Man arrested for robbery at Econo Lodge

A Leake County man was arrested and charged in connection with an armed robbery in a Philadelphia motel room last week, the authorities said.

Ben ready for 2nd term as Chief

Chief Cyrus Ben says he is ready for the challenge after being re-elected to a second term as chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.

$5M includes roundabout at Tolbert’s

A $5 million road project that will include a roundabout in front of Tolbert Chevorlet as well as divert truck traffic away from town was announced this week.

Dolly Parton coming to the Ellis in August

 It’s no longer just a rumor. Dolly Parton is coming to the Ellis Theater here this summer.

County jail docket

• Jamie Anderson, 44, of 10800 Hwy 16 E; hold for other agency

Stolen car recovered

An Alabama woman was arrested Sunday at the Golden Moon Hotel & Casino in connection with a vehicle stolen in Alabama.

Mt. Zion to hold annual memorial

The annual Mt. Zion memorial service for three young men murdered here by the Ku Klux Klan nearly six decades ago registering blacks to vote is set for this weekend and will include an address from a state senator.

CDP seeks Neshoba Fair stories

Neshoba County Fairgoers have a chance to win big this year by telling a story about their favorite Fair memories. 

Mayor: Pink neon, handcuffs legit signage

A neon pink sign with handcuffs for a bail bonding company on the square across from the Courthouse generated controversy on social media last week, but the mayor says the owner has met all requirements.

Music-themed murals downtown are uniting the community

The mural project in downtown Philadelphia is proving to be a very unifying experience for the entire community says Shawn Byars, one of the organizers.

Cyrus Ben has been re-elected Chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians with 62 percent of the vote.

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will hold elections on Tuesday for the positions of Tribal Chief and members of the Tribal Council.

Big Blue Band Signings

Deweese views cooking as hobby

Charlene Deweese’s favorite hobby is cooking, and she enjoys baking sugar cookies to give to friends and fondly remembers her time cooking with her grandmother in the kitchen. 

County jail docket

• Travis Bell, 55, of 128 Odie Jim Rd; driving under the influence-2nd offense

LOWRY/NAACP’s stupid anti-Florida smear

The NAACP is on high alert — a Republican governor, with an unabashedly conservative agenda and some chance of winning, is running for president.

Honored on retirement

Neshoba County Superintendent of Education Lundy Brantley was honored on his retirement with a reception last week at the Ellis Theater. 

Suspects are being sought in the case of a box trailer stolen from a Philadelphia auction earlier this month that was recovered in Leake County last week, the authorities aid.

Checkpoint results in felony case

A Neshoba County man has been charged with felony drug charges and disorderly conduct after fleeing from deputies at a traffic checkpoint on Black Jack Road early Monday, the authorities said.

Woman given 46 months for conspiracy

JACKSON — A Neshoba County woman was sentenced to 46 months in prison for her role in a conspiracy to distribute hydrocodone and methamphetamine on the Choctaw Indian Reservation, the authorities said.

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