Philadelphia man faces marijuana possession charge

An early morning traffic stop on July 25 near the intersection of Highway 21S and County Road 365, led to the arrest of a Philadelphia man on drug charges, Sheriff Eric Clark said.

West African heritage traced

A group of Neshoba countians has formed an organization to research and publish their West African heritage and discover what was behind the decision of their ancestors to settle here.

COVID testing line set up here

Neshoba General has established a new call line for drive-thru COVID-19 testing appointments as requests nearly doubled early this week.

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‘Football at the Fair’ draws big crowd

Head football coaches from Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Southern Mississippi took time to update fans about their teams’ upcoming seasons last week at The Neshoba County Fair.

Lady Rebels split pair in ECCC tournament The Leake Academy Lady Rebels kicked off the fast-pitch softball season this week with a pair of games at East Central Community College on Saturday.
Senior Spotlight: Neshoba Central QB Eli Anderson Neshoba Central quarterback Eli Anderson is looking forward to putting the ball in the air this season and he says he has to receivers to go and get it.
Obituaries
Gloria Ann Nickey Bell Funeral service for Mrs. Gloria Ann Nickey Bell will be held at 2 PM Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at the Tucker Gym with Rev. Carl Wilson and Deacon Gary Chickaway officiating. 
Ruby Stovall Kirkland Funeral services for Ruby Stovall Kirkland were held Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 3 p.m. from McClain-Hays Chapel with Bro.
Ina Ainsworth Graveside services for Ina Ainsworth were held Monday, July 26, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. from North Bend Pentecostal Church Cemetery with Rev. Benny Alford officiating.
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Body found in abandoned house identified A body found in an abandoned house on Gum Street has been identified as a Philadelphia woman missing for three weeks, the authorities said.
Philly Police discover body in house on Gum Street The identity of a body found inside an abandoned house in west Philadelphia is being sought by police. 
County jail docket • Roger L Bankhead, 37, of 10920 Rd 737; trafficking of controlled substance, possession with intent to distribute
Millions in relief monies flowing here Some of Philadelphia’s $1.6 million in federal COVID relief monies the city has already received could go toward sewer improvements and broadband internet, the mayor said.
Man arrested in Saturday murder A Philadelphia man has been charged with murder in a weekend shooting death in northwest Philadelphia.
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Editorials

EDITORIAL/Critical Race Theory is racist

The liberals will claim there are no concerted efforts to make Critical Race Theory part of the K-12 curriculum calling such talk a predictable topic at the Neshoba County Fair last week, so that must mean there is or at least could be soon.

EDITORIAL/Ending the scourge of abortion

A Mississippi abortion case set to be heard before the U.S. Supreme Court this fall stands a real chance of ending or at least curbing the scourge of abortion on demand in America.

BUCHANAN/Our great leap into socialism

Just seven weeks into his presidency, Joe Biden signed a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill. Among the largest spending bills in history, it was passed without the vote of a single Republican.

Features

Wilson has passion for baking cakes

Shandra Wilson grew up watching her mother bake in the kitchen.

Just Among Friends

It was a great morning on July 29 for Annika Jones who received the news that she had passed the exam for Certified Occupational Therapists. She is so excited to be officially finished with the stress of studying!

Gardening has a lot to do with science

Watching my native evening primrose unfurl at dusk should have been soothing to my romantic right brain. But the interwoven dance of flowers, fragrance, and a large, hovering sphinx moth kicked my scientific left brain into overdrive.  

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FLASHBACKS

Mrs. Enily Donald of the Plattsburg community states that most of her income is come dairying. The Donald’s are building a new barn, digging a silo, and making every improvement possible for their cows. They are growing the feed in order to eliminate expenses in their dairying enterprise.  

BIBLE SELECTION/James 1:22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
GETTING THE MESSAGE/The work of the Holy Spirit Word of what happened with Peter and Cornelius at Caesarea (Acts 10) spread to the Christians in Judea. Peter returned to Jerusalem to give a first-hand report. Peter was Jewish, as was the church in Jerusalem, so he knew an explanation would be necessary. Gentiles were outside the covenants of promise (Ephesians 2) and were unclean. 
MORE NEWS
Students return to classrooms this week Ring the bell. The new school year gets underway this week as students return to class.
Tribe receives more than $53M in COVID monies The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians so far has reported receiving $53 million in the federal government’s $1.9 trillion federal American Rescue Act funds allocated by Congress in March to help local governments recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fitch prepares to argue abortion ban Attorney General Lynn Fitch said at the Neshoba County Fair last week her office is working to fight the opioid crisis and to defend Mississippians’ Second Amendment gun rights.
Speaker Gunn: Democrats under Biden embracing socialism across country A “new brand of Democrats” who are embracing socialism was the focus of House Speaker Philip Gunn address at the Neshoba County Fair last week.
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Reeves calls for teacher pay raises Gov. Tate Reeves proposed raising teacher pay and eliminating the state’s income tax in his speech at the Neshoba County Fair last week.
Police investigating Sunday shooting at Holland Avenue motel Police are investigating a Sunday afternoon shooting at a Holland Avenue motel that left one man injured.
County jail docket • Keaton Abel, 23, of 10061 Road 446, motor vehicle theft- felony
Wet Fair continues through Friday Horse racing was canceled Monday for the first time in at least two decades due to heavy rains leaving dangerous and muddy conditions on the race track, a Neshoba County Fair racing official said, as Mississippi’s Giant Houseparty continues through Friday.
City street paving program underway A long-awaited streets paving project is underway in Philadelphia.
Police mentor kids at fun bash Children bounced on space jumps, enjoyed free food and face paintings, played basketball with police officers, and got school supplies for the upcoming school year Saturday in a bash put on by the Philadelphia Police Department at Northside Park.
Community rallies to ‘Stuff the Bus’ The community turned out July 20 to donate enough school supplies to Stuff the Bus parked at the Depot Family Fun Center in Philadelphia.
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EDITORIAL/Neshoba’s drug epidemic

There is a disturbing upward trend in illegal drug use in our community in general and specifically in the use of methamphetamines. 

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FLASHBACKS

Miss Billie Gylnn Fox, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.G. Fox of Coldwater Community, placed second in the Home Improvement contest held at State College last week. Misses Frances Warwick and Aldean Spivey,

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