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Saturday, August 27, 2016
  • $7.5 million in speding includes raises on tap for workers in city budget
    Wednesday, August 24, 2016 6:00 PM
    City employees would get pay raises under a proposed $7.5 million 2017 general fund budget without a tax increase.

    The proposed budget projects a $77,262 surplus when the year ends on Sept. 30, 2017.
  • Leads sought in armed robber hits First Neshoba
    Wednesday, August 24, 2016 6:00 PM
    Leads are being pursued in connection with an armed robbery at  First Neshoba Federal Credit Union on east Main Street last Wednesday afternoon.

    An undisclosed amount of cash was taken in the armed robbery which occurred about 4:30 p.m.
  • Street to be named for Leon Baxstrum who mentored hundreds at Westside
    Wednesday, August 24, 2016 6:00 PM
    A volunteer who helped cut a trail in 1962 with his canary-colored Chevrolet sedan to a spot which is now Westside Park will be honored Friday afternoon near the site.

    Leon Baxstrum, who mentored hundreds of children at Westside Park before and after becoming director, will be honored at 5 p.m. when city officials will dedicate a section of north Carver Avenue Leon Baxstrum Drive and erect new street signs at the intersections of Ivy Street and Martin Luther King Dr.
  • Wednesday, August 24, 2016 6:00 PM
    A person convicted of discharging a firearm in the city beginning Sept. 23 could face a stiffer penalty, especially a multiple offender.

    A city ordinance which regulates firearms was amended last week by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen to raise the fine and sentence for second or subsequent offenders.
  • Wednesday, August 24, 2016 6:00 PM
    A Philadelphia man faces aggravated assault charges in connection with the Aug. 3 shooting of a juvenile.

    Antonio Edwards, 18, of Adams Street, was charged with aggravated assault in connection with the shooting of a 16-year-old juvenile who was airlifted to a Jackson hospital in stable condition, the authorities said
  • Tornadoes earn hard-fought opening victory against Ruleville
    The Philadelphia High School Tornadoes battled back in the second half to take a hard-fought 16-8 victory over Ruleville Central Friday night in prep football action.
         “Good job men,” Tornadoes Head Coach Teddy Dyess told his team afterwards. “Anybody can beat somebody 50-0 but it’s not easy to come back and beat somebody 16-8. It took a great effort.
  • Change of venue to Rankin in $1.3 million County Overtime Scandal
    The first of three trials in the $1.3 million Neshoba County overtime scandal will begin Sept. 26 in Rankin County after specially-appointed Circuit Court Judge William Barnett of Jackson granted change of venues here last Wednesday but denied motions by the defense for some of the indictments to be dismissed.

    The three former county employees were indicted last year on seven counts of embezzlement while in public office.
  • God, faith and family Moore’s top priorities
    God, faith and family are the most important things in Olivia Moore’s life as she begins a new chapter. She is re-enrolling at East Central Community College this fall where she is beginning her Bachelor of Elementary Education degree. She describes herself as a full-time nanny, wife, mama and student.

    Moore went to college straight out of high school but decided to take a sabbatical leave to focus on her family. She and her husband Josh married in 2014 and have one son together, Sam, who was born in 2015.
    
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LATEST UPDATES

  • EDITORIAL/Change of venue injustice
    Wednesday, August 24, 2016 6:00 PM
    Innocent until proven guilty is a foundational principle of the American justice system, but a ruling by a special judge last week in the $1.3 million Neshoba County overtime scandal that moved the trials of the three accused embezzlers to Rankin County is a perversion of justice as far as the people of Neshoba are concerned.
  • PERRY/Lott, Meacham on 2016
    Wednesday, August 24, 2016 6:00 PM
    Pulitzer Prize winning author Jon Meacham and former U.S. Senate Republican Majority Leader Trent Lott spoke at an afternoon session at the second annual Mississippi Book Festival this past weekend.
  • Wednesday, August 24, 2016 6:00 PM
    We’ve clearly had a failure of leadership in this country. The political system is not working as it should. Big problems are not being addressed.

    But what’s the nature of that failure? The leading theory is that it’s the corruption: There is so much money flowing through Washington that the special interests get what they want and everyone else gets the shaft. Another theory has to do with insularity: The elites spend so much time within the Acela corridor that they don’t have a clue about what is going on beyond it.
  • Wednesday, August 24, 2016 6:00 PM
    The influence that Colin Powell has over Hillary Clinton is something to behold. His word is her command. When he tells her to break the law and endanger the nation’s secrets, she doesn’t hesitate. She salutes smartly and does as she is told.
  • Wednesday, August 24, 2016 6:00 PM
    He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?                                                                            — Romans 8:32 ESV
  • Rockets prove naysayers wrong with victory
    Wednesday, August 24, 2016 6:00 PM
    Outside of the Neshoba Central locker room, not many folks thought the Rockets would stand much of a chance last Friday night when they visited Kosciusko in prep football action.

    All through the fall practices, first-year head coach Patrick Schoolar had been saying that you shouldn’t write the Rockets off this year. And they proved their coach right as the Rockets battled back from a nine-point deficit to defeat Kosciusko 20-16.
  • Harris throws 3 TD passes to lead Union
    Wednesday, August 24, 2016 6:00 PM
     The Union Yellowjackets got off to a good start and never trailed as they defeated Nanih Waiya 32-14 in the prep football season opener for both teams.

    “I was really pleased with the way we played in the first game,” Coach Brad Breland said. “We put 32 points on the scoreboard against a good defense. We saw things we need to work on and we’ll try to get ready for the next game.”
  • Wednesday, August 24, 2016 6:00 PM
    Turnovers proved to be the downfall of the Leake Academy Rebels Friday night as they opened with a 14-0 home loss to Canton Academy in prep football action.

    “Canton was loaded and had a very good team,” Coach Brian Pickens said. “We are young team. We are only going to get better. We’ll put this game behind us and start working on the next game.”
  • Wednesday, August 24, 2016 6:00 PM
    All five of the local slow-pitch softball teams have busy schedules this week as they try to dodge the rain and get some games in.

    Neshoba Central has a make-up game with Wayne County on Monday and travels to Newton County on Tuesday. The Lady Rockets play in the South Pontoto tournament on Saturday.
  • Warriors regroup after opening loss
    Wednesday, August 24, 2016 6:00 PM
    The Choctaw Central Warriors fell behind early and things didn’t get much better after that as they dropped a 42-8 decision to Heidelberg High School in the prep football season opener for both teams Friday night.

    “We made some early mistakes and got behind early,” Coach Jerod Thompson said. “They had good speed and it took a while for us to adjust.
  • 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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