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Monday, August 21, 2017
  • Wednesday, August 16, 2017 6:00 PM
    Local leaders were caught off guard and disturbed last week to learn the $130 million Philadelphia bypass has been shelved by the state Transportation Commission, but they renewed a pledge to push forward and make a case for funding.

    The bypass is key to any future expansion at Philadelphia’s Weyerhaeuser mill, officials have said, which just underwent a $57.3 million modernization.
  • 25% hike in  healthcare approved
    Wednesday, August 16, 2017 6:00 PM
    Employees of Neshoba County will see a change in their health insurance carrier when the new fiscal year begins Oct. 1 after the Board of Supervisors on Monday accepted a proposal from United Healthcare.

    Allen Hardy, an agent with Philadelphia Security Insurance, presented the proposal in wake of a possible 60-percent increase from the current carrier, Blue Cross Blue Shield,  for fiscal 2018. If the county elected to remain with Blue Cross, monthly premiums would have risen from $439.09 to $702.54 per employee.
  • Second juvenile charged in shootings
    Wednesday, August 16, 2017 6:00 PM
    A second juvenile, arrested earlier this month for allegedly shooting at a vehicle on Railroad Avenue, has been charged as an adult with aggravated assault.

    Damiyune Kentrell Hoskins, 16, of 2112 Barham St., was charged as an adult last week. He was released from the county jail on $50,000 bond.
  • McLain was hard-working family man who set example
    Wednesday, August 16, 2017 6:00 PM
    John Francis McLain, founder and chief executive officer of McLain Plumbing and Electrical Service, Inc., was remembered this week as a hard-working man who set an example daily in both his personal and professional life.

    McLain, 92, died Sunday in his home.
  • Arrest warrants lead to additional felony charges
    Wednesday, August 16, 2017 6:00 PM
    Two people were arrested last week at a motel on Holland Avenue after police officers served warrants and found them in possession of a controlled substance.

    Jaqualon Brown, 30, of 536 Valley View Dr., and Crystal Drury, 31, of 10471 Road 165, Carthage, were charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute while in possession of a firearm.
  • God’s Closet serving many children
    God’s Closet in Valley View Shopping Center is abuzz this time of the year and volunteers couldn’t be more excited for the 500 or so families they have registered.

    More volunteers are needed as the ministry provided free clothing to 140 children alone on Saturday, Aug. 4!
  • Tornadoes look strong in MSU jamboree victory
    The Philadelphia Tornado football team lived up to its preseason hype Saturday as they defeated Kosciusko 22-6 at the Mississippi State jamboree in Starkville.

    The Tornadoes, one of the early statewide favorites projected to win the Class 2A North State championship, showed the ability to move the ball in the air and on the ground before the noon crowd at Davis Wade Stadium on the MSU campus.
  • George, Gamblin remember ‘Glen’
    When Philadelphia’s Derek George first arrived in Nashville in 1992 to work in the country music industry at age 18, he didn’t have enough money to purchase a guitar so he borrowed one from Glen Campbell.

    Neshoba County native Marty Gamblin was managing Campbell’s Nashville operations at the time and became George’s manager. Gamblin had several of Campbell’s guitars in storage at his Nashville home and loaned one to George.
    
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BREAKING NEWS

  • GETTING THE MESSAGE/Exodus 4:1-9
    Wednesday, August 16, 2017 6:00 PM
    We have observed in the book of Exodus that God makes plain his purposes to Moses; what he is going to do, why he is doing it, and what the result will be. God appeared to Moses in the burning bush. He told Moses his name, that he is “I am”, meaning that he has always existed, always will, and is infinitely over his creation.

    We have read repeatedly in the first few chapters of Exodus that God is keeping a promise by hearing the cries of Israel in bondage and coming to rescue them out of Egypt. He promised Abraham he would rescue his descendants and
  • EDITORIAL/Jobs, not higher taxes
    Wednesday, August 9, 2017 6:00 PM
    Philadelphia’s May sales tax returns, the latest figures available, were down 1.8 percent, while Carthage, Forest, Union, Kosciusko and Meridian all saw modest increases.

    Overall, the city’s sales tax collections are down about 4.8 percent on the year that began last July 1.
  • EDITORIAL/When good people do nothing
    Wednesday, August 9, 2017 6:00 PM
    No one should have to live in fear of lawless thugs in the safety of their own home, but that was the topic of a public meeting last week in northwest Philadelphia that turned to personal responsibility.

    A major concern is that citizens are not reporting crimes they witness or they recant criminal reports either under threat or peer pressure to get along.
  • LOWRY/Google’s hypocrisy
    Wednesday, August 9, 2017 6:00 PM
    The first thing to know about the instantly infamous “anti-diversity screed” written by an anonymous Google software engineer is that it isn’t anti-diversity or a screed.

    The loaded description, widely used in the press and on social media, is symptomatic of the pearl-clutching over the memo, which questions the premises and effectiveness of Google’s diversity policies.
  • BROOKS/Getting Trump out of my brain
    Wednesday, August 9, 2017 6:00 PM
    Last week The Washington Post published transcripts of Donald Trump’s conversations with foreign leaders. A dear friend sent me an email suggesting I read them because they reveal how Trump’s mind works. But as I tried to click the link a Bartleby-like voice in my head said, “I would prefer not to.” I tried to click again and the voice said: “No thanks. I’m full.”

    For the past two years Trump has taken up an
  • Wednesday, August 16, 2017 6:00 PM
     Choctaw Central opens its 2017 football season on the road Friday night when the Warriors visit local rival Union.

    Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

    Both teams got a chance to scout each other Friday. Both played in the East Central Community College jamboree.
  • Wednesday, August 16, 2017 6:00 PM
    The Leake Academy Rebels will travel to Vicksburg Friday night to take on the St. Aloysius Flashes in the season opener for both teams

    It is the first meeting between the two schools. St. Aloysius had been a member of the Mississippi High School Activities Association until moving to the Mississippi Independent Schools Association a couple of years ago. Both teams went 3-8 last season. Leake Academy competes in District 2-AAA and St. Al competes in District 3-AAA.
  • Wednesday, August 16, 2017 6:00 PM
     The Neshoba Central Rockets look to get their 2017 football season off on the right foot Friday night when they host longtime rival Kosciusko.

    Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

    Last season, Coach Patrick Schoolar led the Rockets to a 5-7 record in his first season with the Rockets. That included a 20-16 season opening win over the Whippets, who went on to finish last season at 1-9.
  • Wednesday, August 16, 2017 6:00 PM
    The Leake Academy Lady Rebels will try to get on track this week after going 1-2 in the Clinton Christian School fast-pitch softball tournament Saturday.

    The Lady Rebels dropped their first two games to Parklane 7-1 and Simpson 3-2. In the final game of the day, they defeated Benton Academy 9-0.
  • Lady Rockets open season with close wins over local rivals
    Wednesday, August 16, 2017 6:00 PM
    Hallie Billie hit two home runs and Sindle Williams hit one as the Neshoba Central Lady Rockets won a pair of one-run games in the Newton County Classic Saturday.

    The five-time defending state champion Lady Rockets defeated Union 5-4 and Choctaw Central 9-8. They entered the week with a 2-0 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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