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Philadelphia proposed budget could give city employees pay raises

A $7.5 million budget would give city of Philadelphia employees a pay raises without raising taxes. “Our city has seen some steady increase in small businesses and large businesses coming to our area,” says Mayor James Young. The revenue from last year’s sales tax is a contributing factor for the extra funds left over to increase hourly wages for next year. Another factor is frugal money management. “It takes consistent management. Department heads, employees, board of alderman and mayor to make it work,” says Mayor …Read More


Burglary, Drugs, DUI and Other Recent Arrests in Neshoba County

Brandon K King, 30, 5694 Laurel Hill Road, Carthage, was arrested and charged with burglary of a business. Kendrick Steele, 37, 10131 Road 2641, Philadelphia, was arrested for possession of paraphernalia. Julio C Perez, 40, 10240 Road 557, Philadelphia,  was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident, driving under the influence (DUI), no insurance, no driver’s license. Other recent arrests: Sidney Madison Bishop, 37, 12101 Highway 15 North, Philadelphia, hold for drug court Lillie Mae Fulton, 51, 383 Jerico Street, Philadelphia, malicious mischief Rosheda …Read More


Trio hauls in massive 13-ft gator in Holmes County (Video)

The same weekend a Vicksburg woman broke the record for the state’s longest alligator, three hunters from central Mississippi bagged a trophy of their own. Holmes County native Kristy Ingold, with help from Glace Rone and Cody Armstrong, hauled in an impressive 13-ft alligator on the Yazoo River early Monday morning. After realizing the magnitude of their catch, Ingold said the trio tried to contact local game wardens to help reel in the monster, but they were out of luck. The three hunters were able …Read More


No bond for man accused of killing Holmes County nuns

The suspect accused in the killing of two nuns in Mississippi last week has been ordered held without bond after a hearing Monday. Rodney Earl Sanders faces two counts of capital murder, one count of burglary, and one count of grand larceny. The Holmes County district attorney says she will consider the facts of the case and the wishes of the families when deciding whether to pursue the death penalty against Sanders. District Attorney Akillie Malone-Oliver said Monday, “We are going to consider the heinous …Read More


ECCC Will ‘Black-Out Bailey’ at Thursday’s Season Opening Football Game

The East Central Community College Warriors will open their 2016 football season Thursday, Sept. 1, against Holmes Community College, and all Warrior fans are encouraged to wear black to the annual “Black-Out Bailey” night. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. on the synthetic turf of Bailey Stadium on the Decatur campus. East Central is coming off its best season in 16 years. The 2015 East Central football team, under the direction of head coach Ken Karcher, advanced to the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior …Read More


Nuns remembered during funeral Mass

Hundreds of people remembered the lives and service of the two nuns who were murdered in their Durant home last week. A memorial mass for Sister Paula Merrill and Sister Margaret Held was conducted in Jackson Monday. There were tears but there was also a celebration of lives well lived. The sisters were nurse practitioners who worked in Mississippi for 30 years. “Why this horrific crime happened is anyone’s guess. However, I truly believe with all my heart that Sister Margaret and Sister Paula would …Read More


Week #2 Kicks Picks Winner- Michael Hatcher

Week #2 of Kicks Picks Presented by Wheel-In Grocery of Carthage saw an increase in the number of players over Week 1.  Two entries this week submitted outstanding entries only missing one game.  There were also several entries with only two and three incorrect. After the tiebreaker, our winner for week #2 is Michael Hatcher, of Kosciusko.  Michael wins this week’s Tailgate Pack from Wheel-In Grocery, which includes two pizzas, two orders of wings and a 2 liter drink!  The other entry who tied as …Read More


Murder, Armed Robbery On Leake County Court Docket

The September term for the Leake County Circuit Court will range from murder to armed robbery.  Eighth Circuit Court District Judge Christopher Collins and Judge Vernon R. Cotton are scheduled to be presiding over multiple cases in the September docket. The docket includes Billy Ray Parker, 32, for the strong armed robbery of Speedy Cash in Carthage.  Parker is accused of taking a Trustmark Bank Bag that the business used to make night deposits. Kim Moss and co-worker Rosalyn Cook were robbed the night of …Read More


Regular Sanitation Schedule for Labor Day Holiday

The Neshoba County Sanitation Department will run the regular household garbage pickup route scheduled for the Labor Day Holiday on Monday, September 5th.  The Waste Convenience Center at the Neshoba County Unit Facility Building will also be open on Labor Day but will have abbreviated hours and will close when the household garbage pickup routes are finished for the day.  The Neshoba County Courthouse and all non-emergency offices will also be closed in observance of the Labor Day Holiday.


MBCI supports N.D. tribe as it fights to preserve ancestral lands

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is supporting a fellow tribe in its fight for preservation of ancestral lands. The Standing Rock Tribe in North Dakota is fighting against Dakota Access Pipeline. The company is building a pipeline that will carry thousands of barrels of crude oil through the standing rock reservation. “For whatever reason, this oil is getting out into the Missouri River and into other rivers, possibly and contaminating the Missouri River and the Mississippi River,” says Donald Bell, Choctaw United Methodist Mission …Read More