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Former PHS Standout C.J. Johnson Signs With Patriots

The New England Patriots’ undrafted rookie class has yet to be formally announced, but several players and/or their colleges have shared the news on Twitter that they are signing with the team including former Philadelphia High School and Ole Miss Rebel standout C.J. Johnson. Ole Miss linebacker C.J. Johnson signed with the Patriots, he tweeted. The Patriots met with Johnson at the NFL Scouting Combine. The 6-foot-1, 234-pound Johnson, a two-time captain, was coming off a groin injury in the pre-draft process. He played defensive …Read More


Louisville Mayor Receives 2016 Phoenix Award For Disaster Recovery Efforts

Louisville Mayor, William Hill, received recognition for his post-disaster economic recovery with the presentation of the 2016 Phoenix Award for Outstanding Contributions to Disaster Recovery by a Public Official on May 1 during a U.S. Small Business Administration National Small Business Week award ceremony.  SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet presented Mayor Hill with the 2016 Phoenix Award during the ceremony at the Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington on Sunday evening. The tornado that hit Louisville on April 28, 2014 ripped a path of destruction that …Read More


Tribal Chief Phyliss J. Anderson Takes Oath For National Advisory Council On Indian Education

Tribal Chief Phyliss J. Anderson was officially sworn in last week as a member of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE). Chief Anderson was one of fifteen Native American champions for Indian Education asked to serve on NACIE by President Barack Obama. NACIE was established by the U.S. Congress to ensure issues of importance to Indian Education would no longer be ignored or given less attention than rightfully deserved. The Council advises the Secretary of Education on funding and administration of education programs …Read More


Kilmichael Killer Facing Three 1st Degree Murder Charges

A man has been charged with murder in the shooting deaths of three people in a Mississippi county Wednesday, and authorities said the suspect is a onetime jailhouse informant whose testimony helped convict another man of four 1996 killings. Odell Hallmon could eventually face trial in the same courthouse where he testified in five separate trials involving another man eventually convicted of the shooting deaths at a north Mississippi furniture store. The 40-year-old is charged with three counts of first-degree murder, one count of aggravated …Read More


ECCC Graduation Scheduled May 6 at Neshoba County Coliseum

East Central Community College President Dr. Billy Stewart said the college could have another record graduating class, with more than 600 students applying to graduate May 6 when the institution holds its 87th Commencement beginning at 6 p.m. in the Neshoba County Coliseum in Philadelphia. East Central had its largest graduating class in history in May 2015 when 568 students received diplomas or certificates. Dr. Stewart said that the final number of graduates will be determined after all applications for graduation are reviewed and final …Read More


Scott County Teen Arrested On Felony Gun Charges

A 16 year old is facing gun charges. The Scott County teen is being held on gun charges from an incident that happened in another state. Four felony charges are pending in Scott County against the juvenile. The teen is currently being held at the Mississippi County Juvenile Detention Center. According to the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, officers were called in the Missouri town for a report of a gun. The victims reported the teen threatened them with a gun. According to victims, the …Read More


Quitman Man Killed in Log Truck Wreck

One person is dead after a wreck in Clarke County around 5:30 Monday evening. The Mississippi Highway Patrol says 65-year-old Kenneth Lightsey of Quitman was killed on Highway 45 when he hit the back of a log truck. Sgt. Andy West says the log truck had broken down earlier, pulled into a turn bay near the 511 intersection and the driver had set up cones around the vehicle. West says Lightsey was traveling southbound on the highway and hit the end of the log truck. …Read More


May 3: Fish And Game Report – Sponsored by MUFU’s Bait And Tackle

It goes without saying that if there are no fish or game present, you will not be successful. Plan your days on the water or in the field so that you are where the game is most likely to be there with the help of Kicks96news’s Fish and Game Report brought to you by MUFU’s Bait and Tackle. We hope we can help improve your hunting and angling success. But always remember … the BEST time to go fishin’ … is WHENEVER you can! Mufu’s …Read More

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VIDEO: Peggy’s Reopens for Weekday Lunch

Peggy’s, a staple in Philadelphia, known for its southern fried chicken has reopened its doors. “home-cooked meals. I’m glad to see it back open,” says longtime customer, Jarvis Winstead. Peggy’s is one of the only restaurants in the area that still operates a little old-fashioned. When you walk in, you use the honor system taking and leaving the bills needed to pay for your lunch. “It’s always existed. That’s one thing that’s great about Neshoba County, that they can still have that enforced,” says customer …Read More


Arrests Made in Attala County Bomb Threats

Two people have been arrested in connection with bomb threats at two Attala County Schools Friday. Sheriff Tim Nail stated that two juveniles were arrested for calling the threats into McAdams High School and Greenlee Elementary. The threats were found to be false alarms after deputies and school officials searched the buildings. Bomb threats were made against the two Attala County schools Friday morning. Students were evacuated while the building and grounds were checked for explosives. The Attala County School District released the following statement …Read More