Memorial Day service honors sacrifice of nation’s war dead

Neshoba County remembered those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country during a Memorial Day service at Dewitt DeWeese Park on Monday.

ECCC baseball World Series bound

For the first time in program history, the From school reportsWarrior baseball team of East Central Community College will make the 720-mile trip from Decatur to Enid, Oklahoma for the NJCAA DII World Series.

Beamon focuses on flavoring food

Retired National Guard staff sergeant Macon Beamon said his favorite aspect of cooking, especially while serving his country, was making soldiers and friends feel like they had a good, solid meal. 

Murals being painted downtown

Do you remember that magnificent scene in the original " Wizard of Oz" where Dorothy opens the door of her house after landing in Oz? The landscape completely changes from black and white to the most brilliant color you could ever imagine! 

Woman found in road faces charges

A Hattiesburg woman faces public intoxication and other charges here as well as a stolen vehicle charge in Calhoun County, the authorities said.

No action taken at special meeting

No action was taken during a special called meeting of the Philadelphia Mayor and Board of Aldermen last Thursday at City Hall, officials said.

Woman busted for fraud

A Neshoba County woman is out on bond after she was arrested earlier this month following a food stamp fraud investigation, the authorities said.

Pharmacy appears to be closed

Brown’s Discount Drugs has suddenly closed and no one is answering the telephone.

Pie in the face

Neshoba Central Middle School Principal Jacob Drury gets a pie in the face last week during the school’s annual Pie-in-the-Face event.

Philadelphia’s sales tax collections at record high

The city of Philadelphia set an all-time high for sales tax collections during the month of April, according to the most recent figures from the Mississippi Department of Revenue.

Supervisors add names to ballot

The Neshoba County Board of Supervisors accepted the petitions of three people running for Election Commissioner during their meeting last week.

Teenager charged with shooting juvenile

A Philadelphia teen is behind bars in connection with the alleged shooting of another juvenile late last Thursday afternoon, the authorities said.

Two people were fatally injured Wednesday evening in a multi-vehicle wreck on Mississippi 19 south at Bethsaida, the authorities said.

Highway 19 4-laning would get $65 million.

The Highway 19 four-landing project would get $65 million for widening from House to Tucker, Gov. Tate Reeves announced Thursday in a plan to drive further economic development and growth in Mississippi.

Bird flu outbreak reported in Leake County

A poultry farm in Leake County has been quarantined after poultry from a commercial broiler chicken flock tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza earlier this week, leaving roughly 90,000 chickens affected, state agriculture authorities say.

Greg McKee retiring at The Citizens Bank

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.

District 2 county School Board goes to runoff

Mary Ann Nicholson will face off against Jermaine Simmons in a runoff election for the Neshoba County School Board District 2 seat in three weeks after besting a field of four in Tuesday’s general election.

Two juveniles were arrested with guns at a Neshoba Central junior high football game on Monday evening, the authorities said. Jacarey Clemons, 16, of 611 Christine Street, was arrested and charged …

Two companies that make equipment to support the lumber industry are investing $8.14 million to open a facility here and will create 60 new jobs, officials announced Friday morning.

The death of an inmate at the Neshoba County Detention Facility  Sunday night is being investigated, the authorities aid.

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