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Wednesday, November 30, 2016 6:00 PM
Interfund loans totaling $434,802 to pay for, among other things, garbage collection were flagged by the State Auditor in an audit of Neshoba County’s fiscal 2014, a report released earlier this month said.

Several findings were cited in the audit regarding the loans that are more than a year old paying costs associated with garbage collections, the coliseum and the County Unit road fund, the report said.
  • Hospital terminates Anderson affiliation
    The county hospital will end its nearly five-year affiliation with Anderson in Meridian in what Neshoba General’s administrator characterized as a good move at this time due to their growth.

    The Board of Trustees of Neshoba County General Hospital and Nursing on Tuesday officially announced ending the affiliation with  Anderson Regional Medical Center and Anderson Regional Medical Center – South of Meridian. 
  • First Baptist to host cantata
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia is taking a fresh approach to its yearly Christmas Cantata by focusing on choral arrangements and worship.

    For many, the production is a year-round consideration including William Smith, minister of music, who said he and others carefully considered the theme of this year’s production. This will be Smith’s 15th Christmas production titled “Light Out of Darkness.”
  • No injuries reported Friday when plane makes emergency landing
    No one was injured when a Cessna P210N Centurion made an emergency landing around noon Friday on Mississippi 21 north after reporting engine problems, Neshoba County Sheriff Tommy Waddell said.

    A few minutes earlier a call was made to 911 by a witness who reported the plane was apparently having engine problems over the North Bend community, Waddell said.
  • DYSLEXIA GROUP FILM SCREENING

    The Dyslexia Awareness Group will be screening the film The Big Picture; Rethinking Dyslexia at 6 p.m., Tuesday Dec.  6 at the First United Methodist Church, 563 East Main St.  in Philadelphia.  This film, directed by James Redford, Robert Redford’s son, looks at the myths and stigmas, and goes on to examine the truth and reality of dyslexia.
  • Two Extension employees get statewide awards
    Two Mississippi State University Extension employees were recognized on the state level for their dedication not only to their offices but to their community as a whole.

    Elsie Cumberland of Philadelphia received the Mississippi State Extension Service Coastal Region Award for Excellence in Leadership.

    Jim McAdory, who lives in Louisville, received the Travis Tadlock Award for Outstanding Service.
  • Two guns, an undisclosed amount of cash and several bags of new clothes were among items reported stolen over the weekend from vehicles parked at multiple homes along Poplar and State avenues, the authorities said.

    Chief of Police Grant Myers said the vehicles were left unlocked.
  • A safety checkpoint about midnight Thursday netted two felony drug arrests by Neshoba County Sheriff’s deputies.

    Jonathan Goodin, 32, of 10741 Road 604, was charged with felony possession of crystal methamphetamine at the checkpoint at the intersection of Mississippi 488 and Road 147.
  • A 13-year-old male, who ran away about 2 a.m. Monday from a residence at the intersection of Highway 19 south and Road 450, was located later that evening, Sheriff Tommy Waddell said.

    The teen, Evan Tyler Allen, had a disagreement with his great-aunt over a phone and left on foot, he said.

    “Deputies found him at Wal-Mart about 5:30 p.m. and he was returned to his home,” he said.
  • The Dyslexia Awareness Group will be screening the film The Big Picture; Rethinking Dyslexia at 6 p.m., Tuesday Dec.  6 at the First United Methodist Church, 563 East Main St.  in Philadelphia.  

    This film, directed by James Redford, Robert Redford’s son, looks at the myths and stigmas, and goes on to examine the truth and reality of dyslexia.

    This film has won awards at the Nashville, Heartland and Sundance Film Festivals.
  • The county jail docket as of Monday morning:

    • Daniel Dutton, 41, 859 Pecan Avenue, possession of paraphernalia, misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana.

    • Eddie Lee Ross III, 27, 1066 Frog Level Lane #L-102, warrant fro petit larceny.
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