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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.


  • Mississippi lawmakers are on separate tracks as they discuss state taxes and spending, with divisions defined largely by political party.

    District 18 Sen. Jenifer Branning of Philadelphia  said that a “key concept” has been to “not spend more money than we have” and increase revenues. She said it “has not been an easy call to make” but cuts have been made in the process.
  • A county-wide rash of burglaries which occurred in recent weeks is being investigated by the Neshoba County Sheriff Department.

    “We are always seeing increases in different parts of the county,” Sheriff Tommy Waddell said. “I have definitely seen more before but it is just one of those things we are always dealing with.”
  • The Neshoba Central Rockets will be trying to get back on track Friday night when they play host to Ridgeland High School in prep football action.

    The Rockets come in at 3-6 overall and 1-3 in the Region 2-5A standings. Ridgeland stands 1-3 in the region and 1-8 overall.
  • Area bands fared well at the  Mississippi High School Activities Association's Region III Marching Band Contest over the weekend.

    Neshoba Central High School Band scored superior marks, including the drum major, color guard and drumline.

    They will compete at the MHSAA 5A State Marching Band Championships on Oct. 22.
  • Mercedes- Benz Vans, LLC has selected W. G. Yates and Sons Construction Co. and  Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon, Inc., to provide design build services for its new South Carolina plant expansion.

    The project will support the production of its next generation of Sprinter Vans.
  • The Mississippi Economic Council’s 22-city Mississippi Connection Tour across Mississippi will be stopping in Neshoba County. The tour will focus on a healthy economy, a career ready workforce, a healthy workforce, and safe and reliable bridges.

    The Neshoba County stop is set for Wednesday, Oct. 19 at the Depot.
  • Additional classes at four locations have been added to the fall semester offerings by the East Central Community College Workforce Development Center.

    • Starting a Business-First Steps–Tuesday, Dec. 6, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Offered by the college’s Small Business Development Center, the cost is free and Ronnie Westbrook, SBDC director, serves as instructor. The seminar outlines the basic steps to start a business.
  • Neshoba native reappointed to  Mississippi Ethics Commission
    Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. has reappointed Jackson certified public accountant Paul V. Breazeale to the Mississippi Ethics Commission.

    Breazeale’s new four-year term will begin Nov. 15. Chief Justice Waller signed the order of appointment on Oct. 5.
  • A Philadelphia woman was arrested and charged with a felony amount of crystal methamphetamine following a routine traffic stop by Neshoba County Sheriff’s deputies last week.

    Lisa Peterson, 35, of 576A Main Street, was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine after she was stopped in the County Line community.

    Neshoba County Sheriff Tommy Waddell said Peterson was released on a $5,000 bond and that her case would be presented to a grand jury.

  • No foul play is suspected in the death of a man whose body was discovered in a camper at Burnside Lake Park Monday morning after park officials reported they had not seen the inhabitant in several days and observed a strange odor, the authorities said.

    The man was identified Tuesday as Kurtis Lee Vincent, 60.
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