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Wednesday, February 22, 2017
  • 3 sites studied for Stuart Center
    Wednesday, February 22, 2017 6:00 PM
    Three downtown sites are under consideration for the new Marty Stuart Center as the project has seen a surge since the first of the year, the country music star and Neshoba County native said on Monday.

    Officials are looking at buildings near the Marty Stuart Warehouse on Center Avenue, near City Hall on Main Street and near the Ellis Theater.
  • Outside firm may aid search for supe
    Wednesday, February 22, 2017 6:00 PM
    An outside firm could possibly lead the Neshoba County School Board in its search for a new superintendent of education in wake of the resignation of Joe Killens about a year into his first term.

    School Board President Johnny Crenshaw said Monday that the board would meet later this week to hear a presentation from the Mississippi School Boards Association about the services it offers with regard to a search for a new superintendent.
  • Pearl River Elementary to get safe room
    Wednesday, February 22, 2017 6:00 PM
    Ground was broken last week for a new 5,600 square-foot safe room for Pearl River Elementary School in a joint $1.6 million project among the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency,  the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.

    The project is expected to be completed in the fall.
  • Bullets strike occupied house on Lamar Circle
    Wednesday, February 22, 2017 6:00 PM
    Two bullets struck an occupied house on Lamar Circle Sunday night, sparking a Crime Stoppers reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction, the authorities said.

    Chief of Police Grant Myers said someone fired two shots from behind the house about 10 p.m. while there were occupants inside.

    No one was injured.
  • Wednesday, February 22, 2017 6:00 PM
    A Republican candidate for Ward 3 Alderman in the May 2 municipal primaries has re-qualified  as a Democrat.

    Bradford Smith will run as a Republican, not as a Democrat, City Clerk James Johnson said.

    Candidates have until March 3 to file qualifying papers in the clerk’s office in city hall.
  • Rockets dominate en route to region championship
    The Neshoba Central Rockets dominated both games as they captured their first region basketball tournament championship in recent memory this past week.

    The Rockets, the region host team, came in ranked No. 1 in a statewide poll of Class 5A boys basketball teams. They defeated Lanier 74-32 in the first game, and then beat the Vicksburg Gators 76-45 in the championship game.
  • Concert to feature about 100 singers
    Lisa Pierce and Connie Fedrick will be among the nearly 100 singers Sunday during “A Community Choral Festival” at First United Methodist Church.

    The concert will feature the Fair City Chorale and choirs from First Methodist and Neshoba Central High School.

    Each choir will sing separate selections as well as joining in a mass choir directed by guest conductor Dr. Michael John Trotta of New York City.
  • Son makes call to save mother’s life
    Watching his mother struggle with cancer forced Neshoba Central senior Austin Dempsey to grow up way too fast. In fact, one might suspect that she is in remission today because of a four-hour phone call the teenager placed to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Atlanta in 2014, begging for doctors there to save her life.
    
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BREAKING NEWS

  • GETTING THE MESSAGE/Psalm 15
    Wednesday, February 22, 2017 6:00 PM
    Jesus said “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” Psalm 15 is a commentary on what it means to be pure in heart. It isn’t an exhaustive commentary to be sure, but it does describe virtues that arise out of a heart set on seeking the Lord first.  The virtues in the psalm are not what God finds in us, but what God forms in us after we come to faith.
  • GETTING THE MESSAGE/Psalm 93
    Wednesday, February 22, 2017 6:00 PM
    The notes in the NIV Study Bible say Psalm 93 is: “a hymn to the eternal, universal, and invincible reign of the Lord.” This is correct. It is a hymn we should remember. The praise of God’s glory and his attributes is where we find real joy.  If you want to be happy, seek to understand and marvel at the Lord. Studying this psalm is a good start.
  • PERRY/Democracy: A radical idea
    Friday, February 17, 2017 6:00 PM
    Our Founding Fathers debated government structure. John Adams believed in a strong elected executive; his opponents feared monarchy. Thomas Jefferson believed in liberal democracy (albeit of aristocrats); his opponents feared rule of the rabble. Some Mississippians have created a synthesis of the two: they fear both monarch and rabble.  To protect against both they sacrificed the common ground between Adams and Jefferson - democracy.

    When it comes to some decisions, it seems government is too important to let voters decide how it should operate; tax dollars are too sacred to trust them to elections.
  • BROOKS/Bonhoeffer, Benedict or Ford
    Friday, February 17, 2017 6:00 PM
    How should one resist the Trump administration? Well, that depends on what kind of threat Donald Trump represents.

    It could be that the primary Trump threat is authoritarianism. It is hard to imagine America turning into full fascism, but it is possible to see it sliding into the sort of “repressive kleptocracy” that David Frum describes in the current Atlantic — like the regimes that now run Hungary, the Philippines, Venezuela and Poland.
  • LOWRY/Heed the protests
    Friday, February 17, 2017 6:00 PM
    It’s beginning to look a lot like August 2009 in reverse.

    In that summer of the Tea Party, conservative activists packed the town-hall meetings of Democratic congressmen and peppered them with hostile questions. It was an early sign of the abiding opposition that Obamacare would encounter, and the prelude to Democratic defeats in 2010, 2014 and 2016.
  • Neshoba Central girls claim Division II bowling title
    Wednesday, February 22, 2017 6:00 PM
     Hailey Copeland closed out her high school bowling career by rolling a strike that clinched the Mississippi High School Activities Association’s Division II state championship for the Neshoba Central Lady Rockets Thursday in Jackson.

    Both the Neshoba Central girls and boys teams made bowled their way into the “Bakers Series” in the state championship tournament.
  • Lady Warriors roll past Jefferson County, 83-39
    Wednesday, February 22, 2017 6:00 PM
    Both Choctaw Central basketball teams have qualified for the State Class 3A tournament in prep basketball action.

    The Lady Warriors swept through the Region Class 5-3A girls bracket by defeating Kemper County 65-25 in the semifinals, and Forest 75-46 in the finals. The Lady Warriors then rolled over Jefferson County 83-39 in the first round of the state tournament on Monday night. The Lady Warriors will be home Friday night when the play the winner between Magee and Collins in the second round. The Lady Warriors now stand at 27-3.
  • Lady Rockets capture region crown
    Wednesday, February 22, 2017 6:00 PM
     The Neshoba Central Lady Rockets captured the Region 4-5A girls basketball championship with victories over Ridgeland and Lanier in games played last week.

    The Lady Rockets opened their quest on Monday night with a 62-52 win over Ridgeland. They followed up on Friday night with a 40-28  win over Lanier, the No. 1 ranked team in girls Class 5A basketball. The tournament was played at Neshoba Central.
  • Leake Academy teams move on to state tournament
    Wednesday, February 22, 2017 6:00 PM
     Both Leake Academy teams advanced to the Mississippi Independent Schools Association State Class AAA basketball tournaments which will be held this week at Kirk Academy.

    The Leake Academy girls were to enter the tournament as the No. 3 team out of the North on Tuesday when they played Adams Christian. The Leake Academy boys also opened state tournament play Tuesday when they played Columbia Academy, the No. 1 seed out of the South.
  • Wednesday, February 22, 2017 6:00 PM
    The Philadelphia High School Lady Tornadoes saw their 2016-2017 basketball season come to an end Monday night as they dropped a 53-40 decision to Franklin County in the first round of the Class 3A state playoffs.

    The Lady Tornadoes finished the season with a 17-14 record.
  • 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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