Philadelphia Superintendent Hull retiring

Philadelphia Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Lisa Hull is retiring, it was announced.

Philadelphia delays start due to bomb threat

Federal authorities are involved after a bomb threat to the Philadelphia Public Schools.

Gipson Cleaners is closing

Gipson Cleaners, a Philadelphia institution for nearly a century, is still thriving, but it’s time to retire, Regina Gipson Hicks says.

Just Among Friends

Ties or Tutus, what will the baby wear? This was the question for the guests at the Gender Reveal Party in the home of Steve and Jenny Lyn Wilkerson on Saturday evening,

Lady Rockets remain undefeated The Neshoba Central Lady Rockets remained undefeated last week in prep basketball action.
Philadelphia basketball faces off against region foes The Philadelphia Tornado basketball teams have two Region 5-2A road games scheduled for this week.
Wayne Mitchell Ferguson Wayne Mitchell Ferguson, 91, passed away on September 13, 2021 in his home surrendered by his loving family in Orange, Texas. 
Roy Reed Willis Graveside service for Mr. Roy Reed Willis will be held at 2 PM Sunday, January 9, 2022, at Bogue Chitto Community Cemetery with Rev. Charles Doby Henry officiating.
Rickey Alan Melton Funeral services for Rickey Alan Melton was held Friday, January 7, 2022 at 1 pm from McClain-Hays Chapel with Rev. Hal Hall officiating. Burial followed in Sandtown Cemetery. 
7 arrested in weekend meth busts Despite freezing temperatures and more than a dusting of snow in some parts off the county, Sheriff’s deputies made seven felony methamphetamine arrests over the weekend.
Mason Alford remembered as fun, outgoing teen Fifteen-year-old Mason David Lee Alford was remembered as a sweet kid, very loving, kind and outgoing after an accidental shooting Jan. 3 near Dixon.
Meth dealer in big drug ring sentenced A known area meth dealer has been sentenced to nearly 16 years in prison on federal charges stemming from a major drug trafficking ring involving his brother, one of the main players in an investigation dubbed Operation High Life.
Teacher pay raise advances at Capitol JACKSON — The Mississippi House acted quickly last Wednesday to approve a bill that would increase teacher pay, nudging ahead of senators who are working on a separate plan.
No charges filed in Valero pump incident A man and woman wanted in connection with damaging a gas pump earlier this month at conveniene store on Highway 16 west will avoid charges after they agreed to pay for the damage, Police Chief Eric Lyons said.
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BUCHANAN/Where does NATO end?

After the Berlin Wall fell in 1989 and the Warsaw Pact dissolved, the breakup of the USSR began. But the dissolution did not stop with the 14 Soviet “republics” declaring their independence of Moscow.

LOWRY/The left trashes the Constitution

The Constitution must be defended — except when it must be jettisoned.

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.


Smith enjoys experimenting with recipes

Chloe Smith loves to alter recipes to make them her own.

Just Among Friends

Citizens Bank of Philadelphia has chosen Juakita Anderson for its New Year New Employee Spotlight for January 2022.

Of Local Interest

Linwood Volunteer Fire Department will be changing the day and time of our monthly board meetings to the third Tuesday of every month, beginning at 5:30 p.m. This is our regular board meeting that is open to the public. 


Hoover Edwards, Philadelphian, is scheduled to leave Maxwell Field, Montgomery,

BIBLE SELECTION/1 Peter 1:15-16 but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.
BUCHANANChina is rival, not Russia While all facts are true, not all facts are relevant.
Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Joslen Wells and Brooklyn Crosby get ready for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., parade on Saturday.
Omicron responsible for uptick of COVID cases Ten percent of all the COVID-19 cases reported in Neshoba County since the pandemic began in March 2020 occurred within the last week as the Omicron variant, a more contagious but milder form of the virus, rampages through the state. 
County jail docket • Ira H. Anderson, 20, of 1519 Mills Road of Conehatta, burglary-commercial buildings, cars, etc.
Neshoba Central student ready for semester in D.C. Ty Martin will set aside his casual school attire and don a suit, tie and black dress shoes when he begins his first day at the United States Senate Page School later this month in Washington, D.C.
Marty Stuart among Meridian's The MAX Hall of Fame newest members Marty Stuart was among the five newest members of The Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience’s Hall of Fame announced Tuesday.
Snow falls from Linwood to Arlington More than a dusting of snow covered parts of Neshoba County Sunday morning and some shared their snow scenes with the Democrat.
More than a dusting of snow covers parts of county More than a dusting of snow covered parts of Neshoba County and was continuing Sunday morning.
Free COVID-19 testing location opening Monday A free COVID-19 testing location will open on Monday in Philadelphia and operate five days a week, the state Department of Health has announced.
Tommie Warren was a family man Tommie Lee “Tom Tom’ Warren was remembered by friends and family as a solid family man, a source of light, laughter, music, love.
Nick Hall heading Christian retreat MACON — Neshoba County native Nick Hall is the new executive director of Lake Forest Ranch after the longtime director and his wife retired after leading the Christian camp retreat for nearly three decades.
7 now charged with murder in shooting Seven young men now face murder charges in connection with a shootout between two rival gangs in west Philadelphia last month that left an innocent man, a husband and father of two small children, dead.

Proclaiming the sovereignty of God/Acts 4:23-31

This passage begins with Peter and John giving a report to the church of what the chief priests and elders had said to them (verse 23)



Billy Fulton, All-State center from Blond; Clinton Kelly, Laurel Hill, and Wilburn Waddell, Linwood, Neshoba County High School stars from last year, are announced as probable starters when the east Central Warriors engage Ellisville, last year’s State champions, in Decatur. The two teams will play gain this weekend. 

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