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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.
  • Rockets face New Hope in weekend playoff series
    The Neshoba Central Rockets will open play in the Class 5A state baseball playoffs this weekend when they take on New Hope in the best two-out-of-three game series.

    The first game is set for Friday night at Neshoba Central. Game two will be played at New Hope with the third game, if necessary, to be played Monday night at the Rockets’ field.
  • Lounge named for Cumberland
    A pilot with over 19,000 logged hours of flying was honored last Wednesday just prior to the ribbon cutting for the new $1 million terminal at the Philadelphia Municipal Airport.

    The pilot lounge in the new facility was named the Dan Cumberland Pilot Lounge, in honor of the pilot who is retiring from W. G. Yates and Sons Construction Co.

    “Dan came out here in 1971 and started his interest in flying,” Mike Tinsley, a member of the airport board, told those gathered for the ribbon cutting.
  • Aldermen rehire engineer for municipal airport projects
    Waggoner Engineering was rehired to provide professional engineering and related services for the Philadelphia Municipal Airport for a five-year period following a unanimous vote of the Board of Aldermen.

    Waggoner, along with Allen & Hoshall, submitted statements of qualifications prior to the board meeting on Tuesday, April 4.

    Waggoner has been the airport engineer for the past 17 years or more.
  • Team gearing up for Relay for Life
    Teams are gearing up for Relay for Life and no one is more excited than the folks at Sta-Home Home Health and Hospice/Accent Care.

    “Cancer is not a game” is the theme of this year’s relay, set for Friday, May 12 from 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. in the Neshoba County Coliseum.

    Teams will be assigned a position on a Monopoly board inside the coliseum, with the Sta-Home team representing the Railroad space.
  • Lady Tornadoes look toward playoffs
    The Philadelphia Lady Tornadoes went 3-2 last week as they look toward the Class 3A fast-pitch softball playoffs.
        The Lady Tornadoes entered the week with a 13-7 record. They were to host Enterprise on Tuesday.

    Last week, Philadelphia defeated Southeast Lauderdale 9-0. They then dropped a 1-0 decision to Neshoba Central. Philadelphia defeated Choctaw County on Thursday and then played two games on Friday. They defeated Enterprise 10-2 and then lost a 6-5 decision to Newton County.
  • No bond in murder of woman, 80
    A Philadelphia man was denied bond last week after he was charged with murder in the death of his great-grandmother,  who was shot and dumped out onto a city street on March 29.

    Tyshawn Donald, 20, of 378 Jericho St., was charged with murder in the death of Mrs. Della “Cecil” Smiley Donald, 80, described as the neighborhood grandmother with her nylon hose, apron and genuine love of children.
  • Collins attends leadership summit
    It’s been an exciting school year for eighth grader Christian Collins, who attended the Presidential Inauguration Leadership Summit earlier this year in Washington, D. C.

    The five-day program took place amid the excitement of the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump where Collins and several other outstanding students gained a deeper understanding of the history behind the electoral process and the rich traditions surrounding the inauguration.
  • Lady Rockets claim region championship
    The Neshoba Central Lady Rockets took a big step toward achieving their ultimate goal of winning a fifth straight Class 5A fast-pitch state championship last week in their 1-0 victory over Grenada.

    The victory improved the Lady Rockets’ region record to 3-0 and clinched first place and a first round bye in the upcoming state playoffs. The Lady Rockets also defeated Northwest Rankin 8-0 and Raleigh 8-4. They enter the week with an 18-2 record.
  • Marty’s plans unveiled for downtown country music venue
    Options have been secured to purchase a downtown site for what will become the Marty Stuart Congress of Country Music, which incorporates the historic Ellis Theater, the country music legend said Tuesday morning.

    The options include the buildings on the corner of Byrd Avenue and along Main Street which house A1 Maytag, Tri-State Consulting Services and Advanced Auto.
  • Teenage entrepreneur is gifted artist
    Madden Gray got his first tax identification number when he was 13 years old. Now a senior in high school, he owns and operates MG & Company on Church Avenue, a gift and home decor shop.

    What’s more, he is very active at Winston Academy where he edits the school newspaper and yearbook, is class reporter and recently voted Most Likely to Succeed.
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