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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.
  • Anthony loves her career’s hectic schedule
    Living in a perfect house tucked away a couple of miles down a dirt road, Kirby Thames Anthony spends her days doing what she loves and savoring each hour.

    Originally from Union, Anthony lives in a picturesque cabin on the outskirts of Neshoba County with her husband Matthew and their two dogs, Alice and Mack. The president of the Home Arts Club is a busy body, traveling across the state for her job.
  • No. 1 Rockets net three region victories
    The Neshoba Central Rockets rolled up three Region 3-5A victories last week, including a tough win on their home court against the Vicksburg Gators.

    The Rockets remained ranked No. 1 in a statewide poll among Class 5A prep basketball teams as they entered this week at 17-2 overall and 3-0 in the region standings.
  • MHP pursuit ends with guns drawn, one in custody
    A Mississippi Highway Patrol pursuit of two vehicles that apparently began on Main Street near the Courthouse downtown Wednesday afternoon ended with the arrest of one man.
  • Man faces first-degree murder accused of shooting father in 2015
    A Neshoba County man was indicted for first-degree murder and arson in connection with the 2015 shooting death of his father.

    The indictment was one of 54 handed down by a grand jury during its December term.
  • All kids are special to local middle school teacher
    University of Southern Mississippi graduate and new mom Brittany Gaylord has returned home to Sebastopol to start her family and couldn’t be happier.

    Gaylord graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in December of 2011 and got engaged the same month to longtime boyfriend and Noxapater native Tyler Gaylord, a teacher at Philadelphia High School.
  • Philadelphia splits with Union
    Philadelphia and Union split a pair of prep basketball games in action from last week.

    The Lady Tornadoes took a 60-29 decision over the Union girls. The Yellowjackets came back to stop the Tornadoes 50-41.
  • Pilot: New $1 million terminal one of nicest for airport's size
    In his 30 years as a pilot, Dan Cumberland has flown into countless airports, but the new $1 million terminal building under construction at Philadelphia Municipal Airport will be one of the nicest for its size, he said.

    In addition to office space and a conference room, the new terminal, made possible with federal, state and local funding, will include a lounge, kitchenette and spacious accommodations for pilots, including showers.
  • Law students best friends since first grade
    Sarah Mars and Tyler Moore have been best friends since first grade and all of their friends can attest to their charmingly witty personalities and amusing friendship dynamic.

    The duo grew up together in Philadelphia and though they have countless memories of each other  – ranging from mission trips to Europe – Mars’ first memory of Tyler is fitting and one she will never forget.
  • Neshoba central basketball
    Jerry Byrd celebrated his 100th victory as head basketball coach at Neshoba Central last Tuesday as the Rockets defeated Tupelo 62-59 in the “Slam Dunk at the Hump” classic at Mississippi State.

    That gave the Rockets a second victory in as many days at Mississippi State. Earlier, Neshoba Central had taken an 84-44 victory over Raleigh Egypt of Memphis in the first day of the Classic. The Rockets then wrapped up week on Friday with a 66-48 win over Ripley in the Itawamba Community College classic.
  • Work underway at First Baptist for new child ministries building
    A new addition to the Child Ministries center at First Baptist Church of Philadelphia is in the works with construction set to be completed in January of 2018.

    Jennifer Prince, director, said the addition stemmed from the efforts of a long-term vision team, which has been at work at First Baptist for several years.
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