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Mayor Charles McClain, center, with Chief Phillip Martin and Iron Eyes Cody at the 1982 Choctaw Indian Fair.
Mayor Charles McClain, center, with Chief Phillip Martin and Iron Eyes Cody at the 1982 Choctaw Indian Fair.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 6:02 PM
Former Philadelphia Mayor Charles A. “Charlie” McClain, who during his two terms was regarded as one of the city’s most progressives mayors because, among other things, he ushered in comprehensive zoning, died Monday. He was 80.
  • 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.
  • Poultry processor creating 150 new jobs in Carthage
    Poultry processor Pearl River Foods is locating a processing plant in Carthage, investing more than $2 million and creating 150 jobs.
  • Director of home for girls, his wife indicted on embezzlement
    The former director of Happiness Hill Christian Home for girls on Deemer Road and his wife were arrested last week on an indictment charging them with embezzlement.
  • 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.
  • United Blood Services accepting donations here
    As carnival season is among us and the excitement of Mardi Gras has begun, United Blood Services is asking blood donors to give the gift of life which will help secure a stable blood supply going into the Mardi Gras celebrations.  

    Area residents can donate on Wednesday, Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Citizens Bank, at 521 Main St.
  • Noxapater man charged with trying to smuggle contraband in jail
    A Noxapater man made a 48-hour sentence more complicated after he was caught with contraband, a felony, on his return to jail after  Municipal Court.

    Tyler Kelly, 26, of 3864 Mars Hill Road, Noxapater, was charged with trying to smuggle contraband into a detention facility.
  • Woman arrested in courtroom on felony drug charge
    A Philadelphia woman, originally scheduled to appear as a witness in Justice Court Monday morning, was arrested on a felony drug charge, the authorities said.
  • NCHS CLASS REUNION

    1967 Neshoba Central High School 50th class reunion will be Saturday, April 1 at 6:00 pm at Trinity Baptist Church Family Life Center, 595 Center Avenue south, Philadelphia.
  • The county jail docket as of Monday morning:

    •  Tywon Hardaway, 18, 307 Stripling Street, disturbance of the peace, disorderly conduct.

    • Crystal Lesha Welch, 33, 262 Byrd Avenue, warrant for contributing to the delinquency or neglect of a minor.
  • The Fair City Chorale, in collaboration with the choirs of First United Methodist Church, First Baptist Church and Neshoba Central High School, will present a concert titled  "A Community Choral Festival.” The concert will be Sunday,  Feb. 26 at 4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church.

    The Fair City Chorale and the First United Methodist Church Choir are under the direction of Kevin Flannagan, the First Baptist Church Choir is under the direction of William Smith and the Neshoba Central High School Choir is under the direction of Carol Ann Thomas.
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