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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 6:00 PM
“It’s not over,” Assistant Neshoba County District Attorney Steven Kilgore said of the $1.3 million overtime scandal after three former county employees pleaded guilty last week and will serve up to 10 years in prison.

Over $650,000 is expected to be returned to Neshoba County after the trio pleaded guilty Thursday morning in what the District Attorney called one of the “most sophisticated” embezzlement cases he had seen in his career.
  • Escapee nabbed at house in Beatline
    A Neshoba County man who escaped from the Harrison County Community Work Center on Sept. 11 was apprehended Friday morning at a residence here in the Beatline community, the authorities said.

    Neshoba County Sheriff’s deputies acted on tips in an effort to find Joshua Walton, 33, of 10050 Road 290, Union, who was sentenced in March to 11 years in prison, five suspended, for burglary of a dwelling.
  • County agent recognized for service
    Longtime County Agent Harvin Hudson issued a challenge for more community involvement Monday after being recognized as Philadelphia and Neshoba County’s 2016 Citizen of the Year during the annual meeting of the Community Development Partnership in the coliseum.

    He told the 300 plus people in attendance that if everyone would increase their community involvement by just 1 percent, the community “would be 300 percent better tomorrow than it is today.”
  • Tribe receives $2.4M in grants to preserve
    Two federal grants totaling $2.4 million were awarded to the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians to preserve and promote the use of the Tribe’s native Choctaw language in the Tribal School System and in the Choctaw communities.
  • Aldermen approve minor improvements to U. S. Motors building
    Minor improvements to the former U.S. Motors facility were approved last week by the Philadelphia Mayor and Board of Aldermen, including the removal and disposal of about 600 square feet of floor tile in an office area being utilized by La-Z-Boy, which is leasing a section of the city-owned building.

    Aldermen accepted a $2,400 quote from Shumate Construction to remove the tile and mastic and to properly dispose of it.
  • Residents wishing to register to vote in time for the presidential race in November have just over two weeks to do so in the Circuit Clerk’s office in the Courthouse.

    The deadline to register is Saturday, Oct. 8. The Circuit Clerk’s office will be open that day from 8 a.m. until noon.
  • A Philadelphia man,  indicted for felony drug trafficking, was returned to Neshoba County from Newton County to stand trial, the authorities said.

    Deboskie McDougle, 36, of 421 Austin St., was indicted in January by a grand jury for felony possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and felony possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute in late March of 2015, Sheriff Tommy Waddell said.
  • • An auto burglary was reported on Sept. 20 on Range Avenue. A resident reported that she got in her car about 10 p.m. and found that someone had gone through her purse, taking cash and personal items. The car was left unlocked.
  • The county jail docket as of Monday morning:

    • Billy R. Boyd, 63, 14950 Hwy 488, warrant for simple assault.

    • Lisa Spight, 50, 11350 Road 532, two counts of contributing to the delinquency or neglect of a minor.
  • Two-vehicle accident claims life
    A Louisville woman was fatally injured in a two-vehicle collision on Mississippi 21 north last week.

    Donna Sue Hanna, 64, of 3804 Highway 393, Louisville,  died at Neshoba County General Hospital following the accident which occurred last Wednesday at 5:11 p.m.
  • Four Choctaw Tribal members enjoy new home at MC
    Kassie Cox, 19, a Mississippi College freshman from the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, is well-versed on the tribe’s culture, history, sports like stickball, fashions, and longstanding traditions on reservation communities near Philadelphia.

    After just a few weeks on the Clinton campus, Cox, is telling her classmates all about her Native American tribe. She’s also getting word to family and friends she grew up with in East Mississippi about the value of an MC education.
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