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Representative Trent Kelly
Representative Trent Kelly
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 6:00 PM
UNION — U.S. Rep. Trent Kelly’s early-morning telephone call to his mother Barbara here last Wednesday was alarming, as she recognized immediately, for whatever reason, he was shaken badly, highly unusual for her combat-experienced military son.

“I’m not sure if I can put in words,” Barbara Kelly said of the phone call. “It was very scary when he called, it was like 6:30 in the morning. He just said, ‘Mom, I’m OK, something bad happened.’”
  • Rewards have been posted in connection with the theft of over $2,300 in merchandise from the Neshoba County Co-Op Monday night.
  • 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.
  • Donald’s art draws crowd to show in downtown Meridian
    Philadelphia artist Justin Donald describes himself as a very complicated person.

    “I’m very different,” he said, ruffling his hair. “My mind does not work like anyone else’s. I pay attention to detail.”

    And it shows.
  • Marshall Ramsey signs new book at Kademi
    The latest edition in Marshall Ramsey’s collection of ‘toons and tales paints a vibrant picture of Mississippi, America and one of the Clarion Ledger’s most beloved resident cartoonists.

    Ramsey was at Kademi in Philadelphia last week to sign copies of his latest book, “Drawing the Line.”
  • A “confidential settlement” has been reached in a $10 million federal wrongful death suit against the Neshoba County Sheriff's Department and the Philadelphia Police Department on behalf of the family of Michael McDougle Sr., who died while in custody of the Neshoba County Jail in 2014, an attorney for the family confirmed.
  • Hospital terminates Anderson affiliation
    The county hospital will end its nearly five-year affiliation with Anderson in Meridian in what Neshoba General’s administrator characterized as a good move at this time due to their growth.

    The Board of Trustees of Neshoba County General Hospital and Nursing on Tuesday officially announced ending the affiliation with  Anderson Regional Medical Center and Anderson Regional Medical Center – South of Meridian. 
  • Branning speaks of sacrifice at Friday’s Veterans Day program
    State Sen. Jenifer Branning of Philadelphia told a crowd at the Veterans Day program in DeWeese Park Friday that the sacrifices made by our veterans are "incomprehensible, but have given us the ability and the freedom to gather here today."

    She told the story of Corporal DaKota Meyer who saved the lives of 36 fellow Marines under fire from the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2009.
  • Hospital to cut ribbon Thursday at new medical facility
    Grand opening ribbon will be cut Thursday for the new $4.3 million Neshoba Medical Pavilion on Hospital Road followed by an open house. The public is invited.

    The facility houses three separate clinics which were previously in various places in town, utilizing a variety of labs and equipment including x-rays. It is within walking distance of the hospital.
  • A juvenile was fatally injured in a one-vehicle accident early Wednesday morning on Road 147 in the Hope community.
  • Man to stand trial in Circuit Court in death of jail cellmate
    A Philadelphia man was arraigned on a first degree murder charge in Neshoba County Circuit Court Tuesday morning in connection with the July 14, 2015, death of a man in the county jail.

    Justin M. Schlegel, 35, 11500 Road 571, pleaded not guilty to first degree murder  of Rexdale Wayne Henry, 53, of 158 Bogue Chitto Dr.
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