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Aldermen still seeking audit answers

The city of Philadelphia’s debt increased nearly $1 million in Fiscal  2017, according to the last annual audit made available as officials were to have discussed cost-cutting measures Tuesday evening in the wake of a recently exposed backlog of audits. 

Philadelphia High Homecoming Queen crowned

T’Kenzley Moore was crowned Philadelphia High School’s Homecoming Queen during halftime ceremonies last Friday night.

Man charged after shots fired into house

A man has been arrested in connection with shots fired that left a residence and multiple vehicles riddled with bullets last week.

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Tornadoes in must-win situation

The Philadelphia Tornadoes have a big road game set for this Friday night when they visit the Kemper County Wildcats at the East Mississippi Community College football field in Scooba.

Warriors even record with 3-3 win over NE Lauderdale The Choctaw Central Warriors defeated Northeast Lauderdale 40-20 Friday night to even their record at 3-3 on the season.
Rockets to battle Gators for Region 2-5A championship The Region 2-5A championship will be on the line Friday night when the Neshoba Central Rockets play host to the Vicksburg Gators in prep football action.
Obituaries
Wayne Mitchell Ferguson Wayne Mitchell Ferguson, 91, passed away on September 13, 2021 in his home surrendered by his loving family in Orange, Texas. 
Barry D. Wright Funeral services for Barry D. Wright were held Saturday, October 16, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. from Coye Assembly of God in Preston with Rev. Ryan Farmer and Rev. Scott Wright officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery. 
Claudette Peebles McMichael Funeral service for Mrs. Claudette Peebles McMichael was held 2 PM Sunday, October 17, 2021 at John E. Stephens Chapel with interment in New Harmony Cemetery. Rev. John E. Stephens  officiated. John E. Stephens Chapel in charge of arrangements..
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Neshoba student had gun at school A Neshoba Central student allegedly seen twirling a handgun in the school parking lot was arrested last week, the authorities said.
County jail docket • Tennis Lee Baca, 35, of 173 Big Spring Creek Rd; possession of paraphernalia, possession of controlled substance, possession of marijuana-vehicle
Kemper coal plant structures imploded Parts of the Kemper County power plant were imploded Saturday morning and the explosion could be heard as far away as the Neshoba County Fairgrounds, Arlington and even Decatur, according to social media reports.
2 new COVID deaths reported in last week Neshoba County has recorded 32 new COVID-19 cases and two new deaths, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health’s Oct. 19 report.
Rotary Club holds pancake fundraiser Neshoba General CEO Lee McCall, Ron Dipalma and Neshoba Central Superintendent Lundy Brantley man the griddles Monday for the Rotary Club’s annual Pancake Supper fundraiser.
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Editorials

BUCHANAN/Are good times over for Joe?

“When sorrows come,” said King Claudius, “they come not single spies but in battalions.” As the king found out. So it seems with President Joe Biden, who must be asking himself the question Merle Haggard asked: 

LOWRY/The U.S. supply chain in peril

If there is one universally recognized principle in American political life, it’s that the president of the United States should want Christmas to come off without a hitch.

FLASHBACKS

Holding that oil and gas beneath 16th Section school lands belong to the state, the Supreme Court Monday denied holders of 99-year “surface or agricultural” leases the right to prevent the state from entering the property for exploration of the minerals. 

Features

Ward credits parents with love of cooking

Marsha Ward credits her love of cooking to her mother, Mary Fortenberry, and her late father, Herman Fortenberry.

Just Among Friends

A precious baby boy arrived on October 12 much to the joy of his parents, Eddie and Kelly George Young, who had been eagerly awaiting his birth.

Of Local Interest

Neshoba County 4-H will be hosting a Spooky Species Costume Contest at 5:30 p.m. on October 28, 2021 at the Neshoba County Coliseum at 12000 HWY 15 N, Philadelphia, MS 39350

Editorials
BIBLE SELECTION/Psalm 27:14

Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!    

GETTING THE MESSAGE/What is the local church? The apostle Paul, in the city of Lystra on his first mission trip, is stoned and dragged out of the city, assumed to be dead (verse 19).
BUCHANAN/Sink New World Order Tax! Last Friday, in a triumph for transnationalism, 136 nations, including the U.S., agreed to mandate a global corporate income tax for all nations that will not be allowed to fall below 15%.
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Trick-or-treating Saturday, Oct. 30 Trick-or-treating will be held on Saturday, Oct. 30 this year. 
Marty Stuart to receive award at GRAMMY gala Marty Stuart will be the recipient of the GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi’s Crossroads of American Music Award at their 2021 a gala in December, it was announced. 
Choctaw’s Bell graduates from firefighter class Choctaw firefighter Bracey Bell was one of 24 members of Firefighter Class 193 of the Mississippi State Fire Academy.
County jail docket • Edgar Poe Barfield, 54, of ½ PO Box 211, Shuqulak; possession of controlled substance
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ECCC Homecoming Court named Members of the 2021 Homecoming Court at East Central Community College included (front row, from left) freshman maid Zoey Bell of Philadelphia and escort Dylan Farve of Richton, fr
Pat Thomasson named MMA's first woman chair of board JACKSON — Pat Thomasson, CEO of the Thomasson Company in Philadelphia, was named the Mississippi Manufacturers Association's chair of the board on Tuesday, making her the first woman to serve in the position.
Audit firm: Status of books will determine speed of city audit If the city of Philadelphia’s financial house is in order, they could be caught up on their financial audits sometime in the first half of 2022.
Marty Stuart to receive award at GRAMMY Museum Gala Marty Stuart will receive the third annual Crossroads of American Music Award at the GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi’s 2021 Gala in Cleveland at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, the museum announced.
Aldermen call for financial reports Monthly income and expense reports were demanded last week by several aldermen in the wake of concerns over audits left undone for half a decade.
Rotary Club Pancake Supper set for Monday The Philadelphia Rotary Club’s annual Pancake Supper is scheduled from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Monday at the Senior Citizens Center and the proceeds will benefit the community.
Band competition Choctaw Central High School Band and color guard team members performed with 28 other schools this past Saturday at Neshoba Central in a state marching competition.
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BIBLE SELECTION/2 Timothy 3:16-17 (ESV)

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

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LOWRY/War on gifted and talented programs

Gifted students have to check their privilege and get over themselves.

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