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Janette Williamson
Janette Williamson
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 6:00 PM
Janette Yates William-son, lovingly known to family and friends as Jan, returned home to Philadelphia in 2005 to retire but she certainly hasn’t rested much.

The busy bee is a member of the Neshoba County General Hospital Auxiliary, an organization dedicated to the betterment of the hospital.
  • Members of the JOY Group from East Philadelphia Baptist Church celebrated Thanks-giving early on Nov. 10 in the church's fellowship hall.  

    A traditional Thanksgiving feast was served to all of those attending.  Juanita Haggard did a beautiful job decorating the tables. They looked lovely.  The food was delicious and everyone enjoyed both the food and the fellowship.
  • Neshoba County Schools

    PK – 12th

    Breakfast
  • MSU-Meridian, ECCC announce new Partnership Pathways
    A new partnership between East Central Community College and Mississippi State University will help area students successfully enter and complete baccalaureate degree programs.
  • In August 1944, Staff Sergeant Sara Hillman of the Woman’s Army Corps visited the Isle of Capri, Italy. In late December of that year, the brown-haired and brown-eyed daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. J. Hillman, relived in words her dream holiday, from “somewhere in Italy”: “My vacation on the Isle of Capri was the most wonderful I have ever spent. This island is a place of enchantment and all the reports of the people who have been there before do not present a true picture – you just have to be there to know what it is like.
  •  Mississippi’s outdoor sportsmen should not let the thrill of the hunt exceed their good judgement when it comes to safety.

    Negligence and carelessness from getting in a hurry are common causes for hunting accidents.  Wildlife sports seasons are in full swing across Mississippi. Deer season with guns runs from Nov. 19 until Dec. 1 and again from Dec. 16 through Jan. 18. Primitive weapon season lasts from Dec. 2 until Dec. 15 and resumes Jan. 19 until Jan. 31. Other species in season at various times as the New Year approaches include bobwhite quail, rabbit, squirrel, doves and ducks.
  • DYSLEXIA GROUP FILM SCREENING

    The Dyslexia Awareness Group will be screening the film The Big Picture; Rethinking Dyslexia at 6 p.m., Tuesday Dec.  6 at the First United Methodist Church, 563 East Main Street in Philadelphia.  This film, directed by James Redford, Robert Redford’s son, looks at the myths and stigmas, and goes on to examine the truth and reality of dyslexia. This film has won awards at the Nashville, Heartland, and Sundance Film Festivals.
  • MDOT reminds motorists to be mindful of deer on Mississippi roads
    JACKSON, MISS. — Fall is a time of change in Mississippi. The leaves change color, daylight savings time ends, and the dog days of summer give way to cooler autumn air. As shorter days and cooler temperatures spread across the state, deer become more active and more visible on Mississippi roadways. The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) warns motorists to take precautions to avoid vehicle-deer collisions.
  • Congratulations to Blake and Jessica Long Pickering on the birth of their daughter, Mary Mosely Long.  Mary Mosely was born on Nov. 11, 2016, and was excitedly welcomed by her big brother, Jackson.  She is named after her great grandmother, Dawn Mosely Mars of Philadelphia who was so very proud to have a great granddaughter bear her name.
  • Baking is Waters’ favorite pastime
    Cooking is an excellent way to relieve stress, according to Dawn Waters, a busy wife and mother of two.

    A native of Meridian, Dawn and her husband, Andrew, live on Center Avenue with children Autumn, 9, and Aiden, 3. Autumn attends Philadelphia Elementary while Aiden is involved in the child ministry program at First Baptist Church.
  • Wearing a beautiful handmade baptismal gown, Sawyer James Clark received the sacrament of baptism at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Birmingham, Ala. on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2016.  He is the infant son of Johnny and Margaret White Clark of Birmingham.  Father Wilfred Emak performed the ceremony.  Godparents are Sara Selvanayagam and Farly Lavett.
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