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Neshoba schools approve $8.6M in bids

The Neshoba County School Board approved two separate bids earlier this month to complete a three-phase campus-wide renovation project and to construct a new physical education gym and two classrooms for the middle school.

Change order increases Booker T. gym costs $20K

The Booker T. Washington gym renovation costs increased nearly $20,000, officials were told during last Tuesday’s meeting of the Philadelphia Mayor and Board of Aldermen, and the meter hasn’t stopped running.

$576K municipal airport lighting project being funded in part by FAA grant

A $576,790 Philadelphia Municipal Airport runway lighting contract was awarded to Webster Electric Co. of Meridian.

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Fielder signs with Pearl River CC

Neshoba Central’s Hama’ya Fielder signed with Pearl River Community College to continue her education and her basketball career.

Scott signs with Southeastern Baptist College Philadelphia High School’s Devontae Scott has signed with Southeastern Baptist College to play basketball.
Davis signs with Southeastern Baptist College Philadelphia High School’s Jordan Davis has signed with Southeastern Baptist College to play basketball.
Obituaries
Tom Croswell Tom lived in Springfield MO.  He lived most of his life in Philadelphia MS.  He was a member of Jackson Street Church of Christ in Willard MO. 
Jerry (Mike) John, Sr. Funeral service for Mr. Jerry (Mike) John, Sr. were held 10 AM Saturday, June 25, 2022, at Faith Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Allen Peoples officiating.
Bobby Gene Tubby Graveside service for Mr. Bobby Gene Tubby were held 10 AM Friday, June 24, 2022 at Holy Rosary Cemetery with Father Bob Goodyear officiating.
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Man nabbed for molestation at casino A Walnut Grove man has been arrested and charged with molesting a vulnerable adult after an incident at the Pearl River Resort over the weekend.
City man murdered with bat at apartment complex A Philadelphia man has been arrested and charged in connection with the murder of another man with a baseball bat at an apartment complex Monday night.
Man arrested at casinos An Okalona man is in custody after he stole fuel, catalytic converters and a number of tools from at least three vehicles in one of the casino parking lots on Thursday, Sheriff Eric Calrk said.
Terry Wayne Johnson Funeral service for Mr. Terry Wayne Johnson were held 10 AM Monday, June 27, 2022, at Stonewall Baptist Church with Bro. Robert Patrick officiating.
Diabetes awareness goal of Tribal walk World Series Stickball teams from Tribal communities such as Conehatta and Redwater walked as far as 40 miles Saturday morning to the Pearl River community to help spread awareness about diabetes.
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EDITORIAL/Abortion for states to decide

Abortion is now a matter for the states and, more particularly, the consciences of the voters who live in them to decide.

DE RUGY/The truth about relief scandals

Raise your hand if you’re surprised that the trillions of dollars spent on COVID-19 relief gave way to billions of dollars in government waste, fraud and abuses.

LOWRY/Trump’s ultimate jury is in the GOP

If the January 6 committee truly cares about protecting norms, the last thing it should want is for Attorney General Merrick Garland to indict Donald Trump.

Features

Stroud enjoys gift of feeding others

Jessica Stroud said that on top of her teaching second graders for the Neshoba Central Elementary Talented and Gifted Program, she loves to cook and loves seeing people enjoy her food even more.

Just Among Friends

Congratulations to Jerry and Tommie Hardy who celebrated their 55th Wedding Anniversary on June 18! The couple went to Gulf Shores, Alabama, for a fun celebration. They enjoy traveling together to visit their children and grandchildren, as well as on vacations.

Arlington High Class of 1956 holds reunion

On June 4, 2022, the Arlington High School Class of 1956 celebrated their 66th class reunion.

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FLASHBACKS

The first cotton bloom of the season as brought in by Robert Perkins, a number of other early blossoms are also being brought in by: B.J. Barham, M.C. Posey, Clayton Houston, R.D. Reid, Will Battle, and Nelson Reynolds.    

BIBLE SELECTION/Matthew 16:25 For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.
GETTING THE MESSAGE/View troubles in a different light The Lord Jesus said to his people, “In this world you will have tribulation. But be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
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County jail docket • Bradley Anthony, 47, of 1107 Tank St; possession of controlled substance
Deputies searching for ATV An ATV stolen from a shop on Road 347 near Deemer over the weekend is being sought.
1 arrested in December disturbance A McCool man has been arrested and charged in connection with a December domestic violence dispute that occurred in Neshoba County, the authorities say.
Man nabbed for molestation at casino A Walnut Grove man has been arrested and charged with molesting a vulnerable adult after an incident at the Pearl River Resort over the weekend.
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City man murdered with bat at apartment complex A Philadelphia man has been arrested and charged in connection with the murder of another man with a baseball bat at an apartment complex Monday night.
Man arrested in church burglary caught on security camera A Neshoba County man has been arrested and charged as a suspect in connection with a church burglary caught on a security camera, Sheriff Eric Clark said.
Man arrested at casinos An Okalona man is in custody after he stole fuel, catalytic converters and a number of tools from at least three vehicles in one of the casino parking lots on Thursday, Sheriff Eric Calrk said.
Martin recalls time in D.C. as Senate Page Neshoba County Teenage Republicans Chairman Ty Martin said being on the Senate floor every day and working as a Senator Page in Washington, D.C., was an honor.
Union man charged with rape of girl A Union man has been arrested and charged in connection with the rape of a 17-year-old Scott County girl reported missing in March, Sheriff Eric Clark said.
Guest, Casssidy square off Tuesday Voters will return to the polls on Tuesday for a Republican run-off election in Mississippi’s Third House Congressional District. 
Waltman wins as Clemons drops appeal Leroy Clemons did not appeal a judge’s decision to dismiss his 2021 alderman-at-large election challenge.
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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. 

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ERICKSON/Promises made. Promises kept.

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