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Kirby and Matthew Anthony
Kirby and Matthew Anthony
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 6:00 PM
Living in a perfect house tucked away a couple of miles down a dirt road, Kirby Thames Anthony spends her days doing what she loves and savoring each hour.

Originally from Union, Anthony lives in a picturesque cabin on the outskirts of Neshoba County with her husband Matthew and their two dogs, Alice and Mack. The president of the Home Arts Club is a busy body, traveling across the state for her job.
  • Another beautiful baby girl is making her home in Philadelphia!  Mary Clayton Byars arrived on Jan. 7, 2017, much to the joy of her parents, Clay and Jessica Byars, and her big sister, Ava James Byars.  Her Philadelphia grandparents are David and Roberta Byars and Danny Joe and Pam Thrash.  Her great grandmother is Nita Byars.  This very lucky baby has a family that includes several aunts, uncles and cousins who cannot wait to meet this precious addition.  Congratulations!
  • Brooklynn Paige Boyette to wed Joseph Connor Morris Jan. 28
    Dencil and Sharon Roark Bailey and Marlin Boyette Jr. announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Brooklynn Paige Boyette, to Joseph Connor Morris.

    He is the son of Charles and Becky Bigham Morris.
  • Bennett-Mayes to recite wedding vows on Jan. 28 in Sebastopol
    Larry and Tammy Bennett of Sebastopol announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Mikaela Lynn Bennett, to Dylan Clay Mayes, son of Joey and Deneshia Mayes of Morton and Jessie and Sandy Parker of Lake.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Nolen and Elaine Sistrunk of Sebastopol and Jessie and Patricia Bennett of Madden.
  • Neshoba County Schools

    PK – 12th

  • During the third week in March 1942, Private Joe Johnson of the Linwood community, a parachute trainee at Fort Benning, Georgia, spoke to the Philadelphia Exchange Club at the local Benwalt Hotel. The 17-year-old soldier, and a member of a medical detachment, noted that he was “unarmed at all times and under orders to offer no resistance to the enemy.” His duties included responsibility for the welfare of the other troopers, administering first aid to the injured and protecting his patients without regard for his own safety.
  • The McKay Christmas holidays were especially joyful this year!  The family added two new members, Susan Shetley McKay who married Samuel, and Glyn Wright McKay, Richard's new wife, both of whom came to Philadelphia to spend time with Don and Sharon McKay and their Philadelphia family.

    It began when Mollie Clair McKay and her friend, Brent Johnson of Corinth came into town and spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with her parents, Don and Sharon Tingle McKay.  They attended the Christmas Candlelight service at First Baptist Church on Christmas Eve.  Santa visited on Christmas morning before the service at First Baptist Church which the family traditionally attends.  Sue Tingle, Sharon's sister, hosted everyone for Christmas dinner.  Their brother, Bert Tingle, and his wife, Judy, also enjoyed the dinner.
  • Anna Alexa Graham and Ferris O'Bannon McGuire were united in marriage Sept. 24th
    Anna Alexa Graham and Ferris O'Bannon McGuire were united in marriage at five o'clock in the afternoon on Sept. 24, 2016, at the First United Methodist Church in Philadelphia, with Rev. Chris Young officiating the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Wendell Graham of Philadelphia. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Junior D. Graham of Conehatta and Mrs. Johnnie Alton Graham and the late Mr. Graham of Decatur.
  • The Culinary Arts Technology program at East Central Community College in Decatur was ranked No. 3 among all such programs in the state of Mississippi in a recent report by Best Choice Schools.

    The rankings, published at, include the top 10 best culinary programs in Mississippi that offer a variety of certificates and degrees in the culinary arts and related fields, a variety of coursework, a low student-to-faculty ratio, a professional work setting, and internship opportunities.
  • For the ladies that planned to dress in their finest at the 1907 Fair, McMillan’s Millinery of Meridian, Mississippi, offered a sale of fancy summer-time hats. Because the primary elections were to held on August 1, 1907, the Fair Association moved the opening to a Monday, July 22, 1907, from the first week in August, which increased the session to five days for the first time in the history of the Neshoba County Fair.
  • So, you enjoy gardening and have heard about becoming Master Gardener? That’s a good thing, and the Neshoba County Extension staff would like to help you get started.  Master Gardeners spend quality time outdoors, specifically helping friends and neighbors grow food or landscape with techniques that save time and money.
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