Man identified in fatal Highway 19 wreck

A man has been identified in another fatal accident on Highway 19 south of Philadelphia in the same vicinity as a Tuesday crash, the authorities said.

Vo-Tech students keep memory of 9/11 alive

As the nation paused last week for the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, students at the Philadelphia/Neshoba County Career Technical Center put up a banner proclaiming “We Remember Sept. 11, 2001.”

Football standout Threadgill remembered at death

Philadelphia native Tyler Burkes Threadgill, a former Mississippi State University and Philadelphia High School football standout, died Sunday morning in a Birmingham hospital after battling COVID-19. He was 36.

Yellow Jackets try to rebound after tough loss

A beautiful autumn night of football turned into a devastating loss for the Union Yellow Jackets. When the game ended, the score was 48-13, in favor of the Leake Academy Rebels.

Tornadoes rally for another last-minute victory Friday night Chancellor Greer scored the tying touchdown and Adrian Luke booted the winning extra point to lift the Philadelphia High School Tornadoes to a 40-39 victory over Leake Central Friday night in prep football action at Harpole Field.
Lady Rebels close in on district championship The Leake Academy Lady Rebels moved a few steps closer to another district championship last week with a pair of wins.
Helen R. Herrington Memorial service for Ms. Helen R. Herrington will be held at a later date.
Timothy Daryle Willis Funeral service for Mr. Timothy Daryle Willis will be held at 2 PM Friday, September 10, 2021 at John E. Stephens Chapel with Rev. Thomas Ben officiating.  Interment will be in Phillips Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5-8 PM Thursday, September 9, 2021 at John E. Stephens Chapel. John E. Stephens Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
PL Gage, Jr. Graveside services for Mr. PL Gage, Jr. were held on Saturday, September 4, 2021, at 1 P.M. from Morrow Cemetery with Rev. Jerry Jones officiating. Beck Funeral Home, Inc was in charge of arrangements.
Man in fatal 19 wreck remembered as loving father, husband Brady J. Stewart is being remembered as a loving father and husband after a fatal early-morning crash Tuesday on Highway 19 between Philadelphia and Tucker.
Couple in fatal wreck had just married Two Decatur residents who died in a head-on collision near Linwood last week had just been married in June.
Missing toddler found with dog near pond at 1 a.m. A 2-year-old girl is safe at home after spending more than 10 hours lost in the woods Monday.
City may hike taxes for pay raises A proposed 1-mill city tax increase to fund an $11 million 2022 budget including pay raises was proposed at a public hearing Wednesday no one attended.
Fire department trains students in CPR Students at the Philadelphia/Neshoba County Career Technical Center spent last week learning Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation from members of the Philadelphia Fire Department and now all 120 of the students who took the class are certified in CPR.
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BUCHANAN/What was Bush saying?

In Shanksville, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, former President George W. Bush’s theme was national unity — and how it has been lost over these past 20 years.

LOWRY/The real Biden presidency emerges

Not too long ago, supporters imagined Joe Biden might be the next LBJ, and perhaps they were right — just not how they thought.


G.R. Richardson, Arlington, was elected chairman of the Neshoba County Teachers’ Association at its first meeting held Thursday night, September 11, at the Philadelphia High School. Other new officers are L.C. Crowe, County Line, and Miss Katie Johnson, Arlington, secretary.      


Sharp enjoys spending time cooking for family

Dana Sharp of Philadelphia started cooking meals for her family when she was 12 years old. 

Gates’ vegetable garden creates yearly tradition

Vetty Gates of Philadelphia enjoys gardening with her grandchildren. 

Just Among Friends

Congratulations to Bill and Regina Dungan who celebrated their 65th Wedding Anniversary on September 2.  They are former longtime residents of Philadelphia who now reside in St. Catherine's Village in Madison.


Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind

GETTING THE MESSAGE/The first mission team sent Luke records for us in this passage the first mission team sent off by a church, taking the gospel to the ends of the earth. The church in Antioch was led by the Holy Spirit to set apart Paul and Barnabas for mission work (verse 2).  After fasting and praying, the church sends them off. We learn some important principles of missions here.
BUCHANAN/Democracy vs. autocracy “He may be an SOB, but he’s our SOB.”
Government benefits impacting trash pickup Government benefits individuals have been receiving to stay at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, among other things, are being blamed for erratic garbage pickup in Philadelphia.
Supervisors approve $19M budget for ’22 The Board of Supervisors adopted a $19 million 2022 budget during their regular meeting last week.
Election precinct reduction proposed Consolidating voting precincts was brought before the Board of Supervisors last week.
Neshoba General, CHC hosting vaccination drives Neshoba County recorded 152 new COVID-19 cases and seven new deaths in the past week, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health’s Sept. 14 report.
County using $20,000 MDEQ grant to buy debris trailer Neshoba County officials plan to acquire a debris trailer with funds from an almost $20,000 grant awarded by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.
County jail docket • Makeishia Amos, 27, of 10179 Rd 773; no charges listed
Vo-Tech students commemorate 9/11 anniversary Delana Waddell's class at the Vo-Tech center hung a 20th anniversary 9/11 remembrance sign to honor those who died during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Neshoba County Detention Center inmate dies Authorities are investigating the death of Neshoba County Detention Center inmate Piotr James Gullett, 27, of Starkville who was found unresponsive in his cell and later pronounced dead Saturday evening, Neshoba County Sheriff Eric Clark said.
Friday night area prep football scores Here is how Neshoba County area prep football teams fared Friday night:
Neshoba Central accepts $3 million bid for additional improvements A nearly $3 million bid was accepted by the Neshoba County School Board for additional new heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, new windows and exterior doors and additional restroom upgrades as the second of a three-phrase major renovation project, which spans campus-wide.
Students learning by producing TV shows Philadelphia students are learning valuable communications and social skills through producing their own weekly television programs titled “Tornado TV.” 

BIBLE SELECTION/2 Timothy 3:16-17 (ESV)

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.


LOWRY/Afghanistan isn’t end of U.S power

It’s hard to imagine more humiliating images than what we’ve seen in Afghanistan in recent weeks, from the hasty evacuation of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul to the chaotic scenes outside the airport.

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