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Thursday, August 10, 2017 10:09 AM
JACKSON — Existing contracts on the Philadelphia bypass project were terminated by the state Transportation Commission on Wednesday because of the lack of long-term funding.
  • Tax hike talked  by city along  with pay raises
    An across-the-board pay increase is being considered in an overall $7.4 million budget for the city of Philadelphia in fiscal 2018.

    The possibility of a millage increase was also discussed but was quickly opposed by two aldermen during a work session Monday night.

    The city’s general fund budget for fiscal 2017 was at $9.6 million, which included $2 million for the Williamsville bridge replacement projects.
  • After successful career in NYC, Johnson happy to be in classroom
    A new teacher greeted students at Philadelphia High School when classes resumed on Monday, and she couldn’t be more excited to begin her first year  in her own high school classroom after a successful career in the medical field in New York City.

    Jennifer Johnson is looking forward to sharing her joy of the world, a topic that has fascinated her since she was a child, with her students, as well as guiding them to an appreciation of natural science.
  • County faces potential 60% hike in insurance
    Neshoba County could face a 60-percent increase in employee health insurance rates during fiscal 2018, supervisors were told on Monday.

    Allen Hardy, an agent with Philadelphia Security Insurance, told supervisors that group health insurance “is a mess” as Blue Cross Blue Shield is proposing a 60-percent increase or an additional $316,140 to insure county employees.
  • Crash victim remembered as loving guy who liked horses
    Jonathan O’Neal Smith was remembered this week as a fun loving guy who liked to ride horses.

    Smith, 25, was fatally injured in a one-vehicle accident on July 31 on Road 212 in the Dixon community.
  • Arrest made following search of residence on Ivy Street
    A Philadelphia man faces multiple charges after a warrant was issued to search a residence on  Ivy Street.

    Cepheus Terry, 34, of 246 Davis St., was arrested and charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
  • A Neshoba County man faces a felony drug charge after Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a family disturbance.

    John Nathan Davis, 31,  of 10343 Road 583, was arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor disturbance of a family.
  • Fair exhibitors receive ribbons, plaques
    Neshoba County had many talented exhibitors at the Neshoba County Fair who take much pride in their handiwork, gardening, field crops and food preservation skills. They spend many hours each year preparing their exhibits for the Exhibit Hall and the Neshoba County Extension Service appreciates  participation.
  • Man shot on Range Avenue apartment balcony
    A Philadelphia man was shot multiple times at an apartment on Range Avenue two blocks from the Courthouse early Thursday morning while on an upstairs balcony, the authorities said.

    Investigators believe the shots were fired from the street, Chief of Police Grant Myers said.
  • NCHS CLASS REUNION

    Neshoba Central High School  class of 1987 will have a 30-year reunion  on Sept. 30 at the senior citizen building at Northside Park at 6 p.m.
  • The county jail docket as of Monday morning:

    • Travis Boler, 27, of 317 Pearl St., felony pursuit and hold for other agency.

    • Stacey Marie Brantley, 37, of 311 King Ave., contempt of cou
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