2019 Distinguished Young Women of Mississippi Finalists and Awards

The final night of competition for the 2019 Distinguished Young Women of Mississippi program began with the announcement of this year's Top 10 Finalists. Each of the Top 10 Finalists received a $500 cash scholarship sponsored by the Distinguished Young Women of Mississippi Scholarship Foundation.The Top 10 Finalists included: - Neshoba County's Abby Seale - Leake County's Meg Thomas - Madison County's Anna Duong - George County's Mia Parker - West Lauderdale County's Sarah Pasha - Lamar County's Emmie Perkins - Clarke County's Clancy Slay - Pearl... Read More.

Choctaw Indian Fair Iron Warrior Competition

The top competitors from two days of trials squared off Saturday at the Choctaw Indian Fair in the championship event of the Iron Warrior Competition.Five men and women faced down the competition events one by one: 8 competition events for both men & women: Farmer’s carry, keg carry (w), tire deadlifts, sandbag medley, Atlas stones, Yoke carry (m), tire flip, sled push & truck pull.Women's Division Miranda Stamper 2:04.81 (4-Time Champion) Maleah Isaac 2:12:28 Nicole Scarbrough 2:24.50

Philadelphia Public Schools Registration

Philadelphia Public Schools will hold registration on July 16th and July 26th from 1 pm. to 7 p.m. All  students must be re-registered during this time. Enrollment forms may be obtained and completed in each school's office. Each student must submit 2 current proofs of residency. Students who are new to the district should also bring a copy of their Birth Certificate, Social Security card, and Immunization Record.

Diamond Dreams Foundation Wins $5,000 from Shelter Insurance

Each spring, Shelter Insurance Companies holds a Facebook essay contest called "Thankful for Our Communities." Five winners each receive a $5,000 grant for the charity of their choice. This year, Michele Maxey wrote a winning essay about Philadelphia, Mississippi, and chose the Diamond Dreams Foundation as the recipient of the $5,000 award. The check was presented on Wednesday, July 11 at Northside Park.The rules of the contest required entrants to write an essay about what makes their communities special... Read More.

ECCC Students Place in National SkillsUSA Competition

East Central Community College Career & Technical Education students received numerous awards during the 54th annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Competition held June 25-29, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. More than 16,000 people, including students, teachers and business partners, participated in the weeklong event. Award winners included (front row, left to right) Emily Nelson of Little Rock, third place, early childhood education; Courtney Tillman of Decatur, sixth place, prepared speech; Elaina Boyle of Philadelphia, 17th place, cosmetology; and Jodi... Read More.

Sydni Jade Tangle named Choctaw Indian Princess

Chief Anderson opened the 69th Annual Choctaw Fair Wednesday, 12 young ladies were hoping to be crowned the new Choctaw Indian Princess, Kassie Cox passed her crown to the 64th Choctaw Indian Princess Sydni Jade Tangle.Sydni Jade Tangle is the 17-year-old daughter of Diana and Liasha Alex and Jimmy Tangle. She is a member of the Standing Pine Community. She will be a senior at Leake Academy this fall. She is sponsored by the Standing Pine Development Club.Throughout her year-long... Read More.

Neshoba Co. School Board upholds teacher terminations

Three Neshoba Central teachers say they are moving forward with legal action against the Neshoba County School District alleging bullying, wrongful termination, and harassment. The three teachers’ contracts were not renewed for the 2018-19 school year, after what the three call a series of incidents in which they were bullied and harassed by the school administration. In Monday’s Neshoba County School Board Meeting all five board members unanimously voted to uphold the terminations. Hearing testimony concluded last month. The... Read More.

Test Your Strength in the 2018 Iron Warrior

Do you consider yourself an IRON WARRIOR? Test your strength and see how you measure up to other iron warriors! Must be 18-years old or older to register. $25 Registration Fee. You can register on the day of the event. Click here to download registration form. To register, contact Sam Farve at Choctaw Fire Department at 601-656-0620, or email farves@choctaw.org. There are 8 competition events for both men & women: Farmer’s carry, keg carry (w), tire deadlifts, sandbag medley, Atlas... Read More.