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Amanda Holdiness’s search for her biological father was featured on 20/20 Friday night.
Amanda Holdiness’s search for her biological father was featured on 20/20 Friday night.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 6:00 PM
A Philadelphia woman took the search for her biological father to ABC’s hit news show 20/20, but despite a couple of tips, she wasn’t able to locate him.
  • They weren’t giving away the famous bacon Monday morning at Williams Brothers store but there was certainly reason to celebrate.
  • An EF-1 tornado packing 105- m.p.h. maximum winds briefly touched down in the southwestern part of Neshoba County on Tuesday, Feb. 2, destroying a barn and causing significant damage to a camp house. Later that night, flash flooding washed out two culverts in the county and one in the city and resulted in the Philadelphia Fire Department evacuating three people from a mobile home on Hopson Avenue.
  • A website aimed at promoting the city’s assets to potential new business and industry was approved by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen last week.
  • A Philadelphia man was indicted by a Neshoba County grand jury on five counts of driving under the influence of alcohol-child endangerment.
  • Body cameras are now part of the uniforms of patrol officers with the Philadelphia Police Department and were instrumental in solving a crime in the county after the first night in use.
  • East Central Community College continues its Cultural Arts Series this spring beginning with a performance by saxophonist Stephen Moffett at 2:25 p.m. Thursday  in the Vickers Fine Arts Center on the Decatur campus.
  • Neshoba County General Hospitall unveiled its latest piece of imaging equipment, a 64-slice Philips CT scanner, on Wednesday, Jan. 13.
  • An investigation remains ongoing in connection with a series of fires that appeared to be purposely set Saturday afternoon.

    Registration for Master Gardener training is currently under way through Feb. 15. Master gardeners are required to attend 40 hours of classroom instruction and complete 40 hours of volunteer service the first year of certification. 

    Classes begin Feb. 23 from  1 to 5 p.m., and continue on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons through March 29.  There is a one-time $90 registration fee for master gardener certification.  For more information and to register for classes, contact the Neshoba County Extension Service: 601-656-4011.
  • The county jail docket as of Monday, Feb. 8:
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