Road department employees designated first responders

County Road Department employees will be designated as first responders under a request the Board of Supervisors will make to the state Legislature in January.

Coast man arrested for assaulting deputy

An Ocean Springs man assaulted an officer after attempting to run from him near the Pow Wow on Highway 16 West here last Friday night, the authorities said.

Hometown Christmas Friday

The Christmas Committee spent last Sunday putting up the 26-foot tree for the upcoming tree lighting event on Dec. 1 on the Square. 

Tribal chief delivers keynote to MSU students

Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians Chief Cyrus Ben gave the keynote address at Mississippi State University’s Native American/American Indian History Month earlier this month.

Harris retires from Philadelphia Utilities after 44 years of service

James Harris has helped to keep the lights on in Philadelphia for more than four decades — but he also may have made a few enemies along the way by having to pull meters for unpaid bills.

Burn ban lifted by supervisors

The burn ban put into effect last month due to drought conditions has been lifted by the Board of Supervisors effective midnight on Nov. 21.

MMA recognizes Wells Lamont

The Mississippi Manufacturers Association honored Wells Lamont Industrial with a reception celebrating 70 years of continuous membership last Tuesday. 

County jail docket

• Cody Ganton Anderson, 28, of 576 Conehatta Prospect Rd; hold for other agency

Crews work on the steeple at Beacon Street Baptist Church.

Deputies arrest man for statutory rape of 13-year-old

A 26-year-old Philadelphia man has been charged with the statutory rape of a girl roughly half his age.

Sheriff hopes to launch new app for phones

A Neshoba SO app that aims to increase connectivity and transparency between the Sheriff’s Office and the public, among other features, is being rolled out.

Christmas Parade set for Dec. 4

The Philadelphia Christmas parade is set for Monday, Dec. 4, starting at 6 p.m.

8 arrested in stabbing involving juveniles

Philadelphia police have arrested eight people — including four juveniles — in connection with a disturbance at an apartment off of St. Francis Drive early last week that left two female victims seriously injured with stab wounds, said Philadelphia Police Chief Eric Lyons.

Waudine “Miss Dean” Spears Barrett has been an inspiration during her 101 years, an expert seamstress, a wonderful cook, gardener, babysitter, artist, hostess, and so much more.  

Christmas trees have gone up on the Square

The Christmas Trees have gone up on the Square.

GETTING THE MESSAGE/Nothing apart from Christ

Last week in Song of Songs 3:1, we saw that the believer in Christ goes through different seasons in their walk with Christ.

County jail docket

• Klein Andrews, of 47 Hillside Ave, Cumberland; possession of marijuana 1st offense

Neshoba superintendent updates supervisors on schools

The Neshoba County Board of Supervisors invited Neshoba County School District Superintendent Josh Perkins to their regular meeting to welcome him to Neshoba County and meet the members of the Board. 

Aldermen OK street closures for Hometown Christmas

Philadelphia aldermen have approved street closures for the Hometown Christmas Event planned for Dec. 1.


Lt. Robert M. Peebles was recently awarded the Silver Star, coveted military award, for conspicuous gallantry in action over and above the call of ordinary duty, according to news received here a few days ago.

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