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Tuesday, July 5, 2016 6:00 PM
A vehicle struck a downed tree across Golf Course about 4 miles out of town Tuesday evening after a line of storms moved through, the authorities said.

  • New Prospect

    Missionary Baptist Church Summer Revival

    New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church will have their annual Summer Revival on July 18-20  at 7:30 p.m. nightly.  The guest speaker will be Pastor Ricardus Mixon of Christian Love Missionary Baptist Church in Macon.
  • A Philadelphia woman was arrested on a felony drug charge after being stopped at a routine safety checkpoint on Deemer Road.

    Stacy Durant, 44, of 222 Salters Ave., was charged with possession of  crystal methamphetamine after it was found inside her purse, Sheriff Tommy Waddell said. Durant was released from jail on $25,000 bond.
  • A burglar was apprehended after strategically placed game cameras photographed him committing the crime at a business in the Coonshuck community.

    Ike Creighton, 28, of 10361 Road 567, was arrested two days later and charged with burglary at the work site of Jimmy Bates Logging Co., off of Deemer Road  on July 7.
  • A Union man was arrested at a Neshoba County Sheriff’s safety checkpoint after one of the deputies recognized him as being wanted on grand larceny charges.
  • A Meridian man faces a felony drug charge after he was  arrested at a residence on Highway 488 in the Fairview community, Sheriff Tommy Waddell said.

    John Smith, 33, of 262 Dogwood Circle, Meridian, was charged with possession of crystal methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of less than one ounce of marijuana, both misdemeanor offenses. Smith was released from Neshoba County jail on $50,000 bond.
  • Herrington found guilty of manslaughter in shooting
    Jonathan Earl Herrington, 34, of 10151 Road 296, Union, was convicted of manslaughter on Friday in the shooting death of Billy Scott Bishop, 34, of Carthage.

    Bishop was shot three times on Oct. 16, 2014, at Herrington’s residence in the House community, testimony showed.
  • McLain pleads guilty to two murders, gets 80 years
    A Crystal Springs man received two 40-year sentences Friday in Neshoba County Circuit Court  after pleading guilty to two counts of second degree murder.

    Billy Jerald McLain, 32, of 210 Traweek St., Crystal Springs, pleaded guilty to the March 2015 murders of Gilbert Anthony Woodis, 57, and his son, Brandon Lee Woodis, 32, both of 10230 Road 2228, Union.
  • The county jail docket as of Monday morning:

    • Jamey C. Johnson, 27, 397 Williams Road, Conehatta, holding for circuit court.

    • Karedi S. Shoemake, 26, 103 Choctaw Street, Philadelphia, warrant for failure to pay fines $1102.00
  • Political speakers will take the podium at the pavilion on Founders Square next week during the Neshoba County Fair starting on Wednesday.

    Gov. Phil Bryant is scheduled to speak Thursday at 10:40 p.m.

    Politicians scheduled to speak on Wednesday starting at 9 a.m. include:
  • A Philadelphia man faces 16 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to a three-count indictment last week in Neshoba County Circuit Court.

    Joshua Ryan Burns, 32, of 620 Highway 482, pleaded guilty to burglary of a dwelling house, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in connection with a Feb. 16 incident at a Dixon residence.
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