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Philadelphia Ministry Provides Thanksgiving Meal to Those in Need (Video)

Hands of Hope Ministry is celebrating Thanksgiving a day early. They provided meals in Westside Park for families in need. “About 6 years ago, we just decided we wanted to do something for the community. There were no free community dinners and so many people in need in our community. We just wanted to do something and it’s been going ever since,” says Angela Fulton, Volunteer. Last year, the ministry was able to provide 250 plates and that number continues to rise each year. Volunteers …Read More


Mississippi Town Votes To Accept Syrian Refugees

The small town of Louise is just a few hours away, less than a two hour drive from most of our front doors. After Gov Phil Bryant has taken a stand against allowing refugees into the boarders of his home state of Mississippi, the small town of Louise, Mississippi in Humphreys County wants to open their arms to Syrian refugees. The Louise Board of Aldermen approved a resolution last week that supports President Obama’s policy to accept refugees that are fleeing from war. The resolution passed by …Read More


Blue Bell Ice Cream Coming Back to Mississippi Dec. 21

Blue Bell Ice Cream will be available in Louisiana and Jackson, Miss., and its surrounding areas beginning Dec. 21. This is the second-to-last phase in the company’s five phase market re-entry plan. “We are excited to announce phase four and look forward to expanding our distribution area,” said Ricky Dickson, vice president of sales and marketing for Blue Bell. “Our customers have shown great patience over the past several months and we cannot thank them enough.” To begin phase four, Blue Bell will bring back …Read More


Leake County Libraries Dial-A-Story “Beyond the Pond” Read by Mrs. Gloria Alford

The new dial a story at the Leake County Libraries this week is “Beyond the Pond” by Joseph Kuefler.  This week’s reader is Mrs. Gloria Alford.  Mrs. Alford is married to WhitAlford and they have one daughter. She is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a degree in teaching.  During her spare time she enjoys reading and traveling.  “Just behind an ordinary house filled with too little fun, Ernest D. decides that today will be the day he explores the depths of his pond.  …Read More


Ex-Teacher Accused of Inappropriate Relationship with Child

A 42-year-old former teacher at a Mississippi school has been arrested after being accused of having an inappropriate relationship with an 11-year-old student. Agents of the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation Tuesday charged Allison Evans Slonaker with one count of gratification of lust and one count of exploitation of a child. Slonaker, of Hattiesburg, made her initial court appearance before Rankin County Judge Kent McDaniel and was held at the Rankin County Detention Center on $100,000 bond on the gratification count and $150,000 bond on the …Read More


Grant Given to Parents for Public Schools in Philadelphia

An effort to keep parents connected to their child’s educational success, a $20,000 grant was given to parents for public schools by AT&T Aspire. Parents for public schools promotes and strengthens public schools by educating, engaging, and mobilizing parents. Co-president of the Parents for Public Schools, Philadelphia Chapter, Joey Kilgore says the grant will be spent ultimately on lowering drop out rates. “I think statistics are very clear that a person who doesn’t graduate high school is at a handicap for the rest of their …Read More

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Carthage Main Street Shop Local On Small Business Saturday

Sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is Small Business Saturday. It is a way to support your local small businesses that support the community throughout the year. This year as part of Small Business Saturday on November 28th Carthage Main Street will be giving away $500.00 in Carthage Cash to one lucky winner. To register, simply go to one of the participating merchants, shop all month long and you will get a chance to win $500.00 Carthage Cash. The drawing will be held on …Read More


Mississippi’s Duck Hunting Seasons Starting Soon

Mississippi’s regular duck hunting season opens November 27.  Many waterfowl hunters are anxiously awaiting the season opener due to record breeding duck population estimates last spring.  However, hunters should remember that winter severity in the northern United States and Canada, combined with local habitat quality and availability, also play major roles in how many ducks make their way to and remain in Mississippi. The hunting seasons for ducks, mergansers, and coots during 2015 – 2016 will be November 27 – 29, December 4 – 6, …Read More


Shop Small This Saturday in Downtown Philadelphia

Retailers are bracing for the Black Friday rush. Last year, 140 million people shopped the day-after-Thanksgiving sales according to the National Retail Federation. But, the day after the day after is growing each year, and that’s Small Business Saturday. The day is dedicated to celebrating small, local and independent businesses and all they do for their communities. In Philadelphia, we know how important these small businesses are, and this is a great opportunity to support our friends’ and neighbors’ work. Come and shop on Saturday, …Read More


Carthage Police Department Searching For Suspect In Strong Armed Robbery

On Friday November 20, 2015 at 7:04 P.M. the Speedy Cash Payday Loan Store located at 106 Hwy 35 North in Carthage, MS was robbed. As employees from the store were closing that evening, at 7:04 pm, one of the employees approached her vehicle a black male came from behind the store on the Southeast corner of the building. The suspect got away with $2983 in cash that was going to be dropped in the bank after hours. The suspect is described as a black …Read More