County jail docket

• Jamie Anderson, 43, of 10800 Hwy 16 E, probation violation.

Moran, Moore represent county in pageant

Mary Katherine Moran said she is honored and excited to represent Neshoba County as Miss Hospitality and looks forward to meeting the other contestants in Hattiesburg this July.

A fire that destroyed the home once occupied by the now late Edgar Ray Killen, the mastermind behind the 1964 civil rights murders, is being investigated as an arson, the authorities said.

Alleged drug deal shuts Highway 19

Two women arrested in an alleged drug deal in the House community mid-week will face enhanced penalties because the incident happened near a church and involved a firearm, the authorities said.

Neshoba Youth Coalition studies county’s civil rights history

Philadelphia High School senior Hailey Donald says the most important thing she has learned during Black History Month is about the three civil rights workers murdered in Neshoba County during the summer of 1964.

Teen shot and killed ‘had biggest heart’

The father of a young man allegedly murdered in cold blood this weekend said his son had the biggest heart in the world, always had a smile on his face and was a really good person.

McCoy at home following hit, run

The family of 13-year-old Cullen McCoy says he continues to heal at home in Philadelphia after being lunged into his backyard after a felon fleeing law enforcement drove his SUV through the boy’s bedroom nearly three weeks ago.

Remembering Bud and Beatrice Cole

Celebrate Black History 365! Let’s travel back to Neshoba County and Philadelphia during a dark time. As some may or may not know, Philadelphia is not all negative.  

City leaders promise to enforce tree ordinance

The mayor and aldermen vowed to do everything in their power to ensure the city’s Professional Tree Cutters and Removal ordinance will be enforced once it goes into effect.

City gets first delinquent audit report back

The city of Philadelphia took a big step toward solving its delinquent fiscal year audit problem when the Fiscal Year 2018 audit was presented at last Tuesday’s meeting of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.

Wells Lamont plant awarded for improving efficiency

The staff at the Wells Lamont plant in Philadelphia has been recognized by headquarters for their efforts to improve efficiency and eliminate waste.

County jail docket

• Javious Adams, 22, of 308 Sherwood Avenue, aggravated assault- manifest extreme indif. to life, attempted sexual battery, robbery-armed.

Neshoba juniors prepping for DYW program

Faith Shumaker said winning the 2022 Distinguished Young Woman title was a dream come true and she cannot wait to watch the five young women competing in this year’s competition take the stage next month.

Students inducted into Phi Kappa Phi

The honor society of Phi Kappa Phi is welcoming nearly 130 students and two faculty members into its chapter at Mississippi State.

Construction underway for new Choctaw schools

Dirt work has begun at the site of a new Choctaw Central Middle School and a Choctaw Central High School off Highway 16 near the Pow Wow.

Deputies arrest 2 men for stealing car, selling it for scrap

Two men have been arrested and charged in connection with a car that was stolen off the side of the road in early December and sold for scraps.

Neshoba Central boasts 4 on state boards

Neshoba County Superintendent of Education Lundy Brantley said he was “very humbled” to be named the new president of the Board of Directors of the Mississippi Association of School Administrators. 

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.

Masonic Lodge donates gun locks for deputies

The Philadelphia Masonic Lodge have donated roughly $3,000 to the Sheriff's Office for gun locks that give deputies a safe and accessible place to secure their rifles in their vehicles.

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