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Wednesday, July 8, 2020 12:00 PM
When Philadelphia Fire Department Battalion Chief Carroll Mewbourn is not fighting fires and saving lives, he’s riding or playing a rodeo clown in a rodeo family.
  • Preston man arrested in two Philadelphia business burglaries
    A Preston man has been arrested and charged in connection with two burglaries of businesses in town.
  • East Central Community College has a new president.
  • Homework gap discussed with FCC Commissioner
    The superintendent of the Neshoba County School District joined a panel of educators from across the country and the federal government’s leading voice on the “homework gap” for a recent webinar to explore how districts handled the sudden and abrupt switch to online learning after schools closed early in wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • The state of Mississippi may be investing $4.5 million in Marty Stuart’s Congress of Country Music project in downtown Philadelphia.
  • A fireworks ordinance was expected to have been put before the Philadelphia Mayor and Board of Aldermen last night after an usually high number of complaints over the Fourth of July weekend.
  • Neshoba finalizes school opening
    The Neshoba County School District has finalized plans for the opening of the 2020-21 school year, following weeks of planning to help ensure a healthy environment for students and staff in wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, which shuttered its campus in March.
  • Neshoba General employees treated with kettle corn
    Sta-Home Health and Hospice recently gifted Neshoba General workers with free lemonade and kettle corn
  • Efforts to replace the Fallen Veterans Monument in Dewitt DeWeese Park receive a big boost last week from the state Legislature.
  • A local group identifying with Black Lives Matter protesting racism for a month since the police strangulation death of George Floyd in Minnesota on Saturday called for the removal of the Confederate monument in front of the Neshoba County Courthouse.
  • Efforts to provide broadband service to the rural areas of Mississippi received a big boost through a matching grant program passed the Legislature last week.
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