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    Philadelphia Municipal Election sample ballot

    2017 municipal election day is quickly approaching for the city of Philadelphia. Contested races include mayor and aldermen in wards 2, 3, 4. Voting will take place Tuesday, May 2. Mayor: Democratic Municipal Election Mayor – Gloria C. Williamson, James A. Young Ward 2: Republican Municipal Election Alderman – Jim Fulton, Jackie B. Long Ward 3: Democratic Municipal Election Alderman – Bradford D. Smith, James A. Tatum Republican Municipal Election Alderman – Leslie N. Collins, Ronnie Jenkins Ward 4: Democratic Municipal Election Alderman – Dennis …Read More

    DUI, Shoplifting, Child Neglect and other recent arrests in Neshoba County (Photos)

    Glenda Daniels, 39, 1066 Frog Level Lane Apt 167, Philadelphia, driving under the influence (DUI) 2nd offense, no insurance, improper equipment, failure to pay, contributing to the delinquency of a minor JD Bell Jr., 35, 249 Indian Road, Philadelphia, hold for other agency, contempt of court, failure to pay Stacey Marie Brantley, 36, 503 Pleasant Valley Drive, Philadelphia, driving under the influence (DUI) 1st offense, disobeying traffic control device Shannon Wayne Gentry, 41, Highway 21 South, Philadelphia, driving under the influence (DUI) 1st offense, possession …Read More

    No. 9 Ranked ECCC Softball Set to Host State Playoff Series April 28-29

    The No. 9 nationally ranked East Central Community College softball team will host a Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges first round state playoff series Friday and Saturday, April 28-29, at the Softball Park in Decatur. The Lady Diamond Warriors’ opponent and game times will be announced after some teams play their final regular season games on Wednesday. Admission each day of the playoff series in Decatur will be $5 per person. Those age 12 and under will be admitted free. ECCC faculty, staff, …Read More

    Leake County man jailed for fraud and identity theft

    A twenty-year-old Leake County man was arrested for stealing another man’s identity and his money. Joshua Griffin, 20, of Thaggard Road has been charged with 17 counts of credit card fraud and one count of identity theft. The Leake County Sheriff’s Department received a complaint form Billy King, of Ebenezer Road, stating that his bank account had unauthorized withdrawals. Leake County Investigators sifted through King’s banking records with the Citizens Bank and found that Griffin had accessed King’s account 17 different times in February and March.

    New Neshoba Central superintendent expected June 1

    The Neshoba County School District expects to have a new superintendent of education by June 1, following the resignation of first term superintendent, Joe Killens. “We would like them to have experience as a building principal and also as a teacher in the classroom,” says Board of Education President Johnny Crenshaw. Neshoba Central’s Board of Education hired a firm to help narrow down candidates. The board will interview the finalists and make a decision by June 1. The board gathered input from teachers, administrators and …Read More

    Carjacking, Drugs, Assault and other recent arrests in Neshoba County (Photos)

    Willie Joe Warren, 25, 10190 Road 147, Philadelphia, was arrested and charged with carjacking. Bond was denied. Roger L Bankhead, 33, 10920 Road 737, Philadelphia, possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle, possession of paraphernalia Wendy Wilson Bradley, 41, 5334 Zero Road, Meridian, shoplifting- less than $1,000 Caroline Carter, 53, 10280 Road 402, Philadelphia, failure to pay Pierceson Farve, 26, 112 Willis Road, Philadelphia, failure to pay Candice Breanna Jackson, 18, 427 Valley View, Philadelphia, disorderly conduct Margaret Lawrence, 41, 847 MS Highway 790, Ackerman, …Read More

    Choctaw Transit hosts MS Public Transit Associations “Roadeo” (Audio-Video)

    Transit drivers from all over Mississippi participated their own brand of rodeo Saturday on the MBCI Reservation. Choctaw Transit hosted the Mississippi Public Transit Association’s Roadeo 2017, a two-day event with meetings and training for transit providers throughout the state of Mississippi. Transit operators were competing against each other in the annual MPTA “Roadeo,” an event designed to sharpen worker’s skills for use in day to day situations. “Its a competition where drivers from all over Mississippi come to compete on obstacle courses, they are …Read More

    Man arrested in Leake County burglary

    A Leake County man was jailed after a report of a burglary on Pleasant Hill Road in Lena. Leake County Sheriff Greg Waggoner said officers charged Justin Scrivner, 37, of Barnes Road with one count of burglary of an occupied dwelling. The arrest was linked to a break-in reported April 11 at the home of Dione Townsend. Townsend was able to give a description of a man she saw on Pleasant Hill Road early the morning of the break-in. Townsend stated that a white male, …Read More

    Philly Cruisers hold annual car show

    The Philadelphia Cruisers Car Club came together for a good cause on Saturday morning. The 4th Annual Classic Car Show returned to  the Neshoba County Coliseum and featured a lot full of vintage cars and automobile enthusiasts. The parking lot was full of classic car from hotrods to muscle cars and custom cars to trucks. Classic rides in the show were judged in a variety of competitions and there were also door prize raffles for those who attended. Proceeds from the event—raised by vehicle entry …Read More

    Two former Kemper County jailers indicted on charges

    Two former Kemper County jailers have been charged in connection with a case involving inappropriate conduct with an inmate. A grand jury indicted the former Kemper County jail guards earlier this week. “Because these guys were correctional officers, in order to deal with them we first had to give them a probable cause hearing and after which we put their case in front of a Kemper County grand jury who met this week and came down with an indictment so they were arrested on those …Read More