Man busted with cocaine at Silver Star

A Columbus man in town for a poker tournament was arrested at the Silver Star Casino Sunday night after he allegedly dropped a small bag of cocaine on the floor.

Absentee voting available thru noon Saturday

The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 7, and voters will head to the polls on Nov. 7 to decide a handful of local races as well as legislative and statewide contests. 

Big Blue Band wins 6A championship over weekend

The Neshoba Central Big Blue Band won its first-ever MBDA/MHSAA State Championship, surpassing 10 other marching bands in the 6-A category at the state competition held at Pearl High School on Saturday.

Taco Bell employee arrested for assault

A Taco Bell employee was arrested for assaulting a coworker at the restaurant, Tuesday evening, authorities say.

GETTING THE MESSAGE/Paul preaches Christ in prison

Paul’s second letter to Timothy is written while Paul is in prison awaiting execution. The apostle is aware his imprisonment has shaken the faith of many Christians, so he writes to encourage Timothy.

County jail docket

• David Zack Allen, 36, of 526 Poplar Ave; failure to appear, public profanity

Man overdoses after fleeing from checkpoint

Two individuals were arrested on drug charges last week including a Preston man who overdosed on the scene and is out on bond on federal drug charges.

Deputies arrest woman for possession of meth after stop

A Neshoba County woman was arrested and charged with drugs following a traffic stop early on Oct. 21.

Alderman voted Oct. 17 to rescind an earlier vote to pay PowerUp Solar $100,000. 


The first meeting of the new year of the Neshoba County Teachers' Association was held Tuesday night, October 19, at the Philadelphia High School auditorium.

Kademi hosts book signing

Authors Rick Cleveland and Neil White stopped by Kademi in Philadelphia for a book signing last Thursday afternoon alongside Marcus Dupree.

Weight limit established on road

A weight limit has been established on Road 826 near Arlington to prevent heavyweight log trucks from using it as a cut-through from Highway 19.

More Than Just Pink Sisters

Some people rise above challenges and offer hope for others in the face of adversity. Margie Bell and the More Than Just Pink Sisters organization have embodied a spirit of resilience and determination as they continue to support others in their battles against cancer.

Dabbs renovates historic Yates building

Jenny Dabbs has a passion for historic renovations and began a project last year to rejuvenate the historic Yates building downtown. 

Congress of Country Music unveils calendar

The Ellis Theater announced last week the highly-anticipated second season of shows. Building upon the resounding success of the inaugural season, this upcoming year is poised to captivate audiences while continuing the rich history of bringing legendary acts and new talent to the Ellis Stage.

Teen shoots self in head accidentally

A juvenile was transported to a Jackson hospital Friday evening after suffering a nonfatal accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head on Valley View Drive, the authorities said.

Car scam part of multi-state vehicle theft ring

Two men arrested in a multi-state vehicle theft ring have picked up additional charges following their arrest along with two other individuals last Thursday.

Neshoba superintendent’s path began with love for coaching

A love for coaching softball would become a central part of Neshoba County Schools Superintendent of Education Josh Perkins’ career.

Four arrested in vehicle scam

Local authorities arrested three men and a woman from Jackson involved in a multi-state vehicle theft ring, authorities said.

Cliburn crowned ECCC Homecoming Queen

East Central Community College crowned Molly Catherine Cliburn as the 2023 Homecoming Queen during halftime of ECCC’s 28-21 overtime victory over No. 9 Northeast Mississippi Community College.  

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