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Jackie Hester
Jackie Hester
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 6:00 PM
Main Street President Jackie Hester has been involved in Philadelphia Ham Jam Arts Festival since its inception and this year is no different.

Hester is chairman of the entertainment for Saturday on the Main Stage. This year’s schedule will appeal to both the young and old starting at 8:15 a.m. with a welcome and the national anthem.
  • The harrowing experience of surviving cancer and losing a child brought  a Philadelphia woman closer to her friends, family and faith.

    Deputy city clerk Kim Wooten does not have a typical cancer story. It ended in her losing a child while going through the strenuous process of chemotherapy. She feels compelled to tell her story because it reminds her that God is great and people are good.
  • First United Methodist Church's Sunday morning worship service was particularly special on April 17.  The Confirmation Class Girls' Ensemble, the Women's Ensemble, the Chancel Choir, along with soloists, Andrew Windham and Monica Belvin Adams, and guest flautist, Deanne McCown, presented a program of beautiful music under the direction of Kevin Flannagan, Minister of Music.  Naomi Bates and Laura Bryan were the accompanists for the service.
  • We have received several calls within the last two weeks about termites. Each year around this time we receive numerous calls from homeowners who are in a panic because they find a swarm of termites around their home.
  • May 2-6



  • Members of the Koch/Cook families have traditionally been farmers and country people, although during the past seventy years, migration to the cities have led the Cooks into the legal, medical, teaching, and professional fields of endeavor. The record of the Cooks in America is that of an intelligent, conscientious, and progressive race, possessed of generosity, kindliness and sociability.
  • Annual Golf Tournament

    The Boys and Girls Club of East Mississippi, Neshoba County Unit, will be hosting it’s Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, May 13 at the Philadelphia Country Club.  It will be a three person scramble.  On-site registration and lunch will be provided starting at 12 noon and shotgun start will be at 1 p.m.

    The entry fee is $60 per person or $180 per team.  For $100 you can become a hole sponsor and receive name recognition in the Neshoba Democrat, Meridian Star, and any other advertising publications.  For a $500 hole sponsorship you can also enter one three-man team for free.  For a $1,000 hole sponsorship you can enter two three-man teams for free and also receive a discounted rate of $150 per each additional team.
  • A classic women’s club, the Homemakers, are gearing up for a membership drive hoping to restore their beloved organization to the strong numbers of the past.
  • The Easter Bunny searched and found two of his Georgia children in Philadelphia, Mississippi, this year.  Two of his favorite children, Tucker and Katie Jo Nowell, were spending the Easter weekend at their grandparents' home along with their parents, Ty and Paige Nowell.  Sam and June Nowell were delighted to have their Noonan, Georgia, family members visiting. 
  • Mr. Dave Sanders and Ms. Tawanna Williams were united in marriage March 5, 2016.  The double ring ceremony was held at The Hardy Center in the Deemer community of Neshoba County.  

    The children of Mr. and Mrs. Sanders, Desitini Williams, Grace Sanders, Laiklon Williams, and Trey Sanders, served as bridesmaids and groomsmen.  The niece and nephew of Mr. Sanders served as the flower girl, Laney Grace Griffis, the ring bearer, Sanders Griffis, and Maggie Lee Griffis sat at the registry table.
  • Dr. and Mrs. Rudolph Adam Posey, Jr., of Philadelphia announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn Dees Posey, to Mr. Blake Michael Rome, son of Ms. Vicki Logarbo Rome, the late Raymond Jude Rome, and Mr. Ray Joseph Bourgeois of Gramercy,  Louisiana.   

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Doyle Morris McQuary of Ridgeland and the late Mr. McQuary and the late Dr. and Mrs. Rudolph Adam Posey, Sr., of Philadelphia.
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