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Tuesday, July 26, 2016
  • Wednesday, July 20, 2016 6:00 PM
    The Neshoba County School District was rated “B”  and the Philadelphia Public School District a “C” on  Mississippi’s A-F accountability system which evaluates how schools and districts performed in the 2014-15 school year, the Mississippi Department of Education said last week.

    Official district grades statewide for 2014-15 include 19 “A” districts, 43 “B” districts, 54 “C” districts, 30 “D” districts and no “F” districts. More districts moved from a “D” to a “C” label when compared to the 2013-14 official district letter grades. The number of “A” and “B” districts remained unchanged from the previous school year.
  • Wednesday, July 20, 2016 6:00 PM
    Donald Trump Jr. will make an appearance at the Neshoba County Fair Tuesday afternoon but won’t speak, Fair board member Scott Bounds confirmed Tuesday.

    While presumed Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump is not scheduled to speak at the Neshoba County Fair,  his son will make an appearance, Bounds, a state Representative and entertainment chairman, confirmed.
  • State sends warning that inmate overcrowding an issue at jail
    Wednesday, July 20, 2016 6:00 PM
    Overcrowding at the county jail may force the transfer of inmates, the administrator told the Board of Supervisors on Monday after a written warning from the Mississippi State Department of Health was received.
  • Neshoba County Fair to feature top entertainment on schedule and 11 vie for?Miss Neshoba County
    Wednesday, July 20, 2016 6:00 PM
    The 127th edition of the Neshoba County Fair gets under way Friday and, as always,  offers eight big days of family fun, featuring musical entertainment, arts and crafts, the popular Heart o’ Dixie Triathlon, harness and running horse races and much more.

    Most of the over 600 cabins and 500 RV units are already stocked or were being stocked this week for Mississippi’s Giant House Party.

    Parking permits will be required starting Thursday at 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 20, 2016 6:00 PM
    “Beauty Hunt” will be the theme of the 2016 Miss Neshoba County pageant which kicks off Monday night at the Neshoba County Fair, with the contestants dressed in camouflage for an opening stage number to “Sharp Dressed Man” by ZZ Top, choreographed by Lacy Byrd.

    The is the first year that the winner will have an option to participate in the Miss Mississippi pageant in June 2017, pageant director Gail Breazeale said.

    The pageant will begin at 8 p.m.
  • Pearl River wins stickball championship
    A new champion was crowned Saturday as Pearl River defeated Koni Hata 2-1 in the men’s division finals of the 67th World Series of Stickball tournament.
        The stickball tournament was held in conjunction with the Choctaw Indian Fair and played at Choctaw Central High School before a packed house. It marked the first championship for Pearl River in recent memory. They were one of five division champions crowned this past week and none of last year’s champions repeated.
  • Amos convicted of murder to be sentenced at later date
    Samuel Amos was convicted of murder last week in connection with the May 20, 2014, shooting death of  Marquai Ne'Ontae Kirkland in what the prosecution described as a “street gang-style killing.”

    Kirkland, 22, was shot one time in the head inside a 2002 Ford Explorer on Parkside Drive, testimony showed.

    His body was found a short time later in a nearby wooded area by a passerby.
  • Winstead grateful to represent hometown
    Laken Winstead, a rising senior at Neshoba Central High School, competed in the state Distinguished Young Woman pageant this past week and did her hometown justice.

    The local talent and overall winner, Winstead showcased her hometown pride at the state competition, and placed in the top five in preliminary fitness.

    She said, “State competition was so much fun. I met a lot of new girls and made some new friendships.”
    
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  • Wednesday, July 20, 2016 6:00 PM
    Does anybody else have the sense that Donald Trump is slipping off the rails? His speeches have always had a rambling, free association quality, but a couple of the recent ones have, as the Republican political consultant Mike Murphy put it, passed from the category of rant to the category of full on “drunk wedding toast.”
  • PERRY/Governor and 1897 Fair
    Wednesday, July 20, 2016 6:00 PM
    The Neshoba County Fair kicks off this week continuing an annual tradition that began as the Coldwater Community Fair in 1889. The Fair runs July 22 through July 29.
  • Wednesday, July 20, 2016 6:00 PM
    In the past two weeks, the “war on police” has gone from a metaphor to a reality, with eight officers killed in targeted attacks in Dallas and Baton Rouge.

    The country hasn’t seen anything like it since the early 1970s, when a lunatic fringe of the left undertook a violent campaign against law enforcement.
  • Wednesday, July 20, 2016 6:00 PM
    JULY 17, 1936

    A number of visitors were present at the Monday luncheon of the Rotary Club, including a group of Agricultural Extension workers composed of Dr. Jensen of State College, Messrs. Brown and Todd of Meridian and H. O. West of Neshoba County.
  • Wednesday, July 20, 2016 6:00 PM
    fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

                                                       — Isaiah 41:10 ESV
  • Wednesday, July 20, 2016 6:00 PM
    There won’t be a lot of last minute preparation for the 37th Heart O’ Dixie Triathlon.

    When the event begins at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday with the .5 mile swim at Lake Tiak-O'Khata, a small army of volunteers, law enforcement officers and First Responders along with the Philadelphia Sertoma Club will have everything in place.
  • Wednesday, July 20, 2016 6:00 PM
    More than 3000 people are expected to come to Philadelphia starting Wednesday for a weekend of softball and baseball.

    The Choctaw Tribe will be hosting the Native American Youth Organization tournaments. The action starts Thursday with 80 teams entered in five age categories for baseball and softball. All of the teams have 15 players, who will also have their family and friends traveling with them.
  • Chebet wins The Rez 10K 
    Wednesday, July 20, 2016 6:00 PM
    Joseph Chebet ran away from the competition Saturday as he finished The Rez Run 10K race with a time of 34:27.

    Nearly 40 people were listed as finishing the 10K run while the 5K run listed 140 finishers.
  • Wednesday, July 20, 2016 6:00 PM
     The Leake Academy Rebelettes are always one of the dominate fast-pitch softball teams in Mississippi Independent Schools Association competition.

    Last season, they finished with a 27-12-1 record while winning the district and the North State AAA championships. But they lost to Silliman Institute in the state finals, making it the third season in a row they were the runners-up. The 2016 season is less than a couple of weeks off and the Rebelettes are looking to take the next step.
  • Wednesday, July 13, 2016 6:00 PM
    An additional award will be presented at the 37th annual Heart O’ Dixie Triathlon awards ceremony this year.

    The first Neshoba County finisher has always been recognized after the triathlon. In 1990, the award was formerly named the Dickey Nowell Memorial Award in honor of one of the original competitors. Nowell always enjoyed the Heart O’ Dixie Triathlon and competed in it even as he battled cancer. Following his death, his family and the Philadelphia Sertoma Club began presenting the award.
  • Friday, July 31, 2015 1:00 AM
    "Utter foolishness" is Lanelle Glover's description of the Fair, but she loves every single second of it.
  • Friday, July 31, 2015 1:00 AM
    "Utter foolishness" is Lanelle Glover's description of the Fair, but she loves every single second of it.
  • Thursday, July 30, 2015 1:00 AM
    As cliche as it sounds, the Fair is truly all about having a good time, and that's basically Sherrie Adcock's life motto.
  • Thursday, July 30, 2015 1:00 AM
    As cliche as it sounds, the Fair is truly all about having a good time, and that's basically Sherrie Adcock's life motto.
  • Thursday, July 30, 2015 1:00 AM
    A resident of Larkspur, Colo., Apryl Parkerson has been coming to he fair for as long as she can remember.

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