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Three people were injured, two seriously, in a six-vehicle collision Monday afternoon on Beacon Street near Hardy Tire. The driver of a black Dodge Charger struck four vehicles before crashing into the back of a one-ton service truck and coming to a halt. Traffic was rerouted to side streets for about 30 minutes before the site could be cleared.
Three people were injured, two seriously, in a six-vehicle collision Monday afternoon on Beacon Street near Hardy Tire. The driver of a black Dodge Charger struck four vehicles before crashing into the back of a one-ton service truck and coming to a halt. Traffic was rerouted to side streets for about 30 minutes before the site could be cleared.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 6:00 PM
A sedan careened down the middle of two-lane, one-way traffic on west Beacon Street Monday afternoon, plowing through five vehicles stopped at a signal, injuring three and causing a major traffic jam.

An eyewitness described the scene as total chaos for about 30 minutes as first responders worked to assess, treat and transport the injured while traffic was rerouted to side streets.
  • Children first new supe says of Neshoba Schools
    Lundy Brantley is looking forward to coming home and leading the Neshoba County Public Schools.

    The newly-appointed county Superintendent of Education takes the helm on July 1 and wants to lead the district to “one that is a model for others to follow.”
  • U.S. Rep. Kelly was on 3rd base  when gunman began firing rifle
    UNION — U.S. Rep. Trent Kelly’s early-morning telephone call to his mother Barbara here last Wednesday was alarming, as she recognized immediately, for whatever reason, he was shaken badly, highly unusual for her combat-experienced military son.

    “I’m not sure if I can put in words,” Barbara Kelly said of the phone call. “It was very scary when he called, it was like 6:30 in the morning. He just said, ‘Mom, I’m OK, something bad happened.’”
  • Judge Burnett shares vision  to take on Dr. King’s dream
    Retired Judge Arthur L. Burnett Sr.  of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia told those gathered Sunday for the 53rd annual memorial service for three civil rights workers murdered here in 1964 that his vision is to take on “Martin Luther King’s dream and lead us to a better earth where we no longer have wars and no longer have 911.”
  • Opposition to a change in the county school district’s transfer policy drew about 50 people to last week’s regular School Board meeting, including several children.

    The change will impact about 200 students who are currently going outside the school district, mostly to Union.
  • Four incumbent Choctaw Tribal Council members were defeated, while four were re-elected last week, official returns show.

    Not all positions on the council were up for election on June 13.

    Deborah Martin, daughter of the late former Tribal Chief Phillip Martin, won one of two positions on the ballot from Pearl River. Martin along with Barry McMillan won in that race with 365 and 367 votes respectively. Incumbent Stella York Willis was defeated with 147 votes.
  • Philadelphia’s sales tax drops just over 1 percent in March
    Philadelphia’s sales tax collections dropped just over 1 percent in March, figures released by the state Department of Revenue showed, while DeKalb, Forest and Starkville all saw double-digit increases.

    July 1 to-date, Philadelphia’s sales tax is down $152,915.26, or about 4 percent, and business leaders at a press conference in  May blamed the Internet.
  • BIBLE SCHOOL AT GRACE

    Grace Baptist Church at 111 Grace Ave. will host  vacation Bible school, “Maker’s Fun Factory,” Monday through Friday, June 19 to  June 23 from 6 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
  • •Taryn Aguirre, 27, of 10070 Eastmore Lane, simple assault causing bodily injury (negligence)

    •Ismael Perez Alvarez, 27, of 12611 Highway 21 South, 1st offense driving under the influence.

    •Travis Boler, 27, of 317 Pearl Ave., failure to appear, 1st offense driving under the influence, disobeying traffic control device, no insurance, felony pursuit, two counts reckless driving, contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
  • Injuries reported in six-vehicle collision
    Three people were injured in a six-vehicle collision shortly after 3:30 p.m. Monday on Beacon Street across from Hardy Tire.

    The three were taken by ambulance to Neshoba County General Hospital. One was treated and released and the two others were transferred by ambulance to the University Medical Center in Jackson. 
  • Neshoba school opening in fall
    Construction of the new Neshoba Central High School is on schedule for a July 1 completion date, officials said, as part of an overall $23.4 million project approved by voters in August 2015, though such things as a football stadium and cafeteria were ultimately cut because of cost overruns.

    School Board President Johnny Crenshaw said officials started with “a wish list and had to whittle it down until we could get to something we could afford to get the children into a safe building.”
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