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Members of the cast of “School House Rock Live,”  are, front row, from left, Emma Creel, Kaylie Fryery, Roseanna McCown, Isaac McCown, Jamesha Westbrook, Cate Cheatham, Kameryn Grimes, Allie Horn, Chloe Pierce, Ashton Luke, Abby Creel, Posey Palmer, Anna-Kaye Bennett, Katelyn Johnson and Alexander Menchion. Second row,  Lilly McCown, Annah Daniel, Celina Sistrunk, Suzanna Horn, Charmaine Manzano, Ethan Pope, Ian Madison, Matthew Gardner, Harley Hobby, Karlie Thompson and  Leo Kinney.  Back row, Travis Creel, Sandra Lyons, Renita Menchion, Sharon McCown and Phillip Pope.
Members of the cast of “School House Rock Live,” are, front row, from left, Emma Creel, Kaylie Fryery, Roseanna McCown, Isaac McCown, Jamesha Westbrook, Cate Cheatham, Kameryn Grimes, Allie Horn, Chloe Pierce, Ashton Luke, Abby Creel, Posey Palmer, Anna-Kaye Bennett, Katelyn Johnson and Alexander Menchion. Second row, Lilly McCown, Annah Daniel, Celina Sistrunk, Suzanna Horn, Charmaine Manzano, Ethan Pope, Ian Madison, Matthew Gardner, Harley Hobby, Karlie Thompson and Leo Kinney. Back row, Travis Creel, Sandra Lyons, Renita Menchion, Sharon McCown and Phillip Pope.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 6:00 PM
School will be in session this weekend in the Ellis Theater when the Philadelphia-Neshoba County Arts Council presents “School House Rock Live,”  under the leadership of first-time director Jason Mann.

Mann is one of the band directors at Philadelphia High School. He said this production was familiar territory for him.
  • Hospital sees  $2.4M profit during FY16 in annual audit
    Neshoba County General Hospital and Nursing Home saw a $2.4 million increase in revenue over expenses during fiscal year 2016, administrator Lee McCall told the Board of Supervisors on Monday calling it “a good year” for the county-owned facility.

    McCall gave supervisors an overview of the annual audit as well as some statistics, citing increases in emergency room and outpatient visits.
  • Transfer change would bring $1M more to Neshoba
    A change in the Neshoba County School District’s transfer policy was approved last week and will mean about $1 million in additional revenue, impacting about 200 students who are currently going outside the district.

    The change would not affect those who receive transfers under state law.
  • Judge Cotten to be honored with reception Thursday in Carthage
    Circuit Judge Vernon R. Cotten of Carthage will be honored on his retirement on Thursday after 20 years of service to the Eighth Circuit District bench.

    His retirement is effective May 31.

    The reception will be from 2 to 4 p.m. in the National Guard armory in Carthage.
  • Carthage man still on the loose after police chase
    A Carthage woman faces a felony fleeing charge after police tried to stop a Pontiac Grand Am for no license plate at the intersection of Main Street and Holland Avenue.

    Angela Jenkins, 31, of 5842 Ebenezer Road, Carthage, was a passenger in the car driven by a male who fled when an officer attempted to make a stop,  Chief of Police Grant Myers said.
  • Carthage man still on the loose after police chase
    A Forest man faces multiple felony charges after he fled police officers during a roadside traffic safety check around 1:30 a.m. on May 6 at the intersection of Beacon Street and Poplar Avenue.

    Demetrius Pierce, 28, of 629 Teddy Road, Forest, was charged with felony fleeing, driving under the influence of alcohol and possession of a controlled substance.

    Pierce was stopped on Mississippi 16 west with the assistance of Leake Sheriff’s office and Carthage Police.
  • Prince, Long receive highest honors at Ole Miss graduation
    Two Philadelphia High School graduates were among more than 70 University of Mississippi students to receive a 2017 Marcus Elvis Taylor Memorial Medal, the university's highest academic award.

    The students were recognized during UM’s 74th annual Honors Day Convocation at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts.
  • Veterans Service Office moving to Unit Building
    The Neshoba County Veterans Service office will open in a new location on June 1 as part of a staff transition plan approved by the Board of Supervisors.

    Veterans Service Officer William “Bill” Boyle will move his office to the county Unit Building as part of the transition plan that includes job description revisions for him and the two others.
  • The East Central Community College Board of Trustees this week approved the college’s 2017-18 budget plan aimed at offsetting a $1.04 million reduction in state appropriations for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins July 1, 2017.

     The budget plan, which includes expenditure reductions and revenue increases, was approved at the board’s May meeting held on the Decatur campus.
  • Man faces four-count indictment
    A Philadelphia man faces a four-count indictment as a habitual offender following action by a Neshoba County grand jury.

    Frankie Lee Barnes, 55, of 10420 Road 709, was indicted for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, failure to stop motor vehicle,  possession of methamphetamine while in possession of a firearm and possession of marijuana.
  • Donates books to Boys and Girls Club
    Miss Neshoba County Miriam Seale used her platform, “Plug into Reading,” for the Miss Mississippi pageant to collect about 600 books and donate them to the Boys and Girls Club’s summer reading program. She wanted to give back to her community and inspire young people. As a book lover herself, she wanted to give kids the same opportunity to love books. Seale is the daughter of Steve and Tina Seale and granddaughter of Jack and June Seale and Vernel and Carolyn Daniels. She will  compete in the Miss Mississippi pageant June 21 to 24 in Vicksburg.
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