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Leah Stinson
Leah Stinson
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 6:00 PM
lmost 600 children in Neshoba County will soon see the arrival of their first book from the Dolly Parton Imagination Library and coordinator Leah Stinson couldn’t be more excited.

The program mails a free, brand-new, age-appropriate book to enrolled children every month from birth until five years of age, creating a home library of up to 60 books and instilling a love of books and reading from an early age.
  • It’s all about football in the Schoolar home
    Football season has arrived and no family can attest to that more than Mary Leigh and Patrick Schoolar and children Piper, 5, and Talan, 3.

    Patrick is Neshoba Central High School’s head football coach, a career which brought them to Philadelphia from Aberdeen where he coached for five years.
  • Part of the crowd in Wrigley Field, home of the famed Chicago Cubs baseball team, was from Mississippi.  In that huge stadium sitting in prime seats were Woody and Elise Reed from Philadelphia and their son and daughter-in-law, Shane and Katelyn Reed from Starkville. The Reeds are avid Cubs fans and had the opportunity to see their favorite baseball team play in their home field.  The Cubs were playing the Los Angeles Angels.  The Mississippi cheers must have helped because the Cubs won their ninth straight game.  It was an exciting on
  • Mr. Sellers, Miss Deweese to wed Aug. 27 at Circle M Plantation
    Mr. and Mrs. Warren Deweese III announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Marlee Danielle Deweese to Jonathan Scott Sellers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sellers.
  • Kaitland Marie Jones to wed Daniel Darby Evans on Sept. 3
    Kaitland Marie Jones and Daniel Darby Evans will be married Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, at the ancestral home of the groom-elect, fondly known as the Darby Old Place.

  • Philadelphia Elementary School


    Monday: Cinnamon Roll, Fruit, Juice, Milk

    Tuesday: Sausage Pancake with syrup, Fruit, Juice, Milk
  • You probably think I am crazy talking about a fall garden while the weather is so hot.  But after so many spring gardens failed due to excessive heat and drought, we might need a few more vegetables for the winter cupboard.  Plus, we can have fresh vegetables up to the beginning of the winter
  • After the smashing Confederate victory at Second Manassas, Major General John Pope and his Federal Army of Virginia fell back to the entrenchments around Washington. In Washington, President Abraham Lincoln suppressed his doubts and re-appointed Major General George McClellan as commander of the reconstituted Army of the Potomac, a moved opposed by Secretary of War Edwin Stanton and Secretary of Treasury Salmon Chase.
  • God, faith and family Moore’s top priorities
    God, faith and family are the most important things in Olivia Moore’s life as she begins a new chapter. She is re-enrolling at East Central Community College this fall where she is beginning her Bachelor of Elementary Education degree. She describes herself as a full-time nanny, wife, mama and student.

    Moore went to college straight out of high school but decided to take a sabbatical leave to focus on her family. She and her husband Josh married in 2014 and have one son together, Sam, who was born in 2015.
  • A group of friends boarded an Amtrak train at Union Station in Jackson for a girls' trip to New Orleans the last weekend in July.  The unusual thing about this group of women was their long- time friendship.  They have shared a bond of friendship for over twenty years!  They went through school together in Philadelphia, and graduated from Philadelphia High School in 1993.  Although they went in many different directions, their friendship remained strong through the passing years. 
  • Anna Alexa Graham to wed Ferris O'Bannon McGuire
    Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Graham of Philadelphia announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Anna Alexa, to Mr. Ferris O'Bannon McGuire of Macon, Miss. Mr. McGuire is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip O. McGuire Sr of Macon.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Junior Graham of Conehatta and Mrs. Martha Graham of Decatur and the late Johnnie Graham of Decatur.
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