Ray Greenwood benefit Saturday

A benefit for Ray Greenwood is scheduled for Saturday, March, 25th at the Noxapater Fire Department. The fundraiser sold pre-ordered Boston butts that are available for pick up starting at 10:30 am. Stay for the singing that starts at 11, featuring The Wells Brothers Quartet, Amber and Chandler Wells and many more. An auction begins at 12:30. Bring your lawn chairs, concessions and children’s activities are planned. In case of inclement weather, the event will move indoors. For more information call 662-803-7793.

Assaulting a Police Officer, Felony Possession and other recent arrests in Neshoba County

Loyd Shane McKee, 41, 319 Petal Drive, Petal, was arrested for assaulting a police officer (bond $15,000), disorderly conduct, public drunk, and resisting arrest. Gilbert Julian Williams, 21, 1668 Estes Mills Road, Walnut Grove, was arrested and charged with felony possession of paraphernalia in a motor vehicle. Dimitrai Deon Dixon, 25, 11631 Road 149, Philadelphia, public drunk, warrant contempt of court Sherina F Wesley, 24, 2683 Hugh Mitchell Road, Conahatta, no driver’s license James Lee Jones Jr, 37, 80 Powell Ave, Drew, driving under the …Read More

Neshoba County MSU Extension Services offering Positive Parenting Practices Program

The Positive Parenting Practices Program is currently taking participants for the next class. This program is offered by the Mississippi State University Extension Service for pregnant and parenting residents, ages 13-25, in Neshoba and Newton County. The program focuses on parenting education, life skills, sleep tips, and much more! Participants are given a pack of diapers at every session and upon completion of the program, participants will receive an IPAD.  Childcare is provided and there is no cost to participate. Please contact Joy Rodriguez (jct199@msstate.edu) at 601-656-4011 or 601-635-7011 for more …Read More

Emergency Dispatches: March 22, 2017

At 3:48 pm, Stallo Volunteer Fire Department and Longino Volunteer Fire Department responded to a grass woods fire near a home on Road 1355, just west of Highway 15 – off road 832. When firefighters arrived a shed behind the home had caught on fire and the woods behind the shed were fully involved. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire, no injuries reported. At 9:19 pm, Neshoba County Deputies, Neshoba EMS along with Fire and Rescue responded to a report of a hit and …Read More

Second suspect charged in Newton death

A Newton man has been charged with first degree murder after turning himself into police Tuesday night. Police Chief Harvey Curry says Robbie Chapman is the second person arrested in connection with the death of Jamarcus Townsend. The search continues for two other suspects. They are Kordan Myers and Richard Lofton. If you have any information on where they may be found, call East Mississippi Crimestoppers at 855-485-8477.

Leifried, Gray Selected Mr., Miss ECCC

Gage Leifried of Meridian and Mackenzie Gray of Mendenhall were selected Mr. and Miss East Central Community College for the 2016-17 school year by a recent vote of the student body. A sophomore special education major, Gray is a member of the Centralettes dance line, Concert Choir, Encore Players, Baptist Student Union praise team, Warrior Corps, Diamond Darlings, Dunkin’ Darlings, College Republicans, and President’s Council. She serves as president of the Residence Hall Council, was selected a sophomore Homecoming maid. A graduate of Mendenhall High …Read More

Sites being looked at for Marty Stuart Center

Marty Stuart made a name for himself in Nashville but is leaving his legacy in his hometown, Philadelphia. Three places are being looked at for the new Marty Stuart Center. “One of the things we are working with is trying to work out something with the Ellis Theater with their events and tie it in with the museum,” says David Vowell, Community Development Partnership. Stuart’s museum could take over three buildings behind the Ellis Theather. The other two spots are three buildings across from City …Read More

Sheriff says roommate killed man, put body in freezer

LATIMER, Miss. (AP) – A Mississippi sheriff says a man killed his roommate and stuffed him in a freezer. Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell says a capital murder warrant has been issued for 40-year-old Thomas Elliot Stafford. Investigators believe Stafford killed 65-year-old Jerry Floyd Kirkendall sometime around March 3, when a landlord last saw Kirkendall. The landlord found Kirkendall’s body in an unplugged freezer Monday, saying he was alerted by a horrible smell. Ezell says Stafford also stole a gold Cadillac from Kirkendall. The second …Read More