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Wednesday, April 19, 2017 6:00 PM
Alex Bridges Deaton will face charges in Kansas of attempted first degree murder, aggravated assault and felony auto theft, among other things before his murder charge here is presented to a Neshoba County grand jury.

Deaton is the Neshoba County native charged with the Feb. 23 murder of 69-year-old Brenda Pinter inside Dixon Baptist Church.

Because he is still in Kansas, his case will not be presented to a Neshoba County grand jury when it convenes Tuesday, the assistant District Attorney said on Monday.
  • Financing for a $1.6 million energy savings performance project for Neshoba County was approved Monday by the Board of Supervisors in an effort to reduce utilities at the courthouse, coliseum and several other county buildings by about 35 percent.

    Supervisors voted unanimously to accept the bid of Signature Public Funding at 2.99 percent interest.
  • $1K reward posted in Easter burglary of Brown's Discount Drugs
    Burglars hit a pharmacy in Valley View Shopping Center early Easter morning, sparking the owner to post a $1,000 reward leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible.

    Three people, whose images were captured on video,  broke into  Brown’s Discount Drugs at 584 east Main St., Suite B3, about 3 a.m. and took various prescription medications, Chief of Police Grant Myers said.
  • Stricklands move refurbished furniture operation to town
    After four years of selling vintage and refurbished furniture in the Dixon community, the Strickland family has moved their operation to town and added an interesting twist which they hope will set their burgeoning business apart.

    Larry Strickland has run Square Peg for four years with his wife Donna in the Dixon community. They became known for their keen eye in spotting unique vintage furniture and their knack for breathing new life into old, rundown pieces that needed a little bit of paint and attention.
  • Arts Council to host annual membership meeting Thursday
    “Arts & All That Jazz” will be the theme of the Philadelphia-Neshoba County Arts Council’s wine and cheese membership meeting set for Thursday.

    President Jacob Starks said the event will include a wine and cheese tasting, a silent auction, a wine raffle, live jazz music and great food.

    The membership meeting will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bridges the Venue.
  • Aldermen rehire engineer for municipal airport projects
    Waggoner Engineering was rehired to provide professional engineering and related services for the Philadelphia Municipal Airport for a five-year period following a unanimous vote of the Board of Aldermen.

    Waggoner, along with Allen & Hoshall, submitted statements of qualifications prior to the board meeting on Tuesday, April 4.

    Waggoner has been the airport engineer for the past 17 years or more.
  • Mt. Zion United Methodist Church might soon be placed on the National Register of Historic Places, after its nomination was approved by the Mississippi National Register Review Board.

    The nomination now awaits action by the National Register in Washington, D. C.

    The review of the nomination must occur within 45 days after it is received by the National Register office.
  • Winston Plywood & Veneer cuts ribbon, employs 300 people
    Joined by federal, state and local leaders, company associates and members of the community, Winston Plywood & Veneer  hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new plywood mill in Louisville.

    The location was once home to a shuttered mill that was destroyed when an F4 tornado struck three years ago. Today, in its place stands a state-of-the-art plywood facility that employs over 300 associates and is expected to generate tens of millions in annual economic activity for the region.
  • The county jail docket as of Monday morning:

    • Harrington Lance Allen, 34, 254 Frog level Road, time served.

    • Michael Ryan Bell, 39, 108 Bell Road, improper equipment, first offense DUI, no drivers license, no insurance, failure to pay fines.
  • PAID POLITICAL AD/Dennis Davis  announces for  Ward 4 alderman
    Hello my name is Dennis Roy Davis. I am asking for the people of Ward 4 to take a chance on me by electing me as your alderman.

    I am a devoted member in my community. I have been married to my lovely wife for 27 years. Together we have two children and one granddaughter. I am a member of Goodway Baptist Church. I
  • Choctaw Indian Fair announces stage entertainment
    The platinum-selling duo Dan + Shay, five-time Grammy nominee and multi-instrumentalist Hunter Hayes and Grammy Award winning sibling trio The Band Perry will take the stage during the 68th annual Choctaw Indian Fair.

    The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will showcase their unique cuture once again at this year’s fair, set for July 12-15.
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