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State Guard Gets New Home

The First Brigade of the Mississippi State Guard will hold a ribbon cutting and open house of their new headquarters this Saturday from noon to 2:00 p.m. in Walnut Grove. The facility is located in the old garment plant just northeast of the Triangle across from the Walnut Grove Fish House.  The State Guard, composed primarily of retired military personnel, is a state agency with stand by capabilities if the Army National Guard is called to active duty. The group lost their training facilities last year …Read More

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Sales Tax Holiday this weekend in MS

Shoppers in Mississippi will get a break on the back to school shopping this weekend with the annual Sales Tax Holiday. This weekend, shoppers in the Magnolia State won’t have to pay sales tax on certain clothing and footwear items that cost less than $100. The tax free savings will end Saturday, July 30 at midnight. According to the MS Department of Revenue, clothing is “any article of apparel designed to be worn on the human body.” Likewise, footwear is anything designed to be worn …Read More

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Bryant, Gunn defend religious objections law at NCF

Political speaking wrapped up Thursday at the Neshoba County Fair. Top Mississippi leaders redoubled their defense of the state’s attempt to protect religious objections to same-sex couples, transgender people, or anyone engaging in sex outside marriage. The comments came from Gov. Phil Bryant and House Speaker Philip Gunn of Clinton, both Republicans. Bryant wants people to recognize more of the state’s positive achievements, while Gunn is offering at least something of an olive branch to Democrats after 2016’s stormy legislative session. The budget shortfall has …Read More

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62,000 sign up for Mississippi No Call cellphone registry

More than 62,000 people have signed up for the Mississippi No Call Registry for cellphones in less than a month. On July 1, the Mississippi Public Service Commission began registering cellphones with a goal of reducing the number of cell calls from telemarketers. The registration process is the same as that for a residential landline. Cellphone users can go to the website www.psc.state.ms.us or call 1-800-356-6430. Once a person has registered, it takes two months for a number to be officially on the list. Then, …Read More

Members of East Central Community College’s Theta Chi Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda who received top honors at the organization’s 2016 National Leadership Conference included (front row, from left) Alely Cruz of Philadelphia and Jennifer Watkins of Decatur; (second row, from left) Madelon Taylor of Louisville and Paxton Holmes of Morton; (third row, from left) Kimberly Watkins of Philadelphia and Anna Claire Housely and Memry Thompson, both of Morton; and (back row, from left) Cody Stephens, Caleb Brown and Ben Pace, all of Philadelphia, Morgan Jones of Pontotoc, Morgan Cain of Carthage, Enoc Reynoso of Carthage and Khalil Triplett of Philadelphia. (Submitted Photo)

ECCC PBL Students Take Top Honors in National Competition

Members of East Central Community College’s Theta Chi Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda received top honors at the organization’s 2016 National Leadership Conference held June 24–27 in Atlanta. More than 1,700 students from across the United States participated in the conference to enhance their business skills, expand their networks, and participate in 60 business and business-related competitive events. Theta Chi chapter received a first place award and $700 cash prize in the Local Chapter Annual Business Report category, was awarded sixth place in membership for …Read More

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Leake County Libraries Dial-A-Story “Barnyard Song” Read by Mrs Theresa Pigg

The new dial a story at the Leake County  Libraries this week is “Barnyard Song” by Rhonda Greene.  This week’s reader is Mrs. Theresa Pigg.  Mrs. Pigg is married to Ricky Pigg and they have several grandchildren.  Two of the grandchildren are with them all the time.  During her spare time she enjoys swimming, gardening, and playing outside with the grandchildren.  “Buzz, Buzz mew,mew cock-a-doodle-doo oink, oink Baa, Baa moo, moo, moo….. the barnyard choir sure does sound sweet singing on a blustery autumn day.  …Read More

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Jeb Stuart, injured friends remembered in prayer

A prayer service was held at Founders Square at the Neshoba County Fair Thursday in memory of Jeb Stuart, who died in a wreck early Wednesday morning after leaving the fair. Members of the community filled the pavilion, offering their condolences on what would have been Jeb’s 17th birthday. Jeb’s mother, Brandy Stokes, spoke to the community asking for prayers for their family and the other three boys that survived the crash. “They’re going through a rough time right now, too,” said Stokes. “We love …Read More

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Treasurer Fitch, Gov. Bryant speak on budget balance initiative

Despite the downpour, Mississippians filled the pavilion for the last day of political stumping at the Neshoba County fair. At the top of issues discussed is the state’s budget shortfall. State Treasurer Lynn Fitch took the stage and proposed an initiative that would require the legislature to balance the budget “We have to change the financial culture of our state. We have to change it for everyone here to move forward. It brings in the economy and jobs, education. All of this hinges together.” Governor …Read More

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Meridian Day at the Neshoba County Fair

Wednesday was Meridian Day at the Neshoba County Fair. Hundreds of people gathered to take part in the activities at Founders Square. Meridian companies and schools set up booths for people to see all that the city has to offer. Mayor Percy Bland spoke at the pavilion. He says Meridian Day is a great way to tell the city’s story and invite people to visit. “I’m talking to them today about the growth of our city and downtown and invite them out to see our Mississippi …Read More

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Boswell Media Sports Podcast: Neshoba Central

This week on the Boswell Media Sports Podcast we talk to another first year head coach. Patrick Schoolar was named head coach of the Neshoba Central Rockets in Feb. 2016. Coach Schoolar sits down with us this week to discuss his goals for the 2016 season, and we also get his initial thoughts on the rivalry with Philadelphia. The Boswell Media Sports Podcast is presented by Wheel-In Grocery in Carthage.