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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.
  • Four incumbent Choctaw Tribal Council members were defeated, while four were re-elected last week, official returns show.

    Not all positions on the council were up for election on June 13.

    Deborah Martin, daughter of the late former Tribal Chief Phillip Martin, won one of two positions on the ballot from Pearl River. Martin along with Barry McMillan won in that race with 365 and 367 votes respectively. Incumbent Stella York Willis was defeated with 147 votes.
  • •Taryn Aguirre, 27, of 10070 Eastmore Lane, simple assault causing bodily injury (negligence)

    •Ismael Perez Alvarez, 27, of 12611 Highway 21 South, 1st offense driving under the influence.

    •Travis Boler, 27, of 317 Pearl Ave., failure to appear, 1st offense driving under the influence, disobeying traffic control device, no insurance, felony pursuit, two counts reckless driving, contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
  • The Neshoba County Fair will be held July 21- 28.  This is a fun time for many families in and around Neshoba County.  Family gatherings are held, new friends are made and people that you havenít seen since last yearís fair suddenly appear.  Many activities will be going on and for many it will be time again to show off the many exhibits that they have made or grown throughout the year at the exhibit hall.  We often hear many people say they should have entered a certain item in the fair.  Well now is the time to make plans to enter those exhibits into the 2017 Neshoba County Fair. 
  • 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. 
  • New apron lighting and perimeter fencing are planned at the Philadelphia Municipal Airport as part of an $82,671 Airport Improvement Program grant awarded to the city of Philadelphia through the Federal Aviation Administration.

    The grant was one of 42, totaling more than $7.54 million for infrastructure and safety improvements at Mississippi airports.

    The grant funding is drawn from the Airport and Airway Trust Fund, which is supported by user fees, fuel taxes and other similar revenue sources.
  • Driver leaves scene  after damaging store
    Information is being sought on the driver of a vehicle which drove through the front entrance of store on east Main Street Thursday and left traveling east before officers arrived.
    Witnesses obtained the tag number and a description of the vehicle, Chief of Police Grant Myers said.
    “We are working with Choctaw PD at this time to locate the vehicle,” he said.
  • Man steals purse in store parking lot

    A Crime Stoppers reward has been posted in connection with the theft of a purse taken from a woman in the parking lot of a discount center off Main Street Thursday.
    The woman said she was approached by a tall and skinny black male, wearing a tank top and blue jeans in the parking lot, Myers said.
    “He grabbed the victim’s purse and took off running,” he said.
    Anyone with information was asked to call Crime Stoppers at 601-485-1860.

  • 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.
  • Tribal communities to vote on Tuesday
    Voters in six Choctaw communities will head to the polls Tuesday to cast ballots for nine Tribal Council positions.

    Bogue Chitto, Conehatta and Pearl River communities will vote for two council members each, while Crystal Ridge, Standing Pine and Tucker will vote for one position each on the council.
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