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Friday, December 9, 2016
  • Improvements  proposed for public library
    Wednesday, December 7, 2016 6:00 PM
    Almost $1 million in energy saving improvements, including a new heating and cooling system, is being proposed for the Neshoba County Public Library following action Monday by the Board of Supervisors.

    The library plans to partner with an energy management firm through the county as part of the $894,199 energy savings performance project which is expected to reduce utilities and costly repairs on the library’s “old mechanical system.”
  • Merchants plan sales Thursday for Moonlight Madness
    Wednesday, December 7, 2016 6:00 PM
    Almost 20 merchants will be open for extended hours Thursday night with special sales for Christmas shoppers during the annual Moonlight Madness promotion.

    Stores will open from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with special sales and discounts.
  • Sandtown Methodist’s Nativity  attracts hundreds of visitors
    Wednesday, December 7, 2016 6:00 PM
    Over 100 church members are gearing up to mobilize eight scenes, including live animals such as donkeys and a camel,  and several hundred vehicles this weekend for Sandtown United Methodist Church’s annual live drive-through Nativity.

    This will be the sixth year that Sandtown has hosted the Nativity.
  • Beason named finalist for Farm Bureau Achievement Award
    Wednesday, December 7, 2016 6:00 PM
    Marlo Beason of Philadelphia has been named a finalist in the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers and Ranchers Achievement Award Contest.

    Beason is the co-owner of Beason Family Farms, a small dairy operation just outside of Philadelphia. They currently milk 35 cows twice a day.
  • Autumn McMillan takes over as  2016-17 Choctaw Indian Princess
    Wednesday, December 7, 2016 6:00 PM
    A new 2016-17 Choctaw Indian Princess was named last week after Chief Phyliss J. Anderson accepted the resignation of Princess Breanna Isaac.

    Autumn McMillan of the Tucker community has assumed the rights, obligations and commitments of the position and will serve as the Tribe's goodwill ambassador until the annual Choctaw Indian Fair in July 2017.
  • Twosome looks forward to concert
    he Fair City Chorale will present “Carols From Around the World” Saturday and Amanda Sharp, Kay Kilpatrick and other members of the new community choir couldn’t be more excited.

    The concert begins at 7 p.m. at Beacon Street Baptist Church.
  • Lady Warriors win ECCC tourney for 3rd straight year
    The Choctaw Central Lady Warriors captured the annual East Central Community College basketball tournament for the third straight season as they took a 72-51 victory over Laurel in prep basketball action.

    The Lady Warriors enter this week with a 7-1 record. They defeated Lake 60-23 in the opener and then stopped Newton County 67-29 in the semifinals.
  • Doug Johnson keeping fading syrup mill tradition alive for 22 years so far
    “Slow as molasses” often refers to a thick and slow pouring syrup, but what many may not know is that the process of making it is not particularly quick either.

    Doug Johnson is best known for the hard work he does managing the Neshoba County Fairgrounds and while that is a year-round job, he still makes time every fall to engage in the hobby of syrup making.
    
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BREAKING NEWS

  • PERRY/Wicker strengthens GOP
    Wednesday, December 7, 2016 6:00 PM
    Two years ago, Mississippi’s Roger Wicker and Nevada’s Dean Heller fought for the sixth-highest leadership role in the Republican caucus of the U.S. Senate: Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC). The NRSC is tasked at defending Republican Senate seats and flipping Democratic seats. Wicker went into the NRSC chairman campaign as a dedicated rank-and-file member who had over the past cycle assisted with more than 40 fundraisers and raised $2.2 million, at the time the seventh most in the caucus.
  • DOUTHAT/A great deal for the many
    Wednesday, December 7, 2016 6:00 PM
    If Donald Trump could script his presidency, every week would probably look like the one just past. You get on the phone with some corporate big shot who’s considering closing a plant in the Rust Belt. You offer some carrots, you threaten implicitly, you make a deal: Jobs stay, factories don’t close, and maybe next time they even open. (Nothing will make Trump happier than the day he gets Apple to open a minor widget factory in Wisconsin.) Then you hold a big rally, brag about your dealmaking prowess, promise that CEOs won’t be shipping jobs overseas with impunity anymore … and then fly back to Trump Tower and wait for the next opportunity to do it all again.
  • LOWRY/To kill a pipeline — again
    Wednesday, December 7, 2016 6:00 PM
    One of the Obama administration’s core competencies is suspending pipeline projects with no cause.

    It will leave office with another notch in its belt, now that the Army Corps of Engineers has acted to block a final piece of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The 1,200-mile pipeline is designed to move oil from North Dakota to Illinois and will have to await completion in a Trump administration with a more rational attitude toward pipelines specifically and fossil fuels generally.
  • Wednesday, December 7, 2016 6:00 PM
    DEC. 11, 1936

    There was a very enthusiastic meeting of the Mississippi Lumbermen’s Club held at the Benwalt Hotel here Tuesday night. The club was organized here about 13 months ago and has held its meetings every second Tuesday evening in each month since organization, at various towns in the range of Louisville, Philadelphia, Meridian, Union and Forest.
  • GETTING THE MESSAGE/2nd Timothy 4:2-5
    Wednesday, December 7, 2016 6:00 PM
    Paul is instructing Timothy to persevere in preaching the word of God. He tells Timothy to preach in all circumstances with “great patience and careful instruction.” God’s word is his revelation. He is glorified by his word. This is why it is the most important thing for Timothy to do no matter what else is happening in the world.
  • Kemper County wins MHSAA 3A State Championship
    Wednesday, December 7, 2016 6:00 PM
    STARKVILLE — What many thought would be a high-scoring affair turned out to be a defensive battle, as Kemper County High School used several huge defensive stands along with a pair of big offensive plays to take a 12-8 win over Charleston in the MHSAA Class 3A State Championship Game played at Mississippi State's Davis Wade Stadium on Saturday.

    "Our defense has been the key for us all year long," said KCHS head coach Chris Jones. "A lot of people look at all of the points we score and think that's all we are, but the defense has been there for us all year."
  • Yellowjackets win boys bracket in Sebastopol tournament
    Wednesday, December 7, 2016 6:00 PM
    The Union High School boys jump started their basketball season last week by winning the Sebastopol tournament.

    The Yellowjackets got a late start to basketball after making it to the third round of the Class 2A State football playoffs. They started practicing during the Thanksgiving holidays and saw their first action when they tipped off against Philadelphia Thursday night in Sebastopol.
  • Wednesday, December 7, 2016 6:00 PM
     The Leake Academy boys dropped their first two games in action from last week but bounced back on Saturday to take a 76-64 victory over Adams County Christian School in prep basketball action.

    The Rebels lost 76-41 to Simpson Academy and 83-56 to Jackson Academy. They entered the week with a 5-3 record.
  • Neshoba Central returns to action with three games
    Wednesday, December 7, 2016 6:00 PM
    The Neshoba Central basketball teams return to action with three games on the schedule after taking a scheduled week off.

    The Rocket teams didn’t play any games last week but that doesn’t mean they weren’t in the gym.
  • Wednesday, December 7, 2016 6:00 PM
     The Neshoba Central Rockets improved to 8-1 as they picked up three soccer victories in action last week.

    The Rockets defeated Louisville 5-0 in a regular season game. They then entered the Laurel Showcase tournament on Saturday where they defeated Wayne County 4-1 and Newton County 4-2.
  • 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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