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Wednesday, March 14, 2018 6:00 PM
A Philadelphia alderman wants to reinstate the position of police commissioner in wake of the recent shootings and other crimes in the city, saying the appointee would be “the liaison between the community and the Police Department.”
  • New service dog added to Drug Court
    A new service dog has taken the role of ensuring calm and emotional stability in the Eighth Judicial District Drug Court at only nine months of age.
  • Man gets 12 years in guilty plea
    A Philadelphia man received a 12-year sentence after pleading guilty in Neshoba County Circuit Court to manslaughter in connection with the Nov. 14, 2017, shooting death of his neighbor.
  • Pastor shares late son’s  drug addiction struggle
    Those whose lives have been lost to drugs were remembered last week during a candlelight vigil where a father, who lost his son to a heroin overdose in Oxford nearly four years ago,  spoke of his struggles in and out of rehab.
  • Leake Academy student  wins ‘Kids Art’ contest
    A third-grade class at Leake Academy will be treated to a pizza party after a student captured The Neshoba Democrat’s Kids Original Art competition.
  • The amount of money the county will pay as an incentive for residents to pick up bags of litter on county roads was increased by the Board of Supervisors in hopes of attracting more interest.
  • 2 plead guilty to embezzlement at Happiness Hill girls home
    The former director of Happiness Hill Christian Home for girls on Deemer Road and his wife pleaded guilty to embezzlement in Neshoba County Circuit Court and received a suspended sentence.
  • C Spire hosts C3 coding challenge for students on March 28
    C Spire, a Mississippi-based telecommunications and technology company, is convening its third regional coding challenge in less than a year later this month to encourage and inspire high school students to pursue a degree and career in information technology and computer science.  
  • The ninth annual Philadelphia Black Rodeo is set for Saturday in the Neshoba County Coliseum, featuring ranch bronc riding, calf roping, steer wrestling and much more.

  • Three months after the annual flushing of the water lines, Philadelphia Utilities has reported pockets of problems in the city.
  • ECCC beauties
    Freshman liberal arts major Corban Nutt (center) of Pelahatchie and East Rankin Academy was selected as East Central Community College’s Most Beautiful at the annual Beauty Pageant held March
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