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Arthur Stanley Dearman | 1932—2017
Arthur Stanley Dearman | 1932—2017
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 6:00 PM
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.
  • Arts Council to host annual membership meeting Thursday
    “Arts & All That Jazz” will be the theme of the Philadelphia-Neshoba County Arts Council’s wine and cheese membership meeting set for Thursday.

    President Jacob Starks said the event will include a wine and cheese tasting, a silent auction, a wine raffle, live jazz music and great food.

    The membership meeting will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bridges the Venue.
  • Choctaw Indian Fair announces stage entertainment
    The platinum-selling duo Dan + Shay, five-time Grammy nominee and multi-instrumentalist Hunter Hayes and Grammy Award winning sibling trio The Band Perry will take the stage during the 68th annual Choctaw Indian Fair.

    The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will showcase their unique cuture once again at this year’s fair, set for July 12-15.
  • Neshoba Central’s Fanning named Callahan scholar
     When Neshoba Central senior Jake Fanning started filling out the application for the Lindy Callahan Scholar-Athlete award earlier in the school year, he didn’t know that much about the program.

    “They called me to the counselor’s office and told me I had been chosen to represent the school,” Fanning said. “It was a large application. In addition, it required three letters of reference and a 500-word essay.”
  • Boys, Girls Club plans fundraiser
    The Boys and Girls Club of Neshoba County will host its upcoming hamburger plate fundraiser at the Neshoba County Library on Friday, April 21.

    Jermaine Harris, director of operations and unit director for the Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Neshoba County, said they are raising money for their summer program which will include field trips, breakfast and lunch, educational programs and numerous other activities.
  • Two engineering firms seek 5-year airport contract
    Two engineering firms have submitted statements of qualifications to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen to provide professional engineering and related services for the Philadelphia Municipal Airport for a five-year period.

    Waggoner Engineering and Allen & Hoshall submitted SOQs by the 10 a.m. deadline on Tuesday.
  • Ham Jam Arts Festival kicks off Friday
    The Pellet Porkers of Ridgeland will fire up their smokers in downtown Philadelphia when the 16th annual Ham Jam Arts Festival kicks off Friday afternoon for two big days.

    Team member Jonathan Huddleston said the bigger barbecue competitions like Ham Jam are like a gigantic weekend cookout for teams such as his.
  • Lady Tornadoes remain undefeated in region action
    The Philadelphia Lady Tornadoes entered the week with a 9-5 overall record and 4-0 mark in the Region 5-3A standings.

    The Lady Tornadoes picked up a region victory as they knocked off Choctaw County 10-1. On Friday, they dropped a 3-2 decision to Neshoba Central.
  • DEKALB — The Kemper County School District Board of Directors recently approved Joshua Pulphus as the new Head Football Coach of the Kemper County High School Wildcats.

    Pulphus has nine years of experience as a high school Athletics Coach and Teacher in North Mississippi.
  • Nine Tribal Council seats will be on the ballot when the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians returns to the polls on Tuesday, June 13,  all for four-year terms.

    There will be two positions each in Bogue Chitto, Conehatta and Pearl River communities and one in Crystal Ridge, Standing Pine and Tucker communities.
  • Reward posted in theft of metal fence posts, wire
    A reward has been posted through Crime Stoppers for information in connection with the theft of 30 metal fence posts and an unknown amount of net wire fencing from property at the corner of Roads 339 and 341 between the Neshoba and Dixon communities.

    Sheriff Tommy Waddell said the culprit took the materials early last week.
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