Face coverings still required on Tribal lands

Face coverings are still required on  Tribal lands, the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians announced Wednesday.

New Police Chief Lyons once held bass fishing record

Newly-minted Police Chief Eric Lyons loves to hunt and fish in his spare time and even held a local fishing record once.

Deputies led on 25-mile pursuit

A woman suspected of being intoxicated led Sheriff’s deputies on a 25-mile pursuit from the Co-Op all the way to Stallo before daylight Monday morning.

Lady Warriors never gave up in title game loss

JACKSON — Trailing by 12 points with 2:47 left to play, the Choctaw Central Lady Warriors fought back to pull within two points of Pontotoc before dropping a 55-52 decision in the finals of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 4A girls basketball tournament Thursday evening at the Mississippi Coliseum.

Lady Warriors playing for 8th title The Choctaw Central Lady Warriors are in the Mississippi High School Activities Association’s Class 4A championship game.
Rebelettes claim 21st state crown The Leake Academy Rebelettes made short work of Hartfield Academy to take an 82-45 victory Saturday in the Mid-South Association of Independent Schools Class 4A girls championship game.
Sammy Breland Funeral services for Sammy Breland were held on Sunday, February 28, 2021, at 3 p.m. from Linwood Baptist Church with Dr. Wayne Hill and Rev. Mike Skinner officiating. Burial followed in Linwood C
Mildred Jenkins Kirkland Funeral services for Mildred Jenkins Kirkland were held Saturday, February 27, 2021, at 2 p.m. from McClain-Hays Chapel with Rev. Cliff Barker officiating.  Burial followed in Vardaman Cemetery. McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Buster H. Moss Mr. Moss was a native of Attala County.  He had worked in the poultry industry for several years.
Sheriff makes drug bust heading to funeral On his way to a funeral Sunday afternoon, Sheriff Eric Clark made a felony drug arrest in the Good Hope community.
3 Tribal members die in crash with alleged drunk driver A woman and two children who were Tribal members from Leake County died Wednesday night when a man suspected of being drunk was going the wrong way on Mississippi 25 near Flowood.
Inmate flees for birthday supper A Neshoba County jail inmate escaped custody while being booked last Thursday to enjoy a birthday dinner at his mother’s home near Dixon.
Contest brings life to Civil Rights studies Philadelphia High School teachers used a Black History Month project as part of their curriculum, giving students hands-on experience with the courses.
Aldermen discuss ordinance to clean up junk People who have junk on their properties in Philadelphia may soon be forced to clean it up or face paying a fine.
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BUCHANAN/Is Biden reenlisting in war?

Thursday, in its first military action, the Biden Pentagon sent two U.S. F-15Es to strike targets of Kataib Hezbollah, an Iranian-backed Iraqi militia just inside the eastern border of Syria.

LOWRY/Alzheimer’s be not proud

There are a hundred things I could tell you about my late mother that are more important than the disease that caught her in its grip the last few years of her life.


The seniors of Arlington High School will present a three-act farce, “Hope, Faith, and Flarity”. Itaska Hodgins, Faye Coghlan, and Marsette Tally will play the leading roles of the ever hopeful Hope, faithful Faith, and the Irish Mick Flarity, respectively. They are supported by a well-balanced cast. 


Winstead’s influence comes from grandmothers

Brooke Winstead graduated from Philadelphia High School and furthered her education as an undergrad at Ole Miss and is now in medical school. 

Just Among Friends

Jenna Daly, the daughter of Dr. Shay and Ann Daly, was recently inducted into the Jackson Academy Chapter of the National Honor Society. 

Marston enjoys cooking Hawaiian, Portuguese

Scott Marston grew up in Hills, Iowa, a small town of only about 500 people seven miles south of Iowa City. But Hills seemed like its own universe. 


Do not fret because of evil men or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away.

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)
EDITORIAL/The cavalry arrives Linemen in bucket trucks and Baptists serving hot meals have been like the cavalry arriving since a debilitating winter storm knocked out power to most of unincorporated Neshoba County last week, even shutting the Walmart in town for a couple of days.
Man denied bond after leading high-speed chase A Neshoba County man was arrested late last Tuesday afternoon and was denied bond after he led six deputies on a high-speed chase in which gunshots were fired.
2 charged following break-in at Brown’s Discount Drugs A Philadelphia man and a juvenile from Meridian are in custody in connection with a pair of break-ins over the weekend.
Motocross event planned at Coliseum A championship motocross event is set for Saturday at the Neshoba County Coliseum. 
Neshoba Central adds $1.5M in technology A chalkboard was a classroom staple when Neshoba Central Elementary School teacher Angie Coward began her teaching career. Now more than 21 years later, chalkboards and subsequent dry erase boards have been replaced with Promethean boards. 
Mask order lifted but encouraged Neshoba County recorded 71 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and three new COVID-19 deaths over the past week, according to statistics released Tuesday by the Mississippi State Department of Health.
Crews continue to clean up after ice City and county workers are well into the cleanup process from the February ice storms that brought down powerlines, trees and other debris all over Neshoba County two weeks ago.
Supervisors pass states of emergency Two state of emergency declarations were ratified by the Neshoba County Board of Supervisors on Monday during their regular board meeting.
County jail docket • Joseph N Barnett, 28, of 14573 Hwy 21 S; contempt of court
Ajathi Nichols seeks election as alderman for Ward 4 I am Ajatha Nichols, I am announcing my candidacy for the position of Alderman, Ward Four.
Lewd graffiti painted again at Northside Park Philadelphia police are investigating lewd graffiti painted on one of the concession stands at Northside Park.
Mask order lifted but encouraged Mask orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic were lifted by Gov. Tate Reeves on Tuesday but encouraged leaving them in effect for K-12 schools.

GINGRICH/Why I will not give up

A smart friend of mine who is a moderate liberal asked why I was not recognizing Joe Biden’s victory



Sam Stribling, of Philadelphia, son of Dr. W.J. Stribling, has been announced as one of the 14 varsity students eligible for membership in Phi Eta Sigma, national honorary scholastic fraternity for freshmen.

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