Boys and Girls inks city deal

A Memorandum of Understanding with the Boys & Girls Club for the organization to use of the Westside Community Center has been accepted by Philadelphia alderman.

I would like to take this opportunity to announce my candidacy for election as Neshoba County Circuit Clerk. 

Woman killed in New Year’s wreck

A Neshoba County woman was fatally injured in a one-vehicle crash on New Year’s Day morning on Mississippi 482, the, Mississippi Highway Patrol reported.

HAMMER/Impotence of Republican elite

After Republicans clinched their narrower-than-expected new House majority in November’s midterm elections, the only relevant questions for Congress-watchers seemed to pertain to what Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) impending House speakership would look like. 

County jail docket

• Forrest Mucgikosi Billy, 25, of 450 Hoye Pace Rd, Conehatta; contempt of court

‘Field of Dreams’ to air at Ellis Theatre in Feb.

Tickets are on sale now for the showing of the classic movie “Field of Dreams” in the historic Ellis Theatre in February, which echoes Marty Stuart’s vision for the Congress of Country Music.  

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

Club hosting rodeo event at Neshoba Coliseum

The Central Mississippi Rodeo Club is hosting a high school and junior high rodeo at the Neshoba Coliseum to raise money for the upcoming National High School Final Rodeo in Wyoming. 

Sales tax returns increasing for Philadelphia

Sales tax collections continued to grow in the city of Philadelphia, according to figures from the Mississippi Department of Revenue.

Man arrested for Christmas day shooting

A Philadelphia man was arrested and charged in relation to a shooting on Clyde Avenue Christmas morning, the authorities said.

2 killed in fire on Choctaw Reservation

Two people died in a house fire on the Choctaw Indian Reservation the day after Christmas, the authorities said.

Preston man arrested with drugs

A Preston man out on an indictment for motor vehicle theft was denied bond after he was arrested with drugs over the weekend, authorities say.

Neshoba’s unemployment rate increases during November

The November unemployment rate in Neshoba County increased five-tenths of a percentage point when compared to the previous month, according to figures from the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

Steel House on Poplar becoming Airbnb rental

The historic Steel House on Poplar is becoming a new Airbnb soon, thanks to Tony and Gwen Alexander. 

Live nativity scene

Beacon Street Baptist held a live nativity last week to celebrate the Christmas season and the birth of Jesus Christ.

Bok Homa Casino turns 12 years old

The Bok Homa Casino held its 12th Anniversary Celebration last Tuesday with a large celebration, and Tribal Chief Cyrus Ben attended with many other Tribal Council members. 

Fundraiser aims to put central air at Booker T. gym

A local pastor and civic leader is spearheading a fundraising drive to raise  $220,000 to air condition the Booker T. Washington gym. 

One arrested in armed robbery of Hope Country Store last week

About $1,000 in cash has been recovered from a suspect arrested in connection with an armed robbery at the Hope Country Store last week, Neshoba County Sheriff Eric Clark said.

Deputies bust woman with meth, pills

A Philadelphia woman was arrested and charged with felony drug possession following a traffic stop near House last week, the authorities said.

MLK Parade and banquet set for Jan. 14 

Eva Tisdale said the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade is on this year and organizers say they hope it reminds people to strive to keep Dr. King’s dream alive. 

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