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County installing kiosk for tax payments

But the time spent standing in a long line at the Neshoba County Courthouse may become less, according to Tax Assessor/Collector Mike Lewis.

Runoff for school board seat Tuesday

Voters in eight precincts will return to the polls Tuesday for the School Board District 2 runoff race.

Tribe, MaxxSouth increasing broadband role

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is growing its partnership with MaxxSouth Broadband, whereby their existing broadband system is being expanded to serve over 2,000 tribal homes in six of the eight Tribal communities.
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Rockets battle West Point in hard-played game

The Neshoba Central Rockets battled hard but fell just short as they dropped a 34-33 decision to West Point in the second round of the Class 5A state football playoffs.

Philadelphia ends football season with 7-6 record

The 2022 football to an end for the Philadelphia T0rnadoes as they were overwhelmed by Scott Central 55-0 Friday night in the third round of the Class 2A state playoffs.

Leake Academy girls basketball improves to 10-0

The Leake Academy girls improved to 10-0 on the season with three more wins this past week. 
Obituaries
Funeral services for Voncille Parker were held Thursday, November 17, 2022, at 11 a.m. from McClain-Hays Chapel with Dr. Mike Carr, Dr. Wayne Hill, and Bro. Justin Craft officiating. Burial followed in Cedarlawn Cemetery. McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
A memorial graveside service for Mr. Charles Ray Meely will be held Wednesday, November 23, 2022, at Dixon Chapel Cemetery in Pauls Valley, OK.
Home going services for James A. Smith were held Saturday, November 19, 2022, at New Bethel Baptist Church. Burial followed in New Bethel Cemetery. McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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Reports of loud booms in the Bond Community are being investigated by the Neshoba County Sheriff’s Office, according to Sheriff Eric Clark.
The Philadelphia Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying subjects wanted for questioning concerning a “dine and dash” that occurred at Yamato Steakhouse & Sushi this past Sunday, PPD announced on Facebook. 
A Louisville woman has been arrested and charged with manslaughter in connection with a deadly wreck on Highway 16 west last week, the authorities said.
The city of Philadelphia moved to the next phase on the Booker T. Washington gym renovation project when aldermen voted to advertise for bids to redo the bathrooms and make them handicap accessible.
Free chicken fritters, courtesy of Tyson Foods, were given out on the Choctaw Indian Reservation this week.
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EDITORIAL/Thanksgiving

The first recorded Thanksgiving was celebrated on December 4, 1619, at Berkeley Hundred, a plantation on the northern banks of the James River about 20 miles upstream from Jamestown, the first permanent settlement of the Colony of Virginia.

FLASHBACKS

Vaccination against Diphtheria, Typhoid Fever, and Smallpox have been made available without charge to the people of Neshoba County.    

BIBLE SELECTION/Psalm 1:1-2

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.  
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Motors 4 Toys - Cruise-In & Toy Drive. Saturday, Dec. 10, 9 a.m-noon. Show off your rides and spread some Christmas cheer.

Just Among Friends

The Philadelphia Rotary Club honored 3 students from local high schools as Students of the Month for November, 2022 during last Monday's meeting.

Lee loves making country food for family

Even though Tammy Lee works full-time, she always makes time to prepare tasty country food for her family to enjoy. 
Editorials

GETTING THE MESSAGE/The truth of Christ and the gospel

In Acts 26:19-32 the apostle Paul concludes his testimony before King Agrippa, Governor Festus, and many other dignitaries in Caesarea.

GETTING THE MESSAGE/From darkness to light in Christ

We have been looking at the benefits of salvation the Apostle Paul mentioned in Acts 26:18 while he was testifying about the Lord Jesus Christ before King Agrippa and other leaders in the city of Caesarea.

HARSANYI/Musk right on government

There are no saviors or miracles in democracy, only a grueling, soul-sucking, forever war of attrition.
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Reports of loud booms in the Bond Community are being investigated by the Neshoba County Sheriff’s Office, according to Sheriff Eric Clark.
The Philadelphia Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying subjects wanted for questioning concerning a “dine and dash” that occurred at Yamato Steakhouse & Sushi this past Sunday, PPD announced on Facebook. 
• Christopher Quinton Bagwell, 47, of 570 5th St Lot 8, Decatur; driving under the influence-3rd offense-felony, failure to yield to blue light/siren, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct
Neshoba County’s Michael Hardy, or HARDY as he is known professionally, second from left, was named BMI country songwriter of the year Nov. 9 in Nashville following his ACM songwriter of the year win earlier this year. 
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World War II Army veteran O.D. Jackson was recognized at the Veterans Day ceremony here on Friday for his combat service and for 78 years of continuous service with the American Legion Post 138.
The Board of Aupervisors approved a motion during its Nov. 7 meeting to authorize Neshoba County General Hospital and Nursing Home to purchase the property at the corner of Holland Avenue and Dallas Street.
Neshoba Central will move up to Class 6A next August as the Mississippi High School Activities Association has added a seventh classification.
Authorities are seeking leads in the theft of timber harvesting equipment in the Neshoba community last week.
Officials from the Multi County Community Service Agency (MCCSA) weatherized the home of Mrs. Alma Stribling in Neshoba on Oct. 28 in honor of National Weatherization Day.
The September 2022 unemployment rate in Neshoba County stayed the same as the previous month, holding at 4.0 percent, according to figures from the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.
A Neshoba County man was arrested and charged with possession of crystal methamphetamine after leading law enforcement officers on a brief pursuite in the early morning hours of Oct 28.
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LOWRY/Trump cares about only one thing

If Republicans haven’t noticed it already, their underperformance in the midterms offers yet another opportunity to realize what matters most to Donald Trump.

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