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Monday, October 24, 2016 10:30 AM
The name of a Philadelphia woman, who was killed in a three-vehicle, head-on collision about 4:30 p.m. Saturday on Mississippi 19 north, has been released by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.
  • A welding machine and a battery charger were taken in a burglary at a business on Mississippi 16 east and the alleged perpetrator’s image was captured on surveillance video, the authorities said.
  • 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.
  • Two people were taken by ambulance to the county hospital Wednesday afternoon after a car and truck collided on Golf Course Road and caught on fire about 1:30 p.m.
  • Joe Tullos was sworn in as the new Ward 1 alderman in city hall Friday morning surrounded by his family.
  • Iconic and legendary public servant, Judge Gordon laid to rest
    Retired Neshoba County Circuit Court Judge Marcus D. Gordon, who gained national attention during the Edgar Ray Killen trial in 2005,  was remembered Sunday as an iconic and legendary public servant and a loving, yet firm, father.

    Judge Gordon died Thursday at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. He was 84.  A court spokeswoman said Gordon had been hospitalized after falling and breaking his hip in April.
  • Hickory man indicted for possession of meth by Neshoba County grand jury
    A Hickory man was indicted by a Neshoba County grand jury for possession of methamphetamine,  one of 35 indictments handed down during the May term.

    Kevin D. Kirk, 37, of 4431 Hickory-Little Rock Road, Hickory, was charged with possession of methamphetamine in October by Sheriff’s officers during a routine traffic stop on Mississippi 485 in the Goodhope community.
  • Neshoba County Public Library is the first in the state and likely one of a few in the nation to have the first wave of virtual reality technology available to patrons.

    Library Director Jacob Starks said that he aims to break a cycle of libraries being resistant to embrace new technology.
  • Ward 1 residents will decide among four candidates in the special election for alderman on May 24. Voters will cast paper ballots in an effort by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen to avoid a costly electronic election.

    Candidates filing qualifying papers by Wednesday’s deadline were Joe Tullos, John Cooke, Sam Nowell and Chuck McClain.
  • After considering 46 cases and examining 75 witnesses, a Neshoba County grand jury returned 35 indictments last week, including at least one for grand larceny and several for burglary, uttering forgery and drug-related cases.

    Not all of the indictments were processed at press time.
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