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Friday, April 28, 2017
  • The Citizens Bank launching interactive tellers
    Wednesday, April 26, 2017 6:00 PM
    Interactive teller machines featuring a live teller will be introduced next week at two Citizens Bank branches ushering in a new era of ATM banking, officials said.

    The bank plans to roll out new ITMs initially outside the Northside and Westside branches and eventually at all branches over the course of the next year.

    Citizens Bank’s current drive-thru and in-wall ATM machines will be replaced with new ITM | ATM machines and with the touch of the screen, a TCB Live Teller will appear through a real-time video connection to assist customers.
  • Short ballot  awaits voters  on Tuesday
    Wednesday, April 26, 2017 6:00 PM
    Philadelphia residents will face a short ballot on Tuesday when they vote in the Democrat and Republican primaries for Mayor and Board of Aldermen.

    Two Democrats, including the incumbent, and one Republican are running for mayor.

    All seats on the Board of Aldermen are contested except in Ward 1 where incumbent Republican Joe Tullos is unopposed.
  • Concerns aired over gunshots and fights
    Wednesday, April 26, 2017 6:00 PM
    Concerns over people firing guns and fighting behind the old Booker T. Washington school and gym were aired last week by the Ward 4 alderman who said senior citizens in the area were scared to come out on their own porches, especially with young children.

    Alderman Bobbie Jackson said there “was a lot of action” nightly near the basketball court behind the old Booker T. facility and asked board members for a solution.

    She told aldermen that she had fielded numerous complaints from residents in the area.
  • At 92, John McLain still ‘in charge’
    Wednesday, April 26, 2017 6:00 PM
    When John McLain started his business out of the basement of his home in 1956 with one truck and one helper, he never dreamed that 61 years later he would work side-by-side with three generations of his family at what would become McLain Plumbing and Electrical Service.

    Today his company employs 130 people.  What’s more, McLain, now 92,  still drives himself to work each morning at daylight, makes the coffee and goes straight to work.
  • Wednesday, April 26, 2017 6:00 PM
    The Fair City chorale will perform their third show featuring a variety of classical American music Saturday at the First Baptist Church.

    The concert will feature classical music by American composers such as Randall Thompson, Michael John Trotta and David Childs along with arrangements of American folk songs and African American spirituals. Joining the choir will be renowned tenor soloist John-Christopher Adams from Jackson.
  • Lounge named for Cumberland
    A pilot with over 19,000 logged hours of flying was honored last Wednesday just prior to the ribbon cutting for the new $1 million terminal at the Philadelphia Municipal Airport.

    The pilot lounge in the new facility was named the Dan Cumberland Pilot Lounge, in honor of the pilot who is retiring from W. G. Yates and Sons Construction Co.

    “Dan came out here in 1971 and started his interest in flying,” Mike Tinsley, a member of the airport board, told those gathered for the ribbon cutting.
  • Rockets face New Hope in weekend playoff series
    The Neshoba Central Rockets will open play in the Class 5A state baseball playoffs this weekend when they take on New Hope in the best two-out-of-three game series.

    The first game is set for Friday night at Neshoba Central. Game two will be played at New Hope with the third game, if necessary, to be played Monday night at the Rockets’ field.
  • Lady Tornadoes look toward playoffs
    The Philadelphia Lady Tornadoes went 3-2 last week as they look toward the Class 3A fast-pitch softball playoffs.
        The Lady Tornadoes entered the week with a 13-7 record. They were to host Enterprise on Tuesday.

    Last week, Philadelphia defeated Southeast Lauderdale 9-0. They then dropped a 1-0 decision to Neshoba Central. Philadelphia defeated Choctaw County on Thursday and then played two games on Friday. They defeated Enterprise 10-2 and then lost a 6-5 decision to Newton County.
    
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BREAKING NEWS

  • PERRY/Voter ID’s long journey
    Wednesday, April 26, 2017 6:00 PM
    “Vote fraud is an equal opportunity election stealer. A fraud free election process would benefit black candidates as well as white candidates,” said Gov. Kirk Fordice, responding to the idea that voter ID was insensitive to African-American voters. The Republican Fordice had won reelection in 1995 against Democratic Secretary of State Dick Molpus who was soft on voter-ID. Nearing the end of his second term, Fordice continued to push for the ballot security measure and was willing to sign the federal “Motor Voter” (National Voter Registration Act) bill – which he had long opposed - into law if the legislature attached voter-ID to it. The Democratic controlled legislature refused. He vetoed the bill.
  • LOWRY/No one owns science
    Wednesday, April 26, 2017 6:00 PM
    Science joined the #resistance over the weekend, or so the organizers of the March for Science would have us believe.

    Thousands of demonstrators marched in Washington, D.C., and in cities around the country under the banner of science and in the spirit of the Women’s March opposing President Donald Trump back in January.
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017 6:00 PM
    APRIL?3, 1937

    Mrs. H. T. Key of Philadelphia has been appointed to serve as State Chairman of the Mississippi Better Homes Committee. Mrs. Key’s appointment to this important post was made from the National Offices of Better Homes in America at Purdue University.
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017 6:00 PM
    “We have ended an unfortunate fourteen year experiment with partisan judicial filibusters,” U.S. Senator Roger Wicker told the Stennis Press Forum last week in Jackson.  He said the 2003 filibusters against Miguel Estrada of Texas and Charles Pickering of Mississippi “was the first time a partisan filibuster had ever stopped a federal judge of any kind from being elevated to the court to which they were nominated.”
  • BROOKS/How to leave a mark
    Wednesday, April 19, 2017 6:00 PM
    Joe Toscano and I worked at Incarnation summer camp in Connecticut a few decades ago. Joe went on to become an extremely loving father of five and a fireman in Watertown, Massachusetts. Joe was a community-building guy — serving his town, organizing events like fishing derbies for bevies of kids, radiating infectious and neighborly joy.

    Joe collapsed and died while fighting a two-alarm fire last month. When Joe died, the Incarnation community reached out with a fierce urgency to support his family and each other. One of our number served as a eulogist at the funeral. Everybody started posting old photos of Joe on Facebook. Somebody posted a picture of 250 Incarnation alumni at a reunion, with the caption, “My Family.”
  • Lady Rockets seek fifth straight state fast-pitch title
    Wednesday, April 26, 2017 6:00 PM
    The Neshoba Central Lady Rockets begin their quest for a fifth straight Class 5A state fast-pitch softball championship this week.

    The Lady Rockets entered the week with a 22-2 record. As champions of Region 3-5A, they drew a first round bye.  They took on Lake Cormorant in first round of the playoffs Tuesday night. The two teams play game(s) two and three, if necessary, at Neshoba Central on Thursday night.
  • Wednesday, April 26, 2017 6:00 PM
    The Philadelphia Lady Tornadoes opened play in the Class 3A state fast-pitch softball championship tournament Tuesday as they took on Magee.

    The Lady Tornadoes are the champions of Region 5-3A and drew a first round bye. They were to play one game at Magee on Tuesday and then host the Lady Trojans for game(s) two and three, if necessary. Those games start at 5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 26, 2017 6:00 PM
     The Choctaw Central Lady Warriors advanced to the next round of the Class 3A state fast-pitch playoffs Saturday as they completed a sweep of Raleigh.

    The Lady Warriors improved to 14-5 as they defeated Seminary 15-1 in the first game and 9-3 in game two. Raleigh, the first place team in Region 6-3A, drew a first round bye.
  • Enterprise-Lincoln eliminates Union in three games
    Wednesday, April 26, 2017 6:00 PM
    The Union Yellowjackets saw their 2017 baseball season come to an end Monday night as they dropped a 7-5 decision to Enterprise-Lincoln in the third game of the Class 2A series.

    Enterprise won the first game 5-4 while Union took the second game, 7-3. The third game was played in Brookhaven.

    Earlier last week, Union wrapped up the regular season with a pair of games. They dropped a 4-3 decision to Quitman and a 15-2 loss to Nanih Waiya.
  • Wednesday, April 26, 2017 6:00 PM
    The No. 9 nationally ranked East Central Community College softball team ended regular season play Friday with a couple of run-rule wins over visiting Baton Rouge Community College.

    The Lady Diamond Warriors won the first game 11-3 in six innings and then took the second game 12-1 in five innings.

    With the wins, East Central improved to 40-6 overall on the season and 23-5 in MACJC league play.
  • 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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