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Wednesday, January 11, 2017 6:00 PM
An attorney representing the family of a man who died in the Neshoba County Jail breached a confidentiality agreement in a $10 million wrongful death lawsuit settlement, Neshoba County said in a motion filed last week in federal court seeking to have the court documents unsealed.

The attorney attempted to create the false impression that the Neshoba County defendants admitted to “some sort of wrongdoing and have agreed to pay a large sum of money to settle” the wrongful death lawsuit against them, which is “not the case,” according to the filing on Jan. 5.
  • Man faces first-degree murder accused of shooting father in 2015
    A Neshoba County man was indicted for first-degree murder and arson in connection with the 2015 shooting death of his father.

    The indictment was one of 54 handed down by a grand jury during its December term.
  • Mayor, pastor leads church rebuild after 2014 tornado
    Philadelphia Mayor James Young never shies away from a challenge, despite the many roles he plays, including pastor of a large congregation.

    So when his church in Louisville was destroyed by a tornado in 2014, he quickly led efforts to get it rebuilt on a larger scale.
  • Sleet wreaks havoc on town
    A winter storm system which pushed through Central Mississippi on Friday brought up to a quarter-inch of sleet and snow throughout Neshoba County, causing multiple traffic accidents over the weekend as temperatures dipped to the teens.

    Numerous businesses in Philadelphia closed early on Friday and remained closed on Saturday after sleet fell Friday afternoon and into the night causing slippery road conditions.
  • MLK Day Parade, program on tap for King celebration
    A parade and special program are planned for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration in Philadelphia as well as a march, organizers said.

    This year’s theme is "Together We Stand, Divided We Fall.”
  • Two people face felony drug charges after they were arrested in the parking lot of a discount center last week.

    Angelina Dykes, 36, of 10100 Road 2418, Union, and Billy Ray Neese, 23, of 12323 Road 325, Union, were arrested on Jan. 4 about 3 p.m.

    Dykes was charged with felony possession of crystal methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
  • A  woman faces a felony charge following an altercation with a police officer on Friday at a Philadelphia business.

    Santtarrius Tynesha Judon, 27, of 267 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., was charged with assault on an officer, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest with a struggle and failure to comply about 2 p.m. Friday.
  • The county jail docket as of Monday morning:

    • Lonnie George Johnson, 51, Carver Street, warrant for trespassing

    • Stacie Mayo, 34, 10450 Rd. 517, domestic violence and simple assault
  • Philadelphia Elementary School

    PK – 12th



    Greenfield MB Church cordially invites everyone to come worship and celebrate with them for the pastor and first lady third annual pastor's anniversary. This occasion will be Sunday Jan. 22 at 3 p.m. The special guest is Elder Stan Jones of Jerusalem
  • Pilot: New $1 million terminal one of nicest for airport's size
    In his 30 years as a pilot, Dan Cumberland has flown into countless airports, but the new $1 million terminal building under construction at Philadelphia Municipal Airport will be one of the nicest for its size, he said.

    In addition to office space and a conference room, the new terminal, made possible with federal, state and local funding, will include a lounge, kitchenette and spacious accommodations for pilots, including showers.
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