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Reward Offered for Information in Scott County Homicide

The Scott County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help with a homicide case. On July 14, 2016 at 3:42 pm, the Scott County Sheriff Department responded to a wreck on King Rd, with an unresponsive black male, driving a silver 2014 Chevy Cruze LTZ. Deputies and medical personnel arrived on scene and determined the driver, 17-year-old Ladarius Breland, had been shot several times in the face. Breland was taken to Lackey Memorial Hospital, where he later died. Breland lived in Newtown, but worked …Read More

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Veteran’s Memorial Service At The NCF

The Veteran’s Memorial Service was held this morning in Founders Square. Opening remarks were given by LTC James L. Payne, Jr of the 298th Support Battalion followed by the Invocation by RCPT David Morris, Chaplin, 298th CS Support Battalion. The guest speaker for the Memorial Service was MG Augustus L. Collins. Laying of the Wreath was handled by American Legion Post 138/238, GW Fulton Chapter 58 DAV and Auxiliary, Carson Bounds Post 4396 VFW and Auxiliary, Meridian Chapter (POW) Military Order of the Purple Heart …Read More

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Board of Education sets score levels on new Mississippi test

Mississippi will remain a hard grader of its students, as state officials adopt test-score standards that mirror those used on a multi-state test students took in 2015. The State Board of Education voted unanimously Monday to adopt the scoring standards, clearing officials to release scores for schools and districts and calculate school and district ratings. Students in grades 3-8 and high school took the Mississippi Assessment of Progress for the first time this spring. The state hired a Minnesota-based testing company to write it, replacing …Read More

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Neshoba County Fair – Wednesday, July 27

The 127th Neshoba County Fair is in full swing at the fairgrounds near Philadelphia. Mississippi’s Giant House Party features a week of musical entertainment, harness and running horse races, a midway, political speaking and many other attractions. Season tickets are $40, day tickets are $15 and children 9 years old and younger are admitted for free. Wednesday, July 27 8:00 a.m.- Check in Beef Cattle – Cattle Arena 8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Concert by Neshoba Central High School Band – Daniel Wade, Director …Read More

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Neshboa County Fair – Tuesday, July 26 Schedule

The 127th Neshoba County Fair is in full swing at the fairgrounds near Philadelphia. Mississippi’s Giant House Party features a week of musical entertainment, harness and running horse races, a midway, political speaking and many other attractions. Season tickets are $40, day tickets are $15 and children 9 years old and younger are admitted for free. 8:00 a.m  – Check in Beef Cattle – Cattle Arena 9:00 a.m. – Beef Cattle Show – Cattle Arena 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. – FREE Petting Zoo – Presented by Clyde Risher …Read More

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Fairest of the Fair Pageant Returns to Central MS Fair

The 2016 Central MS Fair is right around the corner, and that means it’s almost time once again to crown the “Fairest of the Fair.” This year’s pageant will take place Friday, Aug. 5 at 7:00 pm at the Attala County Coliseum. Age brackets for the pageant include 0-12 months, 13-23 months, ages 2-3, ages 4-5, ages 6-7, ages 8-9, ages 10-12, ages 13-15 and ages 16-18. A winner from each bracket will be crowned. The entry fee is $20 and the deadline to enter …Read More

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Seale Wins 2016 Miss Neshoba County Pageant

Miriam Seale is the new Miss Neshoba County 2016. Seale was crowned at the Grandstand Stage at the Neshoba County Fair tonight. Seale is the 18 year old daughter of Steve and Tina Seale. First alternate was Meg Martin, second alternate was Landry Payne , third alternate Alyssa Wilkinson, fourth alternate Samantha West. The Miss Congeniality award went to Zoee McCool and Most Photogenic went to Adrienne Sisson. Naval Science Instructor NJROTC program Instructor at Neshoba Central, Keith Page, served as master of ceremonies for …Read More

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“Clothes Line Art” At The Neshoba County Fair

The owners of Kademi in downtown Philadelphia, Dawn Lea Mars Chalmers and Kim Mills Kilpatrick, are no strangers to the Neshoba County Fair. Dawn Lea and Kim have been coming to the Fair their entire lives. The duo is in charge of one of the favorite programs at the Neshoba County Fair, The Clothes Line Art contest. The program has been a Neshoba County Fair tradition since 1968 when Lou Jordan started the program for kids staying in cabins around the Fairgrounds. Since then kids of …Read More

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ECCC “Day at the Fair” in Founders Square

The East Central Community College band, cheerleaders, Centralettes, and Collegians are putting on a show this afternoon in Founders Square in front of a full pavilion. It’s “EC Day at the Fair” in Philadelphia, which started this afternoon at 1 pm with a march into the square. Feature was the traditional performance by the college’s Collegians rock and roll band, who started off with ACDC’s Thunderstruck to get the crowd pumping. The Warrior Cheerleaders performed with ‘future’ EC Cheerleaders leading Fairgoers in several ECCC cheers. …Read More

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Horse racing: A tradition at the Neshoba County Fair

Countless hours are spent training to find out which hooves have the most horsepower. First time racer, Lane Taylor gives his horse, “Don’t Bet On Me” words of encouragement before the gates break. “The main thing here is bragging rights. There are three big races at the end of the week and to be one of those champions out of all these horses that a pretty big deal.” Roughly 70 horses compete throughout the week of the Neshoba County Fair and each has the opportunity …Read More