of Mount Zion Economic Community Center told McComb selectmen Tuesday night that the ...

Former Friendship VFD treasurer arrested for embezzlement | News  McComb Enterprise Journal

The former treasurer for the Friendship Volunteer Fire Department has been indicted for allegedly embezzling more than $35000 from the department, State ...

Cramming for Common Core: one Mississippi school district has to make big changes in limited time  The Hechinger Report

Common Core standards Mississippi: Teachers in McComb began the mammoth task of preparing students for new tests based on the standards. What needs to ...

End of the line | News  McComb Enterprise Journal

Winnie Len Howell's efforts to preserve the railroad history of McComb began in 1975, marking the start of a series of lessons in patience and perseverance.

Man wanted in nightclub shooting death | News  McComb Enterprise Journal

McComb police are looking for a Tylertown man wanted in connection with the early Sunday morning shooting death of a Gloster man outside of a nightclub.

Police looking for 14-year-old runaway | News  McComb Enterprise Journal

McComb police are looking for 14-year-old Yanaedys Cuevas, who hasn't been seen since she ran away from home last week.

Multiple wrecks snarl Highway 24 traffic | News  McComb Enterprise Journal

LIBERTY — A one-vehicle accident on Highway 24 Friday touched off a chain of events that ended with a total of three wrecks, two people being airlifted to a ...

Have lessons about Mississippi’s violent past become optional?  The Hechinger Report

Civil rights education: It wasn't until his senior year that Zachary Schilling learned of the racist violence that had transpired in his Mississippi city.

McComb Market ready to help feed masses | News  McComb Enterprise Journal

How people were raised determines what they eat during the holidays,” said Gene Moak, manager of McComb Market. “Each family is unique, but they always ...

McComb Recreation Department slates new programs, events | News  McComb Enterprise Journal

The McComb Recreation Department has a long slate of activities coming up for all ages.

Cotton facing 5 challengers in sheriff's race | News  McComb Enterprise Journal

The race for Pike County sheriff was tight four years ago, with Kenny Cotton winning the position by less than 2% of the vote. The 2019 campaign appears to be.

Welcome home  McComb Enterprise Journal

The last group of soldiers assigned to Mississippi's 155th Armored Brigade Combat team returned from a yearlong Middle East deployment on Saturday.

Brave Times at Burglund High  Jackson Free Press

This story begins after the murder of Herbert Lee in nearby Amite County for his civil-rights activity, which along with the recent appearance of the Freedom ...

McComb crushes Hazlehurst, 39-6 | Sports  McComb Enterprise Journal

McComb made a statement in its first game of the season Friday night, welcoming first-year head coach Willie Brown to C.C. Moore stadium with a 39-6 route of ...

McComb man was among first on scene to respond to Jonestown massacre  McComb Enterprise Journal

On Nov. 19, 1978, David Netterville was stationed with the U.S. Air Force in Panama when he got orders to ship out to an undisclosed location. Netterville and ...

This piece of equipment captured Mississippi history  Jackson Clarion Ledger

It moved southwest Mississippi history onto the newspaper press to give readers a daily glance at their lives at work, at play, at worship, at school.

Still searching | News  McComb Enterprise Journal

Debra Izzett Skelley has reason to believe her son Donald Lee Izzett Jr. was shot to death and his body burned and buried in Pike County in May 1995 when.

Board gets down to dollars and cents for mental health  McComb Enterprise Journal

After hearing for months about financial needs from the area mental health district, Pike County supervisors met with its officials Thursday and got down to ...

The show must go on, JPAC director says  McComb Enterprise Journal

Jubilee Performing Arts Center director Terrance Alexander has been in an emotional whirlwind since his school's building collapsed on Sunday.

Pile-up on 24 | News  McComb Enterprise Journal

Above, two women walk past a mangled SUV on a wrecker at the scene of a five-vehicle accident on Highway 24 at the Irene Road intersection on Tuesday.

The happiest place on earth | News  McComb Enterprise Journal

Chandler Smith swims through a hula hoop at Percy Quin State Park on Wednesday, the opening day of Camp Sunshine, the McComb Junior Auxiliary's annual ...

Training mitigates mental health crises | News  McComb Enterprise Journal

Law enforcement officers from around Pike County received certification Friday in mental health crisis intervention, meaning they can decide without a judge's ...

A lasting friendship  McComb Enterprise Journal

Sometimes, people become friends and grow apart as they get older. Other times, people forge friendships in high school or college. Michael Anderson and ...

New administration takes office, opens new era in McComb  McComb Enterprise Journal

A packed audience in McComb's State Theater fanned themselves with programs on a sweltering afternoon Saturday as they witnessed the new city board take ...

La'Porsha shoots video | News  McComb Enterprise Journal

First thing's first: No, La'Porsha Renae didn't go to South Pike High School.

1 dead in Pike shooting  McComb Enterprise Journal

A McComb man remains in the Pike County jail this morning after he allegedly broke into his ex-girlfriend's home and shot her boyfriend on New Year's Eve, two ...

McComb man arrested for 911 abuse - Daily Leader  Dailyleader

... • Robert Delton Ezelll, 09/02/1988, 911 Beeson St. — arrested on city warrant, by Brookhaven Police Department. • Lindsey Sue McCollough, 03/17/1986, ...

Book on McComb family back in print  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Hodding Carter's 'Hefner book' chronicles family's exile from their hometown for trying to ease racial strife.

Meet the Tigers | News  McComb Enterprise Journal

McComb High School introduced the community to the members of its football, volleyball and cheerleading squads, as well as the high school band Meet the ...

Snake owner: Gun was the problem, not pet  McComb Enterprise Journal

McComb police released details of a weekend incident at Waffle House involving a security guard, a man with a snake and an off-duty sheriff's department ...

HottyToddy Hometown: McComb, Mississippi

After graduating from Ole Miss, my first job out of college was for a small town community newspaper, The Enterprise-Journal, in McComb, Mississippi. About an ...

MHS takes 55-6 homecoming win over South Pike | Sports  McComb Enterprise Journal

For homecoming 2013, the McComb Tigers dressed to impress with the unveiling of new uniforms.

McComb knocks off Quitman in 4A state championship game 52-40  Meridian Star

JACKSON — McComb High School jumped out to a 6-0 before controlling a nine point halftime lead over Quitman High School.

Man rams ex-wife's house, flees police | News  McComb Enterprise Journal

A Summit man is accused of leading deputies on a wild chase early Saturday morning after ramming his ex-wife's house with his truck.

South Pike shuts out Richland on Homecoming night  McComb Enterprise Journal

With all of the festivities surrounding Homecoming week at South Pike High School, Eagle head coach Brinson Wall wanted to make sure his team played hard ...

BREAKING: Attacker in Social Security office stabbing shot dead  McComb Enterprise Journal

A security guard shot and killed a knife-wielding man who attacked two of his relatives at the McComb Social Security office this morning, prompting the facility to ...

Life on lake interrupted by flooding | News  McComb Enterprise Journal

Wesley Berry had been at the bait shop near his house on Foster Lake in Wilkinson County complaining about the $700 he was spending each week just to ...

Officer hurt fleeing fire  McComb Enterprise Journal

A McComb police officer broke his leg fleeing a fire at Parklane Apartments on Wednesday afternoon.

Conservationist, entertainer Paul Ott dies at 83  McComb Enterprise Journal

Paul Ott, who championed his native Mississippi's success stories and promoted the conservation of its wildlife and natural resources as a longtime entertainer ...

Deadly holiday: 4 killed, 2 critical | News  McComb Enterprise Journal

Four people are dead and two others are clinging to life following three unrelated shootings over the course of a violent Labor Day weekend in Southwest ...

Watson stumps for secretary of state | News  McComb Enterprise Journal

A candidate for Mississippi Secretary of State told Pike County Republicans Thursday that voter ID laws have been “great for Mississippi” and the state needs to ...

Leading by faith | News  McComb Enterprise Journal

McComb Police Chief Damian Gatlin said his new role as the city's top lawman has taken him “full circle” from growing up in the White Acres housing projects to ...

McComb coach benched | News  McComb Enterprise Journal

Malcolm Jones, who has been McComb's head football coach for the past seven seasons, has been relieved of his coaching and athletic director duties.

Lockley wins mayoral nomination  McComb Enterprise Journal

Quordiniah Lockley has won the Democratic nomination in the McComb mayoral primary runoff.

2 dead after East McComb wreck | News  McComb Enterprise Journal

Two people are dead and one is hospitalized following a horrific crash shortly after noon Friday in East McComb.

JPAC up and running at new site | News  McComb Enterprise Journal

Jubilee Performing Arts Center director Terrance Alexander said last week he was on or ahead of schedule on the City of McComb's list of work necessary for ...

Man found dead in car | News  McComb Enterprise Journal

McComb police detectives are working to find out what happened to a man found unresponsive inside his vehicle near Avenue B in East McComb.

Sandbags being distributed in Fernwood as Barry nears landfall  McComb Enterprise Journal

Hurricane Barry's gusty rainbands swept across southwest Mississippi in fits and starts Saturday morning as the Category 1 storm approached landfall on the ...

A tribute to 'Miss Mattie' | News  McComb Enterprise Journal

A handful of the hundreds of children illuminated by “Miss Mattie” Rials' sweet spirit and expert storytelling found a way to honor her — by allowing Pike, Amite ...

Blue bottle trees planned to lift spirits, promote unity  McComb Enterprise Journal

The Pike County Arts Council, in an effort to promote arts in Southwest Mississippi, wants businesses and local residents to plant a bottle tree to help boost ...

One dead in fire  McComb Enterprise Journal

A Wednesday night house fire left one person dead and required firefighters from three departments to work hours on end to fight back the flames and prevent ...

Parklane's top student shares accolade with grandmother | News  McComb Enterprise Journal

Parklane Academy STAR Student Newlon Gillihan has earned the title his mother Tammy Gillihan won in her time at Parklane. This honor comes as little ...

McComb woman gets 30 years for molesting child | News  McComb Enterprise Journal

Here are cases reported recently in Pike County Circuit Court:

More in GOP file for offices | News  McComb Enterprise Journal

An Amite County man is challenging Mississippi's incumbent Southern District Transportation Commissioner, and at least five people are running to replace ...

Movie theater on hold for now | News  McComb Enterprise Journal

For three years, drivers on Interstate 55 near Highway 98 have seen a sign teasing them with the prospect of a hometown movie theater.

Man slain in Amite County, cyclist shot in McComb  McComb Enterprise Journal

LIBERTY — Lawmen are looking for clues and hopefully witnesses in connection with the murder of a 75-year-old Gloster man in his home and the shooting and ...

Columbia man arrested on multiple charges - Daily Leader  Dailyleader

Arrest reports. The Lincoln County Jail docket for Monday was as follows: • Krishanna Harvey, 08/30/1989, 797 Hwy. 550 — arrested for probation violation, ...

This Mississippi plantation was 'not normal,' says a slave descendant  Jackson Clarion Ledger

JEFFERSON COUNTY — When James Belton first set foot on the dirt of Prospect Hill, a plantation during the 1800s, “it sent chills over my body — like I was ...

Anderson to coach NP boys basketball | Sports  McComb Enterprise Journal

After being a part of back-to-back 4A state championships as an assistant, Terrell Anderson parlayed that experience into being the new head boys basketball ...

New troopers hit the highways | News  McComb Enterprise Journal

The next time a motorist runs out of gas, has a wreck or can't drive 55, there's a good chance a new face will drive up with blue lights blazing.

Prep baseball roundups: Newton County blows out McComb in 4A playoff opener  Meridian Star

DECATUR — Newton County High School wasted no time asserting its dominance in the opening round of the playoffs as the Cougars rolled past the McComb ...

Archery event, concert Aug. 17 at Vance park | Outdoors  McComb Enterprise Journal

Centreville Academy will present “Under the Arena” archery expo and fun shoot featuring Parish County Line on Saturday, Aug. 17, at Ethel Vance Natural Area, ...

New 'MS Adopt a Hero' group helps 1st responders  McComb Enterprise Journal

By Ernest Herndon. Enterprise-Journal. Last year Chance and April Conerly were watching the news about anti-police riots and officers wounded when Chance ...

McComb's Felder, Smith sign with Division I programs  McComb Enterprise Journal

McComb's Destiny Smith and Shayla Felder recently signed Division I scholarships to continue athletic careers — just not in the same sport or at the same ...

Former Tiger Luckett prepping for NFL Draft | Sports  McComb Enterprise Journal

Cavellis Luckett, a 2012 McComb High School graduate, graduated from Middle Tennessee University in Murfreesboro Dec. 12 after a four-year college football ...

A different style | Sports  McComb Enterprise Journal

New McComb head boys basketball coach Leon Harris has experience at the AAU, high school and college level, and he hopes to use it to build on the success ...

Three die in 2 area accidents | News  McComb Enterprise Journal

Three people died in two separate southwest Mississippi car accidents on Tuesday, one involving a fiery crash that killed two people in Amite County and ...

Coach's résumé called into question | News  McComb Enterprise Journal

McComb High School head baseball coach Tony Johnson took his new position in July and since then, his background has come into question.

The making of Marion Barry, Part 1: A DC mayor’s activist beginnings in the South  WTOP

The first part of WTOP's three-part series “The making of Marion Barry” looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement before coming to ...

Mount Olive, Tint 100 named best of McComb Christmas parade  McComb Enterprise Journal

McComb Christmas parade organizers recently announced the winning entries that were in Saturday's event.

Heroin bust: Arrests highlight concern about drug in area  McComb Enterprise Journal

Authorities arrested two people on Tuesday for possession of an assortment of drugs, including heroin, and recovered a stolen handgun in the process.

Glover Quin retires from NFL' reflects on humble beginnings, advice growing up  McComb Enterprise Journal

Glover Quin, the former North Pike and Southwest Mississippi Community College football star who made a name for himself in the NFL, is retiring from the ...

Man gets 10 years on burglary, firearms charges | News  McComb Enterprise Journal

Here are sentences reported recently in Pike County Circuit Court:

Retiring Pike Co. sheriff reflects on career  Jackson Clarion Ledger

MCCOMB, Miss. - Pike County Sheriff Mark Shepherd is looking forward to his retirement, which is just around the corner following his 35-year career in law ...

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