Tribal member Kara Edwards says it is truly an honor to be chosen for the first Indigenous Space Law Scholarship at Ole Miss and that she is representing the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians on a global scale. 

Two adults and three juveniles have been issued citations in connection with vandalism at Northside Park Sunday afternoon, the authorities said.

Registration is now open for the Boys & Girls Clubs of East Mississippi’s Summer Camp at the Neshoba Unit.

Former Philadelphia High School standout Marcus Dupree has been selected to be enshrined into the National High School Football Hall of Fame 2023 Class, it was announced. Dupree released a letter …

County jail docket

• Keahna Bell, 37, of 126 Eagle Hill; failure to appear X3

Ellis rounding out season

The historic Ellis Theatre is ending its inaugural season being refurbished with a bang this weekend as they host Trey McLaughlin and then The Sounds of Zamar on May 6. 

The Bogue Chitto Social Dancers and friends were among the many members of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians who celebrated the Tribe’s 78th birthday on April 20.

Chief Ben to deliver MC Commencement speech

Cyrus Ben, Tribal Chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, will deliver the 2023 keynote speech at Mississippi College’s Commencement on Thursday.

3 arrested in connection with escape at jail

Three people have been arrested in connection with an attempted escape from the Neshoba County Jail early last week, the authorities said.

2 in custody following jewelry store heist

Two suspects are in custody as law enforcement officials continue to investigate and seek other suspects involved in the burglary of a jewelry store last week.

After 40 years of coaching basketball, Bill Smith has decided it’s time to retire.

Philadelphia Elementary fundraiser set for Saturday

A fundraising event for Philadelphia Elementary will feature food and music for the whole family, organizers say.

Campaign signs illegal on MDOT right of way

Candidates who have encountered missing campaign signs should check with MDOT before they report to local law enforcement, authorities say.

1 arrested for stealing side-by-side

A Union woman was arrested last Tuesday afternoon in connection with an alleged conspiracy to take a Kubota side-by-side and tools from a Bethsaida community home the previous week, the authorities said.

County jail docket

• Christopher Anderson, 39, of 10331 Rd 701, Union; failure to appear X2, contempt of court, disturbance of family, possession of paraphernalia

Exotic Pet Expo held at Coliseum

Hugh Johnson II is handling an albino python with his daughter, Cate Johnson, 7, and 2 year old son, Trace Johnson.

Woman arrested for DUI and meth with 2 children

A Neshoba County woman was arrested and charged after allegedly driving under the influence with two children in her vehicle, the authorities said.

Republican women hosting Derby fundraiser

The Neshoba County Republican Women’s Club is raising money for downtown beautification, helping businesses, and other people in the community through their first annual Kentucky Derby Party. 

City re-bids Booker T. gym renovation work

The city of Philadelphia will be seeking bids for the second time to install new bathrooms at the Booker T. Washington gym.

Skull, unidentified bone fragments investigated

Unidentified bone fragments have been recovered as local authorities continue an investigation into human remains found on the side of a road in east Neshoba County last Wednesday, according to Sheriff Eric Clark.

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