Man loses appeal in capital murder

From press reports   The Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday declined to hear a post-conviction petition filed by J.C. Higginbotham who wanted a new trial on grounds that his guilty plea was involuntary. Higginbotham was one of four people arrested…

Sports schedules

FRIDAY, NOV. 1 Prep Football 7 p.m. — Choctaw County at Philadelphia 7 p.m. — Eupora at East Webster 7 p.m. — Nanih Waiya at French Camp 7 p.m. — Nettleton at Louisville 7 p.m. — Sebastopol at Noxapater Junior…

Smith Family, Choctaw Books preserved history

By Ken Strachan Columnist   I recently made my last visit to what is an institution here in Mississippi as far as history is concerned, Choctaw Books in Jackson. The bookstore, which began as a private library of former U.S.…

ECCC plans Military Appreciation Night Oct. 24

East Central Community College is honoring all military veterans during activities scheduled Thursday, October 24, 2013, when the Warriors host Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in the season finale. All military veterans and their families will be admitted free to…