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School Menus
Week of April 14 - April 18
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Museum Memories
While the men and women of Neshoba County in service eagerly awaited letters or newspapers from home, a telegram from the United States War Department, on most occasions, brought unwelcome, but necessary news.
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014
ECCC names Cliburn Workforce Education Instructor of the Year
East Central Community College in Decatur names Sherri Byars Cliburn of Union as the 2014 "Workforce Education Instructor of the Year."
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Distinguished honor
Jessica L. Carter is a native of Philadelphia and is a second year law student at the Paul M Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University.
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014
4-H fashion revue results
This year we had nine 4-H'ers to compete in the Spring 4-H Fashion Revue. All participants competed in clothing selection categories.
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Fork News
John 7:18: He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh His glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Of Local Interest
Reunion
The Hamilton-Burkes reunion will be held Saturday, April 19 at the Neshoba County Coliseum. Doors open at 10 a.m. Everyone please bring a covered dish to share. If you have any old pictures or genealogy you would like to share, we would love to see it. We look forward to seeing everyone there.
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Fire Reports
March 28
12:29 a.m. - EMS call in the 400 block of Lewis Avenue.
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014
County Jail Docket
The jail docket as of 12:50 p.m. Friday:
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Police Chief warns AARP members of scams and ongoing identity thefts
The police chief and an investigator met recently with retirees to warn them all about identity theft and scams involving stolen checks.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Dr. Dobbs remembered as honorable family man, spiritual leader
Friends remembered Dr. Eugene Dobbs, former pastor of First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, this week as an honorable family man and a spiritual leader.
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Aldermen appoint Nell Rogers to city School Board post
A new city School Board member from Ward 1 was appointed by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen last week following a lengthy discussion.
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Crime Briefs
Man arrested on two drug charges
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014
City inmate census rising at jail
With 209 city inmates serving 824 days in the county jail during March alone, the Board of Supervisors took action Monday to notify the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of their intent to amend or modify their inter-local governmental agreement in the new fiscal year to reflect a possible increase in fees to house city prisoners.
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014
State granting $500K for new Stuart Center
Additional state funds have been granted for the proposed Marty Stuart Center in Philadelphia.
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014
'Seussical'
"Seussical the Musical" drew crowds to the Ellis Theater last week.
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Study: Neshoba General ranks above national average
Neshoba County General Hospital ranked "above the national average" for financial strength in an in-depth study of Mississippi's publicly owned, rural hospitals' financial health.
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Lightning strikes house in Airpark
More than 20 firefighters battled one of the largest house fires the Philadelphia Fire Department has ever fought early Monday after a lightning strike in the Airpark subdivision, as bolts of lightning continued to flash, thunder boomed and heavy rains fell.
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014
EF-1 tornado reported in the Sandtown area
A house and a mobile home were destroyed in the Sandtown community and many other structures damaged late Sunday by an apparent EF-1 tornado with estimated wind speeds of up to 95 mph, the National Weather Service said following its preliminary assessment on Tuesday.
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Pecan tree maintenance
The last two years have been productive for pecan trees in the home landscape. I have been getting numerous calls about fertilization and insect control in anticipation of another productive year. Growing pecan trees in the home landscape is not necessarily an economical way to get pecans for that pecan pie. Maintaining a healthy, productive tree is challenging. A few helpful tips will reduce some of the problems.
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Lightning strike causes early-morning fire in Airpark
A lightning strike caused an early-morning fire that heavily damaged a residence on Airpark Drive, according to the Philadelphia Fire Department.
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Monday, April 7, 2014
Tornado apparently touches down at Sandtown, no injuries reported
An apparent tornado touched down on Road 743 in the Sandtown community Sunday night damaging several mobile homes and at least two houses, Emergency Management Director Jeff Mayo said.

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Sunday, April 6, 2014
School Menus
Week of April 7 - April 11
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Museum Memories
President Abraham Lincoln, one hundred and fifty-three years ago, on April 6, 1861, sent Clerk Robert S. Chew of the State Department to Charleston, South Carolina, to deliver to Governor Francis Pickens the message that an attempt would be made to supply Fort Sumter with provisions, unless there was resistance.
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Incident Reports
• A cell phone was reported stolen from a vehicle parked at a residence on Ingram Street on Tuesday, March 29. The vehicle was left unlocked.
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Man pleads guilty to sale of cocaine
A Philadelphia man received a five-year suspended sentence last week in Circuit Court after changing his plea to guilty.
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014
MSU student using project to seek donations for needy
As part of a class project, Shelby Griffin, a senior at MSU-Meridian, is asking for donations to help the less fortunate.
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Registration set for Pre-K at Neshoba
Registration for the pre-kindergarten program at Neshoba Central has been set for May 5-9.
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Of Local Interest
LIBRARY BOOK SALE
In celebration of National Library Week, the Friends of the Neshoba County Public Library will hold a book sale Monday-Friday, April 14-18 inside the library beginning at 8 each morning. A variety of books and magazines will be available for purchase. For more information please call the library at 601-656-4911.
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014
'Seussical' takes stage tonight in Ellis Theater
After weeks of rehearsals, the 65-member cast of "Seussical the Musical" is ready to take the stage tonight for the first of six performances.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014


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