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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.
  • Forestry layoff to affect Neshoba County landowners
    The Mississippi Forestry Commission is laying off 75 workers as part of a reorganization brought on by a $2.6 million budget cut, which will have a huge effect on Neshoba County, retired State Forester Harold Anderson said.

    Anderson said the commission basically takes a landowner by the hand and leads him in all his forestry decisions.
  • An arrest has been made in connection with a burglary in the Stallo community.

    Travis Moore, 34, of 13041 County Road 1361, was arrested and charged with burglary of a dwelling. Sheriff Tommy Waddell said the owner of a house on  Road 832 reported several guns stolen.
  • A Kosciusko man was arrested at the Neshoba County Coliseum by Sheriff’s deputies while attending a DUI education class, the authorities said.

    Dakota Vidonne, 22, of 1187 Attala Road, Kosciusko, was arrested and charged with felony possession of methamphetamine.
  • Jordan Flake has resigned as the head softball coach at Philadelphia High School.

    Flake said it was a personal decision. He wants to spend more time with his family and devote more time to his ministry work.

    “I have been thinking about it all year,” Flake said. “I went and talked to (Philadelphia principal) Mr. Tardy recently. He said to think about it for a week and then come back. I made my decision and told him (last week).”
  • Prince, Long receive highest honors at Ole Miss graduation
    Two Philadelphia High School graduates were among more than 70 University of Mississippi students to receive a 2017 Marcus Elvis Taylor Memorial Medal, the university's highest academic award.

    The students were recognized during UM’s 74th annual Honors Day Convocation at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts.
  • Man faces four-count indictment
    A Philadelphia man faces a four-count indictment as a habitual offender following action by a Neshoba County grand jury.

    Frankie Lee Barnes, 55, of 10420 Road 709, was indicted for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, failure to stop motor vehicle,  possession of methamphetamine while in possession of a firearm and possession of marijuana.
  • Mooreville ends Choctaw Central’s title quest
     The Mooreville Lady Troopers repeated as champions of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 3A fast-pitch softball tournament as they ended Choctaw Central Lady Warriors’ quest for the gold glove.

    The Lady Troopers won game one 3-1 on Wednesday, and then dominated game two 7-0 on Friday morning. The finals were played at Freedom Ridge Park in Ridgeland.
  • A Rankin County grand jury has indicted Alex Deaton on charges of first-degree murder, auto theft, and drive-by shooting.

    District Attorney Michael Guest said grand jurors in Rankin County indicted Deaton, 28,  on May 3. He's accused of strangling his girlfriend, stealing her car, and shooting a jogger in February.
  • 5th graders take part in conservation carnival
     The Neshoba County Soil & Water Conservation District hosted its 23rd annual Conservation Carnival at the Neshoba County Coliseum on Wednesday, March 1 and Thursday, March 2.  

    Approximately 440 fifth grade students from Neshoba Central, Philadelphia and Union Schools took part in this year’s carnival.  

    The purpose of this event is to enhance  youth of tomorrow with the importance of our natural resources and what they can do to conserve them. 
  • Lady Rockets reign as North State champs for fifth straight year
    The Neshoba Central Lady Rockets captured the North State Class 5A championship this past weekend as they swept a pair of games from Grenada.

    The Lady Rockets will play Picayune for the Class 5A state championship this week at Freedom Ridge Park in Ridgeland. Game one is set for 11 a.m. Thursday and game two will be played Friday at 4 p.m. The Lady Rockets are seeking their fourth straight Class 5A fast-pitch state championship.
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