Mayor James Young recently visted Philadelphia/Neshoba Career Tech and signed a proclamation declaring national FCCLA week for the local chapter. National FCCLA week is Feb. 10-14. Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a national career and technical student organization for young men and women enrolled in family and consumer science programs in public and private schools through grade 12. Members of the Philadelphia/Neshoba Career Tech chapter will participate in activities throughout the week to celebrate national FCCLA week. Pictured are Emma Bryan, chapter secretary, Mayor James Young, and Corrigan Spears, chapter reporter. Jill Powe is the local chapter advisor.
Mayor James Young recently visted Philadelphia/Neshoba Career Tech and signed a proclamation declaring national FCCLA week for the local chapter. National FCCLA week is Feb. 10-14. Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a national career and technical student organization for young men and women enrolled in family and consumer science programs in public and private schools through grade 12. Members of the Philadelphia/Neshoba Career Tech chapter will participate in activities throughout the week to celebrate national FCCLA week. Pictured are Emma Bryan, chapter secretary, Mayor James Young, and Corrigan Spears, chapter reporter. Jill Powe is the local chapter advisor.
A request to rezone a lot on Jolly Avenue for a mobile home was denied last week by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.

The lots on the street, which is runs north off of East Myrtle Street between Wade Avenue and Tinsley Drive, are zoned R-1 residential, which means only houses may be constructed there. 

The lot in question had once contained a mobile home that was moved years ago. The owner of the property had hoped to deed the land to a woman who intended to bring in a modular home, which would require a R-3 zoning designation.

A group of neighbors came before the board and asked that the property not be re-zoned from R-1 to R-3. After much discussion, the board sided with the neighbors, instead encouraging the potential homeowner to build a house on the lot.

In other matters, the board voted to:

• Approve a new lease with La-Z-Boy for warehouse space at the old U.S. Motors Plant;

• Approve the hiring of an employee for the Street Department and another employee for the Cemetery Department;

• Approve Police Chief Julian Greer’s recommendation to hire a part-time dispatcher, and to promote Teresa Fulton from trainee to rookie dispatcher;

• Approve travel and expenses for the Fire Department for training in Perry, Ga. and Starkville;

• Approve the payment of $5,000 to the Community Development Partnership budgeted for economic development; and,

• Approve the payment of $54,624 from financing from Trustmark Bank for two police cars.

• The board also heard from Penny Eakes concerning potential noise ordinance.

• Mayor James Young also advised the board that the city is seeking bids for a new garbage pickup contract. The current contract ends April 1.