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Patricia Whitaker, or Mrs. W., teaches reading strategies in small groups at Philadelphia Elementary School. She rotates with around 150 students in grades K-2, teaching phonics and word deciphering in small groups.
Patricia Whitaker, or Mrs. W., teaches reading strategies in small groups at Philadelphia Elementary School. She rotates with around 150 students in grades K-2, teaching phonics and word deciphering in small groups.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 6:00 PM
Jason Gentry hasn’t coached high school basketball in nearly 10 years, but when he explains his strategies for helping students at Philadelphia Elementary School reach and surpass state testing standards, it sounds like he is putting together a run at a state championship
  • 53 jobs may come back  from China
    The $5.256 million Richardson Molding expansion that will create 53 jobs here could bring work back from China, the company’s CEO said during the announcement at the plant last week as he enthusiastically endorsed Philadelphia and the county’s workforce.
  • ­Country Club,  historic area hit  by burglaries
    Purses, handguns, cash, an iPad and a four-wheeler are among items taken in a series of burglaries over the past several days at residences in the city.
  • Richardson announces new apprenticeship
    Richardson Molding announced a new apprenticeship for high school students last week where they will learn a valuable skill and gain hands-on experience while the company grows its workforce, officials said.
  • A Neshoba County man who is accused of stealing a car from a Union nursing home in December was back in jail Tuesday after escaping from the exercise yard.
  • Black History program Feb. 25
    Dr. Rhea Williams-Bishop, who serves as the W. K. Kellogg Foundation’s director of Mississippi and New Orleans programs, will be the keynote speaker during a Black History Month program here on Feb. 25.
  • Feb. 10 EF-0 tornado destroys  barn in Burnside community
    A barn in the Burnside community was apparently destroyed when an EF-0 tornado moved over the county on Saturday, Feb. 10, though the owners didn’t find it until days later.
  • Tyler Hansford named Union superintendent
    Union Middle School Principal Tyler Hansford has been selected as the next superintendent of the Union Public School District.  He was hired during a special called board meeting on Thursday.
  • Choctaw Fresh Produce has been awarded a $20,000 grant in a national Cultivating Change contest that will allow them to increase production.
  • Drug rehab ministry to host vigil
    A candlelight vigil sponsored by a drug rehabilitation ministry to remember lives lost statewide to drug overdoses in 2017 is planned March 6 in front of the Neshoba County Courthouse pending approval.
  • Kids are invited to stop by the Neshoba County Public Library each Wednesday afternoon from 3:30 to 4:30 for its after-school program, WindDown Wednesday.
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