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Brian K. Burns of Union takes the oath of office as circuit judge in the Eighth Judicial District as his wife Robyn looks on in Decatur Friday. Administering the oath is senior Judge Mark Duncan of Philadelphia.
Brian K. Burns of Union takes the oath of office as circuit judge in the Eighth Judicial District as his wife Robyn looks on in Decatur Friday. Administering the oath is senior Judge Mark Duncan of Philadelphia.
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 12:05 PM
The Union attorney appointed to replace Circuit Judge Christopher A. Collins clerked for him and two other judges in the district after law school and tried 11 cases in his three years as an assistant district attorney.
  • Storment welcomed as new minister
    David Storment has had several big changes in his life lately. He and his wife Susanne got married a little over a year ago, and they recently relocated to Philadelphia. After being in Leakesville for almost 16 years, he recieveed a call to be the minister at The First Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia.
  • Smith serving as interim head of library
    The Neshoba County Public Library is getting a new director, but you won't have to look very far to find her. Brittnae Smith, a library employee for the past five years, is taking on the role as Interim Library Director. 
  • Morgan enjoyed Philly years, looks forward to college football
    The two football seasons as Philadelphia High School’s starting quarterback have flown by for Asher Morgan.
  • Neshoba Central partners with McLain for apprenticeships
    Neshoba Central High School and McLain Plumbing and Electrical Service of Philadelphia have partnered in an apprenticeship program which will allow seniors to not only graduate with a high school diploma but also an opportunity to earn industry credentials.
  • Mrs. TaRita finds balance in life
    With a commitment to community and family, TaRita Ben has navigated great changes in her family’s life this past year of 2019 and looks forward to remaining active and productive in the new year. Mrs. Ben’s husband, Cyrus, assumed the elected role of Chief for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians this past July, a tribe of over 10,000 members with properties covering over 35,000 acres in 10 Mississippi counties. The impact of this change has not been too difficult, “we try to keep the home life the same even though events have put us in the public eye,” says Ben. She views the blessings of the past year as a growth opportunity for the family, operating as a support system balancing family business and normal daily life for her family.  
  • Griffin commits to play for Bulldogs
     “I was ready to get this recruiting stuff over with so I can focus on what I need to do,” Griffin said on signing day. “I am going to focus on myself and focus on my career and stay healthy.”
  • Mentors key for Youth Drug Court
    Philadelphia businessman Justin Peyton believes in the mission of the Youth Drug Court and its ability to change lives.
  • Soldier celebrating Christmas at home
    This Christmas will be a special one for the Shrock-Haggard family. After a year-long National Guard deployment in Kuwait and Iraq, Wesley Haggard will enjoy Christmas at home with his wife Carrie and two children Ella Kate and Leyton.
  • Local athletes recognized for talent
    The 2019 football season has come and gone. Three of the teams covered by The Neshoba Democrat made it to the Mississippi High School Activities Association state playoffs.
  • Mississippi All-Stars rally to defeat Alabama
    HATTIESBURG - The Mississippi all-stars under Coach Brad Breland of Union came from behind to defeat Alabama 17-16 in overtime Saturday in the 33rd annual Mississippi-Alabama All-star game held here at the University of Southern Mississippi.
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