Culberson named 2022 Miss Black Neshoba County

Samiyah Culberson was crowned the 2022 Miss Black Neshoba County Saturday before a standing room only crowd at the Westside Community Center.

The shooting death of a Meridian police earlier this month, who died answering a domestic violence call, has hit close to home for local law enforcement officers.

Mt. Zion Memorial

The 58th Commemorative Memorial Service remembering three young men murdered in Neshoba County on June 21, 1964, by the Ku Klux Klan

Officers heading to schools

The Neshoba County Sheriff’s Department reached an interlocal agreement with the Neshoba County School District to provide up to three resource officers during the upcoming school year.

county jail docket

• Norma Jean Ainsworth, 49, of 1203 HWY 490 of Noxapater, possession of controlled substance

A rash of burglaries reported late last week on Blackjack Road coming into the county from Edinburg  are being investigated, the authorities said.

Philadelphia’s First United Methodist Church Vacation Bible School Eagle Group assist the  God’s

Dupree, Morgan reunite in JUCO

Two former Philadelphia High School football teammates are headed to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College with similar goals as they try to advance their football careers.

Love Out Loud aims to enrich community

You don’t have to travel around the world, to another state or the Mexican border to be involved in Christian missions, local leaders say.

City spending $750K on lagoon upgrades

About $750,000 from American Rescue Plan Act monies will be used to help Philadelphia Utilities (PU) with much needed repairs to its waste water treatment lagoon.

Police nab 4 wanted for credit card fraud

Four people have been arrested in connection with suspected credit card fraud following the death of a woman last month, according to Philadelphia police Chief Eric Lyons. 

Mt. Zion memorial June 19

The annual Mt. Zion memorial service for three young men murdered here by the Ku Klux Klan 58 years ago registering blacks to vote is set for this weekend and will include an address from the Philadelphia High School Principal and an art installation.

JROTC cadets graduate from academy

Three Neshoba Central High School Navy JROTC Cadets graduated from the National Flight Academy in Pensacola, Fla., in late May.  What’s more, several Cadets completed the FAA Part 107 Drone License curriculum. Three passed the test.

Aldermen approve police, fire promotions

Promotions in the police and fire departments were approved by Philadelphia aldermen during last Tuesday’ board meeting.

Ferguson named Moody Fellow

Christy Ferguson of Philadelphia, a business and office technology instructor at East Central Community College, has been named a 2022 Moody Institute Fellow.

County jail docket

• Matthew Allen, 28, of 10301 Road 773, contempt of court

Philadelphia’s Fred McAfee, who totaled 10 seasons at running back for the Saints in two stints, will be inducted to the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame this year.

5th graders pitch business ventures to ‘Sharks’

Britt Cumberland used his knowledge of baseball to pitch his business venture for a fifth grade project modeled after the popular reality television show, Shark Tank.

Lauderdale couple charged with burglary

A Lauderdale County couple was arrested and charged in connection with a house burglary in the House community earlier this month, the authorities said.

Willis new lead at Choctaw Health

CHOCTAW — Dr. Walt Willis, M.D., has been named Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at the Choctaw Health Center (CHC), it was announced on Monday.

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