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Citizens taps Brantley as next CEO

Stacy M. Brantley has been named Chief Executive Officer, at The Citizens Bank, it was announced last week. He will join the bank later this month.

Peggy Dees was fixture at Williamsville

Services were held this week for Peggy Williams Dees, one of the owners of historic Williams Brothers. She was 93.

Aldermen to hold marijuana-related zoning hearing

City officials plan to hold a hearing for a marijuana-related business next week, according to Mayor James Young. 
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Sports

Leake Academy teams prep for playoff action

The Leake Academy basketball teams wrapped up the regular season last week.

Cheer team wins competition

The first year JAM Allstars cheer team, ages 6-11, just brought home first place at competition! 

Rebelettes make comeback over Leake Central

The Leake Academy girls had another productive week on the hardwoods but it wasn’t an easy one.
Obituaries
Robert Louis Slaton, 81, passed away on December 27, 2022, after suffering a stroke a few days earlier. 
Funeral services for Ms. Mary Ethel Turner will be held at 2 PM Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at Coldwater Baptist Church with Rev. Evan Humphries and Rev. Clay Winstead officiating. Interment in Coldwater Cemetery.
Funeral services for Henry “Cowboy” Ingram, Sr. will be held Friday, January 6, 2023 at 1 p.m. from McClain-Hays Chapel with Rev. Greg Fortenberry officiating.
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The authorities said that one person died in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday after one of the vehicles ended up in a wooded area off E Myrtle Street.
Two Neshoba County men have been arrested in connection with sex crimes involving a 5-year-old female and the production of child pornography with a 16-year-old female victim, the authorities said.
A Carthage woman was arrested and charged with drug trafficking and after she was pulled over for reckless driving on Holland Avenue over the weekend, the authorities said.
New York Blower and Kiln Drying Systems and Components will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony today in Philadelphia.
A Carthage woman was arrested and charged with drug trafficking and after she was pulled over for reckless driving on Holland Avenue over the weekend, the authorities said.
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Editorials

GETTING THE MESSAGE/Bible is the story of redemption

The Bible is a story of redemption, an appeal to sinful mankind to consider the glory and righteousness of the one, true living God and to turn from sin to the salvation He offers in Christ Jesus, the Savior appointed and given by God to us. It is the matter of life and death for us.

KING/‘I have a dream’

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his now famous “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28, 1963.

GETTING THE MESSAGE/‘I will give you rest,’ Jesus said

Psalm 130 teaches us how great and amazing salvation is. The wages of sin is death. That truth alone is a constant reminder of how terrible sin is. This psalm shows us someone who comes under deep conviction of his sin. It teaches us what we are to do under such conviction.
Features

Watkins loves to help people by cooking

Terry Watkins loves sharing things she cares about, and cooking for her family and friends is no exception.  

Just Among Friends

If you watched Saturday Night Live on Jan. 21, you might have recognized a familiar face beneath a hooded monk's robe among the choir members.

Weems enjoys bringing people together

For Angel Weems, bringing people together is her favorite part of cooking tasty dishes. 
Editorials

BIBLE SELECTION/Matthew 6:19-21

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven,

GETTING THE MESSAGE/The sin of unbelief

We didn’t quite finish the study in Acts before the holiday season, so we will look at the last verse this week.

EDITORIAL/The dawn of redeeming grace

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
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• Bobbie Jo Anderson, 31, of 317 Breland St; contempt of court, indictment
The authorities said that one person died in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday after one of the vehicles ended up in a wooded area off E Myrtle Street.
Two Neshoba County men have been arrested in connection with sex crimes involving a 5-year-old female and the production of child pornography with a 16-year-old female victim, the authorities said.
About 50 members of the state Legislature traveled to Philadelphia last week to tour Marty Stuart’s Congress of Country Music at the recently renovated Ellis Theater.
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A Neshoba County man was arrested and charged with drug possession after deputies saw him driving erratically on Fork Road this weekend, the authorities said.
Neshoba Central High School’s Class of 2022 made history once again by attaining a graduation rate of 92.9 percent. The graduation rate was higher than the state average of 88.9 percent.
Improvements in broadband internet access and transportation for East Central Mississippi residents head the wish lists of local legislators as the 2023 session begins.
Greg McKee will retire as president and CEO of The Citizens Bank of Philadelphia on Jan. 31, 2023, the bank announced last Tuesday. He will continue as a member of the Board of Directors.
What does Racial Healing mean to me? Racial Healing to me is living in a world in which all people are treated with dignity, respect, and fairness, regardless of their race, ethnicity, class, or sexual orientation, and are able to thrive and reach their full potential, free from the constraints and barriers imposed by racism and discrimination.
A Philadelphia man has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly stabbing another man in the driveway of a Robinhood Circle residence one evening last week, the authorities said.
• Tony Anthony, 61, of 11251 Hwy 21 N; no drivers license, improper equipment, seat belt violation, no proof of insurance
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GETTING THE MESSAGE/God is from everlasting to everlasting

As we begin the New Year, we are reminded in Psalm 90 of how quickly time passes and the need we have to make sure of our standing with God. Moses, who wrote the psalm, gives us facts about God and this world that clarify that need.
Editorials

EDITORIAL/Yes, Virginia

In one of the most famous editorials ever written, “Is There a Santa Claus?,” a little girl from New York was given the definitive answer to the question.

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