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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.


  • Man faces first-degree murder accused of shooting father in 2015
    A Neshoba County man was indicted for first-degree murder and arson in connection with the 2015 shooting death of his father.

    The indictment was one of 54 handed down by a grand jury during its December term.
  • County says lawyer broke confidentiality in jail death suit
    An attorney representing the family of a man who died in the Neshoba County Jail breached a confidentiality agreement in a $10 million wrongful death lawsuit settlement, Neshoba County said in a motion filed last week in federal court seeking to have the court documents unsealed.

    The attorney attempted to create the false impression that the Neshoba County defendants admitted to “some sort of wrongdoing and have agreed to pay a large sum of money to settle” the wrongful death lawsuit against them, which is “not the case,” according to the filing on Jan. 5.
  • Two people face felony drug charges after they were arrested in the parking lot of a discount center last week.

    Angelina Dykes, 36, of 10100 Road 2418, Union, and Billy Ray Neese, 23, of 12323 Road 325, Union, were arrested on Jan. 4 about 3 p.m.

    Dykes was charged with felony possession of crystal methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
  • A  woman faces a felony charge following an altercation with a police officer on Friday at a Philadelphia business.

    Santtarrius Tynesha Judon, 27, of 267 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., was charged with assault on an officer, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest with a struggle and failure to comply about 2 p.m. Friday.
  • The Culinary Arts Technology program at East Central Community College in Decatur was ranked No. 3 among all such programs in the state of Mississippi in a recent report by Best Choice Schools.

    The rankings, published at, include the top 10 best culinary programs in Mississippi that offer a variety of certificates and degrees in the culinary arts and related fields, a variety of coursework, a low student-to-faculty ratio, a professional work setting, and internship opportunities.
  • Two charged in burglary on Edgewater Drive
    Two men have been charged in connection with a burglary of a residence on Edgewater Drive.

    Micheal Triplett, 31, of 581 Center Ave.,  and Willie Triplett, 28, of 12901 Highway 19 South, Union,  were charged with the burglary where firearms and Christmas gifts were reported stolen.
  • Two charged with taking guns, electronic games
    Two men are being held in the Neshoba County jail after being arrested in connection with a burglary which occurred on Road 410 on Dec. 28.

    Willie Darnell Triplett, 28, of 12901 Highway 19 South, Union, and Albert Thompson, 26, of 10360 Road 1131, were arrested on Dec. 29 by Neshoba County Sheriff’s deputies and were each charged  with burglary of a dwelling and possession of a firearm by a felon, Sheriff  Tommy Waddell said.
  • Arrest made in armed robbery
    An arrest has been made in connection with an armed robbery on the night of Dec. 21 where an undisclosed amount of cash of reported taken.

    The robbery occurred about  8:30 p.m. at a residence on Ivy Street.
  • Teenager fatally injured  in wreck
    A teenager was fatally injured in a two-vehicle accident on Mississippi 21 south which occurred shortly before 5 p.m. Monday, authorities said.

    Javarious Robinson, 17, of Forest, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, the Mississippi Highway Patrol said. Robinson was the driver of a northbound vehicle on Mississippi 21. There was one passenger in the vehicle who suffered moderate injuries.
  • Aldermen grant variance to fireworks vendors for extended hours
    A variance to allow fireworks stands to operate as transient vendors from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. was approved by the Board of Aldermen last week.

    In September, the board amended an ordinance to allow all transient vendors to only operate from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. following suggestions from some business leaders who said some vendors were a safety issue.
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