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Union's Austin Rivers delivers a key block at the point of attack to free Tradarius Harris for a big gain.
Union's Austin Rivers delivers a key block at the point of attack to free Tradarius Harris for a big gain.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 6:00 PM
The Union Yellowjackets advanced to the third round of the Class 2A state football playoffs with a 32-18 victory Friday night over Prentiss.

The Yellowjackets, now 10-3, will be at home this Friday night when they host the Bay Springs Bulldogs. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
  • Auditor cites county over loans
    Interfund loans totaling $434,802 to pay for, among other things, garbage collection were flagged by the State Auditor in an audit of Neshoba County’s fiscal 2014, a report released earlier this month said.

    Several findings were cited in the audit regarding the loans that are more than a year old paying costs associated with garbage collections, the coliseum and the County Unit road fund, the report said.
  • Rockets break following classic sweep
    After a busy schedule in the past three weeks, both Neshoba Central basketball teams will be off this week as they retool for the rest of the season.

    “We felt like this would be a good time to rest,” Coach Fred Morris said. “We have been playing three games a week and now we need to take some time off. We are going back to the gym to work on somethings and try to get better.”
  • Volunteer looks forward to ‘Lights’
    Janette Yates William-son, lovingly known to family and friends as Jan, returned home to Philadelphia in 2005 to retire but she certainly hasn’t rested much.

    The busy bee is a member of the Neshoba County General Hospital Auxiliary, an organization dedicated to the betterment of the hospital.
  • City issues $2M in PU bonds
    The city of Philadelphia will issue up to $2 million in combined water and sewer systems revenue bonds to fund two new wells for Philadelphia Utilities in an ongoing effort to ensure the city has “adequate good water” going forward for the next 20 years, officials said last week.

    Philadelphia Utilities Manager John Burt asked the Mayor and Board of Aldermen to issue the bonds after PU’s Board of Commissioners passed a resolution making the request.
  • Branning speaks of sacrifice at Friday’s Veterans Day program
    State Sen. Jenifer Branning of Philadelphia told a crowd at the Veterans Day program in DeWeese Park Friday that the sacrifices made by our veterans are "incomprehensible, but have given us the ability and the freedom to gather here today."

    She told the story of Corporal DaKota Meyer who saved the lives of 36 fellow Marines under fire from the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2009.
  • Moore proud of service in Vietnam
    During his 20 years of service in the U. S.  Navy, Vietnam veteran Russell Moore was awarded three Purple Hearts and a Silver Star. Now the retired Neshoba native continues to give back through his work as a Shriner.

    Moore enlisted in the Navy at age 17 while still in high school.
  • Warriors sweep Choctaw Classic with convincing wins
    Both Choctaw Central basketball teams opened their 2016-17 campaigns with victories Saturday in the annual Choctaw Classic.
        The Lady Warriors took a 76-48 win over Columbus while the Choctaw Central boys handled Northeast Lauderdale 71-55.

    The Lady Warriors looked strong as the core of their team returns from last year’s 32-3 squad that made it to the finals of the Class 3A tournament.
  • Rockettes ready for state competition
    hen the Neshoba Central Rockettes organized earlier this year, little did they expect to be competing in the Mississippi High School Activities Association competition in the state coliseum in December.

    However, after lots of hard work and many hours of practice, the group will do just that on Dec. 16, competing in a pom routine to LaFleur’s “Sax” and in a kick line routine to Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling.”
  • Tornadoes take on Raleigh in first-round matchup
    The Philadelphia Tornadoes enter the state Class 3A football playoffs Friday night when they visit the Raleigh Lions in first round action.

    Philadelphia wrapped up the season Friday night with a 7-4 record following a 38-15 loss to Kemper County. The Tornadoes are the No. 3 team out of Region 5-3A while Raleigh comes in as the No. 2 team out of Region 6-3A with a 10-1 record. Last week, the Lions dropped a 47-46 decision to Morton in the game that decided the Region 6-3A championship.
  • Residents gear up for benefit concert
    Some of the best gospel music performers in the area will be at the coliseum  on Saturday for a special event to raise money for the activities fund for residents of the Neshoba County Nursing Home.

    “A Day of Gospel Music” will be from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
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