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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 6:06 PM
A Philadelphia bypass is inevitable and will fuel the burgeoning economy here, Central District Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall assured business leaders in November 2003, nearly a decade and a half ago.
  • Officials plan D.C. trip seeking Miss. 19 four-lane grant
    A federal grant of up to $25 million is being sought to help fund the shovel-ready Mississippi 19 four-lane project from the House community to the Philadelphia city limits.
  • After a scoreless first half, the East Central Community College men’s soccer team posted four second half goals to pick up an MACJC North Division win against Northwest Mississippi Community College last Friday in Decatur.

    The Warriors improved to 3-0-1 in the MACJC North Division and 3-1-1 overall. Northwest fell to 1-3-1 overall and 0-2 in the league.
  • The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, along with economic development agencies in Attala, Leake and Winston counties, are combining forces to conduct a comprehensive workforce analysis to identify target business sectors to create jobs.

    Kosciusko Attala Partnership, the Leake County Economic Development Association and the Winston County Economic Development District Partnership are teaming up with the Choctaw Indians.
  • Public hearing Sept. 20 on  fiscal 2018 budget for city
    A public hearing on a proposed $7.3 million general fund budget for the city of Philadelphia, which includes an across-the-board pay raises for city employees, is set for Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 5 p.m. at City Hall.

    The Mayor and Board of Aldermen is expected to adopt the overall city budget for fiscal 2018 following the hearing and set the tax levy, which is expected to remain at 18 mills.
  • VFW Post has interesting history
    Carson Bounds VFW Post 4396 has had an interesting history since it first became a chartered Post in Philadelphia, Miss. on Sept.21, 1945.

    The Post was chartered with 23 members, who came with the same patriotic and service to country endeavor. The original charter showing the names of these individuals can still be seen in the main hall of Carson Bounds VFW Post 4396. The names of these 23 chartered members were: Walter W. Allen, Ethel G. Barnett, Edgar Carman, B.J. Clark, Dewitt Creekmore, Rollie J. Fanning, James W. Fortenberry, William E. Freeney,
  • Tribe to vote on proposed casino
    A referendum will decide if the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will go forward with its proposed new casino in the Red Water community in Leake County.

    The date for the referendum had not been set at press time.
  • The Mississippi Baptist Disaster Relief Task Force is currently on standby to assist Texas Baptist Disaster Relief in response to the Hurricane Harvey disaster  in and around Houston and southeast Texas.

    It is anticipated that MBDR will be called to deploy later this week and will conduct mass feeding (20,000 meals per day), chainsaw/debris re-movals, and an extended deployment for mud out/flood cleanup.
  • The Neshoba County Soil & Water Conservation District is offering cost-share through the Beaver Control Program at an increase from $10 a tail to $20 a tail.  The program is funded through the Neshoba County Board of Supervisor.

    Terms and conditions for this program are:
  • Home runs key Lady Rockets'  fast 10-0 start
    The Neshoba Central Lady Rockets picked up five victories last week as they improved to 10-0 in slow-pitch softball action

    Choctaw Central won a pair of region victories. Philadelphia and Union were winless.
  • Raises, new vehicles in County Supervisor's $7.8M budget
    A proposed $7.6 million general fund budget for fiscal 2018 was adopted by the Neshoba County Board of Supervisors Monday which included 50-cents an hour across-the-board raises for county employees, six new vehicles for the Sheriff’s office plus new trucks for one supervisor, the road manager and emergency management director.
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