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Friday, July 1, 2016
  • 3 murder trials set to be heard this term
    Wednesday, June 29, 2016 6:00 PM
    Three murder trials are scheduled to be heard during the July term of Neshoba County Circuit Court which begins on Tuesday.

    Circuit Court Judges Vernon Cotten and Chris Collins face lengthy dockets with other cases ranging from trafficking methamphetamine to business burglary, among others.
  • Funding almost secured for terminal at the Philadelphia Municpal Airport
    Wednesday, June 29, 2016 6:00 PM
    Funding is almost secured for a new terminal building for the Philadelphia Municipal Airport after the city was awarded a $300,000 grant last week from the Mississippi Transportation Commission’s Multimodal Program.

    Plans for the new terminal date back to April 2013 when a professional service agreement was signed between the city and Waggoner Engineering as part of ongoing improvements to the airport.
  • City extends hand across globe with sister-city relationship
    Wednesday, June 29, 2016 6:00 PM
    Philadelphia is extending its hand across the globe to West Africa in order to  foster a new “sister-city” relationship with the Senegalese city of Sam-Notaire.

    CAPCA, a nonprofit organization created in Senegal and founded by Serigne Ibra Fall, works internationally with various communities to promote African culture. CAPCA acts as a vehicle to connect our country with African communities, and one of the communities that have been chosen to connect with a West African city is “Our Fair City.”
  • Wednesday, June 29, 2016 6:00 PM
    Two trucks were reported stolen from Perry Construction Company Saturday, both of which have been recovered.

    A 1998 and a 2015 Chevrolet Z71 were stolen after someone broke into a gated area.

    Police Investigator Fredesz Moore said one of the vehicles was found wrecked in Kemper County and the other was found abandoned in the city.

    A reward has been posted through Crime Stoppers for information on the thefts by calling 485-1860.
  • Wednesday, June 29, 2016 6:00 PM
    A Philadelphia man was charged with breaking and entering after a Robin Hood Circle resident returned home to find him inside and called the authorities.

    Demarcus Antwan Seales, 38, 218 Robin Hood Circle,  was charged breaking and entering the house on Saturday.

    “When officers arrived on scene, he was still inside,” Police Investigator Fredesz Moore said.
  • Tribal sovereignty affirmed in Dollar General Case in U.S. Supreme Court
    The United States Supreme Court was equally divided and unable to reach a majority ruling  in the case of Dollar General versus the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, thereby affirming the judgment of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in favor of the Tribe on Thursday.

    At issue in the case was whether the Mississippi Choctaw Tribal Court may hear and decide a civil lawsuit brought by Choctaw Tribal members against Dolgencorp, Inc., a corporation which owns and operates the Dollar General retail store located on the reservation.
  • Fulton cooks for love of family, religion
    1925 was a year which encompassed several important moments.  During this year, F. Scott Fitzgerald published The Great Gatsby; the first Surrealist art exhibition was hosted in Paris; and Ms. Ruthie Fulton was born, destined to be an excellent cook who would be featured for this week’s Cook of the Week.
  • Philadelphia to host 8-year-old tournament
    Philadelphia will host the Dixie Youth District tournament starting Friday at Northside Park.
        The tournament starts at 6 p.m. with two games. Boys Baseball will take on Sebastopol while Yazoo City will play Carthage. At 8 p.m., Philadelphia will play Kosciusko. The action continues Saturday at 11 a.m. with West Lauderdale playing the winner between Boys Baseball and Sebastopol. The teams will continue to progress through the winner and losers bracket with the championship game set for Monday night.
    
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LATEST UPDATES

  • Wednesday, June 29, 2016 6:00 PM
    Anybody who spends time in the working-class parts of America (and, one presumes, Britain) notices the contagions of drug addiction and suicide, and the feelings of anomie, cynicism, pessimism and resentment.

    Part of this pain arises from deindustrialization. Good jobs are hard to find. But hardship is not exactly new to these places. Life in, say, a coal valley was never a bouquet of roses.
  • PERRY/Trumping the Fair
    Wednesday, June 29, 2016 6:00 PM
    Last week the Neshoba Democrat reported efforts by Mississippi for Trump Chairman Mitch Tyner to bring presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to the Neshoba County Fair.

    First, the obvious: the crowd would be huge. Traffic would be backed up in every direction for hours. Single day ticket sales would surge. The racetrack would be packed as close to the stage as Secret Service would allow: an amazing spectacle.
  • Wednesday, June 29, 2016 6:00 PM
    Democracy is too important to be left to the people.

    That is the global elite’s collective reaction to Britain’s vote to exit the European Union, which is being portrayed as the work of ill-informed xenophobes who never should have been entrusted with a decision of such world-historical importance.
  • Wednesday, June 29, 2016 6:00 PM
    JUNE 26, 1936

    Neshoba County judging contests and style revue for women were held at the county courthouse here on last Friday morning. Miss Eva Leggett, state poultry specialist from State College, was in charge of the poultry contest.
  • Wednesday, June 29, 2016 6:00 PM
    The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

                                                       — 2 Peter 3:9 ESV
  • Ironmen veterans say Heart o’ Dixie puts endurance to the test
    Wednesday, June 29, 2016 6:00 PM
    The Heart O’ Dixie Triathlon may not last as long as a half Ironman competition. But when it comes to challenging to one’s endurance, it’s hard to beat.

    Local competitors Shon Kirkland and Dr. Patrick Eakes both competed in a half marathon event that was held in Chattanooga, Tenn., in May. Both are veterans of more than 15 Heart O’ Dixie Triathlons and are getting ready for its 37th renewal which will be held July 23.
  • A football message: Be ready when it’s time to hang up your pair of cleats
    Wednesday, June 29, 2016 6:00 PM
    When Micheal Spurlock talks about the ups and downs in the world of football, he knows what he’s talking about.

    Originally from Indianola, Spurlock played his high school ball at Gentry High School. He played his college ball at Ole Miss and then became a free agent in the NFL as receiver, kick returner and punt returner. He started as an undrafted player with the Arizona Cardinals in 2006. And over the next six years, he played for Tampa Bay, San Francisco, San Diego, Jacksonville, Detroit, Dallas and Chicago.
  • Wednesday, June 29, 2016 6:00 PM
    The Choctaw Central boys basketball team will be competing this week in the Native American Basketball Invitational which will be held in Maricopa, Ariz, just south of Phoenix.

    The tournament started Monday with pool play. This was to continue through Tuesday. Afterwards, the brackets will be set and the teams will play in a single elimination tournament. The championship will be decided this weekend on the court of the Phoenix Suns.
  • MSU Legend Golf Tournament set for July 15 at Dancing Rabbit
    Wednesday, June 29, 2016 6:00 PM
     The Neshoba County chapter of the Mississippi State University Alumni Association will co-sponsor a Legends Tournament July 15 at the Dancing Rabbit Golf Course.

    The event is being held in conjunction with the Lauderdale County chapter as a joint fundraiser for both organizations. Tournament and team sponsors are being sought.
  • Wednesday, June 29, 2016 6:00 PM
     Two members of the Neshoba Central baseball team recently received Gold Medals at the State Games of Mississippi for their play in all-star baseball.

    Colby Ellingburg and Cade Pigg were members of the District IV which won the Gold Medal game. Ellingburg played catcher and Pigg was the shortstop. District IV defeated District VII 7-2 to take the Gold Medal.
  • 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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