Six more people have been arrested — three on murder charges — in connection to a Dec. 27 shooting between two rival groups that killed an innocent bystander, Police Chief Eric Lyons said Thursday.

3 face charges of smuggling contraband into the Neshoba jail

Three Philadelphia men face charges of smuggling contraband into the Neshoba County jail, Sheriff Eric Clark said.

136-year-old newspaper saved

An original copy of the Dec. 3, 1885, edition of The Neshoba Democrat was presented to the newspaper recently by Philadelphia native Ray Humphreys, a retired hospital administrator who inherited the copy from his grandmother Jewell Elliott three decades ago.

Sunday snow flurries

Barbara Yates Edwards throws a snowball at Linda Griffis Sunday night outside of The First Baptist Church in the first dusting of snow this year.

County, city plan COVID monies

Neshoba County and Philadelphia officials said plans are in the works to spend their share of $7.2 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funds they were awarded 2021.

Sheriff to install license plate readers on 16

Neshoba County Sheriff Eric Clark said he expects to have two license plate readers installed on Highway 16 as early as the spring. The license plate readers allow law enforcement to monitor vehicles coming into and leaving the county.

County accepts $1 million bid for MSWIN radios

Neshoba County will complete its switch to the MSWIN radio system later this year.

Teen killed in accidental shooting close to Dixon

The accidental discharge of a firearm Monday afternoon near Dixon has left a teenager dead after his friends drove him to Williamsville to meet an ambulance, the authorities said.

No new deaths reported here as COVID cases rise

No new deaths reported were here as COVID cases rise.

Indian Child Welfare Act Conference to be held Feb. 16

Renowned Native American repatriation and child welfare advocate Sandy White Hawk will be the keynote speaker at the tenth annual Indian Child Welfare Act Conference, which will be held on Feb. 16 at the Silver Star Convention Center in Choctaw.

County jail docket

• Ira Hayes Anderson, 20, of 1519 Mills Road, burglary-commercial BLG. CARS. Etc.…

Sheriff’s department charges 2 in commercial burglaries

Two Neshoba County men face charges on three counts of commercial burglary after law enforcement officials said they broke into three convenience stores, one in the county and two in the city, taking cigars, cigarettes and lighters on Dec. 31.

Flags sold

Andrew Hinnant, Sonya Hinnant, and Majorie Huey sold their wood carvings in the Walmart parking lot recently.

4 charged with murder of local rapper

Four people have been charged with murder and two others arrested in the ongoing investigation in the shooting death of a Philadelphia man outside his home last week.

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.

CPHS recommends no social gatherings on tribal lands

Choctaw Public Health Services on Wednesday announced it is strongly recommending no social gatherings be held on tribal lands through Jan. 9.

Meth dealer in big drug ring sentenced

A known area meth dealer has been sentenced to nearly 16 years in prison on federal charges stemming from a major drug trafficking ring involving his brother, one of the main players in an investigation dubbed Operation High Life.

Board delays Booker T. vote

Johnny Beckwith was scratching his head on Dec. 21 following the Philadelphia Mayor and Board of Aldermen meeting after the naming of a contractor for the Booker T Washington gym renovation project was tabled for another meeting.

County jail docket

•  Antonio Martin Alonzo, 23, of 903 Line Dr, Forest; driving under the influence/refusal to take test

Aldermen consider options on airport paving problem

Philadelphia aldermen discussed a paving issue at the Philadelphia Municipal Airport during the board’s Dec. 21 meeting.

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