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Winstead sentenced in hit-and-run death

A man charged in connection with a hit-and-run that left a 2-year-old boy dead on Mississippi 492 near Union in late April 2021 was sentenced to serve seven years in prison last week. 

Christmas parade set for Dec. 5

Neshoba countians are gearing up for the Christmas holidays and the “route is always the same,” said Tim Moore, executive director of the Philadelphia-Neshoba Chamber of Commerce.

Choctaw Fire Department training

Choctaw Fire/Rescue’s C-shift conducted a training scenario on search and rescue operations last week. 

County installing kiosk for tax payments

But the time spent standing in a long line at the Neshoba County Courthouse may become less, according to Tax Assessor/Collector Mike Lewis.

Runoff for school board seat Tuesday

Voters in eight precincts will return to the polls Tuesday for the School Board District 2 runoff race.

Tribe, MaxxSouth increasing broadband role

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is growing its partnership with MaxxSouth Broadband, whereby their existing broadband system is being expanded to serve over 2,000 tribal homes in six of the eight Tribal communities.

City seeks bids for restroom work

The city of Philadelphia moved to the next phase on the Booker T. Washington gym renovation project when aldermen voted to advertise for bids to redo the bathrooms and make them handicap accessible.

Free chicken fritters, courtesy of Tyson Foods, were given out on the Choctaw Indian Reservation this week.

Reports of loud booms in the Bond Community are being investigated by the Neshoba County Sheriff’s Office, according to Sheriff Eric Clark.

Police seek ‘dine-and-dash’ suspects

The Philadelphia Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying subjects wanted for questioning concerning a “dine and dash” that occurred at Yamato Steakhouse & Sushi this past Sunday, PPD announced on Facebook. 

County jail docket

• Christopher Quinton Bagwell, 47, of 570 5th St Lot 8, Decatur; driving under the influence-3rd offense-felony, failure to yield to blue light/siren, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct

Neshoba County’s Michael Hardy, or HARDY as he is known professionally, second from left, was named BMI country songwriter of the year Nov. 9 in Nashville following his ACM songwriter of the year win earlier this year. 

WWII veteran Jackson honored on Veterans Day

World War II Army veteran O.D. Jackson was recognized at the Veterans Day ceremony here on Friday for his combat service and for 78 years of continuous service with the American Legion Post 138.

Hospital to purchase Holland store site

The Board of Aupervisors approved a motion during its Nov. 7 meeting to authorize Neshoba County General Hospital and Nursing Home to purchase the property at the corner of Holland Avenue and Dallas Street.

Neshoba moves up to new 6A class

Neshoba Central will move up to Class 6A next August as the Mississippi High School Activities Association has added a seventh classification.

Sheriff seeks info on timber business theft

Authorities are seeking leads in the theft of timber harvesting equipment in the Neshoba community last week.

Service agency weatherizes Philadelphia home

Officials from the Multi County Community Service Agency (MCCSA) weatherized the home of Mrs. Alma Stribling in Neshoba on Oct. 28 in honor of National Weatherization Day.

Unemployment idle for September

The September 2022 unemployment rate in Neshoba County stayed the same as the previous month, holding at 4.0 percent, according to figures from the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

Deputies bust man with meth

A Neshoba County man was arrested and charged with possession of crystal methamphetamine after leading law enforcement officers on a brief pursuite in the early morning hours of Oct 28.

County jail docket

• Santana Mercades Agurrie, 26, of 244 West Tucker Circle, Contempt of Court, Driving Under the Influence-1st Offense

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