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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Clerk was ever provided over the last two years in order to perform audits, a partner in an accounting firm that has withdrawn told The Neshoba Democrat Wednesday.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.

A Tribal Council member from Bogue Chitto pleaded guilty to wire fraud on Tuesday in federal court.

James Carson Waltman’s win narrowed to one vote over Leroy Clemons in the alderman-at-large race, election results certified Friday afternoon show

Incumbent alderman Fulton wins re-election, Clemons out, Tatum, Seales in
James A. Young (D) Incumbent 62% | 819 votes
Leo E. Renaldo (R) 38% | 504 votes
James Carson Waltman (R) 50% | 670 votes
Leroy Clemons (D) Incumbent 50% | 669 votes

The Highway 19 south closure at Neshoba General has been delayed until 9 a.m. Wednesday for a scheduled two-month bridge replacement, the state Department of Transportation said today.

Highway 19 south at Neshoba General will close on Monday for two months to complete a scheduled bridge replacement,  according to the state Department of Transportation.

A year-long narcotics investigation by local, state and federal authorities netted 27 arrests in Neshoba County Friday morning, Sheriff Eric Clark announced at the Courthouse this afternoon Ten more people are considered fugitives.

A large-scale narcotics arrest operation was completed by federal, state and local authorities Friday morning in Neshoba County.

A Philadelphia man was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Wednesday for dealing meth.

Man charged in hit-and-run that killed 2-year-old child

A man charged in connection with a hit-and-run that left a 2-year-old child fatally injured on Mississippi 492 near Union on Thursday has bonded out, according to the authorities. 

Two arrested in weekend shooting death, third suspect sought

Three people have been charged with capital murder in the death of a Philadelphia man over the weekend and one of them is still on the loose.

Philadelphia issues new mask mandate

A new mask mandate has been issued for Philadelphia, Mayor James A. Young has announced.

Face coverings are still required on  Tribal lands, the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians announced Wednesday.

Three area teams are contending in the MHSAA semifinals at the Mississippi Coliseum continuing today.

Yates prepares to lead Baptist disaster relief ministry

Hubert Yates got involved with the Philadelphia Fire Department as a volunteer in 1978 when he was 19 and eventually fires and disasters turned into a career and a call to the ministry, including a defining 

Police Chief Greer to retire at end of 2020

Philadelphia Police Chief Julian Greer will retire at the end of the month, it was announced during last Tuesday’s meeting of the Mayor and Board of Alderman.

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