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Wednesday, May 18, 2016 6:00 PM
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.
  • • Jon Oliver, 36, 501 Hwy 21 W, Suite 190, Starkville, possession of paraphernalia.

    • William Scott Smith, 32, 12490 Road 248, Union, public drunk.
  • The $1.2 million Williamsville bridge project is running about 13 percent behind schedule, meaning it probably won’t open until late July, an engineer told the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.
  • A Neshoba County man has been charged with filming another person without permission when they have expectation of privacy, the authorities said.

    Carl Stephen Lilly, 46, of 509 Goat Ranch Road, was charged with the crime after Investigator Ralph Sciple got involved in the case.

    The case was initiated by the Choctaw Police Department and the FBI who determined that some of the incidents were taking place outside the reservation, Sciple said.
  • Four people have been arrested and charged with felony conspiracy to bring drugs into a jail after an investigation by the Neshoba County Sheriff’s office.

    Investigator Ralph Sciple said that on April 11 a jailer at the Neshoba County jail found a cell phone which contained messages between inmate Edwin Chris Malone, 40,  of 11301 Highway 16 east, and Elizabeth Fallen Kynard, 33, of 4463 Valley Road, Meridian.
  • Aldermen want old Benwalt Hotel windows boarded up
    Falling shards of glass from the old Benwalt Hotel on Byrd Avenue were a matter of concern at last week’s meeting of the  Mayor and Board of Aldermen with the consensus of the board being to contact the owner who lives in California.

    Aldermen cited a need for the broken windows to be boarded up for safety purposes.
  • The Jerusalem Temple Church, located at 414 Ivy Street, welcomes the public to attend their “Pack Your Pew” worship service and concert event on Sunday, May 29, 2016. The morning service will begin at 11am with a fellowship lunch following and the evening concert event will begin at 7pm.

    “Our goal is to pack the house out by making sure every pew is filled with neighbors, family and friends who want to be blessed while helping us celebrate the goodness of God, said Pastor Stan Jones.“ “I want anyone who does not receive an invite from a church member, to feel free to come as my special guest because you are indeed welcome.”
  • A Private Applicator Certification class will be taught on Wednesday, June 8, beginning at 3:30 p.m. in the Neshoba County Coliseum multi-purpose room.   The class is for individuals wishing to obtain private applicator certification for the first time and those who need to renew or reinstate their certification. The cost for the class is $10.00 and it is payable the day of the class.  Contact the Extension Service office at 656-4602 for more information.      
  • A Neshoba County man faces multiple felonies in connection with a shooting related to a traffic incident on Road 632 in the Longdale community on May 10.  

    Victor Lee Rush, 32, of 10910 Road 632, was charged with three counts of aggravated assault in connection with the incident. Sheriff’s Investigator Ralph Sciple said the victims claim that Rush flagged down their vehicle and told them that they had ran him off the road.
  • Neshoba County School District will hold summer registration for all students at each school site June 13-17 and June 20-24, 2016.

    Registration will take place each day from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; and 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday.
  • Neshoba Central High School will celebrate commencement Friday at 7 p.m. in the Neshoba County Coliseum.

    Valedictorian of the class of 2016 is Brittany Russell.  She is the daughter of Robert and Dolores Russell. She was also named STAR Student.

    Salutatorian is Amelia Henson, daughter of Phoebe and the late Jim Henson.
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