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Callie Prince and Charlie Chalmers
Callie Prince and Charlie Chalmers
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 6:00 PM
Callie Prince and Charlie Chalmers will take the stage in the historic Ellis Theater this week as Princess Ariel and Prince Eric when the Arts Council presents “The Little Mermaid.”

The cast of 70, includes over 30 children.
  • Russell Moore excited to lead Hamasa Temple Shriners
    A Neshoba County native will be honored next month during Hamasa Shriners 2017 Potentate Ball.

    Russell Moore, a recipient of three Purple Hearts and a Silver Star during his 20 years in the Navy,  was recently installed as the 2017 Potentate.
  • It’s all about ‘soul food’ for Coleman
    When one prepares “soul food,” such as turnip and collard greens, a recipe is not required, according to Sarah Steele Coleman, the longtime activities director at Neshoba County Nursing Home.

    What’s more, if you dine in the Coleman house you’ll also have a pan of cornbread with your greens.
  • Tornadoes roll up two wins in spring tournament
    The Philadelphia Tornadoes went 2-1 this past week in the Meridian Spring Holidays baseball tournament that was held at Q.V. Sykes Field in Meridian.

    The Tornadoes started the week with a 16-10 loss to Leake Central. They bounced back to defeat Lake 5-4 and Newton High School 13-0. Lake and Newton will be district opponents for Philadelphia next year when they drop down to Class 2A.
  • City of Philadelphia annual audit sees surplus of $200,127
    The city of Philadelphia ended fiscal 2015 with a $200,127 surplus in the general fund, an annual audit showed, the second in the past eight years since the Mayor and Board of Aldermen doubled the millage rate in 2014.

    Aldermen reduced millage from 20 to 18 to fund the fiscal 2015 and 2016 budgets.
  • Wyatt V. Courage Run upcoming
    The Wyatt V. Courage Run is just 10 days away and no one is more excited than Craig and Melody Vowell.

    The race is named in memory of their son Wyatt, who was born on March 21, 2016,  with congenital heart disease. After undergoing numerous surgeries, Wyatt died on Aug. 15.
  • Lady Warriors celebrate 6th state title
     JACKSON - The Choctaw Central Lady Warriors are state basketball champions once again.

    Choctaw Central made it look easy Saturday morning in the Mississippi Coliseum as they blew past Amanda Elzy 75-42 in the finals of the Mississippi High School Activities Association’s Class 3A Girls State tournament.
  • Deaton captured in church death
    Twenty-eight-year-old Deaton, wanted for murder in Pinter’s death and for the murder of his girlfriend in Flowood the same week, was apprehended in Kansas last week after he apparently stole a convenience store clerk’s Cadillac and led police on a high-speed chase that ended in a fiery crash with the suspect fleeing into the woods on foot.
  • ‘Party in the USA’ Saturday night
    Five young ladies will compete for the 2018 Distinguished Young Woman of Neshoba County title Saturday night, each showcasing their own unique talent.

    “Party in the USA” is the theme of the program which will be in the Philadelphia High School auditorium beginning at 6 p.m.

    Tickets are $15 and program books, $5.
  • Lady Rockets savor fulfilling win
    JACKSON - The Neshoba Central Lady Rockets advanced to the semifinals round of the Girls State Class 5A state basketball tournament with a 54-43 victory over Hattiesburg Friday at the Mississippi Coliseum.
        The Lady Rockets, now 16-10 on the season, faced a familiar opponent Tuesday in the semifinals in the Lanier Lady Bulldogs. It was to be the fourth meeting between the two region foes. Lanier won the two regular season meetings. Neshoba Central defeated the Lady Bulldogs 40-28 in the district tournament finals that was played at Neshoba Central.
  • Stan Dearman remembered for his passion to report the truth
    Stanley Dearman was remembered Tuesday for his pursuit of justice and the truth during his 34 years at the helm of The Neshoba Democrat.

    “If we all had a double portion of Stan Dearman’s justice and truth, the world would be a better place,” said the Rev. Dr. Dan Howard, pastor of The First Baptist Church.
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