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Thursday, April 28, 2016 11:55 AM
Peggy’s, a Philadelphia institution that has served a family-style, meat-and-three lunch weekdays for 54 years, plans to re-open next week after closing in July because the longtime manager was suffering from health issues, The Neshoba Democrat has learned.
  • The Board of Directors and staff members of the Neshoba Unit of the Boys and Girls Club of East Mississippi met with the Board of Supervisors on Monday, giving them an overview of the program and seeking support for an upcoming golf tournament to raise funds.
  • Neshoba County General Hospital captured the award for Best Campsite and The Citizens Bank won the Best T-Shirt Design award Friday night at Relay for Life in the coliseum.

  • One lane of a section of Range Avenue near the cemetery is closed today while a crew from CenterPoint Energy relocates a natural gas line.
  • The state will allocate $750,000 for the Williamsville connector as part of an overall borrowing bill, far short of the total $130 million needed for construction of the road that is deemed essential to future Weyerhaeuser expansions.

    House Bill 1729, which had previously become entangled in negotiations over a $415 million tax cut, includes the monies for the Philadelphia bypass.

    The state has in recent years allocated $5.3 million for right-of-way purchases, paving the way to eventual construction of the bypass that’s been discussed for decades.
  • City officials have set a date for a special election for Ward 1 aldermen, to replace Josh Gamblin, who resigned earlier this month after moving into a different ward.

    Aldermen voted unanimously and with little discussion to set the special election for Tuesday, May 24.  The election will be held at the regular polling place for Ward 1, the Neshoba County Coliseum. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • “Paint your World Purple” is the theme of this year’s Relay for Life where volunteers, including several teams, hope to raise $65,000 for the American Cancer Society.

    Relay will get underway at 6 p.m. Friday in the Neshoba County Coliseum with a survivors’ reception and recognition. Entertainment also starts at 6 p.m
  • A non-profit art gallery is now open on the Square following an inaugural art show Saturday night which attracted about 50 visitors, including many artists.

    Pinelandia on Main Street is open Tuesday through Saturday and the owners are already planning their next art show.
  • City officials hope putting a cell phone policy in place which prohibits employees from initiating calls while driving city-owned vehicles will lead to discounts on the city’s insurance policy with Travelers Insurance.

    The Board of Aldermen approved the policy unanimously and without changes last week despite emergency personnel expressing concerns that it may interfere with the regular operation of their jobs.
  • The Philadelphia Historic Preservation Commission has identified multiple properties in the historic district which are in need of attention, Peggy VanDevender told the Mayor and Board of Aldermen last week.

    She passed out flyers at the April 19 meeting with a message addressed to “fellow Philadelphians” and pictures of two houses which the commission said are “beyond mere maintenance and repair.”
  • County Jail Docket as of Tuesday morning.

    •    Carlton Fields, 22, 30141 Chapel Grove Road, Okolona, possession of marijuana.

    • Justin D. Belk, 25, 10241 Road 406, warrant for petit larceny.
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