27 marijuana plants seized from garden

A Preston man has been arrested after the authorities seized just under 30 mature marijuana plants growing in a vegetable garden outside his mobile home, Neshoba County Sheriff Eric Clark said.

Booker T. Phase 1 almost completed

The first phase of the Booker T. Washington gym renovation project is close to complete, officials said.

Boyd sentenced to life without parole

Marlon Boyd of Philadelphia was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole following his capital murder conviction in Circuit Court last month,

Jenny Hardy Dabbs is working around the clock to revitalize historic downtown Philadelphia and the old Yates Drug Store and hospital building is another one of her projects that got under way this summer.

A fugitive wanted for a 2020 burglary here who is known for giving law enforcement false names was arrested in Leake County late last month during a traffic stop, Neshoba County Sheriff Eric Clark said.

Deputy Cortez Peebles, Deputy Gerald Willis, Sheriff Eric Clark, gunsmith Dave Davis and 601 Sports General Manager Christine Hemphill pose with rifles recently donated to the Neshoba County Sheriff’s Department. 

Accused drug dealer sentenced in meth case

A Neshoba County woman was sentenced to 24 months in prison for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine on the Choctaw Indian Reservation after earlier this year pleading guilty, federal officials announced last Thursday.

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a special tuition program for MCBI students at Mississippi College.

County jail docket

• Simone Monique Boler, 31, of 303 Pearl Ave; contempt of court

Of Local Interest

The annual Robert Murry and Harriett E. (Savell) Dennis Reunion will be held Sunday,

Philadelphia Public School District Superintendent Shannon Whitehead started the 2022 school year off with a bang with a Convocation on Monday.

Spears served county since 2000

The law enforcement community and other first responders took the time to remember Constable Ken Spears, a longtime and beloved public servant, after his death last week.

3 arrested for Fairgrounds truck theft

Three people have been arrested and charged in connection with the theft of a truck from the Neshoba County Fairgrounds that is connected to multiple burglaries with further charges potentially pending, Neshoba County Sheriff Eric Clark said.

Supervisors begin budgeting process

The Board of Supervisors approved the Real and Property Assessment Rolls following a public hearing during Monday’s regular meeting.

Reyes Willis said winning the 2021-2022 Avila Athletics Male Athlete Leader of the Year Award is just the beginning and he plans to finish his master’s degree and keep playing baseball after college.

Neshoba County’s unemployment rate up 1 point

The June 2022 unemployment rate in Neshoba County increased 1 percentage point when compared to the previous month, according to figures from the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES).

The Philadelphia Public School District is holding a Back-to-School Supply Drive this week and a party in the Philadelphia High School cafeteria on Aug. 7.

County jail docket

• Raad Abdorabaa Ali, 19, of 364 Chapel Hill Dr, Meridian; possession of a stolen firearm

Political speaking gets underway today at the 133rd Neshoba County Fair with a host of local officials before Thursday’s appearance by Gov. Tate Reeves.

Bush hog among needs in budget

Equipment purchases were on the minds of city officials at a second budget meeting last Thursday night where the mayor said most departments are coming in under budget.

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