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Philadelphia church collecting items for Louisiana flood victims

About 40,000 homes have been affected by flooding in southeastern Louisiana and people in our area are doing what they can to help. Trinity Baptist is one of the many churches in our area volunteering to help flood victims in southeastern Louisiana. Members of the church will be packing necessity items collected and heading to Denham Springs. “Ninety percent of the homes in Denham Springs was affected some way by the flood waters so just any kind of cleaning supplies would be greatly appreciated,” says …Read More

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Felony Meth, Grand Larceny and Other Recent Arrests in Neshoba County

William Cody Kilgore, 27, 10320 Road 1711, Philadelphia, was arrested and charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Vicky Simmons, 50, 1043 Road 2642, Philadelphia was arrested and charged with grand larceny. Austin Lee Jones, 26, 10741 Road 604, Philadelphia, warrant failure to appear David Nowell, 33, 11791 Road 539, Philadelphia, warrant failure to pay, warrant failure to appear Lisa Parker, 57, 11850 Highway 485, Philadelphia, disorderly conduct Scottie Ledell Pinson, 46, warrant failure to appear, driving under the influence (DUI) 1st offense Johnny Bennett, 59, …Read More

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Voices of the East Central Football Warriors

The “voices” of East Central Community College football are ready to begin the 2016 season when the Warriors host Holmes Community College in the opener at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1, at Bailey Stadium on the Decatur campus. Pictured, from left, are Steve Cheatham of Philadelphia, who begins his first season as game analyst for radio broadcasts; Melvin Wooten of Starkville, who returns for his 13th year as the play-by-play announcer on radio; and Frank Edmondson of Lake, who begins his 19th year as …Read More

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Neshoba County Library Gourmet, Season 3 Premiere: Italian

The Neshoba County Library is getting the Kitchen prepped for a new season of Library Gourmet. Kicking off their third season, Library Gourmet will be featuring a “Italian Cuisine” –today at 5:30 pm. Library Gourmet will showcase a cooking demonstration and tasting featuring cuisines from all over the world! This August, we head to Italy for inspiration. Come learn how to make Stromboli, traditional sauces with pasta, and Italian desserts! The Library Gourmet is free and open to the public to learn new and interesting …Read More

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Philadelphia man charged with child exploitation

A Philadelphia man has been arrested and charged for child exploitation. Edwin Jay Bradford, 42, was arrested Saturday, August 20, 2016 and later booked into the Scott County Detention Center The Mississippi Attorney General’s Cyber Crime Unit announced Monday the arrest of 42-year-old Edwin Jay Bradford on one count of child exploitation. In a news release, the agency said investigators arrested Bradford in Forest. An affidavit accuses him of feloniously and knowingly enticing, inducing, persuading, soliciting, or ordering a child to meet with him for …Read More

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Delinquent tax sale set for Neshoba Co. (video)

Each year tax collectors in Mississippi are required by law to advertise and sell property for which taxes have not been paid in a timely manner. “Commercial property, houses, just land, fair cabins, everything will be up for sale,” says Neshoba Co. tax collector, Mike Lewis. The sale is held on the last Monday of August at 9 a.m. at the courthouse. “We normally sell between 800 and 1000 pieces of property, the taxes,” says Lewis. “So all we’re doing is selling the taxes and …Read More

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Arson investigation underway in Newton

A man is in custody in Newton, and police say he could face charges for burning down his mother’s house. Orlando Smith is currently charged with three counts of aggravated assault. The charges are related to a fire that destroyed the part of a duplex where the 36-year-old’s mother lived. Prior to the fire around 8 pm Friday night, investigators say Smith had been involved in an argument with his mother and at least two other relatives. Officer Stanley Wash,  Newton Police Department Chief of …Read More

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Kicks Picks Week 1 Winner: Tracy Burnley of Kosciusko

Kicks Picks presented by Wheel-In Grocery of Carthage is off to another outstanding year with week #1 in the books.  By the number of entries for the first week, it proves that area football fans were anxious to once again play Kicks Picks which is in its 13th season. The winner of Week 1 is TRACY BURNLEY of Kosciusko. By submitting the winning entry, Tracy wins the Tailgate Package ( Pizzas, Wings & Drink) from Wheel-In.  Don’t forget that the player who selects the most …Read More

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Police: Missing teen may be in our area

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has issued an alert for a missing teenager that may be in our area. Camille Green was last seen in the Jackson area on July 2, 2016. Camille is described as a 16 years old female, brown hair, brown eyes, biracial, 5’3”, 120 lbs. Camille may wear glasses and has tattoos on both thighs. Camille also has a tattoo on her finger and a tattoo on her left arm. Anyone having information should contact the National Center …Read More

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Local Author To Hold Book Signing At Neshoba County Library

Author and native to Neshoba County, Douglas Randolph Townsend, former pastor with the Choctaw Indians in Bogue Chitto Community and his daughter Vista Townsend, will have a book signing at the Neshoba County Library on August 27 at noon. There will be copies of their books available for purchase on the day of the signing. Douglas Townsend’s book Prison in Another Man’s Castle is a collection of short stories and poems. Vista Townsend’s historical fiction novel Jagged Road To Sainthood explores the true life story …Read More