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Sunday, April 23, 2017
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017 6:00 PM
    Financing for a $1.6 million energy savings performance project for Neshoba County was approved Monday by the Board of Supervisors in an effort to reduce utilities at the courthouse, coliseum and several other county buildings by about 35 percent.

    Supervisors voted unanimously to accept the bid of Signature Public Funding at 2.99 percent interest.
  • $1K reward posted in Easter burglary of Brown's Discount Drugs
    Wednesday, April 19, 2017 6:00 PM
    Burglars hit a pharmacy in Valley View Shopping Center early Easter morning, sparking the owner to post a $1,000 reward leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible.

    Three people, whose images were captured on video,  broke into  Brown’s Discount Drugs at 584 east Main St., Suite B3, about 3 a.m. and took various prescription medications, Chief of Police Grant Myers said.
  • Stricklands move refurbished furniture operation to town
    Wednesday, April 19, 2017 6:00 PM
    After four years of selling vintage and refurbished furniture in the Dixon community, the Strickland family has moved their operation to town and added an interesting twist which they hope will set their burgeoning business apart.

    Larry Strickland has run Square Peg for four years with his wife Donna in the Dixon community. They became known for their keen eye in spotting unique vintage furniture and their knack for breathing new life into old, rundown pieces that needed a little bit of paint and attention.
  • Arts Council to host annual membership meeting Thursday
    Wednesday, April 19, 2017 6:00 PM
    “Arts & All That Jazz” will be the theme of the Philadelphia-Neshoba County Arts Council’s wine and cheese membership meeting set for Thursday.

    President Jacob Starks said the event will include a wine and cheese tasting, a silent auction, a wine raffle, live jazz music and great food.

    The membership meeting will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bridges the Venue.
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017 6:00 PM
    Mt. Zion United Methodist Church might soon be placed on the National Register of Historic Places, after its nomination was approved by the Mississippi National Register Review Board.

    The nomination now awaits action by the National Register in Washington, D. C.

    The review of the nomination must occur within 45 days after it is received by the National Register office.
  • Lady Tornadoes look toward playoffs
    The Philadelphia Lady Tornadoes went 3-2 last week as they look toward the Class 3A fast-pitch softball playoffs.
        The Lady Tornadoes entered the week with a 13-7 record. They were to host Enterprise on Tuesday.

    Last week, Philadelphia defeated Southeast Lauderdale 9-0. They then dropped a 1-0 decision to Neshoba Central. Philadelphia defeated Choctaw County on Thursday and then played two games on Friday. They defeated Enterprise 10-2 and then lost a 6-5 decision to Newton County.
  • Team gearing up for Relay for Life
    Teams are gearing up for Relay for Life and no one is more excited than the folks at Sta-Home Home Health and Hospice/Accent Care.

    “Cancer is not a game” is the theme of this year’s relay, set for Friday, May 12 from 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. in the Neshoba County Coliseum.

    Teams will be assigned a position on a Monopoly board inside the coliseum, with the Sta-Home team representing the Railroad space.
  • Aldermen rehire engineer for municipal airport projects
    Waggoner Engineering was rehired to provide professional engineering and related services for the Philadelphia Municipal Airport for a five-year period following a unanimous vote of the Board of Aldermen.

    Waggoner, along with Allen & Hoshall, submitted statements of qualifications prior to the board meeting on Tuesday, April 4.

    Waggoner has been the airport engineer for the past 17 years or more.
    
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BREAKING NEWS

  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017 6:00 PM
    APRIL?3, 1937

    Mrs. H. T. Key of Philadelphia has been appointed to serve as State Chairman of the Mississippi Better Homes Committee. Mrs. Key’s appointment to this important post was made from the National Offices of Better Homes in America at Purdue University.
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017 6:00 PM
    “We have ended an unfortunate fourteen year experiment with partisan judicial filibusters,” U.S. Senator Roger Wicker told the Stennis Press Forum last week in Jackson.  He said the 2003 filibusters against Miguel Estrada of Texas and Charles Pickering of Mississippi “was the first time a partisan filibuster had ever stopped a federal judge of any kind from being elevated to the court to which they were nominated.”
  • BROOKS/How to leave a mark
    Wednesday, April 19, 2017 6:00 PM
    Joe Toscano and I worked at Incarnation summer camp in Connecticut a few decades ago. Joe went on to become an extremely loving father of five and a fireman in Watertown, Massachusetts. Joe was a community-building guy — serving his town, organizing events like fishing derbies for bevies of kids, radiating infectious and neighborly joy.

    Joe collapsed and died while fighting a two-alarm fire last month. When Joe died, the Incarnation community reached out with a fierce urgency to support his family and each other. One of our number served as a eulogist at the funeral. Everybody started posting old photos of Joe on Facebook. Somebody posted a picture of 250 Incarnation alumni at a reunion, with the caption, “My Family.”
  • LOWRY/No, Trump is not a neocon
    Wednesday, April 19, 2017 6:00 PM
    With U.S. missiles flying in Syria, the “mother of all bombs” exploding in Afghanistan and an aircraft carrier strike group heading toward North Korea, has there been a revolution in President Donald Trump’s foreign policy?

    His most fervent supporters shouldn’t get overly exercised, and his interventionist critics shouldn’t get too excited. What has been on offer so far is broadly consistent with the Jacksonian worldview that is the core of Trump’s posture toward the world.
  • GETTING THE MESSAGE/Matthew 27:32-56
    Wednesday, April 19, 2017 6:00 PM
    In this passage Matthew gives us an account of the death of the Lord Jesus Christ. We are to see Christ’s glory in this. The foundation of the Christian religion, the ground of all our hopes in salvation, is the revelation of God by Christ. We must not forget Jesus on the cross did not cease to be God when he became man. By taking upon himself human nature, Christ reveals infinite humility and love.
  • Rockets savor first region crown since 1991
    Wednesday, April 19, 2017 6:00 PM
    The Neshoba Central baseball team captured its first region baseball championship since 1991 last week as they defeated Ridgeland 3-1 in the deciding game.

    The Rockets are the regular season champions of Region 4-5A.  They will be off this weekend and will see their first action April 28-29 and May 1.

    “It feels really good to win the region championship,” Coach Justin Stovall said. “They may have been co-champions a few times in recent years. But as far as we can tell, this is the first time since 1991 that Neshoba Central has won the region.
  • Neshoba Central’s Fanning named Callahan scholar
    Wednesday, April 19, 2017 6:00 PM
     When Neshoba Central senior Jake Fanning started filling out the application for the Lindy Callahan Scholar-Athlete award earlier in the school year, he didn’t know that much about the program.

    “They called me to the counselor’s office and told me I had been chosen to represent the school,” Fanning said. “It was a large application. In addition, it required three letters of reference and a 500-word essay.”
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017 6:00 PM
    Powered by senior Hunter Little, the Union High School powerlifting team captured the Class 2A state championship Saturday at the State Meet.

    Union finished with 50 points in the Class 2A standings. Bruce was second with 32 points followed by Scott Central with 24 points and East Union with 23 points.

    The Yellowjackets finished with four first places, three second places, one third place, and two fourth place finish.
  • Lady Rockets close out regular season
    Wednesday, April 19, 2017 6:00 PM
    The Neshoba Central Lady Rockets look to close out the fast-pitch softball regular season this week with a pair of games against Newton County.

    The Lady Rockets are slated to visit Newton County on Tuesday and host the Lady Cougars on Thursday.

    Neshoba Central entered the week with a 20-2 record. They played two games last week, defeating Germantown 9-5 and topping Philadelphia 1-0. The Lady Rockets won their region and drew a first round bye in the playoffs.
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017 6:00 PM
    The Leake Academy Rebels will wrap up the 2017 baseball season this week with one game against Starkville,

    The Rebels did not make the playoffs this season but first year Coach Cory Burns was proud of the effort from his team.

    “The kids played hard and had a good year,” Burns said. “A lot of young kids got a lot of good experience and we hope to build on that next season.
  • Friday, July 31, 2015 1:00 AM
    "Utter foolishness" is Lanelle Glover's description of the Fair, but she loves every single second of it.
  • Friday, July 31, 2015 1:00 AM
    "Utter foolishness" is Lanelle Glover's description of the Fair, but she loves every single second of it.
  • Thursday, July 30, 2015 1:00 AM
    As cliche as it sounds, the Fair is truly all about having a good time, and that's basically Sherrie Adcock's life motto.
  • Thursday, July 30, 2015 1:00 AM
    As cliche as it sounds, the Fair is truly all about having a good time, and that's basically Sherrie Adcock's life motto.
  • Thursday, July 30, 2015 1:00 AM
    A resident of Larkspur, Colo., Apryl Parkerson has been coming to he fair for as long as she can remember.

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