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Saturday, February 25, 2017 10:50 AM

Arthur Stanley Dearman, the retired editor and publisher of The Neshoba Democrat, died this morning in Florida. He was 84

  • 3 sites studied for Stuart Center
    Three downtown sites are under consideration for the new Marty Stuart Center as the project has seen a surge since the first of the year, the country music star and Neshoba County native said on Monday.

    Officials are looking at buildings near the Marty Stuart Warehouse on Center Avenue, near City Hall on Main Street and near the Ellis Theater.
  • Outside firm may aid search for supe
    An outside firm could possibly lead the Neshoba County School Board in its search for a new superintendent of education in wake of the resignation of Joe Killens about a year into his first term.

    School Board President Johnny Crenshaw said Monday that the board would meet later this week to hear a presentation from the Mississippi School Boards Association about the services it offers with regard to a search for a new superintendent.
  • Pearl River Elementary to get safe room
    Ground was broken last week for a new 5,600 square-foot safe room for Pearl River Elementary School in a joint $1.6 million project among the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency,  the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.

    The project is expected to be completed in the fall.
  • Bullets strike occupied house on Lamar Circle
    Two bullets struck an occupied house on Lamar Circle Sunday night, sparking a Crime Stoppers reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction, the authorities said.

    Chief of Police Grant Myers said someone fired two shots from behind the house about 10 p.m. while there were occupants inside.

    No one was injured.
  • Philadelphia’s share of sales tax collections dropped $8,281.59 or about 2 percent in December 2016, when compared to the same month the previous year,  figures released by the Department of Revenue showed.

    Philadelphia showed $405,310.39 in sales tax collections for the month, down from the $413,591.98 reported for the same month in 2015.
  • A Republican candidate for Ward 3 Alderman in the May 2 municipal primaries has re-qualified  as a Democrat.

    Bradford Smith will run as a Republican, not as a Democrat, City Clerk James Johnson said.

    Candidates have until March 3 to file qualifying papers in the clerk’s office in city hall.

    The 1967 Neshoba Central High School 50th class reunion will be Saturday, April 1 at 6 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church Family Life Center, 595 Center Avenue south, Philadelphia.

     The cost is $25 a person or $50 for couples
  • Jail docket as of Monday, Feb.  20:   

    • Terrance B. Foster, 26, 556 B Holland Avenue, warrants for shooting into a dwelling and failure to pay fines.

     •    William D. Johnson, 51, 10230 Road 608, contempt of court-began serving 60 days.
  • Education superintendent Killens resigns, says he wants more time with family
    Neshoba County Superintendent of Education Joe Killens resigned Monday evening, about a year into his first term.
  • Mayor vetoes alderman appointment of daughter of another late alderman
    Last week’s appointment of former Neshoba County Democratic Party Chairman Cassie Henson to the vacant Ward 4  alderman position was vetoed two days later by the mayor who said he didn’t want to appoint a potential candidate for the office.
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