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Rodis Shealy enjoys lunch with friends, Ann and Warren Robinson of Newton at Peggy’s on Tuesday afternoon. The restaurant reopened Monday after closing last July.
Rodis Shealy enjoys lunch with friends, Ann and Warren Robinson of Newton at Peggy’s on Tuesday afternoon. The restaurant reopened Monday after closing last July.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 6:00 PM
A couple from Union, a group from Weyerhaeuser, District 1 Supervisor Keith Lillis and many more dined Tuesday at Peggy’s, a Philadelphia institution that has served a family-style, meat-and-three lunch weekdays for 54 years.

Peggy’s officially reopened on Monday for lunch after a soft opening Friday for family.
  • Neshoba hospital sees $4.9M profit
    Neshoba County General Hospital and Nursing Home saw its revenues exceed expenses for the fifth consecutive year, its chief executive officer and administrator told the Board of Supervisors on Monday, pointing to a $4.9 million profit during fiscal year 2015.

    The previous year’s profit was $1.7 million.
  • Two years after getting a brand new million-dollar Emergency Operations Center, Emergency Management Director Jeff Mayo said he hopes he never has to use it in an emergency situation, but he is confident that if the time comes, it will save lives.

     “Fortunately, we haven’t had those types of disasters but [the EOC] will provide us with much more flexibility as well as additional tools that we haven’t had before,”  Mayo said.
  • C. J. Johnson signs  with New England
    Former Philadelphia High School standout C.J. Johnson signed with the New England Patriots Saturday as an undrafted free agent following the conclusion of 2016 NFL Draft .

    This past fall, the Ole Miss linebacker tallied 43 total tackles, three tackles for loss, two sacks, two interceptions, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery, according to his official bio on OleMissSports.com. For his career, he had 180 total tackles, 13.5 sacks and 27 tackles for loss. Johnson is the son of Chris and Linda Johnson.
  • A former city alderman, who served 16 years in office before being defeated in the 2013 race for mayor, has qualified as a candidate for the vacant Ward 1 position.

    Joe Tullos has qualified as a candidate for Ward 1 alderman, to replace Josh Gamblin, who resigned in April  after moving into a different ward.
  • Russell, Price named STAR Student,   Teacher at Neshoba Central High School
    Brittany Russell has been named the STAR Student at Neshoba Central High School for 2015-16, by the Mississippi Economic Council's M. B. Swayze Foundation, sponsor of the STAR program.

    The Neshoba Central High School senior received a $1,000 cash scholarship for being selected as an All-Star STAR Student  during the STAR Program at the annual Education Celebration on Thursday at the Jackson Convention Center in downtown Jackson. 
  • Electricity, water to be turned on at the Fairgrounds.
    Electricity and water will be turned on for the summer at Fair cabins  on Monday, May 9.

    Fair Board member Laura Thrash said they were expecting the power to be turned on Monday and utilities will remain on until a week after the Fair is over
  • The county jail docket as of Monday morning:

    • Miranda K. Carpenter, 26, 105 St. Francis Dr., warrant for simple assault, causing bodily injury

    • Samuel Caine Bell, 31, 160 Bogue Chitto Circle, no insurance, driving under suspension, reckless driving, possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle, DUI first refusal
  • The Chahta Immi Cultural Center at Choctaw Town Center will host its annual Basket Day event Saturday.

    Amanda Bell, Tribal archivist, is the coordinator of the event for the first time this year. The event will feature basket makers and collectors from the community and out of state. Basket makers will be stripping cane and weaving baskets outside the cultural center.
  • Annual Golf

    Tournament

    The Boys and Girls Club of East Mississippi, Neshoba County Unit, will be hosting it’s Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, May 13 at the Philadelphia Country Club.  It will be a three person scramble.  On-site registration and lunch will be provided starting at noon and shotgun start will be at 1 p.m.

    The entry fee is $60 per person or $180 per team. For more information call BJ Morrow at (601)416-4933 or Tracy Tinsley at (601)416-7035.
  • The Board of Directors and staff members of the Neshoba Unit of the Boys and Girls Club of East Mississippi met with the Board of Supervisors on Monday, giving them an overview of the program and seeking support for an upcoming golf tournament to raise funds.
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