Agreement reached in Newton County transfer policy

Parents in the Newton County School District have reached an agreement with the school board to allow transfer students to attend Scott County Schools. With a population of less than 300 people, Sebastopol is geographically unique. “In less than 60 seconds you can be in four different counties: Scott, Leake, Neshoba and Newton,” says Scott County School Board Member, Ben Byram. Sebastopol is technically in Scott county but many students from surrounding counties attend Sebastopol because it’s closer. But when the 2018-2019 school year begins, …Read More

Robinson to Lead New Automation and Control Technology Program at ECCC

Jordan Robinson of Union was recently selected as instructor for the new Automation and Control Technology program which begins this fall at East Central Community College in Decatur. Robinson has previously served as electrical technology instructor for the TAACCCT Grant at ECCC, which is scheduled to conclude in December 2017, and is also a former electrical technician at ESCO Corporation in Newton.  He earned his associate of applied science degree in electrical technology from ECCC in 2008. Automation and Control Technology is a technical program …Read More

Choctaw Indian Fair Extras and Other Entertainment

he Choctaw Indian Fair has something for everyone! Not only will the beautiful culture of the Choctaw people be on display during the 68th Annual Choctaw Indian Fair July 12-15, 2017, but the fairgrounds will welcome back fair favorites the Scales, Tails & Teeth show, Living Traditions Dance Troupe and for the first time the Birds and Exotics of the World animal show. Crowd favorite Scales, Tails, & Teeth Gator Show featuring Jimmy Riffle and Andy Cohen from Animal Planet’s hit show “Gator Boys” have …Read More

Former NFL Player Michael Spurlock to host football camp in Neshoba County

Former NFL player and Ole Miss standout Michael Spurlock will be hosting a skills and drills football camp and combine in Neshoba County on Saturday, July 15. The camp is sponsored through Spurlock’s Second Wind Foundation and Neshoba County Youth Football. The camp will be held at Northside Park in Philadelphia and will be conducted on two fields consisting of combine measurable on one field and skills and technique drills on the other. Spurlock will be assisted by high school and college coaches and former …Read More

Top 15 Songwriting Finalist to perform this weekend

Boswell Media’s Mississippi Songwriter of The Year contest is giving local artists a chance to highlight their musical talents. A panel of elite music industry judges listened to and read the lyrics to all submitted songs in the famous Wishbone Studio in Muscle Shoals, AL. Fifteen finalists have been chosen and each will perform at Marty’s Blues Cafe in Philadelphia on July 1. “We had producers at the studio [in Muscle Shoals] that went through the songs and picked our 15 finalists,” says Milner. The …Read More

Gas prices falling

Gas prices in Mississippi are six cents cheaper than the national average and they’re continuing to drop. “I ain’t seen them prices in a long time,” says Brian Miller, driver. Prices vary. On the outskirts of town they’re a bit steep but drive a little further and you’ll find the cheapest gasoline in Philadelphia at just over two bucks a gallon. “Some places it’s $2.30 but Walmart probably has the cheapest gas right now,” says Johnny McCarty, driver. Lower gas prices make it easier for …Read More

ECCC SBDC to Offer ‘How to Develop a Business Plan’ in Decatur

East Central Community College’s Small Business Development Center will offer a free seminar on “How to Develop a Business Plan” from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Monday, July 24, 2017, at the Workforce Development Center on the Decatur campus. Course topics include industry research, description of company products and services, identifying target customer groups, marketing plans, startup costs and preparation of a projected cash flow statement. Ronald Westbrook, director of ECCC’s Small Business Development Center, will serve as facilitator for the class. For more information or …Read More