One of Philadelphia High School's Tornado football players was named as the 11th member of the Clarion Ledger's 2019 Dandy Dozen football players.  He is Lideatrick "Tulu" Griffin who will be entering his senior year playing for the Tornadoes.   

He is a four star recruit who has talent, versatility, speed, and agility in his resume.  This past season he racked up 1,436 all purpose yards, and eight touchdowns.   Coach David Frey says "We could see him at many different positions on Friday nights."    MSU fans will be thrilled to know that he has committed to Mississippi State University's Bulldogs after graduation.  Congratulation on this "dandy" honor!

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Some of the most precious gifts come in small packages.  A very precious gift arrived on July 29th when Maylee Rose Dowdy was delivered to her parents, Drew and Brittney Boatner Dowdy. She weighed 7 pounds and 11 ounces of sweetness.  A loving circle of famil and friends were ready to meet her and are looking forward to spending time rocking and cuddling this bundle of joy.  Congratulations!

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On July 25th Rusty Suttle was inducted into the Mississippi Association of Vocational Agriculture Teachers' Hall of Fame. He has taught at Neshoba Central High School for many years and has also served as the sponsor of the school's Future Farmers of America club.  

According to the school, Mr. Suttle is a special and most deserving man who has impacted the lives of so many, both as a teacher and a servant leader.  He also owns the Double "G" Farm in Noxapater where he raises registered Angus cattle.  He and his wife, Sherry Suttle celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary on July 29th.  Congratulations on the honor and a Happy Anniversary!

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The congregation of Jerusalem Temple Church was honored with a Sermonic Solo during Sunday worship on July 21st.  The solo was performed by trombonist, Tyler Jordan Greer, who was home from William Carey College where he is studying music.  He is a Philadelphia High School graduate and has a remarkable talent for playing the trombone.  Tyler is also proficient on other instruments, but excels in the trombone. He played the well known hymn, "How Great Thou Art" and was joined by the choir during a second rendition.  It was beautiful.

Earlier in the month, he performed at the First Baptist Church Men's Breakfast and during the Sunday worship service following.  His selection was "My Tribute". How generous of him to share his enormous talent with everyone.