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Wednesday, October 26, 2016 6:00 PM
A Philadelphia woman, who was fatally injured in a three-vehicle collision Saturday, was remembered for her loving devotion to children in need.

Krystal Boatner, 31, of 10923 Highway 395, was fatality injured in the head-on collision, which occurred about 4:30 p.m.  on Mississippi 19 north near the River Road intersection.
  • Man charged with auto burglary
    A Philadelphia man was charged with felony auto burglary after he allegedly took a purse from a car parked at a gas pump.

    Nicholas Lang, 37, of 14 Knight St., was arrested and charged with auto burglary.
  • Pistol stolen from vehicle
    A pistol was reported stolen on Oct. 18 from a vehicle owned by a resident on Crockett Avenue, the authorities said.

    The owner told police that a Sig Sauer pistol was stolen from her vehicle, though she didn’t know if it was taken while the car was parked at her house or her place of work.

    Anyone with information was asked to call Crime Stoppers at 601-485-1860.
  • Schools not satisfied until they get ‘A's’ on accountability grades
    While city and county superintendents said they were happy with their “C” and “B” letter grades respectively based on Mississippi’s A-F accountability system, both said they wouldn’t be satisfied until they reach the top.

    The Mississippi Department of Education released letter grades for schools and districts based on the accountability system that evaluates how schools and districts performed in the 2015-16 school year.
  • Transportation key to state’s economy, business leaders say during MEC connection stop
    Transportation was voted the most important key to Mississippi’s economy by the more than 80 business leaders and elected officials here last week during Mississippi Economic Council’s Connection Tour stop at the depot.

    Ninety-five percent of those in attendance said transportation was “very important” to the state’s economy and 60  percent said that the state’s roads and bridges were not acceptably maintained. Another 13 percent said they were poorly maintained.
  • Firm hired to examine how state spends money on k-12 education
    Legislative leaders have announced plans to review the state’s current education funding formula and figure out ways to direct more money to classrooms and away from administrative expenses, a move that is being followed closely by the Philadelphia and Neshoba County superintendents of education.

    The state Senate Rules and House Management committees has hired a private, nonprofit firm called EdBuild to examine how the state spends money on K-12 education.
  • County Jail Docket
    The county jail docket as of Monday morning:

    • Johanna Faye Willis, 33, 110 Standpine Drive, Walnut Grove, disorderly conduct, public drunk

    • Dewayne Gregory Floyd, 28, 13150 Road 610, disturbance of a family.
  • Man charged with aggravated assault
    A Philadelphia man was charged with aggravated assault Friday in connection with the shooting of a female as she attempted to leave a mobile home park in her vehicle, the authorities said.
  • Man faces multiple felony charges
    A Neshoba County man faces multiple felony charges after he was stopped by police officers Sunday night on Beacon Street.

    Michael Barrett, 24, of 10871 Road 531, was one of four people in a Jeep that was stopped by officers responding to a report of a firearm being brandished from the vehicle about 9 p.m.
  • Overby Center examines resurrection   of Choctaw and Chickasaw tribes
    Journalism students who spent weeks reporting on the startling rise of the Choctaw and Chickasaw Indian tribes will discuss their work in a panel discussion at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics at Ole Miss.

    The students produced two soon-to- be-printed in-depth magazines – “Unconquered and Unconquerable” about the Chickasaw Nation and “Mississippi Miracle” about the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.
  • Matthew Ferris honored  by Wendy’s Heisman
     Wendy’s High School Heisman has recognized Matthew Ferris from Philadelphia High School and others for their dedication to never cutting corners by naming them school winners.
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