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Saturday, November 26, 2016 12:01 PM
No one was injured when a Cessna P210N Centurion plane made an emergency landing around noon Friday on Mississippi 21 north after reporting engine problems, Sheriff Tommy Waddell said.
  • MSU, Farm Bureau announce ag program
    Washington, D.C. -- Mississippi State University and Mississippi Farm Bureau leaders gathered Monday in the Capitol to announce the new Thad Cochran Agricultural Leadership Program developed by the MSU Extension Service.

     Farm Bureau Young Farmer Committee members Jay and Kim Jayroe of Philadelphia were among those in attendance.
  • Man faces three felony charges
    A Union man faces multiple felony drug charges following a year-long undercover operation by the Neshoba County Sheriff’s Department.

    Lardric Quoizel Mason, 28,  of 117 Mason St., Union, was charged with three counts of sale of crystal methamphetamine.

    Sheriff Tommy Waddell said more arrests are expected in the undercover operation.
  • No decision yet by aldermen in park insurance request
    Efforts by the Park Commission to allow its employees to obtain health insurance through the city remained unresolved last week after Attorney Robert Thomas told the Mayor and Board of Aldermen that he had “no definitive” answer on the legal ramifications of such a change.

    The Park Commission made the request earlier this month, telling aldermen that they faced a 35-percent increase or $12,000 in annual health insurance premiums.
  • The Dyslexia Awareness Group in Philadelphia will show a movie which aims to expand understanding of the disorder at their first event.

    The group has no official officers, but has been coordinated by Tim Busch, a dyslexia specialist for the Tribal schools. He said the group’s goal is dyslexia education.
  • Philadelphia couple injured in Leake motorcycle crash
    A Philadelphia couple was injured in a two-vehicle accident last Wednesday in Carthage when their motorcycle was struck by a car on Mississippi 16, the authorities said.

    Robert and Christina Foutch of Mississippi 16 east were eastbound on a motorcycle when they were struck by a westbound 2011 Impala driven by Porshe Cobbs of Truesdale Road, Carthage.
  • MDOT reminds motorists to be mindful of deer on Mississippi roads
    JACKSON, MISS. — Fall is a time of change in Mississippi. The leaves change color, daylight savings time ends, and the dog days of summer give way to cooler autumn air. As shorter days and cooler temperatures spread across the state, deer become more active and more visible on Mississippi roadways. The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) warns motorists to take precautions to avoid vehicle-deer collisions.
  • MDA recognizes economic development ambassadors
    The Mississippi Development Authority recognized and celebrated members of its Ambassadors Program with an open house at the Woolfolk Building and a luncheon and awards ceremony at the Capital Club in downtown Jackson with several from Philadelphia in attendance.

    Available to select areas, MDA’s Ambassadors Program provides support to counties in identifying marketable assets to leverage local resources for strong industrial and economic development.
  • Neshoba County Nursing Home has been recognized as a 2016 recipient of the “Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award” for its dedication to improving the lives of residents through quality care.

    The award is the first of three distinctions possible through the National Quality Award Program, presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living, the leading association for long term and post-acute care. The program honors providers across the nation that has demonstrated their commitment to improving quality of care for seniors and persons with disabilities.
  • Lady Tornadoes top Stringer
    The Philadelphia High School girls basketball team took a 49-29 victory over Stringer last Tuesday in a classic game.

    Both Philadelphia teams will be in action this week. They were to host Morton on Tuesday and visit Noxapater on Thursday.
  • The Leake Academy Rebels opened their 2016-2017 basketball campaign with a pair of victories last week.

    The Rebels defeated Kirk 71-62 and then stopped East Rankin 65-61. The Leake Academy girls, meanwhile, went 1-1 as they lost to Kirk Academy 55-45 and then defeated East Rankin 60-47.
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