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• Santana Mercades Agurrie, 28, of 244 W Tucker Cir; contempt of court

Smith inducted into Naval Academy Class of ’28

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Bryce Crawford Smith, the grandson of Gloria Williamson and the late Edward Williamson of Philadelphia and a graduate of Brookhaven High School, was inducted into the Naval Academy Class of 2028 on June 27, marking the beginning of six challenging weeks of basic midshipman training during Plebe Summer. 

THOMAS/Tone down the rhetoric

In the aftermath of the attempted assassination of former president Donald Trump, Lincoln’s words, uttered during the horrific Civil War, can be a healing balm if only politicians, the media and activists who have promoted heated rhetoric and division would embrace them. It’s going to take leadership from both parties for it to happen.

A shed fire was reported in the backyard of a Coleman Street residence Sunday early Sunday morning.

Vehicle catches fire in front of store

No injuries were reported in a car fire at a Philadelphia convenience store last Friday evening.

Forest Park Circle house burns down

No injuries were reported in a house fire on Forest Park Circle last week that resulted in a total loss.

Chief Ben elected to MDAH board

Tribal Chief Cyrus Ben, the fifth democratically elected chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, has been elected to the board of trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH).

Hall paints her first mural at Old Mexico

Lake Hall, who has been painting since middle school, recently had the opportunity to paint her first mural at Old Mexico Restaurant.

Tax rolls now open for the public to view

Tax Assessor/Collector Mike Lewis told the Board of Supervisors on Monday that the 2024 land roll is now open for public inspection through Aug. 2.

Police bust woman in drug sting

A Philadelphia woman was arrested on drug charges after allegedly being caught in an undercover sting, authorities said.

Gipson Cleaners has new owners

Gipson Cleaners will re-open as Beacon Street Cleaners as early as this summer after the original owners retired in 2022 leaving the county without a dry cleaners.

Allen crowned new Choctaw Indian Princess

Leilani Elyse Allen was crowned the 2024-2025 Choctaw Indian Princess last Wednesday during the opening night of the 74th Choctaw Indian Fair, becoming the 69th young Tribal member to hold the esteemed title.

Gipson Cleaners will re-open as Beacon Street Cleaners, it was announced this week.

There were apparently no injuries in a car fire Friday at Main Street Junction.

County jail docket

• Dawson Atkins, 25, of 10 Eastover; violation of protection order

Two people were arrested and charged with drug possession after they were stopped on Highway 16 East with active warrants.

Dollar General shoplifter arrested in Kemper

A DeKalb man was arrested and charged with shoplifting at the Dollar General on Highway 16 East.

Shady Lane Smoke Off winners

6 Pack Smokers won the Boston Butt Division and was the overall winner of the annual Shady Lane Smoke Off at the Neshoba County Fairgrounds. 

The “Flowers” mural at 313 Main Street will come to life Tuesday, July 16, at 9 a.m. where girls from the Boys and Girls Club will perform.

Aldermen apply for $30K grant for DeWeese Park work

Philadelphia Main Street has applied for a Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) grant of up to $30,000 to support the DeWitt DeWeese Park beautification project.

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