Incumbent U.S. Rep. Michael Guest won Neshoba County with about 47.4% of the vote in a tight race in Mississippi’s 3rd Congressional District Republican primary Tuesday that appears headed for a June 28 runoff.

Dr. Shannon Whitehead, principal of McNeal Elementary School in Canton, has been appointed the new superintendent of the Philadelphia Public School District.

James Waltman has been declared the winner in the June 8 alderman-at-large election that incumbent Leroy Clemons challenged.

Philadelphia aldermen reversed course and in a 3-2 vote Tuesday night opted-in to medical marijuana.

Neshoba Central accepts $4 million bid on new fine arts building

Neshoba Central has accepted a $4 million bid on a new fine arts building, it was announced Friday.

The city of Philadelphia will opt out of medical marijuana.

Two men have been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old man on Valley View Drive late Saturday night.

Suspect in custody after man shot to death

A suspect is in custody with charges pending and additional suspects are possible in a shooting death Saturday evening that claimed the life of an 18-year-old Philadelphia man.

The man fleeing law enforcement who crashed through a Line Street home Wednesday night as a boy worked on his computer catapulting him into the back yard was arrested about an hour later after he fled the horrific scene on foot and hid in the woods behind a nearby church, the authorities said.

A boy working on his computer was thrown from his room and seriously injured after a vehicle police were chasing slammed into his home and when through it at the south end of Poplar Avenue Wednesday evening, his family said.

Philly bomb threat suspect arrested

A juvenile has been arrested in connection with a bomb threat to the Philadelphia Public Schools, the authorities said.

Federal authorities are involved after a bomb threat to the Philadelphia Public Schools.

Son shoots mother to death, turns gun on self

A Philadelphia man shot and killed his mother sometime early this week in Country Club Estates and then turned the gun on himself, the authorities said.

Police arrest 6 in Monday shooting that killed Philadelphia man

Philadelphia police have arrested and charged six people in connection with the shooting death of Tommie Warren, who was struck by a stray bullet at his home Monday evening.

Kelly found guilty of capital murder

A jury deliberated for approximately one hour in Neshoba County Circuit Court on Tuesday afternoon before returning with a guilty verdict in the capital murder trial of James Walter Kelly Jr. in which the victim’s body was weighed down and anchored in a small pond in the Hope community.

Neshoba Central terror hoax raises bullying concern

No credible evidence of a viable terror threat to Neshoba Central schools was uncovered after a Sunday night social media hoax was investigated by local and state authorities, Neshoba County Sheriff Eric Clark said Wednesday.

CPA: City never signed letter of engagement for audit

A letter of engagement required under accounting standards was never signed by the city of Philadelphia and only a minimal amount of financial information requested from the City Clerk was ever provided over the last two years in order to perform audits, a partner in an accounting firm that has withdrawn told The Neshoba Democrat Wednesday.

City aldermen adopt $11M budget, 3-2, defend tax increase

Aldermen adopted the city’s $11 million 2022 budget that includes a 1-mill tax increase during a special meeting Wednesday afternoon at City Hall.

Mayor: Firm pledges to get city out of bind with overdue audits

A Pearl accounting firm alderman hired Tuesday night has, according to Mayor James A. Young, pledged to get the city of Philadelphia out of a potential bind with the State Auditor over required annual audits that haven’t been filed for almost half a decade.

Board to consider city budget at 1 p.m. today

The Philadelphia Mayor and Board of Aldermen is scheduled to meet at 1 p.m. today at City Hall to vote on a proposed $11 million budget that includes a 1-mill tax increase to fund pay raises for city employees.

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