County jail docket

• Santana Mercades Agurrie, 26, of 244 West Tucker Circle, Contempt of Court, Driving Under the Influence-1st Offense

Stewart looks back at his 36 years of service

Tony Stewart served 36 years in the National Guard in the 367th Maintenance Company out of Philadelphia.

DUI wreck on 16 results in 1 death

A Louisville woman has been arrested and charged with manslaughter in connection with a deadly wreck on Highway 16 west last week, the authorities said.

Willis receives 15 years after plea deal

A Philadelphia doctor pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer and six counts of simple assault on a police officer in a standoff last year during circuit court last week.

Sewer truck catches on fire at Deanco

Fire engulfed a sewer vacuum truck at a Holland Avenue business late last Monday, employees and fire officials said.

Horne named new Philadelphia fire chief

Assistant Philadelphia Fire Chief Deric Horne has been named the new fire chief replacing Pierce Clark who retired.

Big Blue Band places 6th at State

The Neshoba Central Big Blue Band came in sixth place out of 32 total marching bands in the MBDA/MHSAA State Marching Championship on Oct. 29. 

Man pleads guilty in 2019 death

A Neshoba County man pleaded guilty last week to manslaughter in connection with a body found hanging from a tree near Canal Scrap in 2019.


War Production Board Chairman Donald M. Nelson reported an overall seven per cent increase in munitions production in September over August with sharply higher output in four categories, including a 10 per cent rise in airplanes and a 22 per cent gain in fight ships.    

Drugs are destroying society, but there’s hope

Over 100,000 Americans are dying every year from drug overdoses in the U.S. according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  That figure is more than Covid, and twice the number of people killed by guns and traffic accidents. 

County jail docket

• Ikhieam Jariel, 18, of 224 Indian Road, Louisville MS, Possession of Marijuana, No Driver’s License, Careless Driving

Horne celebrates 90th birthday

Rosie Horne celebrated her 90th birthday on Saturday, October 29 at the Golden Moon Casino VIP room with numerous family and friends. 

Rotary Club recognizes students

The Rotary Club of Philadelphia was honored to recognize three high school students as the October 2022 Students of the Month at last Monday's meeting. 

District 2 county School Board goes to runoff

Mary Ann Nicholson will face off against Jermaine Simmons in a runoff election for the Neshoba County School Board District 2 seat in three weeks after besting a field of four in Tuesday’s general election.

Sheriff issues warning about school buses

Motorists passing stopped school buses continues to be a complaint the Neshoba County Sheriff’s Office is receiving, according to Sheriff Eric Clark.

Brantley named state’s ‘Superintendent of the Year’

Neshoba County School District Superintendent Lundy Brantley has been named Mississippi’s Superintendent of the Year. 

Highway 19 paving to Tucker begins

Paving began this week on the $35.6 million four-landing of Highway 19 south from Philadelphia to Tucker.

School board seats up for grabs Tuesday

Two county School Board positions are on next Tuesday’s ballot along with the U.S. House of Representatives race.

Fire chief announces retirement

Longtime Philadelphia fire chief Pierce Clark announced his retirement during last Tuesday’s meeting of the board of aldermen.

Neshoba Central JROTC celebrates triplets

Neshoba Central High School’s Navy JROTC, which captured its fourth state title in six years at last year’s Mississippi State All-Service JROTC Drill Championship, is boasting another first.

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