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Kyleigh Moore, a student at Philadelphia Elementary School, has started a project called Hand-by-Hand, Children Can Change the World.” She is collecting giftcards for students at at Houston school who were affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Kyleigh Moore, a student at Philadelphia Elementary School, has started a project called Hand-by-Hand, Children Can Change the World.” She is collecting giftcards for students at at Houston school who were affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:00 PM
This year’s theme at Philadelphia Elementary School is “There is a Superhero Inside All of Us” and no one is living up to that challenge more than sixth grader Kyleigh Moore.

At home with a case of strep throat when Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, Moore found herself engulfed in the coverage on television, particularly with the people suffering in wake of the flooding.
  • Officials plan D.C. trip seeking Miss. 19 four-lane grant
    A federal grant of up to $25 million is being sought to help fund the shovel-ready Mississippi 19 four-lane project from the House community to the Philadelphia city limits.
  • County hospital to operate with $47M break-even budget in 2018
    The county hospital administrator presented what he called a $47 million break-even budget to the Board of Supervisors on Monday.
  • 13-year-old charged with armed robbery over cell phone
    A 13-year-old has been charged as an adult with armed robbery after allegedly taking a cell phone from a juvenile in the area along Depot Marketplace on the night of Sept. 9.
  • Vining named ‘Citizen of Year’ for Monday's CDP banquet
    Grover Vining, a longtime Shriner dedicated to the mission of helping children, will be honored Monday night as Philadelphia and Neshoba County’s 2017 Citizen of the Year.

    Vining will be recognized during the annual Community Development Partnership Banquet beginning  at 6:30 p.m. in the Neshoba County Coliseum.
  • Public hearing set for Oct. 3 on rezoning
    A  hearing for public comment on a request  to rezone a parcel of property on Weyerhaeuser Road from Residential-1 to Commercial-3 was set for  5 p.m. on Oct. 3.

    The Mayor and Board of Aldermen set the public hearing at its Sept 5 meeting, after a formal request was made by Mike Tinsley.
  • Emilia Resources expanding in DeKalb, creating 30 jobs
    Emilia Resources is expanding in DeKalb, investing $150,000 and creating 30 jobs.
  • STOKES REUNION

    The Charles Stokes reunion will be at Burnside Park Auditorium Sept. 24 at noon. Friends and family are invited. Bring a covered dish.
  • The county jail docket as of Monday morning:

    • Edwin Bell, 44, of 10251 Road 363, simple assault

    • Troy Demetrice Bure, 43, of 629 Spinout Road, Carthage, sale of cocaine
  • Resort chef brings home first place honor
    One of Pearl River Resort’s chefs participated in The Sweetest Chefs of the South event on Monday, Sept. 11 in Ridgeland.  The event helps support Extra Table, a non-profit committed to ending hunger by providing food pantries and soup kitchens with new and healthy foods.  Twelve top pastry chefs from throughout the South participated in the fundraiser. Cesar Barachina, Executive Pastry Chef at Pearl River Resort, was awarded People’s Choice Most Creative Dessert - first place.  Chef Cesar prepared “Mississippi” Chocolate Cola Fudge with roasted Cajun peanuts, “Ridgeland” vanilla rice sable, Cathead Vodka Cremeux and Mango Gel. 
  • Engineering class now offered at Neshoba Central, thanks to grant
    Eleven juniors are enrolled in a new robotics and engineering class at Neshoba Central High School, thanks to a $125,000 grant from the state Department of Education.

    The class is being taught by Sedera Anderson, who holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering.
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