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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Man gets 40-years in child exploitation case
    A Philadelphia man was sentenced to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of child exploitation Monday.

    Edwin Jay Bradford, 43, pleaded guilty in Scott County Circuit Court to one count of child exploitation.
  • Mars remembered as adventurous, avid pilot, skier and tennis player
    Norman Charles “Charlie” Mars Jr., a longtime Philadelphia businessman who in his later years moved to Madison, but always expressed a special affection for his hometown, was remembered this week for his love of the Lord and his family. He was an avid pilot, skier, tennis player and adventurer. He was 92.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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