Editorials
BUCHANAN/Beijing sends Biden warning Because of Donald Trump, Vice President Joe Biden thundered during the campaign, the U.S. “is more isolated in the world than we’ve ever been ... America First has made America alone.”
LOWRY/The failure of Black Lives Matter Black Lives Matter came up with the single most effective political slogan of the year. 
FLASHBACKS Laurel Hill School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams visited Madden last Friday night, and the boys came out on the losing end of a 27-17 score while the girls tied, 20-20. Saturday  night, Shady Grove teams came to Laurel Hill. Laurel Hill boys defeated Shady Grove, 34-12, and Shady Grove girls defeated Laurel Hill, 25-21. Owen Tucker called the games.  
News
Barking dog raises concerns A complaint about a barking dog that has involved an arrest were heard Nov. 3 by the Philadelphia Mayor and Board of Aldermen.
Tribe under curfew to battle virus The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians re-instituted a curfew and have transitioned to virtual learning full-time at schools in the latest battle against COVID-19 after infection numbers continue to rise on the Reservation and throughout Neshoba County. 
Pam Presley Tolbert remembers son Gold Star Mother Pam Presley Tolbert of Philadelphia, the mother of the late Corp. Michael “Brandon” Presley of Batesville, is escorted by Maj. Gen. Janson D. “Durr” Boyles to the Laying of the Wreath in memory of her son’s life and service to the country last week in Jackson in observance of Veterans Day. 
Supervisors reappoint Morrow as attorney B.J. Morrow was reappointed as the staff attorney for the Sixth Chancery Court District Monday by the Neshoba County Board of Supervisors.
Features
Wharton started cooking at an early age Eric Wharton is originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Wharton moved to Mississippi in 2009. He now lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Debi Wharton
Just Among Friends Haley Holland of Philadelphia was one of two Mississippi State University students in the College of Mechanical Engineering who received a prestigious Mississippi Automotive Manufacturers Association (MAMA) Scholarship.
Kelsey Hope Hill to wed Wil Lipsey Dec. 12 Dawn Sullivan Hill of Louisville is pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of her daughter, Kelsey Hope Hill, to Wil Lipsey. Kelsey is the daughter of Dawn Sullivan Hill and the late Tommy J. Hill of Louisville.
SPORTS
Ogletree plays with Tiger at Masters For Union’s Andy Ogletree, the future is now.
Hunter named 5A’s Mr. Football Congratulations to Jarquez Hunter of Neshoba Central, who has been named Mr. Football for Class 5A football by the Mississippi High School Activities Association.
Taylorsville ends Tornadoes’ season The Philadelphia Tornadoes saw their 2020 football season come to an end last Friday night as they dropped a 47-6 decision to Taylorsville in the second round of the Class 2A playoffs.
Obituaries
Alfreda Lou Hardy John
Graveside service for Ms. Alfreda Lou Hardy John will be held at 11 AM Monday, November 16, 2020 at New Canaan Cemetery. There will be … Read More
Wanda Gail Davidson
Graveside service for Ms. Wanda Gail Davidson will be held at 2 PM Monday, November 16, 2020 at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery. There … Read More
Sheila Lovern
Funeral services for Mrs. Sheila Lovern was held at 2 PM Thursday, November 12, 2020 at Macedonia Revival Center with Rev. Lloyd … Read More
Gary Tubby I
Graveside service for Mr. Gary Tubby I will be held at 2 PM Sunday, November 15, 2020 at Dancing Rabbit Cemetery. There will be no … Read More
Tanya Clemons
Graveside services for Ms. Tanya LeDwan Clemons will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2020, at 2 P.M. from St. Paul M.B. Church … Read More
Trending
Guns, frozen food stolen in Sandtown Seven long guns and some frozen food were taken in a burglary reported this weekend in the Sandtown community.
Man arrested for child pornography A Neshoba County man has been arrested and charged with possession of child pornography in connection with an Attorney General’s office task force investigation.
County Jail Docket • Tommie Boler, 52, of 100 Cistrunk Rd Lot #22; shoplifting
More News
Police investigating burglary at restaraunt Philadelphia Police are investigating the Thursday evening burglary of a Main Street pizza restaurant where some cash was taken.
Suspects with warrants surrender to deputies One has bonded out after three Neshoba County residents wanted on a controlled substance and child endangerment charges turned themselves in this week.
World War II vet gets standing ovation at polling place After World War II veteran Glen Belenchia voted at Tucker a few weeks ago he received a standing ovation from the poll workers.
Neshoba's Hunter named Mr. Football Neshoba Central’s Jarquez Hunter has been named Mr. Football for Class 5A football.
Fallen Veterans Monument dedicated on Veterans Day The new Fallen Veterans Monument in Dewitt-DeWeese Park was dedicated Wednesday morning on Veterans Day following the annual Veterans Day ceremonies.
Caleb May cruises to victory in judge’s race Caleb E. May took nearly 70 percent of the vote in Neshoba County overtaking incumbent Circuit Judge Brian K. Burns in the Eighth Judicial District last Tuesday.
Stained-glass windows reflect heritage Tucker Elementary School has a unique approach to celebrating its Choctaw heritage and artistry with stained-glass windows inspired by student artwork. 
Christmas Parade floats cut The Philadelphia Christmas Parade will be limited to half of normal float participants due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was announced Tuesday.
Calendar of events
EARLIER
17 arrested for drugs in roundup A narcotics roundup by multiple law enforcement agencies that included meth dealers netted 17 arrests Thursday in Neshoba County.
Cumberland back to work after heart procedure The best of times turned into the worst of times on Oct. 8 for Kevin Cumberland and his family.
East Philadelphia Baptist preps for Operation Christmas Child East Philadelphia Baptist Church is just one of many groups and organizations this year taking part in the shoebox collection for Operation Christmas Child. 
Police investigating Stop n Go burglary Police are investigating the early Sunday morning burglary of an East Main Street convenience store in which some items were taken.
BIBLE SELECTION/Isaiah 1:18 “Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.
GETTING THE MESSAGE/Acts 2:39-41 In verse 39, Peter exhorts his hearers to embrace Christ for the forgiveness of sins.
County jail docket • Dawaskai L’Sha Anderson, 40, of 816 Chestnut St; possession of controlled substance, sale of controlled substance X2
Shriners host chicken benefit Shriner Mitchel McDonald helped cook 1,700 chicken halves for the Neshoba County Shrine Club last Saturday for their annual barbecue chicken plate sale.
Deputies searching for 3 with warrants Three Neshoba County residents are wanted on controlled substance and child endangerment charges, according to warrants from the Neshoba County Sheriff’s Office.
Tribe breaks ground on two buildings The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians held two groundbreaking ceremonies for the new Pearl River COVID Emergency Relief Facility (CERF) Building and the new Choctaw Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency Building.
Major drug bust nets 17, including accused meth dealers A narcotics roundup by multiple law enforcement agencies that included meth dealers netted 17 arrests Thursday in Neshoba County.
Marty Stuart talks about the future of the Ellis Marty Stuart himself was present at a topping off ceremony for the renovated Ellis Theatre last week part of the planned $30 million Marty Stuart Congress of Country Music downtown.  Watch Marty talk about his vision for the Ellis and how it all got started.
Congress of Country Music hits milestone Marty Stuart himself was present at a topping off ceremony for the renovated Ellis Theatre last week part of the planned $30 million Marty Stuart Congress of Country Music downtown.
Seniors selected for advisory council Two Neshoba Central High School students were named to the state Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council, the Mississippi Department of Education announced.
Virus spike limits church services New Bethel Baptist Church near Laurel Hill in rural Neshoba County is back with limited in-person worship after a two-week break due to a spike in coronavirus cases in Neshoba County.
Trending
Deputies arrest suspected drug dealer A DeKalb man has been arrested and charged as a regional drug dealer after being apprehended in Philadelphia with more arrests anticipated.
County Jail Docket • Haylin Anderson, 18, of 1863 Will Brown Road Conehatta, MS, possession of marijauna in a motor vehicle, child endangerment 
Sex sting nets 23 arrests A Neshoba County man was arrested and charged as one of over a dozen suspects in a sweeping operation targeting individuals attempting to hire children to meet for sex or asking them to produce child pornography.
County jail docket Winston County Jail Docket for arrests made by the Philadelphia Police Department from 9/28/20-10/4/20. The Neshoba County Jail Docket was unavailable this week.
County Jail Docket • Tamela D Boston, 29, of 802 Donald Ave, Meridian; hold circuit court, shoplifting more than $1000.00

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