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Russell Moore of Philadelphia will be honored next month during the Hamasa Shriners 2017 Potentate Ball.  The event will be April 22 at Hamasa Temple in Marion. From left are Richard Whitehead, Hamasa Recorder; Grover Vining, Past Potentate; Chris Nettles, Past Potentate; John Stewart, Winston County Club President and Moore.
Russell Moore of Philadelphia will be honored next month during the Hamasa Shriners 2017 Potentate Ball. The event will be April 22 at Hamasa Temple in Marion. From left are Richard Whitehead, Hamasa Recorder; Grover Vining, Past Potentate; Chris Nettles, Past Potentate; John Stewart, Winston County Club President and Moore.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 6:00 PM
A Neshoba County native will be honored next month during Hamasa Shriners 2017 Potentate Ball.

Russell Moore, a recipient of three Purple Hearts and a Silver Star during his 20 years in the Navy,  was recently installed as the 2017 Potentate.
  • $1M hospital suit dismissed in relation to McDougle jail death case
    A $1 million federal wrongful death suit against Neshoba County General Hospital and two paramedics was dismissed in U. S. District Court.

    The suit was filed on behalf of the family of Michael McDougle Sr., who died in 2014 while in custody at the Neshoba County Jail.
  • Firm to help in search for school supe
    A meeting to hear public comments on a new superintendent of education for Neshoba County Schools is set for next week after the School Board contracted with an outside firm to assist in the search.

    Performance Based Education Company was hired by the School Board during its March meeting to assist in the search in wake of the Feb. 13 resignation of Joe Killens.
  • A public hearing on a new proposed TVA transmission line projects in the Longino and Sandtown communities in Neshoba County is set for Thursday in the senior citizens center in Northside Park.

    The hearing will be from 3 to 7 p.m.
  • Man found guilty in Circuit Court in church burglary
    A Philadelphia man was sentenced to 14 years with the state Department of Corrections as a habitual offender after a jury found him guilty of a church burglary during the March term of Neshoba County Circuit Court.

    Willie D. Triplett, 47, of 270 Davis St., was found guilty of the August 2016 burglary at East Philadelphia Church of God on Road 549.
  • Musicians Guild to perform at Ellis
    The newly re-minted Philadelphia/Neshoba County Musician’s Guild is preparing to play their second of four shows at the historic Ellis Theater downtown this Saturday from 7 p.m. to about 9:30 p.m.

    Acts will include The Guild Birds, Sanctified, The Josh Jolly Band and Altr’d. The Guild Birds is the band of the music guild.
  • Monument dedication set Saturday for Deputy Myers
    A monument memorializing a Neshoba County deputy sheriff ambushed and killed in the line of duty in 1927 will be dedicated on Saturday  near Burnside Park where he was shot.

    John Adam Myers, the former sheriff’s deputy, was ambushed on his way into town to deliver depositions in a criminal case on Oct. 7, 1927.
  • The deadline is fast approaching for several scholarships to be awarded this spring by the Community Foundation of East Mississippi.  The deadline for each of these scholarships is this Saturday, March 25. 

    The Community Foundation of East Mississippi will award multiple scholarships from three different funds designated to solely benefit Neshoba Co. and Philadelphia.  Applications are available from either high school counselors/advisors or directly from the Community Foundation of East Mississippi.
  • A request by the Kids Over Everything organization to use the Neshoba County Coliseum at no charge for a back-to-school event in July was tabled Monday by the Board of Supervisors.

    Jacob Boler asked supervisors for use of the coliseum for the fourth annual Back to School Bash/Concert which is expected to draw about 300 youth on July 29.
  • A Philadelphia woman and her 2-year-old grandson were fatality injured in a three-vehicle accident in Madison County Thursday night.

    Barbara Ann Boler, 61, and her grandson, Maurice Keon Boler, Jr., were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident on Mississippi 16 shortly before 9:30 p.m.
  • MISS NESHOBA COUNTY INTEREST MEETING

    The first interest meeting for the Miss Neshoba County Fair will be held at 2 p.m. at Community Development Partnership office on  March 25. For more info (601)416-5529. 
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