Ratings for Mississippi School Districts released

About one in five Mississippi school districts showed improvement under the state’s rating system in 2016-2017. Some benefited from better graduation rates and test scores and others apparently benefited from changes in the scoring system. The number of F-rated districts fell from 20 to nine, while the number earning C, B or A ratings all increased, as ratings were released Thursday. Higher scores in some districts were driven by increasing graduation rates, better test scores and more high school students… Read More.

drugs, DUI and other recent arrests in Neshoba County

  John Nathan Davis, 31, 10343 Road 383, Philadelphia, domestic violence simple assault Julio C. Perez, 41, 10240 Road 557, Philadelphia, driving under the influence (DUI) first offense, careless driving, no driver’s license Demetris Young, 24, 1381 Road 571, Philadelphia, open container violation Brandon Charles Goodin, 18, 11373 Road 723, Union, possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle Tywanda Norton, 40, 13181 Highway 21 South, Philadelphia, possession of a controlled substance, five counts failure to pay child support Michael Wayne… Read More.

PNC Arts Council Received Mississippi Arts Commission Grant

The PNC Arts Council has been awarded a $3,750 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC). This grant is a portion of the $1.3 million in grants the Commission will award in 2017-2018 and will be used to stimulate and encourage awareness, presentation, and participation in literary, performing, and visual arts in Philadelphia and Neshoba County. The grants are made possible by continued funding from the Mississippi State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts. “Arts organizations throughout the… Read More.

Warriors Fall To Rangers 38 – 0

The East Central Community College Warriors were back home in Decatur tonight for their annual Homecoming Day football game. The Warriors however were playing the nation’s number 6 ranked team the Northwest Community College Rangers from Senatobia. The Warriors season record was 1-6 going into the contest while the Rangers were 5-1. Inside the South Division of the MACJC the Warriors were 0-4 while the Rangers were 4-1 in their division. The Warriors won the coin toss but deferred to… Read More.

armed robbery, failure to pay child support and other recent arrests in Neshoba County

  Melissa Wright, 44, 407 Crockett Avenue, Philadelphia, petit larceny- less than $1,000.00 Chavis Davis, 23, 327 Bay Street, Philadelphia, failure to pay Sherrie Lynn Payne, 38, 13980 Highway 21 North, Philadelphia, failure to pay Isaiah Davion Frazier, 13, 10440 Road 553, Philadelphia, armed robbery Chad Neese, 39, 12372 Road 325, Philadelphia, failure to pay child support Sharlene Yvette Young, 32, 377 Loper Street, Philadelphia, malicious mischief under $1000 Yashica Clark, 21, 321 Breland, Philadelphia, suspended driver license, running a stop sign Spencer… Read More.

Curfew could help fight crime in Philadelphia

  A city-wide curfew is being talked about in Philadelphia to help eliminate crime, mainly in the northwest area. “A lot of the violence that has went on the past few months have been children that are underage,” says Alderman 4 Cassie Henson. People living in northwest Philadelphia say these kids should be at home instead of on the streets at all hours of the night. “What are you going to do after 12 o’clock, besides get in trouble?,” says… Read More.

burglary, DUI, drugs and other recent arrests in Neshoba County

Amanda Davidson, 37, 10811 Road 226, Philadelphia, shoplifting less than $1,000 Marvin Gay Lundy, 50, 2501 Minter Avenue 8C, Selma, AL, two counts public drunk,  public drunk, open container, trespassing Carla White, 37, 901 Pecan Avenue, Philadelphia, burglary of commercial building, cars, ect. Henry Deon Foster, 20, 321 East College Street, Louisville, public drunk Connie F. Mingo, 39, 103 Cotton Drive, Philadelphia, driving under the influence (DUI) 2nd offense, leaving the scene unattended, expired driver’s license, no insurance Beyonkia Willis,… Read More.