Bluegrass prodigy Wyatt Ellis performs educational concert

Wyatt Ellis, a 15-year-old Bluegrass prodigy, performs alongside his band at the Ellis during an educational concert last Thursday.
Fifteen-year-old Bluegrass prodigy Wyatt Ellis captivated music students from Choctaw Central and Philadelphia high schools with an educational show at the Ellis Theater last Thursday.

Man charged with shooting neighbors

Tyrone Collier
A man who allegedly shot two of his neighbors in the chest during a dispute between their families last week is out on bond after he was arrested on two attempted murder charges.

$800K road paving to begin in June

Nearly $800,000 in street paving is scheduled to begin in June in Philadelphia. 

Rockets fall short in battle against Warren Central

The Rockets fall to Warren Central in their first division game 3-2 in eight innings.   It was a pitchers' duel all night long with two Rocket pitchers striking out 13 batters against the …

Rockets best Trojans

The Neshoba Central Rockets defeated Northeast Lauderdale 17-4 on Saturday, thanks to a big 5th inning.  

Leake baseball begins district action

The Leake Academy baseball team kicked off district play this past week, dropping two out of three games to Wayne Academy.
Health Connect America celebrated the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony of their new office on Byrd Avenue across from the Courthouse.
Funeral services for Mr. Tanner Miles Henry were held at 10 AM Monday, April 1, 2024 at Pearl River CERF Building with Bro. Mark Patrick officiating. Interment was in Holy Rosary Cemetery.
Funeral services for Ms. Dorothy Isola Fain were held at 2 PM Monday, April 1, 2024 at New Zion United Pentecostal Church with. Interment in Henry’s Chapel Cemetery. John E. Stephens Chapel was in charge of arrangements. 
A Neshoba County woman indicted in the March 2023 murder of her boyfriend here at a residence off of Highway 16 West has been returned to local custody after she was arrested in New York state after skipping bail for that murder, Sheriff Eric Clark said.
• Madeline D Amos, 42, of 290 Bogue Chitto Cir; failure to appear X3
The capital murder conviction of Marlon Boyd was upheld by the state Court of Appeals on Thursday.
One-half of the multi-latinum duo Florida Georgia Line will close out this year’s Choctaw Indian Fair set for July 10-13.
It was too overcast to see the eclipse on Monday, so Mrs. Jackson’s students at Neshoba Central watched it on NASA’s website. 
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THOMAS/Hatred of Jews continues

Palestinian children collect water at Zaytoun neighbourhood in Gaza City on March 27, 2024, amid the ongoing battles Israel and the Hamas militant group. Photo by Mohammed A Hajjar/Middle East Images/ABACAPRESS.COM
Repetition while teaching children is a necessary tool that allows them to absorb information and to build on it for future understanding. It is why my teachers required repeating times tables and words in language class.

THOMAS/One more try at reducing the debt

Money and flag of America.
“Neither a borrower nor a lender be.”– Polonius to his son Laertes in “Hamlet”


The Junior Class of the Philadelphia High School will present its annual play at the high school auditorium at eight o'clock this Friday. "Lady Spitfire" is the title of the play to be presented.

Jenkins loves to cook classic dishes

Skye Jenkins with her husband, Josh, and two sons, Sutton and Sawyer
Skye Jenkins learned to cook classic Southern foods like fried chicken, squash casseroles, and sweet potato casseroles from her grandmother, Jo Apperson, and her late mother-in-law, Terry Jenkins.

Of Local Interest

If you are interested in joining the Neshoba County 4-H Horse Club, join us on April 11th at 5:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room located at the Neshoba County Coliseum. This will include information regarding riding events as well as horse art opportunities.

Hunter’s cooking reflects upbringing

Darlene Hunter
Darlene Hunter grew up in a lively household with eight siblings, where cooking was a family affair guided by her mother, Betty Moore. 
Mississippi Treasurer David McRae

MCRAE/April is Financial Literacy Month

It’s no secret that at the State Treasury of Mississippi, we believe deeply in financial wellness for every citizen. And if you give us the opportunity, we’ll scream it from the rooftops …

THOMAS/Moscow massacre

A mass shooting at a concert hall in Moscow killed more than 130 people. With many others seriously or gravely wounded the number of dead is likely to rise.


The opening of a new hospital for the treatment of venereal diseases by the United States Public Health Service in cooperation with the Mississippi State Board of Health at Greenwood was announced by Dr. Felix J. Underwood, executive officer of the Mississippi State Board of Health on Thursday.
• Madeline D Amos, 42, of 290 Bogue Chitto Cir; failure to appear X3
A Philadelphia teenager faces multiple surgeries after he suffered several gunshot wounds when more than 40 shots were fired into his family home in west Philadelphia.
A Philadelphia teenager faces multiple surgeries after he suffered multiple gunshot wounds in the crossfire of a shooting outside his Martin Luther King Drive residence in the early morning hours of Sunday, Police Chief Eric Lyons said.
A Connie Smith mural was unveiled Saturday in downtown Philadelphia.
Here's a rough animation of what the 2024 eclipse will look like from Philadelphia on Monday.
A man who allegedly shot two of his neighbors in the chest during a dispute on Road 402 between their families last week remains in custody after he was charged with two counts of attempted murder today, Sheriff Eric Clark said.
Marty Stuart’s Congress of Country Music has an impressive lineup scheduled at the historic Ellis Theater this week.
A dispute between two families led to a shootout Friday night near Madden with serious injuries.
Four men were arrested in two separate incidents at a safety checkpoint at the intersection of Mississippi 488 and Mississippi 427 at Laurel Hill last month.
Margaret Elizabeth Taylor has been named Neshoba Central’s STAR Student for the 2023-24 school year by the Mississippi Economic Council Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program. 
Charmaine Manzano has been named STAR Student for the 2023-2024 school year by the Mississippi Economic Council (MEC) Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program, sponsor of the Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program.

GETTING THE MESSAGE/Christ is risen!

Easter is this coming Sunday, and it is good to remember the hope that the resurrected Christ gives to fallen men in a fallen world.

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