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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.
  • Miss Mississippi
    Miss Neshoba County Miriam Seale was a top 10 finalist and winner of the Women in Medicine scholarship during the Miss Mississippi pageant in Vicksburg. Below right, Miss Rolling Hills Macken’z Smith, also of Philadelphia, sings during her talent competition Thursday night at the pageant. Seale is the daughter of Steve and Tina Seale. Smith’s parents are Bill and Susan Smith.
  • Frazier excited about new restaurant
    Porter Frazier owns the newly opened restaurant The Porterhouse in downtown Philadelphia and takes pride in its success and all of the ways it is benefitting the city.

    Originally from Greenville, Frazier was raised in Atlanta. He moved here after meeting his future wife Angel Cumberland. They returned to Angel’s hometown to raise their family and they have been living here for 16 years.
  • Beaver Dam wins State Games Gold
    Dakiern Wilson scored two goals to lead Beaver Dam past Pearl River 4-3 in the State Games of Mississippi Youth Stickball Gold Medal game Saturday night at Choctaw Central High School.

    Wilson scored the winning goal with 11 seconds left to break a tie game. Braylon Bell and Tralon Dixon also scored for Beaver Dam. Gage Lewis scored two goals for Pearl River and Gannon Vaughn scored once.
  • Car careens down center;  driver was unresponsive
    A sedan careened down the middle of two-lane, one-way traffic on west Beacon Street Monday afternoon, plowing through five vehicles stopped at a signal, injuring three and causing a major traffic jam.

    An eyewitness described the scene as total chaos for about 30 minutes as first responders worked to assess, treat and transport the injured while traffic was rerouted to side streets.
  • Smith ready for Miss Mississippi pageant
    Macken’z Smith, daughter of Bill and Susan Smith, will be returning to the Miss Mississippi pageant for the second time this week to compete as Miss Rolling Hills  which will air Saturday at 8 p.m.

    Smith competed in her first pageant at the age of two. Since then, she has gone on to compete in various pageants across the state, including some right here in Neshoba County.

    Smith was crowned Miss Neshoba County in 2013 in one of the first pageants she competed in as a teenager.
  • State Games of Mississippi Local soccer teams battle in competition
    There was a first for the State Games of Mississippi this past Friday and no one was happy about it.

    For the first time in 26 years of the State Games, the Opening Ceremonies and Parade of Champions was rained out. The event was to have been held in downtown Meridian.
  • Injuries reported in six-vehicle collision
    Three people were injured in a six-vehicle collision shortly after 3:30 p.m. Monday on Beacon Street across from Hardy Tire.

    The three were taken by ambulance to Neshoba County General Hospital. One was treated and released and the two others were transferred by ambulance to the University Medical Center in Jackson. 
  • Neshoba school opening in fall
    Construction of the new Neshoba Central High School is on schedule for a July 1 completion date, officials said, as part of an overall $23.4 million project approved by voters in August 2015, though such things as a football stadium and cafeteria were ultimately cut because of cost overruns.

    School Board President Johnny Crenshaw said officials started with “a wish list and had to whittle it down until we could get to something we could afford to get the children into a safe building.”
  • Barrier wins award at National DECA
    Sophomore culinary arts major Alaina Barrier earned a silver medal for being the highest ranked role play competitor in the Fast Food and Restaurant Service Management competition at the DECA International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, Calif. earlier this year.

    That, however, is only the beginning for this busy teen who aspires to be a chef on a cruise ship!
  • Weather decides State Games
     The State Games of Mississippi junior softball tournament drew a crowd this past weekend at Northside Park.

    But in the end, the weather decided the medal winners.
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