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A wrecker pulls out a truck from the creek near Williamsville Monday
A wrecker pulls out a truck from the creek near Williamsville Monday
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 12:00 PM
Two men dove into a frigid creek at Williamsville Monday morning to save a Leake County man whose Toyota pickup hit two vehicles on County Road 375 before plunging into the water.
  • Armed robbery suspects sought by police
    Two suspects described as black males in their late teens or early 20s are wanted in an armed robbery of the Dollar Tree in Philadelphia Tuesday evening.
  • Funeral service set for Philadelphia police officer
    The funeral service for LeAnn Simpson, the Philadelphia police officer who died early Saturday morning responding to a call, will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Burial will be in Isaac Cemetery.
  • Neshoba teams sweep Laurel, Philadelphia beats Clinton
    During the week before Christmas, both Neshoba Central basketball teams and the Philadelphia scored big wins to improve their records.
  • A father and son duo face multiple charges after a May crime spree which included the theft of several four wheelers in addition to a house burglary.

    Charlie Ray Goss, Jr., 39, of 1020 County Road 303, Union, and his son Brandon Goss, 19, of 7928 Highway 488, Carthage, were both arrested and charged with two counts of grand larceny, one count of burglary of a dwelling and one count of burglary of a shed located in the city.
  • 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.
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