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Deputies arrest man for sex crime

A Philadelphia man has been arrested and charged with molesting a family member under the age of 12, the authorities said.

Nursing part of ECCC expansion here

An additional nursing program along with workforce training and development will be part of a new East Central Community College expansion into Philadelphia, it was announced Monday night at the Chamber of Commerce banquet.

Ministry provides beds to Neshoba County kids

The Beds for Kids ministry communicates the love of Jesus by providing a comfortable bed for every child in Neshoba County who needs one, organizers say.
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Union wins Homecoming bout

The Union Yellowjackets did a fine job of celebrating homecoming on Friday night.

Lady Rebels softball season ends

The Leake Academy softball team saw its season come to an end this weekend.

Rockets take win over Holmes in region play

The Neshoba Central Rockets remained undefeated in Region 2-5A play Friday night as they took a hard-earned 23-18 victory over Holmes County Central in prep football action.
Obituaries
Services were held on Wednesday September 28, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. from McClain-Hays Chapel. Interment was in the Old Pearl Valley Baptist Church Cemetery. Bro. Benton Ingram officiated.
Graveside service for Mr. Timothy Carl Majure was held 2 PM Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at Morrow Cemetery with Rev. John E. Stephens officiating. Visitation was 12-1:15 PM Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at John E. Stephens Chapel.
Funeral service for Mrs. Delois Welch Roberts was held on Saturday, September 24, 2022, at 11 A.M. from Goodway M.B. Church with Rev. Willie C. Rush officiating.
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Philadelphia Police are investigating a wreck reported on East Main Street that sent one driver to the hospital on Tuesday morning.
The source of a fire at the First Baptist Church Saturday morning remains under investigation, fire officials said.
• Cody Ganton Anderson, 45, of 576 Conehatta Prospect Rd; driving under the influence-1st offense, careless driving, suspended drivers license, no insurance
Neshoba General Hospital welcomes Stefani Rohani Marie Beale, MD to its medical staff. Her specialty is Internal Medicine. She will be seeing patients at Neshoba Urgent Care – Family Medicine located at 1120 East Main Street, Suite 2. 
The source of a fire at the First Baptist Church Saturday morning remains under investigation, fire officials said.
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BUCHANAN/Biden commits war for Taiwan

If China invades Taiwan to unify it with the mainland, the United States will go to war to defend Taiwan and send U.S. troops to fight the invaders.

LOWRY/Stacey Abrams and the perils of lying

This shouldn’t be happening to Stacey Abrams, not after all that has been invested into her budding political super stardom.

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Each of the 33 members of the Philadelphia Business and Professional Women’s Club will make and supply a soldier’s Red Cross ditty bag, it was decided at the Club’s September social meeting held at the Legion Hut. The contribution will fill more than half of the local Chapter’s quota for one month.      
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Sardis Baptist Church will hold its Homecoming Service on Sunday, October 9th at 11:00AM. Bro. George Ellis will be the guest speaker and a luncheon will follow.  

Williams sees cooking as social experience

“I enjoy cooking when it’s done with a group of people, and we all enjoy the food together and make it a social experience,” Williams said. “I live alone, so when it’s just me it’s a little harder to cook. When there are other people around and you’re talking with them and having fun, it’s a lot more enjoyable.”

Just Among Friends

Happy Birthday to Georgia Parks! She celebrated her 96th Birthday on Monday, Sept. 19. This amazing woman has led an interesting life. Her family helped make her day special.
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BIBLE SELECTION/Hebrews 10:30-31

For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.      

GETTING THE MESSAGE/Christ is the cure for sin

In Acts 24 the apostle Paul is in Caesarea. He had been carried there by Roman soldiers who had taken him out of Jerusalem because the Jews had threatened his life.

MOORE/Biden losing race for the cure

President Joe Biden recently announced, with great fanfare, his Cancer Moonshot initiative. Biden used soaring and promising rhetoric about, at last, finding a cure for one of the world’s leading killers. 
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The Refuge, a new daycare ministry for adults with special needs, is hosting its first major fundraiser this weekend.
One of the city’s three tornado sirens is down following a malfunction early Sunday morning, fire officials said.
Philadelphia Police are investigating a wreck reported on East Main Street that sent one driver to the hospital on Tuesday morning.
Senior Ashton Luke was crowned Neshoba Central High School's homecoming queen Friday night.
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• Matthew T. Bell, 34, of 12270 HWY 16, possession of controlled substance, possession of marijuana, vehicle
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the largest nonprofit professional association for professional economic developers in the world, has selected the recipients of its 2022 Excellence Awards.
Neshoba County Sheriff’s Deputy Dyron Talbert’s favorite thing about being a schools resource officer is visiting students and making their day.
Two juveniles were arrested with guns at a Neshoba Central junior high football game on Monday evening, the authorities said.
Choctaw Tribal Chief Cyrus Ben has been named Citizen of the Year by the Community Development Partnership.
The New Yorker Blower Company and Kiln Drying Systems & Components will be investing $8.14 million in Philadelphia to open a new facility and create 60 jobs, Gov. Tate Reeves announced last week.
Neshoba Central High School will celebrate Homecoming this Friday night during the Rockets football game with Provine.
Editorials

LOWRY/Republicans run and hide on abortion

There was a time when Senate Republicans were squarely behind a federal ban on late-term abortion. And it wasn’t long ago.

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