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Supervisors begin budgeting process

The Board of Supervisors approved the Real and Property Assessment Rolls following a public hearing during Monday’s regular meeting.

Willis wins 2021-2022 Avila Athletics Male Athlete Leader of the Year

Reyes Willis said winning the 2021-2022 Avila Athletics Male Athlete Leader of the Year Award is just the beginning and he plans to finish his master’s degree and keep playing baseball after college.

Neshoba County’s unemployment rate up 1 point

The June 2022 unemployment rate in Neshoba County increased 1 percentage point when compared to the previous month, according to figures from the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES).

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Stovall named LA baseball coach

Leake Academy didn’t have to look far to find a new head baseball coach.

Stanfield captures 2nd triathlon title Allen Stanfield of Ocean Springs won the 42nd Heart O’ Dixie Triathlon Saturday morning at the Neshoba County Fair with a time of 2:00:19.
Golf tournament winners announced The winners of the 31st Annual Posey Classic Golf Tournament held Monday of the Fair, July 25, at Philadelphia Country Club were Danny Howell, Daniel Puckett, Tanner Slay and Cody Morrow
Obituaries
Ken Spears Services for Mr. Ken Spears were held Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at McClain-Hays Chapel. Bro. Mike Skinner, Bro. Dudley Winstead, Bro. Richard Burks and Leake County Sheriff Randy W. Atkinson officiated. Interment was in Linwood Cemetery. 
Deborah Lynn Bell Funeral service for Ms. Deborah Lynn Bell will be held 2 PM Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at Standing Pine Gym with Bro. Mark Patrick officiating.
Kirt Kipp Doss Funeral service for Mr. Kirt Kipp Doss was 2 PM Sunday, July 31, 2022, at John E. Stephens Chapel with Rev. Terry Anderson Jr. officiating.
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County jail docket • Raad Abdorabaa Ali, 19, of 364 Chapel Hill Dr, Meridian; possession of a stolen firearm
County jail docket • John Alford, 55, of 10070 Rd 2640; driving under the influence other substance
Deputies arrest suspected drug dealer A Philadelphia man out on bond for other drug-related charges has been denied bond after he was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine, Alprazolam, Hydrocodone and selling drugs, the authorities said.
Philadelphia Public Schools hosting supply drive for kids The Philadelphia Public School District is holding a Back-to-School Supply Drive this week and a party in the Philadelphia High School cafeteria on Aug. 7.
County jail docket • Raad Abdorabaa Ali, 19, of 364 Chapel Hill Dr, Meridian; possession of a stolen firearm
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LOWRY/The joy of 61

Baseball is a game of numbers, and one of the most iconic of them, 61, is now in play. 

FLASHBACKS

Fairgrounds is hit by cyclone. Ripping off the grandstand top and unroofing exhibit halls, a small cyclone whirled through the Fairgrounds Thursday afternoon leaving in its wake twisted pieces of tin hanging in the trees and debris scattered over the carnival grounds.

BIBLE SELECTION/Psalm 119:114

You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your word.

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Crosby enjoys cooking up memories

Former Choctaw Indian Princess Shemah Ladania Crosby said her favorite aspect of cooking is preparing meals with her family members while creating lasting, happy memories.

Just Among Friends

The invitation read: "Let's taco 'bout' love!” Join us to celebrate Gabi Sparnecht and Dylon Fanning on Saturday, July 23rd 6:30PM Neshoba County Fair, Cabin #404."

Of Local Interest

Registration for the 2022 Season is here for Philadelphia Youth Football and Cheer. Looking for Boys and Girls ages 4-12 years.

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GETTING THE MESSAGE/The deep, deep love of Christ for you

When Jesus prayed to his Father in John 17, he said this is eternal life: “That they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.”

BUCHANAN/Pelosi Taiwan trip a provocation When Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi added to the itinerary of a valedictory trip through Asia the island of Taiwan, she could not have been oblivious to the reaction she would produce in a stunned Beijing.
FLASHBACKS A large “Victory Irish Potato” with a deep “V” carved by nature on one side and an “I” on the other, was brought in to the Democrat this week by S.A. Nowell of Philadelphia. 
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Mississippi’s Giant Houseparty in full swing Political speaking gets underway today at the 133rd Neshoba County Fair with a host of local officials before Thursday’s appearance by Gov. Tate Reeves.
Bush hog among needs in budget Equipment purchases were on the minds of city officials at a second budget meeting last Thursday night where the mayor said most departments are coming in under budget.
Boyd awaits sentencing in motel murder Sentencing is schedule next month for a Philadelphia man convicted of capital murder.
Men lead law enforcement on high-speed wrong-way pursuit on bypass Two Alabama men suspected of breaking into and burglarizing cars at Geyser Falls Water Theme Park led law enforcement authorities on a high-speed chase into Philadelphia late Monday afternoon, officials said.
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Retired Rush CEO has cautionary tale Then came May 3, the day he admittedly “went stupid.”  While driving downhill on his 450-acre Decatur farm, he lost control of the tractor as it sped up. He clipped a tree and the 8,800-pound vehicle tipped over on top of him.
Maxey crowned Miss NC Fair Grace Caroline Maxey, 17, was crowned Miss Neshoba County 2022 last night at the Grandstand. She also captured the top score in the interview portion.
Supervisors begin working on next year’s budget County supervisors have begun work on the next year’s budget.
Man found not guilty in 2020 teen on teen shooting death A Philadelphia teenager at the time of the incident has been found not guilty of first degree murder in the July 2020 shooting death of another teenager.
Deputies arrest motorcycle speedster A Philadelphia man was arrested and charged after he lead deputies on a high-speed chase reaching speeds as high as 115 miles per hour near Linwood Thursday afternoon.
Deputies arrest suspected drug dealer A Philadelphia man out on bond for other drug-related charges has been denied bond after he was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine, Alprazolam, Hydrocodone and selling drugs, the authorities said.
County jail docket • Joshua Andrews, 29, of 721 Majure Rd; serving sentence
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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.

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BIBLE SELECTION/Psalm 119:60

I hasten and do not delay to keep your commandments.

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