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Wednesday, May 18, 2016 6:00 PM
A Hickory man was indicted by a Neshoba County grand jury for possession of methamphetamine,  one of 35 indictments handed down during the May term.

Kevin D. Kirk, 37, of 4431 Hickory-Little Rock Road, Hickory, was charged with possession of methamphetamine in October by Sheriff’s officers during a routine traffic stop on Mississippi 485 in the Goodhope community.
  • Tullos, McClain in June runoff
    There will be a runoff election between Joe Tullos and Chuck McClain in the special election for Ward 1 alderman as no candidate received a majority of the votes on Tuesday in complete, but uncertified results.

    Tullos polled 190 votes or 48.8 percent while McClain had 157 votes or 40.4 percent.
  • Director of group home arrested
    The former director of Happiness Hill Christian Home for girls on Deemer Road and his wife were charged with embezzlement after $210,313.36 was reported missing following a state audit, the authorities said.

    Jack High, 69, of 11901 Road 505,  and Karen Lynn High, 67, same address, were charged with taking the money from the Christian home, a mission of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Lafayette, Ind. 
  • Community choir being revived
    The new music director at First United Methodist Church aims to resurrect the long defunct community choir  this summer to give residents another musical outlet to express themselves.

    Kevin Flannagan has been the director of music ministries at First Methodist since November. He moved here from Bristol, Va., a town about the size of Starkville which has the distinction of sharing a main street with its larger neighbor, Bristol, Tenn.
  • Singer-songwriter Just Snow honors roots with album
    Singer-songwriter Justin Snow of Stallo officially debuted his first self-released album at an event at DeWeese Park Sunday, with numerous family and friends in attendance.

    Snow is all energy. He is very animated when he talks and when he builds up a head of steam it is hard for him to stop. His energy comes from deep-rooted passions for music, his home and telling stories, he said.
  • Two Noxapater residents face grand larceny charges
    Two Noxapater residents were arrested in connection with a stolen four-wheeler and utility trailer taken from a residence in the Sandtown community on Road 769.

    Casey Keen, 34, of 488 Jessie White Road, and James A. Kelly, 42, of 1977 Tuck Wilkes Road, both of Noxapater, were arrested and charged with grand larceny in connection with the theft of the trailer and four-wheeler.
  •  The chancellor of the Sixth Chancery Court District will be the guest speaker at Monday’s Memorial Day program in DeWitt DeWeese Park.

    Judge Joey Kilgore of Philadelphia will address those in attendance at the program which gets underway at 11 a.m.

    In the event of inclement weather, the program will be moved to the VFW building on Mississippi 16 east.
  • Summer reading program starts June 6 at library
    "On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!"  is the theme for the Neshoba County Public Library's fun summer reading program, which reflects the goals Leaha Winstead and other library staff members hope to achieve this summer.

    The program kicks off on June 6. Registration starts Tuesday.
  • A brick shattered the front door of Philadelphia Gun and Pawn early Monday morning, causing the burglar alarm to activate, the authorities said.

    Chief of Police Grant Myers said video from the business captured the image of two people wearing ski masks.
  • A 2003 Freightliner and trailer were reported stolen from Sisson Trucking on Saturday.

    Chief of Police Grant Myers said owners believe it was taken about 3:30 a.m.

    A reward has been posted over Crimestoppers by calling 601-485-1860.
  • A Louisville man was arrested on felony drug charges after officers observed him shoplifting at a discount center last week, the authorities said.

    Tyrone Hardin, 46, of 179 Davie Road, Louisville, was charged with shoplifting, possession of cocaine and possession of methamphetamine.
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