County jail docket

• Jessie Battle, 34, of 10840 Rd 454; contempt of court

East Neshoba fire rating improves to Class 8

The East Neshoba Fire Protection District has received a change in its rating, dropping from a Class 9 to a Class 8.

Man arrested for stealing car while allegedly on drugs

An Ehtel man wanted for allegedly stealing a car here was arrested at Roosevelt State Park in Scott County this weekend, authorities say.

Helping people inspires Meely as firefighter

Helping people and helping children gain insightful knowledge on fire safety and staying fit is Allen Meely’s inspiration on the Choctaw Fire Department.

Tickets go on sale for Dolly Parton concert

Tickets have gone on sale for Dolly Parton’s two concerts at Marty Stuart’s Congress of Country Music on Aug. 26 at the Ellis Theater in downtown Philadelphia starting at $350.

City police arrest 2 following drug sting

Two men have been arrested in connection with a drug sting operation conducted online by the Philadelphia Police Department, Chief Eric Lyons said.

Teenagers arrested for burglaries

A trio of teenagers is facing multiple burglary charges with additional charges pending related to alleged break-ins at multiple Neshoba County Fair cabins along with the wrecking of a Fair Association golf cart, according to Sheriff Eric Clark.

Election Day in Neshoba County

Approximately 200 voters had cast their ballots by 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the Neshoba County Coliseum precint for the Republican and Democrat primaries.

Leadership Neshoba interest meeting set for Aug. 17

The program helps juniors learn vital leadership skills such as character development, community involvement, being ambassadors, and more. 

Three supervisor races headed to runoffs

Three supervisor races in District 1, District 3, and District 4 are headed to runoffs following Tuesday's party primaries, complete but unofficial results show.

Details on tickets to Dolly Parton’s fundraiser for Marty Stuart’s Congress of Country Music were released late Friday on Facebook.

An early morning fire in a horse stall at the Neshoba County Fairgrounds led to multiple felony arrests, according to the Neshoba County Sheriff.

City’s sales tax collections hit record high

The city of Philadelphia saw its state sales tax returns reach an all-time high during the fiscal year 2022-2023 which ended June 30.

County jail docket

• Terry Atwood, 34, of 1361 Lawrence Conehatta Rd, Conehatta; contempt of court

Neshoba County’s unemployment rate climbs over 1% in June

The June 2023 unemployment rate in Neshoba County was 4.3 percent, an increase of 1.3 percentage points when compared to the previous month, according to figures from the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

Kids Over Everything Foundation promotes community

Kids Over Everything (KOE) President Jacob Boler says he wants his foundation to be more involved in the community, and he plans to help local kids through things like free basketball training, possible mentorship groups in the future, and aid in the various back-to-school drives around the area. 

Deputies searching for suspect who fought at Fair

A suspect involved in a fight after vandalizing a car near the Fairgrounds the last day of the Neshoba County Fair is being sought, Neshoba County Sheriff Eric Clark said.

Missing kids found safe at Fairgrounds

Two children reported missing during the Neshoba County Fair that shut the gates to the Fairgrounds were found safe, Sheriff Eric Clark said.

Deputies look for suspects in car burglaries

Suspects in several car burglaries reported at the Neshoba County Fairgrounds throughout last week are being sought, Neshoba County Sheriff Eric Clark said.

Voters head to the polls for primary races

Voters will be going to the polls Tuesday, Aug. 8 for primary elections including Sheriff and county supervisors.

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