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Wednesday, September 21, 2016 6:00 PM
A retail recruiting firm that would potentially bring development to the southwestern area of town could be hired if a $7,500 survey goes well, according to David Vowell, president of the Community Development Partnership.

The new effort follows a comprehensive study six years ago by a renowned national firm which determined that, among other things, residents are leaving Neshoba County to buy groceries and to dine out.
  • Three former Neshoba County employees were each sentenced to 25 years Thursday after pleading guilty to seven counts of embezzlement in public office as part of a plea bargain with the District Attorney’s office. Fifteen years were suspended leaving 10 to serve.
  • DA subpoenas 13 officials in overtime case
    Thirteen people, including the previous Board of Supervisors, have been subpoenaed by the District Attorney to testify in the first of three trials in the $1.3 million Neshoba County overtime scandal scheduled to begin Monday in Rankin County.

    What’s more, the attorney for the three former county employees charged, has subpoenaed copies of numerous county documents, including payroll reports and registries.
  • 2 indicted sneaking drugs into the jail
    Two people were indicted for conspiracy to transfer drugs into a correctional facility following an investigation by the a Neshoba County Sheriff’s Office which led to a cell phone being confiscated in the county jail.

    The two indictments were among 29 returned by a Neshoba County grand jury in August and processed in recent days.
  • Pearl River Graphic Printing opens
    Pearl River Graphic Printing, the latest business venue of Choctaw Resort Development Enterprises, officially opened Thursday morning following a ribbon cutting with numerous officials in attendance including Chief Phyliss J. Anderson.

    CRDE is a business enterprise of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.
  • CDP to honor longtime county  agent Harvin Hudson as Citizen of the Year at banquet
    Longtime county agent Harvin Hudson will be recognized Monday night as Philadelphia and Neshoba County’s 2016 Citizen of the Year.

    The award will be presented during the annual banquet of the Community Development Partnership which gets underway at 6:30 p.m. in the Neshoba County Coliseum.
  • Kosciusko woman faces two  felonies after routine traffic stop
    A Kosciusko woman faces felony drug charges following a routine traffic stop by Sheriff’s deputies  in the Hopewell community.

    Jessica Cole, 23, of 442 Highway 19 south, was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance believed to be crystal methamphetamine and possession of a handgun while in possession of a controlled substance.
  • PEO to host bridge marathon Oct. 13
    The Philanthropic Educational Organization Chapter V will host a bridge marathon tournament on Oct. 13 at Holy Cross Catholic Church fellowship hall in Philadelphia.  The doors will open at 9:30 a.m. and play will begin at 10.  

    The tickets are $25 and can be purchased by contacting Joyce Dansby at 601-650-6599. 
  • Fire Capt. Greer to be remembered during fallen firefighters event
    A Philadelphia firefighter who died while on duty in May 2015 will be among the 112 honored by the U. S. Fire Service during the 35th National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service on Sunday, Oct. 9 in Emmitsburg, Md.

    Philadelphia Fire Department Captain Dwight Greer,  44, and others will be honored  at 10 a.m. (Eastern Time) at the National Fire Academy.
  • Search continues for escapees
    A Neshoba County man, sentenced in March for burglary of a dwelling in the Bethsaida community, was one of two prisoners who remain at-large after escaping from Harrison County Community Work Center on Sept. 11.

    Joshua Walton, 32, of 10050 Road 290, Union, pleaded guilty in March to burglary of a dwelling on Road 517, which occurred in November 2014. Authorities charged that he stole a hunting rifle that has since been recovered.
  • The county jail docket as of 3 p.m. Monday:

    • John Howell Clark, 55, Hillcrest Apt 11, domestic abuse-simple assault by causing bodily harm.

    • Joshua Andrew McAdory, 27, 10050 Road 1535, possession of a controlled substance, child endangerment, possession of paraphernalia, child endangerment, domestic violence-disturbance.
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