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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.
  • Musicians Guild to perform at Ellis
    The newly re-minted Philadelphia/Neshoba County Musician’s Guild is preparing to play their second of four shows at the historic Ellis Theater downtown this Saturday from 7 p.m. to about 9:30 p.m.

    Acts will include The Guild Birds, Sanctified, The Josh Jolly Band and Altr’d. The Guild Birds is the band of the music guild.
  • A Philadelphia woman and her 2-year-old grandson were fatality injured in a three-vehicle accident in Madison County Thursday night.

    Barbara Ann Boler, 61, and her grandson, Maurice Keon Boler, Jr., were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident on Mississippi 16 shortly before 9:30 p.m.
  •  The Union Yellowjackets split a pair of games in the Meridian Spring Holidays baseball tournament and then dropped a single game at Morton in games played last week.

    Union opened with an 8-5 win over Southeast Lauderdale. They then dropped a 10-8 loss to Lamar School. On Saturday, the Yellowjackets lost 6-5 at Morton.
  • Woman faces multiple felonies in joint city-county investigation
    A Philadelphia woman was arrested in connection with a joint investigation by the county and the city and charged with multiple felonies.

    Nancy Denise Tubby, 43, of 1306 Kosciusko Road Lot 21, was charged with felony credit card fraud and burglary.
  • Lady Rockets bring home state 5A championship
    JACKSON - Unbelievable.

    That’s how Neshoba Central coach Fred Morris summed up his Lady Rocket basketball team’s rise to the Class 5A girls state championship Friday night after they defeated West Point 56-45 in the title game.
  • Failed AlphaGen project will cost city MDA funds
    Until a $1 million grant connected with the failed AlphaGen project is repaid, Philadelphia is no longer eligible for Mississippi Development Authority funding, according to a June letter an alderman asked the City Clerk to read aloud.

    Saying it was time for more transparency in city government, Ward 1 Alderman Joe Tullos asked the City Clerk to read the letter, dated June 30, 2016, at last week’s meeting of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen. The letter had not been discussed openly at any prior meetings, Tullos said.
  • Attempt to override mayor’s veto fails in a 2-2 vote
    An attempt by two Republican aldermen to override Democrat Mayor James A. Young's veto of Democrat Cassie Henson to the Ward 4 alderman post failed with a 2-2 vote last week, sparking a heated debate amid accusations of flip-flopping and “under the table” negotiations.

    Three votes were needed to override the veto.
  • Candidates for mayor and aldermen have until 5 p.m. Friday to file qualifying papers in the City Clerk’s office for the May 2 municipal primaries.

    The general election will be June 6.
  • A Philadelphia man was arrested during a routine traffic stop on felony drug charges in the House community early Sunday morning.

    Andrew Bondie, 36, of 10210 Road 406 was arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia.

    Sheriff Tommy Waddell said that he was arrested at 2:30 a.m. at the corner of Highway 492 and  Road 701.
  • Bullets strike occupied house on Lamar Circle
    Two bullets struck an occupied house on Lamar Circle Sunday night, sparking a Crime Stoppers reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction, the authorities said.

    Chief of Police Grant Myers said someone fired two shots from behind the house about 10 p.m. while there were occupants inside.

    No one was injured.
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