James Gant, his wife and grandchild were sleeping inside their Louisville apartment Tuesday morning when the fire started. "My wife got up to use the bathroom. It had to have been after 5:00. She called me so I got up. And I looked and saw smoke coming out of the living room. So my dumb self went into the living room to see what it was and smoke pushed me back out,” said Gant. Gant and... Read More.
Santa Claus and his friends rode into Philadelphia along with more than 100 floats in the annual Christmas parade. Main Street President Elizabeth Frohse and Executive Director Tim Moore said the parade is highly anticipated every year. “It’s December 2nd, the beginning of the Christmas season. We’ve already had Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and now it’s Christmas and the Philadelphia Christmas parade kicks off the December... Read More.
Major construction updates are coming to the Neshoba County Coliseum, thanks to a $200,000 Community Development Block Grant provided by the Mississippi Development Authority. With the grant, the board of supervisors will have a wheelchair lift installed from the concourse level to the floor level inside, where several local events are held throughout the year. County Administrator Jeff Mayo said a wheelchair lift is a necessary addition. "We’ve seen it and recognized it. We've also had... Read More.
Neshoba Central High School will be represented on a national platform this summer. High school junior, Mary Kate Moran, is one of six Mississippi students chosen by Central Electric Power Association to attend the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour in Washington D.C. During the youth leadership program, more than 1,800 students from across the country will learn about cooperatives, rural electrification and city and county government. Moran said she is honored to have been chosen. “My counselor actually gave me the... Read More.
Temperatures are dropping this week and that means it’s time to prepare your outside animals for the winter season Freezing temperatures could spell trouble for your outside pets. "We think cats and dogs, outside, they were made for outside, but that was a long time ago. Most of them have been taken care of. It’s not in their DNA so much anymore to know how to protect themselves in the cold weather,” said Neshoba County Animal Hospital manager Elizabeth Frohse Frohse said... Read More.
The Fair City is jumping into the most wonderful time of the year with the annual holiday open house. "All of our stores around town will be decked out in holiday cheer for you to come begin thinking about what you would like to do for that special someone for Christmas or children or any kind of gifts you would like," said Chamber and Main Street Executive Director Tim Moore. Moore said shoppers can expect discounts... Read More.
A city-wide water flush is underway for Philadelphia Utilities. “We’ve had issues with brown water, discolored water for years, but what we decided to do was a city-wide flush, where its organized and where we’ve got people, once we start the flush, it’s going to continue until we finish it,” said General Manager Kirk Morgan. Morgan said high levels of iron content and old underground pipes cause buildup, as they settle in the system. Breeches in the waterline and sudden surges... Read More.
Democratic candidate Obbie Riley and republican candidate David Carter both want to be Neshoba County’s District 5 Supervisor. Riley, who is the incumbent, said Neshoba County is a special place to live. “It is made of some hardworking down to earth folks that just want to raise their family in a safe community and serve their God. Of all the places I’ve traveled in the world, it’s one of the best places to raise a family,” said Riley. Riley is a... Read More.