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Two Neshoba County men have been arrested in connection with sex crimes involving a 5-year-old female and the production of child pornography with a 16-year-old female victim, the authorities said.

Legislators tour renovated Ellis Theater

About 50 members of the state Legislature traveled to Philadelphia last week to tour Marty Stuart’s Congress of Country Music at the recently renovated Ellis Theater.

A Neshoba County man was arrested and charged with drug possession after deputies saw him driving erratically on Fork Road this weekend, the authorities said.

Rockets set new graduation rate record

Neshoba Central High School’s Class of 2022 made history once again by attaining a graduation rate of 92.9 percent. The graduation rate was higher than the state average of 88.9 percent.

Legislators focus on broadband, transportation

Improvements in broadband internet access and transportation for East Central Mississippi residents head the wish lists of local legislators as the 2023 session begins.

McKee to retire from Citizens

Greg McKee will retire as president and CEO of The Citizens Bank of Philadelphia on Jan. 31, 2023, the bank announced last Tuesday. He will continue as a member of the Board of Directors.

Clemons shares Philadelphia story with Oregon leaders

What does Racial Healing mean to me? Racial Healing to me is living in a world in which all people are treated with dignity, respect, and fairness, regardless of their race, ethnicity, class, or sexual orientation, and are able to thrive and reach their full potential, free from the constraints and barriers imposed by racism and discrimination.

Man charged with stabbing on Robinhood

A Philadelphia man has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly stabbing another man in the driveway of a Robinhood Circle residence one evening last week, the authorities said.

County Jail Docket

• Tony Anthony, 61, of 11251 Hwy 21 N; no drivers license, improper equipment, seat belt violation, no proof of insurance

CDP working to bring hotel to downtown

Bringing a hotel to downtown Philadelphia to accommodate Marty Stuart Congress of Country Music visitors is in the works, Community Development Partnership President David Vowell has confirmed, adding that negotiations are in the early stages.

Vicksburg man charged with drugs

A Vicksburg man was arrested and charged with drug trafficking after his arrest early New Year’s morning, the authorities said.

Police searching for masked burglar

A masked suspect caught on surveilance camera breaking into several trucks at a repair shop on Highway 15 last week is still being sought, the authorities said.

Miss Hospitality crowned

Kara Daly was crowned 2023 Neshoba County Miss Hospitality and Sellers Richardson was crowned Little Miss Hospitality.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation issued an Endangered / Missing Child Alert for 16-year-old Montevious Goss of Louisville late Sunday.

A Philadelphia man has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly stabbing another man in the driveway of a Robinhood Circle residence on Wednesday evening, authorities said.

Weyerhaeuser grant used to buy thermal imaging drone

A drone with thermal imaging could be in service later this year, thanks in large part to a grant from Weyerhaeuser, Neshoba County Sheriff Eric Clark said.

Deputies arrest family duo with weed, crack cocaine

A mother and son duo was arrested on drug charges after Sheriff’s deputies found weed and crack cocaine at a Carver Avenue residence on Friday morning, the authorities said.

Checkpoint results in drug arrest

A Newton County man was arrested on drug charges during a traffic stop in the Linwood community last week, the authorities said.

Candidates race to fill countywide offices

 Three countywide offices will be up for grabs this year following retirements. 

Supervisors approve new appointments

The Neshoba County Board  of Supervisors made three appointments during last Tuesday’s meeting.

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