City wants bars open until 1 a.m.

The city of Philadelphia will ask the state of Mississippi for permission to extend the sale of alcoholic beverages in bars to 1 a.m.

End of an era as 4 aldermen change

With four aldermen going off the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, last Tuesday’s board meeting was the end of an era for some in city government.

Philadelphia man facing rape-assault charge

A Philadelphia man remains in jail suspected in a late May rape case, the authorities said.

Diamond Elite baseball team wins championship

The Diamond Elite 11U-Black travel baseball team of East Mississippi defeated Louisiana Crushers 11U, 9-1, in the 11U Open USSSA Global World Series championship game in Destin, Florida, last week.

ECCC announces 2021 football schedule The 2021 football season is just 12 weeks away and the East Central Warriors have announced their nine-game 2021schedule.
Celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week responsibly National Fishing and Boating Week is June 5 through June 13, 2021, which is the perfect time to celebrate
Henry C. Matthews Services for Henry C. Matthews will be Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. from McClain-Hays Chapel with Rev. Dennis Duvall, Rev. Matthew Jones and Rev. Michael Carter officiating.   Burial will follow in Bloomfield Cemetery in Neshoba County. 
Adlar P. Deslatte, Jr. Rosary Services for Adlar P. Deslatte, Jr. were June 21, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. from McClain-Hays Chapel with Bro. Sherril Orgeron, Jr., and Father Darniss Selvanaykan officiating.  Burial followed in Eastlawn Cemetery in Philadelphia.  Adlar P. Deslatte, Jr.
Delane George Funeral services for Mr. Delane George were Monday, June 21, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. from Big Oak United Methodist Church, Kemper County, with Bro. Ben Jones and Bro. Davey Wilkinson officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.  McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.   
Man accused of dealing weed A Kilmichael man was arrested and charged with about a half pound of weed and dealing at a safety checkpoint Sunday evening, the authorities said.
Drugs, cash, firearm netted in arrest A man is in custody after he was caught with drugs, cash, a firearm and other drug paraphernalia in a traffic stop Monday on Highway 482.
High-speed chase ends in 2 arrests Sheriff’s deputies netted two arrests following a high-speed chase that started on Mississippi 16 west, wound through the Choctaw Indian Reservation and ended in the Tractor Supply Parking lot, the authorities said.
Out-of-towners charged with felony meth A disturbance call on Road 298 led to the arrest of two out-of-towners on felony meth charges on June 15.
Teenager charged with shooting another teen A Philadelphia teenager has been arrested and charged as an adult in connection with shooting another teenager Friday evening on Bennett Street.
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EDITORIAL/Three lives rememberered

The murders of three young men, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, in Neshoba County 57 years ago this month registering blacks to vote changed world history by propelling passage of the Civil Right Act in the United States Congress.

BUCHANAN/Denying Biden Communion

Last week, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops voted 168-55, more than 3-1, to provide new guidance for receiving Holy Communion.

LOWRy/Biden’s tribute to Trump

A key storyline of President Joe Biden’s overseas trip was how different Biden was from President Donald Trump, and indeed he was — except in one crucial area.


Rickles enjoying life in renovated store

Jade Savell Rickles and husband Trent Rickles bought the old Sandtown Store and made it a forever home in July 2019.

Just Among Friends

A recent graduate of Neshoba Central's Class of 2021, Emily Berry, was presented with a certificate from the United States Navy for achieving the highest ASVAB score and enlisting to be a part of the elite group of recruits for the Navy.

ECCC students take top honors in SkillsUSA Competition

These East Central Community College students took top honors during the 2021 State SkillsUSA Virtual Conference and those garnering first place awards will represent Mississippi at the virtual National SkillsUSA contest this summer.


Allen Perry of Philadelphia is one of 29 students from Mississippi State now attending the R.O.T.C. Coast Artillery Camp at Fort Barrancas, Florida. The six weeks period of instruction will be part of the training which will qualify these students for commissions in the Officers Reserve Corps upon graduation from college.  

BIBLE SELECTION/Psalm 91:1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.  
GETTING THE MESSAGE/Christ heals a man Here we see the gospel spreading across Judea. Peter is traveling throughout the region, and Luke first gives us an account of his activity in the town of Lydda.
Union men charged with forged checks at casino Two Union men were arrested with forged checks at one of the casino parking lots last week after reports of suspicious activity.
Deputies arrest man with drugs, cash, firearm after stop A man is in custody after he was caught with drugs, cash, a firearm and other drug paraphernalia in a traffic stop last Monday on Highway 482.
Union woman charged with burglary of dwelling out on bond A Union woman believed to be involved in a vehicle burglary was arrested after a traffic stop between Dixon and Neshoba last week.
Authorities catch suspect who escaped while being transported to Winston County Jail Authorities apprehended a Grenada man who escaped custody after he was brought in on grand larceny charges.
High-speed chase ends in Tractor Supply parking lot Sheriff’s deputies netted two arrests following a high-speed chase that started on Mississippi 16 west, wound through the Choctaw Indian Reservation and ended in the Tractor Supply Parking lot last week, the authorities said.
Philadelphia Police make 3 arrests in ATV dealership break-in A Philadelphia man and two juveniles were arrested in connection with an attempted break-in at a Beacon Street ATV dealership last week.
MDEQ awards $18K grant to county to help remove rubbish Neshoba County has received an $18,320 grant from the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality that will be used to help remove rubbish at the county’s waste convenience center, officials said.
County jail docket Neshoba County Jail Docket from 6/14-6/21 • Kaitlyn Bannett, 25, of 336 Barefoot Spring Rd, Pelahatchie; trespassing • Liea M Bell, 42, of 117 Indian Hill Cir; public drunk • …
Suspect in custody after shootout at convenience store A suspect is in custody and police are searching for a second involved in the exchange of gunfire at a Beacon Street convenience store in late May.
Sheriff’s deputies seize large amount of meth after traffic stop A traffic stop in east Neshoba County netted a large amount of meth along with other drug charges last week.
Police investigate Main Street burglary attempt Police are investigating an attempted burglary reported at a Main Street pawnshop this weekend.

What is Critical Race Theory and how to respond

Critical race theory is fast becoming America’s new institutional orthodoxy. Yet most Americans have never heard of it—and of those who have, many don’t understand it. This must change. We need to know what it is so we can know how to fight it.



William B. Hooper, son of Mr. and Mrs. L.B. Hooper of Philadelphia, graduated from the Missouri Aviation Institution in Kansas City, Missouri. He had the highest honors out of a class of 35. He is stationed in Tucson, Arizona.

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