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  • Submitting engagement and wedding write-ups

    Here is an engagement write-up sample and form to guide you. If you need assistance composing your write-up, contact Judy Mason or call 601-656-4000.

    Here is a wedding write-up sample and form to provide minimal guidance. The sample has more detail, which we encourage.

    Email your write-up and photos here.

    There is no charge for engagement announcements and wedding write-ups in the Democrat.

    Please submit photos and write-ups a week before desired publication date to or mail to or drop by 439 Beacon ST, Philadelphia, MS 39350.

    Every effort will be made to publish on the date requested, but space requirements and time can prohibit.

    Engagements should not exceed about 700 words and weddings no more than about 1,200 words. The Democrat will reserve the right to edit articles to fit space requirements and style.

    Send news and photos of parties relating to engagements or weddings to

  • Obituary policy
    The Democrat publishes a standard format obituary at no charge.

    The standard obituary includes: service, burial and funeral home details, date of death, age, place of residence, a sentence or two of personal information (no opinionated comments) detailing occupation, education, church affiliation, military service, listing spouse or children, immediate survivors (list only spouses, children, siblings, number of grandchildren, number of nieces and nephews) and pallbearers. In-laws, aunts, uncles, friends and honorary pallbearers are not included in the free listing. The standard obituary may be up to 150 words in length.

    To list extended family and more details, there is a charge of $125 for up to 300 words total; $250 for up to 600 words total; $500 up to 1,200 words total. Photos may be included for an additional charge of $25.

    Obituaries must be submitted electronically by funeral homes to no later than Tuesday at noon for publication in Wednesday's edition. Any obituary not submitted electronically is subject to a $25 charge.
  • About The Neshoba Democrat

    Founded in 1881, The Neshoba Democrat is a community weekly newspaper serving Philadelphia, Miss., the oldest business institution in Neshoba County. We also offer IT services including computer repair and software installs.

    In addition to our legacy print advertising, the Democrat, part of the Prince Media Group operates a full-service digital agency offering SEO, internet advertising, social media placement and management plus much more. 

    The Neshoba Democrat
    P.O. Box 30
    439 Beacon Street
    Philadelphia, MS 39350
    Phone: 601-656-4000
    Fax: 601-656-6379

    See the staff directory here.

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    Letters to the editor
    Letters to the editor expressing your views and opinions (please limit them to 250 words or less) are welcomed and encouraged: or directly to Jim Prince at

  • Legal Notices
    The deadline for legal notices is 5 p.m. the Thursday before publication. Email legal notices to
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