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Wednesday, March 29, 2017 5:35 PM
A woman was shot in the neck this afternoon while riding in a car on Robin Hood Circle. Two men are being questioned by Philadelphia police.
  • George, Gamblin remember ‘Glen’
    When Philadelphia’s Derek George first arrived in Nashville in 1992 to work in the country music industry at age 18, he didn’t have enough money to purchase a guitar so he borrowed one from Glen Campbell.

    Neshoba County native Marty Gamblin was managing Campbell’s Nashville operations at the time and became George’s manager. Gamblin had several of Campbell’s guitars in storage at his Nashville home and loaned one to George.
  • God’s Closet serving many children
    God’s Closet in Valley View Shopping Center is abuzz this time of the year and volunteers couldn’t be more excited for the 500 or so families they have registered.

    More volunteers are needed as the ministry provided free clothing to 140 children alone on Saturday, Aug. 4!
  • Tornadoes look strong in MSU jamboree victory
    The Philadelphia Tornado football team lived up to its preseason hype Saturday as they defeated Kosciusko 22-6 at the Mississippi State jamboree in Starkville.

    The Tornadoes, one of the early statewide favorites projected to win the Class 2A North State championship, showed the ability to move the ball in the air and on the ground before the noon crowd at Davis Wade Stadium on the MSU campus.
  • Meth house raided on Ivy at daybreak
    A major drug raid two doors down awakened the mayor at daylight Friday morning as 18 police and narcotics officers raided an alleged meth dealer’s  home seizing drugs with a street value of more than $100,000.

    “It’s the largest in this area since I’ve been in law enforcement [over two decades] as far as the amount of drugs seized,” said Chief of Police Grant Myers.
  • Holland carries on cooking traditions
    Holland starting cooking with her grandmothers, Betty Eldridge Henson and Debbie Holland, both of whom have been her inspiration since a very young age.

    “When I was little, instead of going to preschool, I went to my Mawmaw Betty’s house and every day we would cook lunch,” Holland said. “Three days before Christmas, me and my Mawmaw Debbie would cook Christmas candy every year. I’ve learned pretty much everything from the both of them.”
  • Welch-Ammon team to win annual PCC 4-ball
    The team of Bo Welch and Robert Ammon shot a two day total of 130 to win the 42nd annual Philadelphia Country Club 4-ball tournament this past weekend.

    Welch-Ammon shot a 64 on the first day and were tied for second. They were one-stroke behind the leaders, Brian Burns and Pud Rainer, who shot a 63. On the second day, Welch-Ammon shot a 66 which was good enough for the victory.
  • California attorney makes lifelong friends at Fair
    Nicholas Miller, a defense attorney in Orange County, Calif., read about the Neshoba County Fair in a newspaper and decided to make the journey last year.

    He was so impressed by Mississippi’s Giant Houseparty, that he returned again this year.
  • Triathlon is Goldman family tradition
    It was a special Neshoba County Fair for Richard and Erin Goldman as he captured his 11th Dickie Nowell Award in the Heart O’Dixie Triathlon.

    The Philadelphia natives have been going to the Neshoba County Fair their entire lives. For many of those years, Richard has been running in the Heart O’Dixie Triathlon and Erin has been supporting him for years, waiting at the finish line.
  • High school football teams return to the practice field
    It’s beginning to look like the start of the long awaited 2017 high school football season is not too far away.

    The countdown clock is ticking. All five of the schools in the Democrat coverage area have begun practice. Leake Academy started last week while Neshoba Central, Philadelphia, Choctaw Central and Union went out this past Monday.
  • Boy’s new assist dog will help him  live life with Muscular Dystrophy
    Cole Cheatham has found a new best friend and while they have not been together long, he already loves Baker, an assist dog he received to help with challenges he faces since being diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

    “I have only had him for a few weeks, but I love him already,” Cheatham said. “I have enjoyed the experience so far.”
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