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Moonlight Madness Tonight: Philadelphia businesses encourage shopping local

Ornaments, bells and Christmas cheer fill most businesses during the holiday season to get people in the giving spirit. Local businesses are competing with big box stores the most during the time of giving. Jewelry Just 4 Fun says they have a one up on big box stores and that’s personal customer service. “You get a lot more one-on-one time. The employees will help you pick out whatever you need,” says Lanee Hand, Jewelry Just 4 Fun. “You can tell us you’re shopping for a …Read More

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Break-ins rise during holiday season

Thefts tend to increase during the holiday season when shoppers are filling their cars with bags and placing them under their tree. Neshoba County Sheriff’s Department has received several reports of break-ins in the past couple of weeks. “They’re a lot of people looking for money,” says Delana Waddell, deputy. Ways to buy things for their possibly family members.” The sheriff’s department is encouraging people not to fall victim. Take preventative measures when leaving your vehicle unattended. “Put your purses in the trunk of the …Read More

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Missing Man’s Body Found in Oktibbeha County

Local law enforcement agencies have confirmed that 23-year old Brian Andrew Cantrell was found dead in Oktibbeha County, near Starkville. Cantrell was last seen in a 2013 Honda Civic, Tag RFW214 on November 28, 2016. According to Winston County Sheriff Jason Pugh, any sign of Brian Cantrell’s location was lost on Monday, Nov. 28. That was the last day a signal from Cantrell’s phone was picked up by law enforcement. GPS locations showed that Cantrell’s cell phone had pinged off a tower in Winston County. …Read More

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Presley seeks break on rates for deployed military members

Mississippi utility regulator wants to consider giving some active-duty members of the military breaks on their electrical and natural gas bills. Public Service Commission Chairman Brandon Presley Tuesday proposed that the commission consider requiring lower bills for service members deployed outside the country on active duty. The proposal would cover electrical utilities Entergy Mississippi, and Mississippi Power Co., plus natural gas utilities Atmos Energy Corp., CenterPoint Energy, Willmut Gas and Mississippi River Gas. Commissioners voted 3-0 to start examining the issue. Presley, a Democrat representing …Read More

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Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks – “Stuff the Truck”

MDWFP Conservation Officers are asking all Mississippians to give back this holiday season by helping us “Stuff the Truck” to benefit the children of Blair E. Batson’ Children’s Hospital. The toy drive will run through December 10. On December 15, Officers will deliver all toys to Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital. Please help us in make this Christmas unforgettable for these families. Toy Guidelines Donated toys may be delivered to the following MDWFP locations: North Region Office, 457 County Road 36, Enid, MS 38927, 662-563-6221 …Read More

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11 Warriors, Coach Karcher Receive Postseason Football Honors

Eleven members of the 2016 East Central Community College Warrior football team received postseason honors from the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges and the National Junior College Athletic Association. In addition, for the second year in a row Head Coach Ken Karcher was selected as the MACJC South Division Coach of the Year. Four Warriors were named MACJC First Team All-State and seven were named MACJC Second Team All-State. One was included on the NJCAA All-Region 23 Team. Karcher, in his fourth season …Read More

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Baptist Medical Center – Leake Senior Life Solutions Ribbon Cutting

Baptist Medical Center – Leake Senior Life Solutions will hold a ribbon cutting from 3 until 6 pm on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at Baptist Medical Center – Leake Senior Life Solutions located at 305 Ellis Street, Carthage, MS 39051. Everyone that comes will receive a local coupon book filled with savings for the 1st annual Carthage Christmas Crawl. Area retailers will have special discounts that are good only with the coupon book and only good on Thursday, December 8. Participating retailers: Angie’s Little Country …Read More

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Duncan charged in Kemper County

The Kemper County Sheriff’s Department has arrested a Preston man on drug-related charges. David Duncan was charged over the weekend with possession of meth, possession of a loaded firearm, DUI and other offenses including careless driving and having no liability insurance. Duncan has since bonded out of jail and awaits action by the Kemper County grand jury.

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Boys and Girls Club, Walgreens give to elderly

As the air starts to chill, the Boys and Girls Club wants to make sure the elderly stays warm. “This is the perfect time because finally we are getting some colder weather we haven’t seen in like two years. But what we are doing also is giving the young children an opportunity to meet some of the older people in our community,” John Hunter, Walgreens pharmacy manager. Walgreens teamed up with the Boys and Girls Club to provide bags full of winter items for elderly …Read More

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18-Wheeler Wreck on Highway 19

Mississippi Highway Patrol and Neshoba County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a one vehicle MVA on Highway 19 North near Road 835 in Arlington. An 18-wheeler, food truck, lost control and had crashed. The food truck left the road way, running through two ditch banks, and landed the opposite direction in the Highway blocking both lanes. Highway 19 was backed up for over two hours while authorities cleared the scene.