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Thursday, May 26, 2016
  • Director of group home arrested
    Wednesday, May 25, 2016 6:00 PM
    The former director of Happiness Hill Christian Home for girls on Deemer Road and his wife were charged with embezzlement after $210,313.36 was reported missing following a state audit, the authorities said.

    Jack High, 69, of 11901 Road 505,  and Karen Lynn High, 67, same address, were charged with taking the money from the Christian home, a mission of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Lafayette, Ind. 
  • Community choir being revived
    Wednesday, May 25, 2016 6:00 PM
    The new music director at First United Methodist Church aims to resurrect the long defunct community choir  this summer to give residents another musical outlet to express themselves.

    Kevin Flannagan has been the director of music ministries at First Methodist since November. He moved here from Bristol, Va., a town about the size of Starkville which has the distinction of sharing a main street with its larger neighbor, Bristol, Tenn.
  • Singer-songwriter Just Snow honors roots with album
    Wednesday, May 25, 2016 6:00 PM
    Singer-songwriter Justin Snow of Stallo officially debuted his first self-released album at an event at DeWeese Park Sunday, with numerous family and friends in attendance.

    Snow is all energy. He is very animated when he talks and when he builds up a head of steam it is hard for him to stop. His energy comes from deep-rooted passions for music, his home and telling stories, he said.
  • Two Noxapater residents face grand larceny charges
    Wednesday, May 25, 2016 6:00 PM
    Two Noxapater residents were arrested in connection with a stolen four-wheeler and utility trailer taken from a residence in the Sandtown community on Road 769.

    Casey Keen, 34, of 488 Jessie White Road, and James A. Kelly, 42, of 1977 Tuck Wilkes Road, both of Noxapater, were arrested and charged with grand larceny in connection with the theft of the trailer and four-wheeler.
  • Wednesday, May 25, 2016 6:00 PM
     The chancellor of the Sixth Chancery Court District will be the guest speaker at Monday’s Memorial Day program in DeWitt DeWeese Park.

    Judge Joey Kilgore of Philadelphia will address those in attendance at the program which gets underway at 11 a.m.

    In the event of inclement weather, the program will be moved to the VFW building on Mississippi 16 east.
  • Stovall centers life on family and church
    Highway 21 south is home to Ginger Stovall and her clan of God-loving, jambalaya-eating Philadelphians and she couldn’t imagine her life any other way.

    Stovall has lived in Philadelphia for 45 years and within that time, her family has grown exponentially. However, they haven’t left the fair city of Philadelphia. Her parents live two houses down from her and her siblings and their families live near as well.

    “I love living so close to my parents and family, “ Stovall said. Her family is a large, close-knit one, and they’re the kind of people who are at church anytime the doors are open.
  • Neshoba Central grad Buckley helps MC win national championship
    Former Neshoba Central softball standout Ty Buckley can add playing on a national championship team to her resume.

    She and her Mississippi College teammates captured the 2016 National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) national softball championship this past weekend in Troutville, Va., as they defeated Belhaven College 3-0 in the championship game.
  • Tullos, McClain in June runoff
    There will be a runoff election between Joe Tullos and Chuck McClain in the special election for Ward 1 alderman as no candidate received a majority of the votes on Tuesday in complete, but uncertified results.

    Tullos polled 190 votes or 48.8 percent while McClain had 157 votes or 40.4 percent.
    
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    Neshoba Central grad Hailey Lunderman, now a member of the Ole Miss Rebels softball team, is one of the 10 finalists for the Schutt Sports/NFCA Division I National Freshman of the Year award.

    On Wednesday, the three finalists will be announced. The winner of the award will announced May 31 before the start of the College Softball World Series which is held in Oklahoma City.
  • East Central drops heartbreaker to Jones County in Region 23 championship
    Wednesday, May 25, 2016 6:00 PM
    The No. 10 East Central Community College baseball team rallied from a six-run deficit, but in the end fell one run short of the No. 3 Jones County Junior College Bobcats in the championship game of the 2016 National Junior College Athletic Association Region 23 Baseball Tournament Sunday, May 22, at the Clark/Gay Baseball Complex in Decatur.
  • Wednesday, May 25, 2016 6:00 PM
     Several local athletes and sports teams were honored last week during The Clarion-Ledger Sports Awards banquet in Jackson.

    Those receiving recognition by school were as follows:

    - Choctaw Central: Tiara Joe was recognized as all-state for slow-pitch softball. Kyannah Grant was recognized for cross-country.
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     Jeff Lee won a three-way playoff to place first in his division in the second annual Philadelphia Country Club Men’s Senior Men’s Championship Sunday afternoon.

    Lee was tied in the 50-59 age division with Mark Duncan and Bobby Butler with all three finishing the two day event at 150. Lee won the playoff with Duncan coming in second while Butler came in third.
  • Wednesday, May 25, 2016 6:00 PM
    Neshoba Central wrapped up its fourth straight fast-pitch softball championship Friday night, May 13, with a sweep of the West Harrison Hurricanes.

    The Lady Rockets won game one 2-0 and game two 6-0, Neshoba Central finished with a 27-1 record.

    The big storyline for the Lady Rockets, besides winning another state championship, Aspen Wesley’s pitching and a smothering defense, was the weather. It forced several games to be postponed or canceled, and shortened Neshoba Central’s 18-team tournament.

    Here is a week-by-week look back of the 2016 fast-pitch season.
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