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Monday, June 26, 2017
  • Children first new supe says of Neshoba Schools
    Wednesday, June 21, 2017 6:00 PM
    Lundy Brantley is looking forward to coming home and leading the Neshoba County Public Schools.

    The newly-appointed county Superintendent of Education takes the helm on July 1 and wants to lead the district to “one that is a model for others to follow.”
  • U.S. Rep. Kelly was on 3rd base  when gunman began firing rifle
    Wednesday, June 21, 2017 6:00 PM
    UNION — U.S. Rep. Trent Kelly’s early-morning telephone call to his mother Barbara here last Wednesday was alarming, as she recognized immediately, for whatever reason, he was shaken badly, highly unusual for her combat-experienced military son.

    “I’m not sure if I can put in words,” Barbara Kelly said of the phone call. “It was very scary when he called, it was like 6:30 in the morning. He just said, ‘Mom, I’m OK, something bad happened.’”
  • Judge Burnett shares vision  to take on Dr. King’s dream
    Wednesday, June 21, 2017 6:00 PM
    Retired Judge Arthur L. Burnett Sr.  of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia told those gathered Sunday for the 53rd annual memorial service for three civil rights workers murdered here in 1964 that his vision is to take on “Martin Luther King’s dream and lead us to a better earth where we no longer have wars and no longer have 911.”
  • Wednesday, June 21, 2017 6:00 PM
    Opposition to a change in the county school district’s transfer policy drew about 50 people to last week’s regular School Board meeting, including several children.

    The change will impact about 200 students who are currently going outside the school district, mostly to Union.
  • Wednesday, June 21, 2017 6:00 PM
    Four incumbent Choctaw Tribal Council members were defeated, while four were re-elected last week, official returns show.

    Not all positions on the council were up for election on June 13.

    Deborah Martin, daughter of the late former Tribal Chief Phillip Martin, won one of two positions on the ballot from Pearl River. Martin along with Barry McMillan won in that race with 365 and 367 votes respectively. Incumbent Stella York Willis was defeated with 147 votes.
  • State Games of Mississippi Local soccer teams battle in competition
    There was a first for the State Games of Mississippi this past Friday and no one was happy about it.

    For the first time in 26 years of the State Games, the Opening Ceremonies and Parade of Champions was rained out. The event was to have been held in downtown Meridian.
  • Smith ready for Miss Mississippi pageant
    Macken’z Smith, daughter of Bill and Susan Smith, will be returning to the Miss Mississippi pageant for the second time this week to compete as Miss Rolling Hills  which will air Saturday at 8 p.m.

    Smith competed in her first pageant at the age of two. Since then, she has gone on to compete in various pageants across the state, including some right here in Neshoba County.

    Smith was crowned Miss Neshoba County in 2013 in one of the first pageants she competed in as a teenager.
  • Car careens down center;  driver was unresponsive
    A sedan careened down the middle of two-lane, one-way traffic on west Beacon Street Monday afternoon, plowing through five vehicles stopped at a signal, injuring three and causing a major traffic jam.

    An eyewitness described the scene as total chaos for about 30 minutes as first responders worked to assess, treat and transport the injured while traffic was rerouted to side streets.
    
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BREAKING NEWS

  • CATO/The Afghanistan mistake
    Wednesday, June 21, 2017 6:00 PM
    This article appeared in the New York Daily News on June 18.

    After President Trump gave Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis the authority to set troop levels in Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced it will send an additional 4,000 troops to the embattled nation. Mattis, who has acknowledged that the United States is “not winning in Afghanistan right now,” is believed to favor a more aggressive strategy that would require thousands more troops beyond the 9,800 already deployed.
  • BROOKS/Trump’s right about Russia
    Wednesday, June 21, 2017 6:00 PM
    I was the op-ed editor at The Wall Street Journal at the peak of the Whitewater scandal. We ran a series of investigative pieces “raising serious questions” (as we say in the scandal business) about the nefarious things the Clintons were thought to have done back in Arkansas.

    Now I confess I couldn’t follow all the actual allegations made in those essays. They were six jungles deep in the weeds. But I do remember the intense atmosphere that the scandal created. A series of bombshell revelations came out in the media, which seemed monumental at the time. A special prosecutor was appointed and indictments were expected. Speculation became the national sport.
  • LOWRY/Yes, hate speech is free speech
    Wednesday, June 21, 2017 6:00 PM
    With the left feverishly attempting to squash unwelcome speech on college campuses, with the president of the United States musing about tightening libel laws, with prominent liberals asserting that so-called hate speech is not protected by the First Amendment, free speech in America at least has one reliable friend — the Supreme Court of the United States.
  • Wednesday, June 21, 2017 6:00 PM
    Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word,                                                     — Ephesians 5:25-26 ESV
  • Wednesday, June 21, 2017 6:00 PM
    JUNE 18, 1937

    Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Donald entertained their children and grandchildren with a dinner Sunday honoring Dr. and Mrs. J. L. Donald from Karnes City, Texas, who were visiting them.
  • Wednesday, June 21, 2017 6:00 PM
    Philadelphia High School’s new basketball coach is certainly familiar with the team and its players.

    That’s because he is their principal.

    Last week on a 4-0 vote, the Philadelphia school board appointed high school principal Michael Tardy to be the head basketball coach for the 2017-2018 school year.
  • Wednesday, June 21, 2017 6:00 PM
    Stickball season gets under way this week for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians with its youth division to be contested as part of the State Games of Mississippi.

    Stickball is a traditional game for the Choctaw Indians which dates back for centuries. Instead of wars, disputes between communities were settled by stickball games. It is described as the little brother of war, and it lives up to its reputation each year. According to Choctaw information, games were first recorded in the 1700s, but most likely games were played much earlier. It is held annually as part of the Choctaw Indian Fair.
  • Details make Heart O’ Dixie Triathlon work
    Wednesday, June 21, 2017 6:00 PM
    Taking care of the details is an important part of the annual Heart O’ Dixie Triathlon, and a key reason why it has continued for 38 years.

    On race day (July 22), all attention is focused on starting the race, getting the race competed, and the awards ceremony. Nearly a year’s worth of work and planning comes together in five or six hours.
  • Wednesday, June 14, 2017 6:00 PM
    Glen Sanders has been named girls softball coach at Philadelphia High School.

     Sanders will coach both the slow-pitch and fast-pitch teams. He takes over for Jordan Flake who stepped down as softball coach at the end of the season. Sanders is from Union and has taught, coached and worked as an administrator in the West Alabama area.
  • Wednesday, June 14, 2017 6:00 PM
     Preparations are well under way for the 38th annual Heart O’ Dixie Triathlon which is slated for July 22.

    “It’s sneaking up on us real fast,” said race director B.J. Morrow. “There isn’t that much that changes year-to-year. We have a pretty good check list and now we are going over 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.
  • 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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