2 picked up by federal agents in drug sting

Two Neshoba County residents have been arrested and one remains on the run in connection with a two-year-long, multi-county drug investigation involving federal, state and local law enforcement that netted six total arrests last Friday.

Easter tradition

Children gather at Chris Powey’s house on Road 454 to have a glow-in-the-dark Easter egg hunt, something that has been going on for nearly a decade.

Commissioner gives updates on 19, road projects

State Highway Commissioner Willie Simmons personally updated the Board of Supervisors on the Highway 19 four-laning along with other projects during a regular meeting on Monday.

County jail docket

• Joshua Anderson, 39, of 791 Nev Housing Rd, failed to appear

Deputies searching for burglary suspect

A Philadelphia woman and a male accomplice who are part of a trio indicted for the burglary of a dwelling in the McDonald community almost two years ago are being sought, the authorities said.

$3M renovation project nearly complete

A $3 million major improvement project is nearly complete at Neshoba County Schools, the second of a three-phase renovation which spans campus-wide.

A county man is wanted in connection with a burglary and separate vehicle theft reported over the weekend, the authorities said. 

Philadelphia aldermen reversed course and in a 3-2 vote Tuesday night opted-in to medical marijuana.

Three Philadelphia High School students have been charged with aggravated assault after Neshoba Central football players were shot with pellets and BBs during practice Thursday.

No injuries had been reported in the wake of severe weather Wednesday night, but damage was reported north of Burnside with power outages countywide, the authorities said.

‘Tiny homes,’ RV park open

Sitting on the porch of a tiny home in the Pearl River RV Park and Tiny Homes in the shadow of the Golden Moon Casino gives campers the same feeling as sitting on their own porch, says owner William Shirley.

City to opt out of medical marijuana

Philadelphia will opt out of medical marijuana for now following the same decision as the Board of Supervisors a day earlier last week.

State to allocate $500K to museum

The recent appropriation of $500,000 in new monies to Marty Stuart’s Congress of Country Music project is a good indication of the support it has in the state Legislature, Rep. C. Scott Bounds said.

Work to begin at Booker T

Work has begun on the Booker T. Washington gym renovation project.

Storm damages The Citizens Bank roof

No one was injured after the roof the The Citizens Bank on east Main Street collapsed after hours during a heavy rain storm last month, officials said.

Sheriff receiving electronic fingerprint system

The Neshoba County Sheriff’s Department will soon be getting an additional tool in its fight against crime, thanks to an appropriation by the state Legislature,.

County jail docket

• Vance Blinn, 52, of 11240 Rd 450, poss. of paraphernalia, poss. of marijuana 1st offense.

Kosciusko couple arrested with marijuana

A man and woman from Kosciusko were arrested with felony amounts of marijuana and ecstasy early Saturday morning, the authorities said.

Off-duty deputies make drug arrest Sunday

A long weekend got a little bit longer for two deputies  after they made a drug arrest after going back on duty to investigate a suspicious vehicle Sunday evening.

Bogue Chitto student Liyah Bacca won first place in The Neshoba Democrat’s annual Kid’s Art contest for her depiction of Airpark Family Dentistry. She is pictured with her Principal, Ken McMullan

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