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Monday, August 15, 2016 3:30 PM

Two people were injured when a motorcycle and car collided on east Main Street Monday afternoon.

 

  • Fire Capt. Greer to be remembered during fallen firefighters event
    A Philadelphia firefighter who died while on duty in May 2015 will be among the 112 honored by the U. S. Fire Service during the 35th National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service on Sunday, Oct. 9 in Emmitsburg, Md.

    Philadelphia Fire Department Captain Dwight Greer,  44, and others will be honored  at 10 a.m. (Eastern Time) at the National Fire Academy.
  • Search continues for escapees
    A Neshoba County man, sentenced in March for burglary of a dwelling in the Bethsaida community, was one of two prisoners who remain at-large after escaping from Harrison County Community Work Center on Sept. 11.

    Joshua Walton, 32, of 10050 Road 290, Union, pleaded guilty in March to burglary of a dwelling on Road 517, which occurred in November 2014. Authorities charged that he stole a hunting rifle that has since been recovered.
  • A need for both full- and part-time jailers, particularly females, was cited by the jail administrator during Monday’s meeting of the Board of Supervisors after a 20-year veteran resigned and a replacement was hired.

    Supervisors approved Jail Administrator Jimmy Reid’s recommendation to hire Dyron Edward Talbert as a new jailer at $8 an hour.
  • Pam McCoy inducted into USM Sports Hall of Fame
    Longtime Neshoba County educator Pam McCoy was inducted into the University of Southern Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame this past weekend in Hattiesburg.

    McCoy, who played basketball at USM from 1978 until 1981, was introduced as 2016 hall of fame inductee at a special banquet on Friday. On Saturday, she and other inductees were introduced at the USM football game.
  • Choctaw Central and Neshoba Central split a pair of slow-pitch softball games this past week.

     The Lady Rockets won the Tuesday game at that was played at Choctaw Central, 18-1. The Lady Warriors came back on Thursday and defeated Neshoba Central on its home field in extra innings, 9-6.
  • The cast is nearly compete for the Arts Council’s  production of “Miracle on 34th Street,” which will take the stage a little later than usual this year, but just in time for Christmas.

    Philadelphia-Neshoba County Arts Council President Jacob Starks said they selected the play after looking through old material they had saved from past projects.
  • A $7.5 million general fund budget for 2017 was officially adopted last week by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen with little discussion following weeks of study.

    The budget, which will be funded without a tax increase, includes funds to get city employees including department heads, a 75-cents-an-hour pay increase. The raise does not include the mayor and board.
  • Neshoba County inmate escapes from Harrison County Work Center
    A Neshoba County man, sentenced in March for burglary of a dwelling in the Bethsaida community,  was one of two prisoners who escaped Sunday morning from Harrison County Community Work Center.

    Joshua Walton, 32, of 10050 Road 290, Union, pleaded guilty in March to burglary of a dwelling on Road 517, which occurred in November 2014. Authorities charged that he stole a hunting rifle that has since been recovered.
  • Dabbs commits to play softball at Mississippi State University
     Leake Academy’s Grace Dabbs has committed to play college softball at Mississippi State University.

    Dabbs made her official visit to Mississippi State over the weekend and is the only player from Mississippi that the Lady Bulldogs will be signing this year.
  • JACKSON — Enrollment for the fall semester rose strongly at Mississippi's eight public universities, but fell for the sixth straight year at the state's 15 community colleges.

    Preliminary counts released Friday show students rose 2.5 percent at universities and fell 0.9 percent at community colleges.
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