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Flagpole, flags donated to church

On Feb. 6, Jerry Hemphill and James Kirkland, representatives of the Woodmen of The World Insurance Company, presented a new flagpole, an American flag, and a Christan flag to the congregation of McClain Chapel Pentecostal Church on Road 462 in the East Neshoba community. 

Refuge Roundup raising money for ministry

The Refuge of MS ministry for adults with special needs is gearing up for its annual Refuge Roundup event at the Coliseum on March 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Man arrested for theft at chicken farm

A Forest man has been arrested and charged in connection with taking materials from a Neshoba County chicken farm at Hope.

1 suspect identified in drive-by

Police have a suspect in a drive-by shooting on Lewis Avene Monday afternoon.

Boler named Volunteer of the Year

Jacob Boler, an 11-year forklift driver at Weyerhaeuser, has recently been awarded the company’s Volunteer of the Year due to his exceptional work with children in Neshoba County. 

Stuart visits Legislature

Philadelphia native and country music star Marty Stuart addressed the Mississippi Senate on Thursday, February 8, at the invitation of Senator Jenifer Branning, who is standing behind him. 

Deputy joins FBI task force

Neshoba County Sheriff’s Deputy Josh Jolly was recently sworn in as an FBI Safe Trails Task Force member. 

Highway 15 closed for bridge work

Highway 15 South at the Canadian Pacific Kansas City railroad bridge at Neshoba will be closed for up to two months for repairs, the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced.

Teen arrested in Monday shooting

A Philadelphia teenager has been arrested and charged in connection with a shooting Monday on Valley View Drive that sent a man to the hospital.

City man arrested in murder

A Philadelphia man has been arrested and charged with the murder of a Georgia man in Newton County.

Teenage entrepreneurs blend humor with candle creations

Teenage entrepreneurs Jack Butler and Pete Peebles break the mold as high school juniors managing their own candle-making business. 

Highway 15 South at the Canadian Pacific Kansas City railroad bridge at Neshoba will be closed for up to two months for repairs, the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced.

County jail docket

• Sherman Jermar Bell, 28, of 1367 Mills Rd, Conehatta; contempt of court

ECCC partners with Mississippi Power

East Central Community College President Dr. Brent Gregory recently accepted a Deeply Rooted, Future Focused capital campaign contribution from Chris Phillips, the District General Manager for Mississippi Power, in a partnership to promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics at the community college level. 

Man arrested for theft at chicken farms

A Walnut Grove man has been arrested and charged in connection with the theft of materials and equipment from area chicken farms.

License plate reader leads to arrest at casino

A Jackson man wanted on charges in multiple jurisdictions was arrested at the Golden Moon Casino last week after a license plate reader alerted county law enforcement authorities he was driving a stolen vehicle.

Neshoba Schools receives $68K robotics grant

The Neshoba County School District will receive a $68,000 grant for its robotics program at Neshoba Central.

Police seeking info into Sherwood shooting

Multiple shots fired into a residence on Sherwood Drive have police searching for suspects.

Juveniles charged with pair of burglaries

Two juveniles, both 17, were arrested and have been charged in connection with a pair of burglaries in December.

Money donated for kids’ trophies

The Community in Action group of Philadelphia/Neshoba recently donated $1,998.92 to the Park Board, covering the cost of 140 trophies for kids participating in the Booker T. Washington Gym sports league. 

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