Mattie Hudson State Farm Agency had a beautiful display of pink, gray and white beginning with a balloon arch that displayed the name of Mayzie Faye on Saturday, June 27th. Mattie and co-workers hosted a gorgeous drive-thru baby shower for Danielle Price Sipes! Defany Phillips made the arch and the tables were beautifully decorated with pink cloths and carriage and baby cookies, a precious baby cake, “ready to pop” popcorn and so much more! Danielle and Brian greeted their guest and everyone had a lovely day! To see pics go to Mattie Hudson State Farm Facebook page. Coming soon… Mayzie Faye Sipes, August 2020!

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Great news! Mrs. Becky Spears received a $15,000.00 award from Samsung. Her TAG class at Neshoba Central participated in a competition sponsored by Samsung and was one of the winners at the state level.  Mrs. Spears was generous with her winnings and shared them with her fellow TAG teachers.  Each one now has a Samsung Board! The teachers and administrators thanked her for working hard and sharing with her team.

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A couple of weeks ago Sports Illustrated initiated SI All-American, the most thorough database for high school football players featuring analyses and highlights for 1,000 of the best football players in the nation. 

Twelve Mississippi High School students were named Sports Illustrated All-American Candidates. Two of these players are from Neshoba Country.  Jarquez Hunter is from Neshoba Central's Rockets, and Kadarius Calloway is from Philadelphia's Tornadoes team. Both players are seniors and have been scouted by college and university scouts. It is such an honor to be recognized for their talents in the sport on a national level!.  Congratulations!

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When Deena Dansby returned from a visit to Dickson, Tennessee, she brought a wonderful surprise with her. Her mother, Dolores Edmisson, came with Deena to spend some time visiting with her daughters, Mickie Williams and Deena, her granddaughters, Jill Dansby Rushing, and Kelly Dansby Little; Jill Rushing, and John Williams in Philadelphia. Her great-grandchildren were icing on the cake! They were as thrilled to see their "Nanda" as she was to see them. There was much snuggling, laughter, and many happy times together.



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The annual Stuff the Bus Campaign was held in Philadelphia on Wednesday, July 22.  Several of the Neshoba Central Cheerleaders volunteered to assist with this event. Although it was a very hot day, they were glad to help with this very worthy cause for students. Donations of school supplies, uniforms, and cash were contributed by members of the community. All donations were greatly appreciated. The cheerleaders who volunteered were Piper Fulton, Kaila Rangel, Mallory Chunn, Lexxi Carter, Ericka Coats, and Mary Lee Williams. Good job!

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Philadelphia's Kadarius Calloway has signed with Alabama to play football next fall as a member of the Crimson Tide. Kadarius wanted to play for Nick Sabin which was one of the main reasons he signed with Alabama. 

Kadarius excels at playing the game of football. He credits his big brother, K.J. Peebles, with introducing him to football and keeping him physically fit by playing backyard football at home He also guided Kadarius in his high school career.

While he credits his brother with introducing him to football, he credits his mother, Chasity Peebles with supporting him every step of the way, and then some. She did this while working in Meridian to support her family. Each day she commuted to Anderson's Regional Medical Center in Meridian where she worked as a surgical technician.  She taught Kadarius "not to give up on life. If you start something, don't quit it. Let it ride out." Without his momma, he doesn't know where he would be today according to Kendarius..

Kadarius has certainly fulfilled his dream of playing football and will fulfill another ambition, playing college ball.  Congratulations!