East Central Community College art instructor Jeffrey Hodges will have his artwork Primal Rituals on display at Memphis College of Art (MCA) through Sept. 30 in the Rust Hall Alumni Gallery, 1930 Poplar Ave., Overton Park. 

If you can’t watch the East Central Community College Warriors play football in person this season, listen on the radio or watch the live stream video.

The ECCC Warriors open the 2016 football campaign Thursday, Sept. 1, when they host the Holmes Community College Bulldogs at 6:30 p.m. in Bailey Stadium on the Decatur campus.

The public is invited to “Meet the Warriors” when East Central Community College hosts the annual pep rally and student-athlete introductions event scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 29, at Bailey Stadium on the Decatur campus.

ECCC President Dr. Billy Stewart will welcome the anticipated large crowd for the event and provide comments about the upcoming athletics seasons.

Serving as drum majors for the 2016-17 Wall O’ Sound Marching Band at East Central Community College in Decatur are (from left) Jessica Everett of Newton County, Katie Ware of Lake, Landon Bounds of Neshoba Central and Jack Vidals of Newton County. (EC Photo)


Coming off the best season in 16 years, fourth-year East Central Community College head football coach Ken Karcher anticipates another successful season for the Warriors in 2016.

East Central finished the 2015 season ranked No. 10 in the National Junior College Athletic Association Top 20 poll after winning the C.H.A.M.P.S Heart of Texas Bowl last December.

Karcher’s squad will have to continue improving on both sides of the ball in order to carry last year’s success into the 2016 season.