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Tuesday, July 5, 2016 6:00 PM
A vehicle struck a downed tree across Golf Course about 4 miles out of town Tuesday evening after a line of storms moved through, the authorities said.
  • Amos convicted of murder to be sentenced at later date
    Samuel Amos was convicted of murder last week in connection with the May 20, 2014, shooting death of  Marquai Ne'Ontae Kirkland in what the prosecution described as a “street gang-style killing.”

    Kirkland, 22, was shot one time in the head inside a 2002 Ford Explorer on Parkside Drive, testimony showed.

    His body was found a short time later in a nearby wooded area by a passerby.
  • The Neshoba County School District was rated “B”  and the Philadelphia Public School District a “C” on  Mississippi’s A-F accountability system which evaluates how schools and districts performed in the 2014-15 school year, the Mississippi Department of Education said last week.

    Official district grades statewide for 2014-15 include 19 “A” districts, 43 “B” districts, 54 “C” districts, 30 “D” districts and no “F” districts. More districts moved from a “D” to a “C” label when compared to the 2013-14 official district letter grades. The number of “A” and “B” districts remained unchanged from the previous school year.
  • Donald Trump Jr. will make an appearance at the Neshoba County Fair Tuesday afternoon but won’t speak, Fair board member Scott Bounds confirmed Tuesday.

    While presumed Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump is not scheduled to speak at the Neshoba County Fair,  his son will make an appearance, Bounds, a state Representative and entertainment chairman, confirmed.
  • State sends warning that inmate overcrowding an issue at jail
    Overcrowding at the county jail may force the transfer of inmates, the administrator told the Board of Supervisors on Monday after a written warning from the Mississippi State Department of Health was received.
  • Neshoba County Fair to feature top entertainment on schedule and 11 vie for?Miss Neshoba County
    The 127th edition of the Neshoba County Fair gets under way Friday and, as always,  offers eight big days of family fun, featuring musical entertainment, arts and crafts, the popular Heart o’ Dixie Triathlon, harness and running horse races and much more.

    Most of the over 600 cabins and 500 RV units are already stocked or were being stocked this week for Mississippi’s Giant House Party.

    Parking permits will be required starting Thursday at 5 p.m.
  • “Beauty Hunt” will be the theme of the 2016 Miss Neshoba County pageant which kicks off Monday night at the Neshoba County Fair, with the contestants dressed in camouflage for an opening stage number to “Sharp Dressed Man” by ZZ Top, choreographed by Lacy Byrd.

    The is the first year that the winner will have an option to participate in the Miss Mississippi pageant in June 2017, pageant director Gail Breazeale said.

    The pageant will begin at 8 p.m.
  • Bishop Joseph Kopacz to celebrate Mass at Fair
    A Catholic Bishop will for the first time ever celebrate Mass Sunday at the Neshoba County Fairgrounds.

    Bishop Joseph Kopacz (pronounced Ko-paz), the 11th Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Jackson, will celebrate Mass at the Tullos Cabin 346. Many Philadelphia priests have celebrated Mass at the Fairgrounds, but never the Bishop, the leader of the Catholic Church  in this part of Mississippi.

    The Mass will begin at 6:30 p.m.
  • A Philadelphia man faces 16 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to a three-count indictment last week in Neshoba County Circuit Court.

    Joshua Ryan Burns, 32, of 620 Highway 482, pleaded guilty to burglary of a dwelling house, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in connection with a Feb. 16 incident at a Dixon residence.
  • Political speakers will take the podium at the pavilion on Founders Square next week during the Neshoba County Fair starting on Wednesday.

    Gov. Phil Bryant is scheduled to speak Thursday at 10:40 p.m.

    Politicians scheduled to speak on Wednesday starting at 9 a.m. include:
  • The county jail docket as of Monday morning:

    • Jamey C. Johnson, 27, 397 Williams Road, Conehatta, holding for circuit court.

    • Karedi S. Shoemake, 26, 103 Choctaw Street, Philadelphia, warrant for failure to pay fines $1102.00
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