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Keith May
Keith May
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 6:00 PM
A Christmas Village collection, featuring over 200 ceramic houses, 1,000 people and trees, a post office, mechanical carousel, Nativity and a battery-operated train is on display in a vacant storefront across from the courthouse.
  • Utility crews flushing water lines
    Crews from Philadelphia Utilities have been flushing water lines throughout the city in recent days with customers seeing extra sediment or “dirty water” coming out of faucets for a short period, officials said
  • County may join lawsuit over opioids
    Neshoba County is considering joining a nationwide lawsuit against national distributors of opioids, the Board of Supervisors said on Monday after hearing a presentation from a Jackson attorney who is partnering with a Philadelphia firm in the litigation.
  • Tribe signs MOU with  VA for housing loans
    A memorandum of understanding, which will make the process of applying for a Veterans Affairs home loan easier for eligible Native American veterans, active-duty military and their spouses on federal trust land, was signed last week by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Christmas parade
    Ms. Tina’s Studio captured the overall Mayor’s Award, above, for the best float in Philadelphia’s annual Christmas parade Monday evening. The parade featured about 100 units including area bands.
  • Library hosts Artist Guild art show
    Peggy Jones displays her hand-crafted wooden toys Saturday afternoon during the Neshoba County Artists Guild’s art show featuring local, state and national artists. The show was in the Neshoba County Public Library along with a number of other events for children.
  • The county jail docket as of Monday morning:
  • The Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum—two new interconnected museums that will take visitors through the sweep of Mississippi history and the state’s role as ground zero in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement—will open in Jackson on Saturday.
  • Numerous downtown stores will be open for extended hours Thursday during the annual Moonlight Madness, a Christmas sales promotion which stems back to the early 1970s.
  • The Mississippi Supreme Court has affirmed the 2016 murder conviction of Samuel Amos, 42,  in the shooting death of Marquai Ne'Ontae Kirkland in May 2014 in the vicinity of Northside Park.
  • Home Arts Club Christmas Tour of Homes set for Sunday
    Mike and Leah Stinson’s barn at 10170 Road 612 in the Longino community and the patio home of Pam and Ronnie Kirkland at 101 Walker Lane will be open to the public Sunday during the Home Arts Club’s Christmas Tour of Homes.
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