First Friday, Jan. 3, at 6 p.m., a "Picking and Grinning" gathering will be held at the Old Church, 6075 Ebenezer Road in the Laurel Hill community.  Blue Grass, Country, and Gospel music will be on the program.  Local performers are welcome and encouraged.  For more information call Harold at 601-507-7126.


God's Tabernacle Church is hosting a New Year's Eve Worship Service. It is located on 392 Loper Street, Philadelphia, Mississippi. It will be held on December 31 at 10:30 P.M. The guest minister is Rev. Sylvester Hampton and pastor is Rev. Norman Nash.


Drive Sober or get pulled over. Each year the Philadelphia police officers participate in the drive sober or get pulled over campaign. The campaign is to try and keep the roadways in Mississippi free of impaired drivers. This year the campaign will start December 13 and will run through January 1st. Our officers will be out looking for impaired drivers throughout Christmas and New Year’s. We want to remind you to stay safe this holiday. Have a designated driver, don’t drink and drive. We hope all of you have a Happy and safe Holiday.