Just Among Friends

Just Among Friends


Among the nearly 1.500 students graduating from Mississippi State University's fall 2022 class was Anna Fracchia of Memphis, Tennessee.

Anna received the Bachelor of Science Summa Cum Laude from MSU's College of Arts & Science. Her parents are Trey and Sally Lewis Fracchia. Her Philadelphia grandparents are Dot Lewis and the late Harold Lewis. Congratulations!


Tickets will be on sale for "Matilda, the Musical" on Thursday, February 9 and are available at the Ellis ticket office Monday 8-llAM and Thursday 8-5. General admission tickets are $20.00 and Members and students tickets are $15.00.

The Philadelphia-Neshoba County Arts Council is sponsoring this event for the community. "Matilda" will be presented in the historic Ellis Theater beginning on Thursday, March 9 through Sunday, March 12 with several performances. It promises to be a great family entertainment!


Last week was an exciting one for Sarah Alice Fulton who spent the week serving as a page in the State Capitol in Jackson. She served with Sen. Jenifer Branning who also nominated her for this honor.

Sarah Alice had the opportunity to learn about our state’s government and procedures while the House and Senate were in session. It was a great learning experience for her.

She is the daughter of Rob and Rozanne Fulton. Sarah Alice is 16 years old and a sophomore who is home schooled through the Classical Conversations of  the Starkville Challenge program. Congratulations!


Signing Day was last Wednesday when several seniors in our local schools signed with various colleges.

Neshoba Central High School's Dekiren Wilson signed with Mississippi Delta Community College to further his education and continue his football career on the next level. Also from NCHs is Beau Holley who will attend East Central Community College where he will pursue a degree in higher education and continue playing football. Elijah Ruffin from NCHS signed with Northwest Community College where he will further his education and his football career.

Leake Academy's Addy Lee Page signed with East Central Community College where she will also pursue an Associate Degree and play tennis for ECCC.

Congratulations and best wishes to each and every one of these seniors!


Congratulations to Philadelphia High School's Powerlifters, Imarion Black who won 1st Place District Champion in the 198lb. Weight Class, and Jacameron Boler who placed 3rd in the 148 lb. Weight Class. 

Both boys will advance to the State Meet on March 11th at Lincoln High School.


The students from local public schools attended the rodeo last Friday at the Coliseum where they watched with awe and amazement all of the various performances by the rodeo professionals. 

There were smiles and laughter  from the members of the audience which also included teachers, parents, and other school personnel as they watched. It appeared that the show made a lasting impression on many of the children. 

Little Gunner Fulton's favorite person was the rodeo clown. According to his grandmother, Lee Ann Fulton, he talked about clowns for the rest of the day! What a fun experience for the students! 


The Decatur City Dance Company in Decatur, Georgia, presented a dance program "Relative Motion" last weekend at the Drew Center for the Arts Theater.

Sofia Satterfield was a member of the dance company who performed an amazing contemporary program. She is the talented daughter of Sara Benson Satterfield and the granddaughter of Bob and Lynn Benson of Philadelphia.

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