Philadelphia students and parents conclude three-day protest for quality education

The concerns of several Philadelphia School District parents and students were voiced this week, during a three day protest at the high school. They are speaking up against a number of problems they said the district has faced in the last few years. “We’re out here because the students wanted to express their voices with the concerns they see here every day on campus. We are trying to make... Read More.

First Juneteenth celebration held in Neshoba County

Dozens of people were at the first ever Juneteenth celebration in Neshoba County. The event was held at the old Booker T. Washington football field. Several local vendors and black-owned businesses are participated by providing food, selling t-shirts and much more. Speakers were on hand discussing several topics that impact the black community. One of the organizers Tiffon Moore said some of those topics are finances, African-American history and more.... Read More.

MBCI Chief talks COVID-19 impacts

As of June 17, the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians reported 884 confirmed cases of coronavirus, 58 deaths and 29 hospitalizations. However, the MBCI also reported 588 recoveries within the eight tribal communities. “We want to continue efforts to flatten the curve and also eliminate the number of active cases. We want to not only continue to educate and also provide health care, but also provide the needs of the people, whether its hand... Read More.

Neshoba Central High School holds three night graduation

Neshoba Central High School held its second night of graduation Thursday evening. Around 70 students participated in the ceremony on the football field. Speeches from seniors and administration were given. Each graduate was given 12 tickets for family and friends to attend and watch from the stands. Due to COVID-19, the 2020 rockets graduation was split into three nights. The ceremonies will conclude tomorrow night. The ceremony is being livestreamed on Facebook for... Read More.

Neshoba County Animal Hospital holds free rabies clinic

The Neshoba County Animal Hospital hosted a free rabies clinic in Philadelphia, yesterday. The rabies clinic was part of Love Out Loud Neshoba, the week-long community service event going on now. Elizabeth Frohse from Neshoba County Animal Hospital said several cats and dogs came through the parking lot of the Neshoba Baptist Association to receive their free shot and a bag of treats and goodies, prepared by the folks with Love Out Loud.

Former First Lady of MBCI dies of COVID-19

 The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians confirmed Friday the death of Lena John Denson on June 11, due to complications from COVID-19. She was the former first lady of the Choctaw tribe. Her husband was Miko Beasley Denson, who served one term as chief. Mrs. Lena, as she was known, was regarded as an important figure in the history of the Choctaw, described as a “strong woman of faith, love and compassion for her... Read More.

Neshoba Central introducing a new social studies literacy initiative

Neshoba Central students grades 6 through 12 will hit the books, combining language, reading and history in the new social studies literacy initiative being introduced in the upcoming school year. "We need to expand students’ knowledge on history, not just what’s in the textbook, but there are so many books out there that explain about the Revolutionary War, the economic impacts, the political decisions and different things like that. Also, we need to learn... Read More.