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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.


  • The No. 8 nationally ranked East Central Community College Diamond Warriors baseball team opened its 2017 season with a doubleheader sweep against Jackson State Community College of Jackson, Tenn., Saturday  at the Clark-Gay Baseball Complex in Decatur.

    The Diamond Warriors beat JSCC 9-7 in a back-and forth first game. The score was tied at seven in the bottom of the sixth, when freshman Wyatt Ball of Nanih Waiya High School hit a fielder’s choice allowing ECCC to score two runs to take the lead they would not relinquish.
  • Neshoba Central,  Philadelphia High School and Union get their baseball seasons under way Saturday with each playing a pair of jamboree games.

    Jamboree games are basically scrimmages. Each game lasts four innings, regardless of the score, and does not count on a team’s record. Pitchers are limited to the number of innings they can throw.
  • United Blood Services accepting donations here
    As carnival season is among us and the excitement of Mardi Gras has begun, United Blood Services is asking blood donors to give the gift of life which will help secure a stable blood supply going into the Mardi Gras celebrations.  

    Area residents can donate on Wednesday, Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Citizens Bank, at 521 Main St.
  • Noxapater man charged with trying to smuggle contraband in jail
    A Noxapater man made a 48-hour sentence more complicated after he was caught with contraband, a felony, on his return to jail after  Municipal Court.

    Tyler Kelly, 26, of 3864 Mars Hill Road, Noxapater, was charged with trying to smuggle contraband into a detention facility.
  • Woman arrested in courtroom on felony drug charge
    A Philadelphia woman, originally scheduled to appear as a witness in Justice Court Monday morning, was arrested on a felony drug charge, the authorities said.
  • Lady Tornadoes win regional over SE Lauderdale
    The Philadelphia Lady Tornadoes split a pair of Region 5-3A games last week in prep basketball action.

    The Lady Tornadoes dropped a 60-47 decision to the region leading Forest Lady Bearcats. They bounced back to defeat Southeast Lauderdale 63-52, giving them their second region victory of the season.
  • Meth, cocaine, cash seized in felony arrest
    A half-pound of methamphetamine, several grams of cocaine and about $900 were seized in an arrest at Union Square Apartments in Union Thursday night in a joint investigation of the Philadelphia Police Department and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, the authorities said.

    Courtny Campbell, 25, of 116 Mason St., Union was charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession of cocaine, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, disregard for traffic device, disorderly conduct-failure to comply and resisting arrest by fleeing.
  • Philadelphia voters will cast ballots utilizing the county’s voting machines when they go to the polls in the upcoming municipal election, following action Monday by the Board of Supervisors.

    Supervisors approved a request by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen to allow the city to use nine of the county’s voting machines during the May 2 and May 16 party primaries and the June 6 general election and a subsequent runoff, if necessary, on June 20.
  • An incumbent Philadelphia alderman has filed qualifying papers for re-election in the upcoming municipal election. Two others have also qualified as candidates over the past week.

    Incumbent Ward 1 Alderman Joe Tullos qualified as a Republican candidate.
  • Lady Tornadoes earn region victory
    The Philadelphia Lady Tornadoes picked up a Region 5-3A victory last Tuesday as they defeated Kemper County 59-57 in prep basketball action.

    The Lady Tornadoes went 2-1 last week as they dropped a 50-42 decision to Choctaw Central and then defeated Nanih Waiya 48-35.

    The Philadelphia boys went 0-2 last week as they lost 56-53 to Kemper County, and then dropped a 78-44 decision to Choctaw Central.
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