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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.

Neshoba Central plans own police force

The Neshoba County School District hopes to form its own police force by next school year.

Hwy. 16 sewer funding sought

The city of Philadelphia is looking for a state funding to be used to expand sewer service along both sides of Highway 16 west.

Opinions vary on city’s new tree ordinance

Richard Cooney has been providing tree cutting services in Philadelphia for years and he’s not happy about a new ordinance aldermen passed this month.

Philadelphia students improve their math skills

Every, single 7th-grade student in fourth-period math class at Philadelphia Middle School showed noticeable growth on their second round of benchmark testing at the end of the fall semester.

Man arrested for bad checks, pawning trailers

A Brandon man was arrested and charged in connection with a check writing scheme that includes victims locally and in multiple other jurisdictions.

Neshoba reaches graduation milestone

Neshoba Central High School reached a major milestone by graduating 89.02 percent of its 2021 senior class, the highest in school history.

Teacher pay raises still alive

A strong medical marijuana bill is what many local and state leaders were demanding so we can only hope that’s what SB 2095 is now that it’s law. 

Alabama woman arrested with cache of drugs

An Alabama woman remains in custody after providing false information to a Sheriff’s deputy and being with caught a large amount of drugs this weekend.

County jail docket

• Stephanie Alexander, 41, of 10021 RD 519, poss. of controlled substance, poss. of marijuana-vehicle, poss. of paraphernalia, poss. of controlled substance.

Branning receives 2021 ‘Friend of Ag’ Award

Attorney. State senator. Wife. Mother. Proud Mississippian. Friend of agriculture. These are just a few words that describe Senator Jenifer Branning, the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation 2021 Friend of Ag award winner.

Mississippi Farm Bureau honors Dr. Reuben Moore with award

If you were to characterize a career spanning nearly four decades in just a few words or phrases, Dr. Reuben Moore’s career at Mississippi State

A lost diamond was found

After a careful search, Melinda Breazeale found a diamond from a treasured piece off her mother’s jewelry, a wedding ring, that was feared lost just earlier that day.

Felon fleeing law hits house, lunges boy

The 13-year-old boy seriously injured a week ago after a wanted felon fleeing law enforcement crashed an SUV through his bedroom lunging him into the backyard is out of ICU and “in much better spirits,” his family said Tuesday morning.

2003 case of missing woman gets fresh eyes

The disappearance of a woman nearly two decades ago at a fishing spot near Edinburg in Neshoba County is getting a fresh set of eyes put on the case by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

New jail on bypass would cause tax hike

A new jail out on the bypass would mean a tax increase, some officials believe.

City receives grant for Booker T

A $144,000 grant for the Booker T. Washington gym renovation has been received from the state Department of Archives and History.

Tree cutting ordinance defines responsibilities

A commercial tree cutting and removal ordinance was approved by alderman last week

Late financial audits could be costly to the city

The city of Philadelphia could face fines of $5,000 per year for each year its fiscal year audits from 2018, 2019, and 2020 were late, officials said.

Female inmate charged with attempt to break out of jail

A Neshoba County woman has been arrested and charged in relation to an attempted jail break last week after she was picked up on a drug indictment earlier in the week.

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