Editorials
EDITORIALS/Trump for President Three Supreme Court appointees  — possibly two more originalists in a second term — are reason alone to re-elect Donald J. Trump President of the United States.
EDITORIAL/No on Initiative 65 The Mississippi Legislature has failed repeatedly to take up medical marijuana, but enshrining pot in the state Constitution is not the answer. 
BUCHANAN/Biden special prosecutor? If Joe Biden loses on Nov. 3, public interest in whether his son Hunter exploited the family name to rake in millions of dollars from foreign donors will likely fade away.
News
Late judge Gordon remembered A stretch of Highway 15 in Union was recently named for the late Circuit Judge Marcus D. Gordon.
Sheriff adds 2 deputies to roads Neshoba County Sheriff Eric Clark added two deputies to his staff during Monday’s meeting of the Board of supervisors.
Man pleads guilty to capital murder A Philadelphia man charged with capital murder in a 2019 dice game gone bad faces 40 years in prison after accepting a plea deal.
Neshoba County remains under governor’s new mask ordinance Neshoba remains among multiple counties under a mask order and additional safety measures that limit social gatherings in an effort to combat COVID-19 spread. 
Features
Killough enjoys spending time with family Laura Payne Killough’s family is from here, she grew up coming to the Neshoba County Fair and she moved to Philadelphia this summer after living in Ohio and other places with her family for almost 18 years. 
Just Among Friends Neshoba Central Parent Teacher Organization maintains a food pantry for elementary school students. Sometimes NCES students cannot bring a snack or may just forget to do so.  The PTO snack pantry provides a light snack for these children at school.
Philly students learn about COVID-19 Maribeth Stuart Grier, RN, recently spoke to the fifth grade classes at Philadelphia Elementary School on the symptoms, causes, and precautions of COVID-19.
SPORTS
Leake Academy wraps up undefeated season The Leake Academy Rebels wrapped up an undefeated regular season Friday night as they defeated Simpson 30-20.
Titans down Rockets 33-29 The Neshoba Central Rockets hope to bounce back this Friday night following their 33-29 loss to Ridgeland Friday in prep football action.
Tornadoes rally to knock off Newton High 24-18 The Philadelphia Tornadoes regrouped in the second half to take a 24-18 victory over the Newton Tigers Friday night in prep football action.
Obituaries
Keith Robert Fulton
A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.  Keith Robert Fulton Read More
Cecil I. Stokes
Graveside services for Mr. Cecil I. Stokes were held 2 PM Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Henry’s Chapel Cemetery with military … Read More
Leslie Wallace
Graveside service for Ms. Leslie Wallace of Redwater Community was held at 10 AM Friday, October 23, 2020 at Old Mt. Zion Cemetery in … Read More
Patrick Dwight Thomas
Graveside service for Mr. Patrick Dwight Thomas will be held at 1 PM Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at Bogue Homa Community Cemetery with … Read More
Grace Beckham Boler
Grace Beckham Boler, 91 years young, went to be with her Lord and Savior on October 18, 2020.  Grace was the 7th of 8 born to Frank … Read More
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Philadelphia woman charged with meth, marijuana possession A Philadelphia woman was arrested and charged with possession of four grams of methamphetamine and more than six ounces of marijuana on Monday
County Jail Docket • Dawaskai L’sha Anderson, 40, of 816 Chestnut St.; contempt of court
Masked burglar hits Hope Country Store Hope Country Store was burglarized around 5:15 Saturday morning.
More News
Shriners to hold annual chicken plate sale The Neshoba County Shrine Club is cooking up chicken for a good cause as part of their annual barbecue chicken plate sale on Saturday, Nov. 7. 
Authorities investigating Hope Country Store burglary Hope Country Store was burglarized around 5:15 Saturday morning, the authorities said.
County Jail Docket • Robin Booth, 37, of 313 Candy Mountain Rd, Birmingham, AL; controlled substance; possession of marijuana – 1 kilogram or more but less than 5 kilograms, possession of controlled substance with intent, possession of controlled substance
Philadelphia’s Hitt named finalist for state honor Brandy Hitt, CPO, of Mississippi Eye Care in Philadelphia was named a finalist for the 2020 Beverly Roberts MOA Paraoptometric of the Year.
Breazeale stresses importance of checkups October is wrapping up as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the dread disease.
Ellis Theater work nearing completion with celebration A “topping off” celebration is planned tomorrow morning (Wednesday) at the Ellis Theatre downtown marking the refurbishing of a centerpiece of the Marty Stuart Congress of Country Music that includes about $4 million in state funding.
Hunter a star on and off the field Humble, likable, awesome and well-grounded are just a few words friends and administrators use to describe Neshoba Central High School’s star running back Jarquez Hunter.
Marijuana on ballot next month A push for a constitutional amendment that will legalize the distribution of medical marijuana in Mississippi has leaders split, including some from Neshoba. 
Calendar of events
EARLIER
Face mask order issued again Neshoba is among nine counties requiring face masks and limiting social gatherings in an effort to combat a surge in COVID-19 cases, Gov. Tate Reeves announced Monday.
Teenage Republicans chair admires Reagan A new Teenage Republicans group is searching for members to get involved with politics and know more about what’s going on in America. 
Speakers to talk faith, recovery “The Gospel Through Recovery,” an event hosted by The River, a nonprofit Christian recovery organization, will be taking place on Friday, Oct. 23 and Saturday, Oct. 24 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., each evening. 
State inmates to be used to pick up litter County officials approved measures to combat litter as Sheriff Eric Clark seeks Department of Corrections approval to use state inmates for roadside litter pickup.
Tribe receives EPA grant The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently presented a check to Tribal Chief Cyrus Ben on behalf of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians’ Environmental Protection program. 
Union loses in heartbreaker to Rebels For most of the night, the Union Yellow Jackets were dominating Scott Central in a huge district matchup.
Fired city clerk re-hired with mayor's tie-breaking vote A Philadelphia municipal court clerk who was fired two months ago in what turned into a prolonged veto controversy was re-hired after a tie vote tonight (Tuesday) broken by the mayor.
Sheriff hires two new deputies to patrol roads Neshoba County Sheriff Eric Clark added two deputies to his staff during Monday’s meeting of the Board of supervisors.
Big ceremony for Ellis set next week A “topping off” celebration for the newly renovated Ellis Theater, and centerpiece of Marty Stuart’s Congress of Country Music, will be held at 10:00 a.m. in downtown Philadelphia on Wednesday, Oct. 28.
New face mask order in Neshoba Neshoba is among a handful of Mississippi counties where enhanced COVID-19 orders for social distancing have gone back into effect. The governor announced additional targeted measures Monday …
Vote could prevent clerk’s pay The mayor and Philadelphia aldermen remained bitterly divided over the employment status of a municipal court clerk who was terminated in August by a majority vote as they continue to await a ruling by the state Attorney General.
Supervisor Cumberland recovering at UAB Moments after escorting his daughter Anna as Neshoba Central’s Homecoming Queen Thursday night, District 2 Supervisor Kevin Cumberland collapsed at dinner with an emergency  room physician and nurse present at the table and an automated external defibrillator nearby, his wife said.
School nurse dream job for Pope Tabitha Pope is taking on a new challenge as the school nurse at Philadelphia Elementary School during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Grand Ole Opry back in person Neshoba County native Marty Stuart and wife Connie Smith on stage at the Grand Ole Opry moments after the last virtual broadcast Sept. 26.
NCHS homecoming queen crowned Neshoba Central Principal Jason Gentry crowns Anna Cumberland, daughter of Kevin and Shebia Cumberland, 2020 Homecoming Queen.
Trending
County Jail Docket • Christopher Bagwell, 45, driving under influence – 3rd offense (felony), expired drivers license
County Jail Docket • Haylin Anderson, 18, of 1863 Will Brown Road Conehatta, MS, possession of marijauna in a motor vehicle, child endangerment 
Teenager pleads guilty to rape A teenager pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual battery and one count of statutory rape in Neshoba County Circuit Court last week.
Fast food restaurant under construction A Jack’s fast-food restaurant is under construction on Beacon Street just west of Walmart. 
Outsider’s Truck Show raising awareness for Lowe’s Syndrome Truck operator Thomas Sullivan has a special reason for attending the Outsider’s Truck Show at the Neshoba County Coliseum in October. 

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