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Thursday, September 21, 2017
  • Officials plan D.C. trip seeking Miss. 19 four-lane grant
    Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:00 PM
    A federal grant of up to $25 million is being sought to help fund the shovel-ready Mississippi 19 four-lane project from the House community to the Philadelphia city limits.
  • County hospital to operate with $47M break-even budget in 2018
    Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:00 PM
    The county hospital administrator presented what he called a $47 million break-even budget to the Board of Supervisors on Monday.
  • 13-year-old charged with armed robbery over cell phone
    Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:00 PM
    A 13-year-old has been charged as an adult with armed robbery after allegedly taking a cell phone from a juvenile in the area along Depot Marketplace on the night of Sept. 9.
  • Vining named ‘Citizen of Year’ for Monday's CDP banquet
    Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:00 PM
    Grover Vining, a longtime Shriner dedicated to the mission of helping children, will be honored Monday night as Philadelphia and Neshoba County’s 2017 Citizen of the Year.

    Vining will be recognized during the annual Community Development Partnership Banquet beginning  at 6:30 p.m. in the Neshoba County Coliseum.
  • Public hearing set for Oct. 3 on rezoning
    Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:00 PM
    A  hearing for public comment on a request  to rezone a parcel of property on Weyerhaeuser Road from Residential-1 to Commercial-3 was set for  5 p.m. on Oct. 3.

    The Mayor and Board of Aldermen set the public hearing at its Sept 5 meeting, after a formal request was made by Mike Tinsley.
  • No. 1 Tornadoes take victory over Quitman Panthers
    The Philadelphia High School Tornadoes improved to 5-0 on the season last Friday night when they soundly defeated the Quitman Panthers 44-15 in prep football action at Harpole Field.

    The margin of victory was what it was, despite the fact that the Tornadoes had two long kick returns called back.
  • Artist enjoys role at restaurant
    The owner of Taste & See is a self-taught artist, a former art teacher and hospice administrator.

    A Neshoba County native, Floyd Bozeman opened his first Taste & See restaurant in 2010 in Sebastopol and the one in Philadelphia in 2014.

    He has the best of both worlds because he gets to work alongside his wife, Lori, each day at the restaurant here at the corner of Center Avenue and Beacon Street.
  • Younger Goldman takes the reins
    There’s a new manager at the Neshoba County Co-op, but he’s definitely not a stranger because he’s worked there since he was 16 years old.

    Richard Goldman has taken the helm at the Co-op with the semi-retirement of his father, Ricky, after 31 years of service.
    
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BREAKING NEWS

  • EDITORIAL/Travesty of justice in overtime case
    Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:00 PM
    The three women sentenced to 25 years in prison after they confessed to stealing at least $1.3 million from Neshoba County taxpayers in an elaborate overtime scheme will serve the remainder of their time in the comfort of their own homes, a special judge initially appointed in the case has ruled.
  • BUCHANAN/Who truly imperils our free society?
    Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:00 PM
    “The Barbarian cannot make ... he can befog and destroy but ... he cannot sustain; and of every Barbarian in the decline or peril of every civilization exactly that has been true.”

    Hilaire Belloc’s depiction of the barbarian is recalled to mind as the statues honoring the history and heroes of the Republic and of the West continue to be vandalized and smashed.
  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:00 PM
    Donald Trump, much to his chagrin, never won an Emmy for “The Apprentice,” but he can now take indirect credit for a clutch of the awards.

    The Hulu series “The Handmaid’s Tale” won eight Emmys on Sunday night, a sweep fueled, in part, by the widely accepted belief in liberal America that the show tells us something about the Trump era.
  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:00 PM
    SEPT. 24, 1937

    Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Decease and daughter, Nellie, spent Sunday with their daughter and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher and children in Philadelphia.
    ...

    Little Clara Ann Banks of Durant is spending this week in the home of her grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. Banks.
  • GETTING THE MESSAGE/Exodus 5:2-3
    Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:00 PM
    In our passage we see Pharaoh’s response to the command of the Lord to “Let my people go.” This is an offensive thing to Pharaoh for several reasons. This would set Israel’s God as a rival to the Egyptian gods beginning with Pharaoh himself who was regarded as a god. Pharaoh did not want any other gods before him.

    Therefore, this was also a point of honor. This was an assault on his power and authority. To say,
  • Rockets enter region play vs. Holmes County
    Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:00 PM
     The Neshoba Central Rockets will be on the road for the third week in a row Friday night when they open Region 2-5A competition against Holmes County Central in prep football action.

    The Rockets enter the game with a 2-4 record after losing a 28-14 decision at Northeast Lauderdale Friday night. The Jaguars come in at 1-3. They were open last week. This will be the third meeting between the two schools. Neshoba Central won last year’s game 26-23 while the Jaguars won 51-0 in 2015.
  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:00 PM
    The Leake Academy Lady Rebels went 4-0 last week in fast-pitch softball action as they gear up for post-season action.

    The Lady Rebels entered this week with a 19-7 record. They were to close out the regular seasons with home games against Winston on Monday and Starkville Academy on Tuesday. The North State AAA tournament will begin Saturday and conclude Monday at North Delta Academy in Batesville. The Lady Rebels enter the tournament as the No. 1 team out of District 2.
  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:00 PM
    Neshoba Central was the center of Mississippi High School basketball Saturday as Magnolia Hoops held its first Senior 60 showcase in the Rockets’ gym.

    Magnolia Hoops is a high school basketball recruiting service. It hosted the event at Neshoba Central. Magnolia Hoops invited 60 of the top high school boys basketball players from Mississippi to the event. According to Rockets Coach Jerry Byrd, most of them showed up.
  • Pearl River too much for ECCC Warriors
    Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:00 PM
    Freshman quarterback Markevion Quinn accounted for 430 yards of offense and four scores to lead the Pearl River Wildcats to a 59-40 win over East Central Community College in an MACJC South Division football game played at Bailey Stadium in Decatur Thursday.

    It was the home opener for East Central after two road games to open the season.
  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:00 PM
    Neshoba Central remained undefeated and Choctaw Central went 3-1 last week in slow-pitch softball action.

    In a big Division 1 game, Union took a 14-13 win over Philadelphia.
  • 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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