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Thursday, May 25, 2017
  • Investigation under way in alleged fraud
    Wednesday, May 24, 2017 6:00 PM
    Allegations of voter fraud are being investigated by the District Attorney’s office after the Philadelphia Election Commission said they found applications where two county residents registered to vote in the city.

    The Election Commission is verifying a large number of new voter applications which came in by the May 6 deadline to vote in the June 6 general election.
  • Test results improvements seen in third grade reading
    Wednesday, May 24, 2017 6:00 PM
    Philadelphia and Neshoba County public schools saw improvements on the first administration of the Third Grade Reading Assessment for  2016-17, scores released last week by the Mississippi Department of Education showed.

    The Neshoba County School District had 96 percent of its 256 third graders pass the test, which was higher than the state average.
  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017 6:00 PM
    Ronald C. Arthur of Neshoba County,  newly named Chief Master Sergeant for the 186th Air Refueling Wing based at Key Field in Meridian,  will be the guest speaker during Monday’s Memorial Day program in DeWitt DeWeese Park.

    The program will begin at 11 a.m.
  • Library, PES partner on program
    Wednesday, May 24, 2017 6:00 PM
    “Building a Better World” is not only the theme of Neshoba Country Public Library’s summer reading program this year but also the goal of Philadelphia Elementary School as they partner with the library’s reading program for the first time.

    Students at Philadelphia Elementary were given a handout to register through the school. As of Monday, 92 students had registered through the school for the program.
  • Aldermen table engineering proposal for sidewalk project
    Wednesday, May 24, 2017 6:00 PM
    A $40,000 price tag to redo the high sidewalk running along the east side of Byrd Avenue between Beacon and west Myrtle streets was tabled after the engineer making the proposal said federal regulations drove the costs up.

    A proposal for design and construction was tabled last week by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.
  • Philadelphia National soccer teams prepare for State Games
    Earlier this month, Neshoba County had four teams travel to Meridian to play soccer in the 2017 Alliance Cup.

    There was a great fan base and great teams to play against. It was a great experience for the kids to get back into action before State Games of Mississippi. Our teams only had a week of preparation prior to the tournament, but they played fantastic and competed well.
  • Touchdown Club has successful crawfish boil
    Who boils 1,500 pounds of crawfish and 1,000 pounds of shrimp on a Friday afternoon? The Neshoba Central Touchdown Club!

    The second annual event was a huge success Friday near the bus barn where coaches, parents, football players and other volunteers fired up multiple cookers for the near day-long event which started with a 4 a.m. trip to Gluckstadt to purchase the mudbugs and shrimp.
  • Friends honor Judge Cotten
    A long line of people stretched outside the National Guard armory in Carthage Thursday afternoon as colleagues, friends and well-wishers gathered at a retirement ceremony honoring Circuit Judge Vernon R. Cotten.

    “More than anything I can say here today, this room is a testament to you,” fellow Eighth District Circuit Judge Christopher Collins of Union told Judge Cotten and those who gathered to honor him.
    
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BREAKING NEWS

  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017 6:00 PM
    MAY 28, 1937

    Mr. Alex Munday of this city is now connected with the Neshoba Democrat, where he will have charge of the stationary and office supply department. Mr. Munday was formerly with the City Theatre here for a number of years.
  • GETTING THE MESSAGE/Exodus 1:1-7
    Wednesday, May 24, 2017 6:00 PM
    The book of Exodus is a sequel to the book of Genesis. The story begins with the descendants of Jacob in Egypt. Without the book of Genesis, we would wonder how they got there, and what they were doing there. Genesis has the backstory of Joseph being betrayed by his brothers, sold into slavery, and ending up in Egypt. He later rose to hold great status and became the savior of his family when a famine threatened their survival.
  • PERRY/Stennis and Watergate
    Wednesday, May 17, 2017 6:00 PM
    President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey last week generated comparisons to President Richard Nixon’s “Saturday Night Massacre.”  Nixon ordered the firing of independent special prosecutor Archibald Cox, precipitating the resignations of Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus who both refused to do so. The job of firing Cox then fell to Solicitor General Robert Bork who also opposed firing Cox, but believed it was within the President’s constitutional authority to do so, and terminated the special prosecutor.
  • BROOKS/The Russians did it
    Wednesday, May 17, 2017 6:00 PM
    At certain times Donald Trump has seemed like a budding authoritarian, a corrupt Nixon, a rabble-rousing populist or a big business corporatist.

    But as Trump has settled into his White House role, he has given a series of long interviews, and when you study the transcripts it becomes clear that fundamentally he is none of these things.
  • LOWRY/‘Rigged’
    Wednesday, May 17, 2017 6:00 PM
     For the past couple of years, the most important word in American politics has been the worst — “rigged.”

    Emanating from slang back in the 17th century, developing into a description of financial fraud, and then branching out to apply to cheating in sports and elections, “rigged” had a breakthrough year in 2016, and it shows no sign of loosening its grip.
  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017 6:00 PM
    Jordan Flake has resigned as the head softball coach at Philadelphia High School.

    Flake said it was a personal decision. He wants to spend more time with his family and devote more time to his ministry work.

    “I have been thinking about it all year,” Flake said. “I went and talked to (Philadelphia principal) Mr. Tardy recently. He said to think about it for a week and then come back. I made my decision and told him (last week).”
  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017 6:00 PM
    The administration at Philadelphia High School will have some important decisions to make before the next meeting of the school board.

    Number one on the list is what to do about an athletic director for the district. The position became vacant last summer when Austin McNair resigned to become the athletic director and softball coach at Pontotoc High School.
  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017 6:00 PM
    The season came to an end for the East Central Community College baseball team with consecutive losses in the National Junior College Athletic Association Region 23 Tournament being held May 17-21 on the campus of Jones County Junior College in Ellisville.

    East Central, the No. 5 seed in the six-team, double-elimination tournament, dropped its opening game 8-1 to the No. 2 seed Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers Wednesday, May 17. The Warriors were eliminated the following day with a 21-2 five-inning, run-rule loss to No. 1 ranked and No. 1 seed Jones County Junior College.
  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017 6:00 PM
    Longtime football coach Lacey McBeath will host a “Speed and Agility” football camp for boys, ages 6 to 12, at the Philadelphia High School football field on June 2.

    Registration for the camp will be from 7 a.m. until 8 a.m. The camp will last until 11 a.m. with different drills being emphasized. There will be individual competition. Afterwards, there will be seven-on-seven games.
  • Mooreville ends Choctaw Central’s title quest
    Wednesday, May 17, 2017 6:00 PM
     The Mooreville Lady Troopers repeated as champions of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 3A fast-pitch softball tournament as they ended Choctaw Central Lady Warriors’ quest for the gold glove.

    The Lady Troopers won game one 3-1 on Wednesday, and then dominated game two 7-0 on Friday morning. The finals were played at Freedom Ridge Park in Ridgeland.
  • 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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