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County jail docket

• Scotty Bell, 43, of 625 Oswald Rd; contempt of court

PHS celebrates Black History Month with program

Philadelphia High School hosted a Black History Month program centered around the theme "Holding On To Excellence.” 

Philadelphia aldermen adopt new public records policy

A new Public Records Policy for the city of Philadelphia has been approved by aldermen, which should make obtaining records an easier process for both the city and citizens, officials said.

Arts Council to present ‘Tarzan the Musical’

The Ellis Theater is set to undergo a jungle transformation and be taken over by around 55 gorillas for the Philadelphia-Neshoba County Arts Council presentation of Disney’s musical “Tarzan.” 

Donates to Philadelphia Middle School

Community In Action recently donated $500 to support Philadelphia Middle School in covering expenses for the Beta Club Convention.

$60K worth of copper wire stolen

Several people arrested in Leake County last week are suspected of taking about $60,000 in copper wire ripped from telephone poles in the Burnside and Arlington communities here last year.

Sheriff seeks mobile app to fight crime

A mobile app that provides citizens with access to the sex offender registry, information on wanted criminals, resources for crime victims, tip submissions and more is being proposed by Neshoba County Sheriff Eric Clark 

6 arrested in Valley View drive-by

Six young men including two juveniles have been arrested in connection with a drive-by shooting on Valley View Drive last week that left one man injured.

Several arrested in copper wire theft

Several people arrested in Leake County last week are suspected in the theft of about $60,000 in copper wire taken from telephone poles in the Burnside and Arlington communities last year.

Flagpole, flags donated to church

On Feb. 6, Jerry Hemphill and James Kirkland, representatives of the Woodmen of The World Insurance Company, presented a new flagpole, an American flag, and a Christan flag to the congregation of McClain Chapel Pentecostal Church on Road 462 in the East Neshoba community. 

Refuge Roundup raising money for ministry

The Refuge of MS ministry for adults with special needs is gearing up for its annual Refuge Roundup event at the Coliseum on March 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Man arrested for theft at chicken farm

A Forest man has been arrested and charged in connection with taking materials from a Neshoba County chicken farm at Hope.

1 suspect identified in drive-by

Police have a suspect in a drive-by shooting on Lewis Avene Monday afternoon.

Boler named Volunteer of the Year

Jacob Boler, an 11-year forklift driver at Weyerhaeuser, has recently been awarded the company’s Volunteer of the Year due to his exceptional work with children in Neshoba County. 

Stuart visits Legislature

Philadelphia native and country music star Marty Stuart addressed the Mississippi Senate on Thursday, February 8, at the invitation of Senator Jenifer Branning, who is standing behind him. 

Deputy joins FBI task force

Neshoba County Sheriff’s Deputy Josh Jolly was recently sworn in as an FBI Safe Trails Task Force member. 

Highway 15 closed for bridge work

Highway 15 South at the Canadian Pacific Kansas City railroad bridge at Neshoba will be closed for up to two months for repairs, the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced.

Teen arrested in Monday shooting

A Philadelphia teenager has been arrested and charged in connection with a shooting Monday on Valley View Drive that sent a man to the hospital.

City man arrested in murder

A Philadelphia man has been arrested and charged with the murder of a Georgia man in Newton County.

Teenage entrepreneurs blend humor with candle creations

Teenage entrepreneurs Jack Butler and Pete Peebles break the mold as high school juniors managing their own candle-making business. 

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