Come join us on Jan. 20 at 6:30 p.m. for a concert at Cedar Hill Baptist Church featuring One Way Quartet.  We are located on Road 573 (Dunn road) one mile off Highway 15 north of Philadelphia.  A love offering will be taken and refreshments will be served.  For more information  call 601-656-7575.



 In 2016, Rev. Lavoid Kelly and a few God-fearing followers began a church plant at the 12220 Road 571, Philadelphia location formally known night spot "The Shack" which latter became a recreational center and home to the Stallo Blues Shows.  

In 2018, they are going to dedicate God's name to this building, perpetually.  

If you, your family, or your church would like to be a part of this planting in any way, you may join us any Sunday from 10 a.m. Sunday School, 11 a.m. worship service.  If you would like to make a donation to this cause you may send it to: P.O. Box 1433, Philadelphia.


The Mt. Enon M.B. Church in the Dixon community will be hosting a renewing revival January 22-24, at 7 p.m. nightly.

 All area church families are cordially invited to attend. Dr. Tony C. Grant is pastor of the church.


On Saturday, Jan. 20, the CPC-Pregnancy and Family Resource Center of Philadelphia will host it's annual Candlelight Prayer Vigil in the Neshoba County courthouse at 7 p.m.  

The guest speaker will be Dr. Beverly McMillan.  Dr. McMillan, former abortionist and now an avid Pro-Life advocate, will share her unique perspective.    Call (601) 656-9712 for more information.



Linwood Fire Department will have its annual fundraiser on Feb. 3 starting at 11 a.m. There will be an auction at 1 p.m.

Chitterlin’ and  pulled pork plates will be sold for $10 each.



Anyone interested in the Martin McNeil cemetery upkeep can contact Ann Pinter at 12451 Road 101, Philadelphia, MS 39350 or call 601-253-2355.



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.

 Enjoy a different program each Wednesday including games, crafts and more! For more information call the library at 601-656-4911.


The Neshoba Central High School Class of 1988 will celebrate its 30th year class reunion on June 23  from 7 p.m. until midnight at Bridges, The Venue in Philadelphia.  

Dress is casual. Your meal and entertainment will be provided. Tickets are $50 a person or $75 for a couple.

 One commemorative T-shirt is included in the ticket price.  Deadline to purchase tickets is March 30, 2018.  For more information call Sonya (601-562-5520) or Lovie (601-504-1337).


Mars Hill Cemetery located at Mars Hill United Methodist Church, County Road 729, is seeking donations for the renovation and upkeep of the cemetery.Immediate project is replacement of the fence. Donations should be made in care of Tommy Woodward, Cemetery Secretary. Mail checks to: Tommy Woodward 10200 Road 739 Philadelphia, MS 39350.

ServSafe Food

Protection Manager


 The ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification course is good for food service and childcare employees.

The Mississippi Food Code requires that each licensed establishment have one certified food safety manager employed full-time. Because food impacts everyone, the need for training and safe food preparation is increasing.

The Mississippi State University Extension –Neshoba County will offer the ServSafe course Jan. 31 from  8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the coliseum’s multi-purpose room. ServSafe requires a 7th edition manual. The certification exam will be administered at 3 p.m. on the day of the training.

To enroll in this course, participants must register no later than Jan. 10  in the county Extension office, 12000 Highway 15 north, Suite 2 inside the coliseum.

The fee for the course is $140 payable only by certified check or money order.For more information, please contact the MSU Extension-Neshoba County, 601-656-4011.


The Neshoba County Public Library will have preschool story time every Wednesday at 10 a.m. Children are invited to come for a special story and craft. For more information call the library at 601-656-4911.


Narcotic Anonymous meetings will be held every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at God's Tabernacle Church.  For more information call 601-656-3565 or 601-504-4278.

Master Gardener Class

The Master Gardener training program begins in Neshoba County on Feb.  20 from 1 to 5 p.m. and continues each Tuesday and Thursday afternoon through March 27.

Classes are interactive via distance education on soils, weed science, insects, plant propagation, fruits, nuts, and vegetable gardening taught by Mississippi State University horticulture instructors and specialists.

Classes finish in time for spring gardening projects to begin. The cost of enrolling in Mississippi’s Master Gardener program is $100.

 Please come by the Extension office in the Neshoba County Coliseum on Highway 15 N to enroll, or give us a call at 601-656-4011. Deadline to register is Feb. 9.


ECCC Workforce Development Offers Office Proficiency and Certification  

The East Central Community College Workforce Development Center will offer a course in Office Proficiency Assessment and Certification (OPAC) beginning Tuesday, Jan. 30 on the Decatur campus.

 Classes will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Bradford J. Tucker Applied Technology Building for eight consecutive Tuesdays. Cost is $75 per person.

Christy Ferguson will serve as instructor.

 The OPAC System is a comprehensive office, clerical and software skills testing and certification program.  The software tests for skills and abilities in all of the Microsoft Office word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.

 The following are the different areas in which a person taking this class could receive an OPAC certification: Windows, Basic Word, Basic Excel, Intermediate Word, Intermediate Excel, PowerPoint, Database, and QuickBooks.

For more information, contact Ferguson at 601-635-6292 or by email at, or Chris Clark, workforce development coordinator, at 601-635-6245 or email

W students named to President's List

Mississippi University for Women has recognized students who have been named to the President's List for the fall 2017 semester.

Students recognized form Philadelphia included Lorrie Haggard,  Sidney Hill, Shanna Lowrey, Tanya Tullos, all of Philadelphia and Mandy Wilson of Union.

Neshoba County Library Career Development Series

 The Neshoba County Library Career Development Series has been released. The schedule includes: Jan. 18,  Resume Writing, 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.; Jan.  25,  How to Interview Well at 10 a.m.; Neshoba County Library Free Computer Classes,  Jan. 22, Introduction to Windows 10 at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. and Jan.  29, E-Mail Basics, 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

For more information call 601-656-4911 or  601-656-5843.


The Kingsmen, from Asheville, N.C. will be in concert at Salem Baptist Church, 2380 Salem Road, Lake,  on Sunday, Jan. 21 at 6 p.m.  Everyone is invited to attend. For more information you may call 601-775-8272.  A love offering will be taken.

ECCC Choral

Department to Host “Father/Daughter Valentine Dance”

 The East Central Community College Choral Department will host a Father/Daughter Valentine Dance Friday, Feb. 9 on the Decatur campus.

The event will feature a Princess Theme for ages five and up and will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Mabry Memorial Cafeteria.

 The cost is $30 per couple and if a father has more than one daughter, it is an additional $5 per child.  Light refreshments will be included.

 For more information, contact Denise Riley, ECCC choral director, at 601-635-6225 or email

 Food Giveaway

 The Mars Hill Outreach Ministry will be open on Saturday January 20, 2018 from 9am-10am. All first time applicants must bring identification, proof of residency and proof of income. The Mars Hill Outreach ministry is a 501(c) (3) non profit organization. For more information, questions or to make donations please contact LaTonya Smith @ (601) 416-2319 or Patricia Wilson @ (601) 656-3549



The Dancing Rabbit Genealogical & Historical Society will meet on Feb. 14  at 1  p.m. at the Carthage- Leake County Library. Visitors are welcomed.  


The Boys & Girls Club of Neshoba County will sponsor a Drive-Through Chili Fundraiser on Tuesday, Jan.  26 at the Neshoba County Library from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Tickets are $6, which includes bowl of chili, crackers and a bottle of water.  Tickets can be purchased from any BGC board member or parents.