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Thursday, April 28, 2016
  • Thursday, April 28, 2016 9:40 AM
    One lane of a section of Range Avenue near the cemetery is closed today while a crew from CenterPoint Energy relocates a natural gas line.
  • Wednesday, April 27, 2016 6:00 PM
    City officials have set a date for a special election for Ward 1 aldermen, to replace Josh Gamblin, who resigned earlier this month after moving into a different ward.

    Aldermen voted unanimously and with little discussion to set the special election for Tuesday, May 24.  The election will be held at the regular polling place for Ward 1, the Neshoba County Coliseum. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 27, 2016 6:00 PM
    “Paint your World Purple” is the theme of this year’s Relay for Life where volunteers, including several teams, hope to raise $65,000 for the American Cancer Society.

    Relay will get underway at 6 p.m. Friday in the Neshoba County Coliseum with a survivors’ reception and recognition. Entertainment also starts at 6 p.m
  • Wednesday, April 27, 2016 6:00 PM
    A non-profit art gallery is now open on the Square following an inaugural art show Saturday night which attracted about 50 visitors, including many artists.

    Pinelandia on Main Street is open Tuesday through Saturday and the owners are already planning their next art show.
  • Wednesday, April 27, 2016 6:00 PM
    City officials hope putting a cell phone policy in place which prohibits employees from initiating calls while driving city-owned vehicles will lead to discounts on the city’s insurance policy with Travelers Insurance.

    The Board of Aldermen approved the policy unanimously and without changes last week despite emergency personnel expressing concerns that it may interfere with the regular operation of their jobs.
  • Wooten is honorary chairman for Relay
    The harrowing experience of surviving cancer and losing a child brought  a Philadelphia woman closer to her friends, family and faith.

    Deputy city clerk Kim Wooten does not have a typical cancer story. It ended in her losing a child while going through the strenuous process of chemotherapy. She feels compelled to tell her story because it reminds her that God is great and people are good.
  • State adds $750K for bypass
    The state will allocate $750,000 for the Williamsville connector as part of an overall borrowing bill, far short of the total $130 million needed for construction of the road that is deemed essential to future Weyerhaeuser expansions.

    House Bill 1729, which had previously become entangled in negotiations over a $415 million tax cut, includes the monies for the Philadelphia bypass.

    The state has in recent years allocated $5.3 million for right-of-way purchases, paving the way to eventual construction of the bypass that’s been discussed for decades.
  • Neshoba Central takes on New Hope in softball playoffs

    The Neshoba Central Lady Rockets will host New Hope Thursday night for games 2 and 3, if necessary, in the second round of the Class 5A Fast-pitch Softball playoffs.

    The two teams played the first game at New Hope on Tuesday. Game time for the first Thursday night game will be at 6 p.m. Neshoba Central had a first round bye.

    
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  • Wednesday, April 27, 2016 6:00 PM
    HAVANA — Ernest Hemingway’s house in Cuba seems like such a healthy place. It is light, welcoming and beautifully situated. There are hundreds of his books lining the shelves, testimony to all the reading he did there. There’s a baseball diamond nearby where he used to pitch to local boys.

    Yet Hemingway was not a healthy man during the latter phases in his life. He was drunk much of the time; he often began drinking at breakfast and his brother counted 17 Scotch-and-sodas in a day. His wives complained that he was sporadic about bathing. He was obsessed with his weight and recorded it on the wall of his house.
  • Wednesday, April 27, 2016 6:00 PM
    On Tuesday, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann told Paul Gallo, host of the eponymous radio show on the Supertalk Mississippi network, “I’m going back to the governor and ask him to put the elections bill on the special session.” Hosemann said the bill — which would, among other things, tighten disclosure rules on political action committees, restrict the personal use of campaign funds and require full itemization of credit card expenses on campaign finance reports — was “fumbled by the Legislature.”
  • Wednesday, April 27, 2016 6:00 PM
    During an era of headline-grabbing advances in medicine, the United States is experiencing a health cataclysm.

    The latest straw in the wind is last week’s report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showing that life expectancy for white women declined slightly from 2013 to 2014.
  • Wednesday, April 27, 2016 6:00 PM
    APRIL 24, 1936

    Plans are on foot looking toward making a Memorial park or site out of Mound Nanih Waiya in the northeast portion of Neshoba County. Funds for the work have been applied for. The project has been Ok’d  by WPA officials in Washington.
  • Wednesday, April 27, 2016 6:00 PM
    Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.

                                                     — Hebrews 7:25 ESV
  • Wednesday, April 27, 2016 6:00 PM
    The Union Lady Yellowjackets will be playing at Puckett Thursday night as they have advanced to the second round of the Class 2A State Fast-pitch softball playoffs.

    The Lady Yellowjackets were to have hosted Puckett for game 1 in their series on Tuesday. Games 2 and 3 will be played Thursday night at Puckett.

    Union advanced from the first round after defeating West Lincoln twice on Saturday. The Lady Bears won game 1 on Friday, 7-6. The Lady Yellowjackets won game 2 3-2 and game 3, 6-3.
  • Wednesday, April 27, 2016 6:00 PM
     The Philadelphia Tornado track team made its presence known recently as 23 participants made it out of Region 5-3A and qualified for the regional track meet.

    The Tornadoes finished third overall in the region meet.
  • Wednesday, April 27, 2016 6:00 PM
    The Neshoba Central baseball team saw its season come to an end this past weekend as they dropped a pair of games to New Hope in the first round of the Class 5A State Baseball Playoffs.

    Neshoba Central finished the season with a 13-9 record.
  • Wednesday, April 27, 2016 6:00 PM
     The Leake Academy baseball team closed out its 2016 season on a winning note as the Rebels defeated Starkville Academy 2-0 Tuesday in the season finale.
  • Wednesday, April 27, 2016 6:00 PM
     The Union Yellowjackets saw their 2016 baseball season come to an end over the weekend as they were eliminated by Madison St. Joseph in the first round of the playoffs.

    The Yellowjackets lost the first game3-0 and the second game 11-6. Earlier in the week, the Yellowjackets lost to Stringer 4-3 and Nanih Waiya 7-2 in a couple of non-region games.
  • 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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