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Brittany Gaylord
Brittany Gaylord
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 6:00 PM
University of Southern Mississippi graduate and new mom Brittany Gaylord has returned home to Sebastopol to start her family and couldn’t be happier.

Gaylord graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in December of 2011 and got engaged the same month to longtime boyfriend and Noxapater native Tyler Gaylord, a teacher at Philadelphia High School.
  • The McKay Christmas holidays were especially joyful this year!  The family added two new members, Susan Shetley McKay who married Samuel, and Glyn Wright McKay, Richard's new wife, both of whom came to Philadelphia to spend time with Don and Sharon McKay and their Philadelphia family.

    It began when Mollie Clair McKay and her friend, Brent Johnson of Corinth came into town and spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with her parents, Don and Sharon Tingle McKay.  They attended the Christmas Candlelight service at First Baptist Church on Christmas Eve.  Santa visited on Christmas morning before the service at First Baptist Church which the family traditionally attends.  Sue Tingle, Sharon's sister, hosted everyone for Christmas dinner.  Their brother, Bert Tingle, and his wife, Judy, also enjoyed the dinner.
  • Anna Alexa Graham and Ferris O'Bannon McGuire were united in marriage Sept. 24th
    Anna Alexa Graham and Ferris O'Bannon McGuire were united in marriage at five o'clock in the afternoon on Sept. 24, 2016, at the First United Methodist Church in Philadelphia, with Rev. Chris Young officiating the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Wendell Graham of Philadelphia. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Junior D. Graham of Conehatta and Mrs. Johnnie Alton Graham and the late Mr. Graham of Decatur.
  • The Culinary Arts Technology program at East Central Community College in Decatur was ranked No. 3 among all such programs in the state of Mississippi in a recent report by Best Choice Schools.

    The rankings, published at, include the top 10 best culinary programs in Mississippi that offer a variety of certificates and degrees in the culinary arts and related fields, a variety of coursework, a low student-to-faculty ratio, a professional work setting, and internship opportunities.
  • For the ladies that planned to dress in their finest at the 1907 Fair, McMillan’s Millinery of Meridian, Mississippi, offered a sale of fancy summer-time hats. Because the primary elections were to held on August 1, 1907, the Fair Association moved the opening to a Monday, July 22, 1907, from the first week in August, which increased the session to five days for the first time in the history of the Neshoba County Fair.
  • So, you enjoy gardening and have heard about becoming Master Gardener? That’s a good thing, and the Neshoba County Extension staff would like to help you get started.  Master Gardeners spend quality time outdoors, specifically helping friends and neighbors grow food or landscape with techniques that save time and money.
  • Pawcatuck, Conn., is a long way from Philadelphia, Miss., but Mali Turner and Peter John Schmitt made the trip in 20-plus hours to bring their families' Christmas present, a brand new, four-day-old granddaughter!  Leonie Rose arrived on Dec. 19 much to her parents' delight.  She was supposed to arrive on Christmas Day, but Christmas came a little early, so they could come home to Philadelphia for Christmas.  Making the trip with them was Moby, a handsome Husky dog.
  • Neshoba County Schools

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  • The warring parties of World War I inked a treaty at Versailles, France, on June 19, 1919, but instead of producing everlasting world peace, the pact, in actuality, planted the seeds for an even more horrific conflict twenty years later. Even though much of the world was in a state of flux after that war ended, the United States slipped back into its comfortable world of isolationism.
  • It started much earlier this year for some reason.  Hideous crimes being committed all over Mississippi, some in our own front yards and often right in front of our local businesses.  Unfortunately, many have turned a blind eye to this ever-increasing disaster.  Now is the time to put a stop to it.   Help me to stop . . .  Crape-Murder!

    The crapemyrtle, a native of China, has been called the “Lilac of the South.”  The most popular flowering tree in the southern United States was introduced to the U.S. by Frenchman Andre Michaux to South Carolina around 1786.
  • A November birthday celebration for Mary Louise Blanks was combined with the annual Christmas gathering of the Tea Party group at the home of Laura Bryan on Wednesday, Dec. 14.  Laura's house was decorated for Christmas and was so cheerful and festive that it made us all enjoy ourselves twice as much.
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