assault, burglary, child molesting and other recent arrests in Neshoba County

Joseph Beard, 26, 265 Adams, Philadelphia, aggravated assault – extreme indifference to life Emily Edwards, 33, 10070 Highway 395, Philadelphia, disorderly conduct, disobeying a police officer, two counts burglary-commercial of building, cars, etc. Dustin Trent Malone, 32, 536 State Avenue, Philadelphia, disorderly conduct Rhonda Smith, 33, 105 St. Francis Drive Apt. 17, Philadelphia, sentence to time served Gregory Authur Wright, 19, 14970 Highway 488, Philadelphia, failure to pay Lucresha Rene Frank, 41, 10 Wedgewood Street, Michigan, embezzlement more than $500… Read More.

PNC Arts Council Spring Musical Auditions

The Philadelphia-Neshoba County Arts Council will hold auditions for “Footloose” its 2018 Spring Musical. Auditions will be held on Monday, Dec. 11 and Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 6 p.m at the Ellis Theater in Philadelphia. Rolls will be available for 7th – 12th, college, and adults. Please have a short solo prepared for audition.

Shop Small Saturday in Downtown Philadelphia

Small Business Saturday is set for this weekend (November 25). 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, November 25 from 9 am – 6 pm in your favorite downtown Philadelphia Stores like Dixie’s Gypsy Boutique, Southern Mess, Yates Building Supply, Stribling Drug… Read More.

Mississippians May Now File Claims To Be Reimbursed for Money Lost In Scams Using Western Union

After reaching a settlement in January with money-transfer service Western Union over money laundering and consumer fraud violations, Mississippians who were deceived into sending payments to scammers using Western Union’s wire transfer over the past 13 years may now apply for compensation, Attorney General Jim Hood announced today. Mississippians may be eligible to receive compensation if they were a victim of a fraud-induced transfer using Western Union between January 1, 2004, and January 19, 2017. A typical fraud transfer in… Read More.

7 ECCC Baseball Players Sign to Play at 4-Year Colleges and Universities

Seven current members of the East Central Community College baseball team have signed a National Letter of Intent to continue their careers next year at four-year colleges and universities. All seven gathered Friday, Nov. 17, in Mabry Cafeteria on the ECCC campus in Decatur to be recognized. Signing National Letters of Intent were: Outfielder Cain Cleveland, who prepped at Newton County High School, University of Alabama Huntsville. Cleveland hit .269 last season in a limited role. He appeared in 29… Read More.

burglary, DUI and other recent arrests in Neshoba County

Michael Lee Barrett, 25, 10871 Road 531, Philadelphia, serving sentence Heather L. Edmonds, 29, 443 Evergreen Street, Philadelphia, burglary-dwelling house, contempt of court Ramona L. Long, 39, 320 Kerr Adam Mills Road, Louisville, time served Jerry D. Smith, 49, 2747 South Liberty Street, Canton, hold for other agency David H. Winstead, 38, 201 Portis Street, Union, failure to pay John Day, 44, 4705 South Drive, Jackson, driving under the influence (DUI) first offense Al Lee Moore, 45, 10121 Road 673,… Read More.

Philadelphia company inks $1M power pole deal for Puerto Rico

A Mississippi company will provide 1,000 utility poles to the Puerto Rican national utility as part of Hurricane Maria recovery efforts. The Mississippi Business Journal reports that Thomasson Company of Philadelphia signed a $1 million contract with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority for 55-foot wooden poles. Thomasson Company President Brent Gray wouldn’t specify how much of the initial order would be sent, and said “it’s not easy doing business with a government and a utility that doesn’t have any… Read More.

Louisville woman charged as accessory in casino stabbing

Federal marshals have arrested a Mississippi man sought for a stabbing at the Hard Rock Casino Hotel. Biloxi Police Maj. Christopher De Back said Tuesday that marshals arrested 29-year-old Hallis Wayne Russ Jr., of Vancleave, and his girlfriend, 37-year-old Brandi Delaine Ratliff, of Louisville, at the home of an acquaintance. The Sun Herald reports Russ faces an aggravated assault charge for stabbing a man during an argument in the casino’s valet area about 3:30 p.m. Friday. The injured man was… Read More.