New Year’s Day is full of superstitions. One of the oldest and well known superstitions is eating black eyed peas and collard greens on New Year’s Day in hopes of good luck during the year. Some folks believe doing laundry on New Year’s Day will ruin a whole year of possible good fortune, by washing it down the drain. And another fun superstition- in Colombia it is believed carrying around an empty suitcase for the day will set you up for... Read More.
Neshoba County’s former waste disposal site was over 20 years old and eroded by flooding. With help from a Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality Grant, totaling more than $17-thousand, the county was able to build a new site for waste disposal. "We’ve actually had to totally disassemble the waste convenience center. It has been reformatted at a new location on the backside of the unit facilities building. It's going to be a much safer, much cleaner environment where everything is... Read More.
It's the beginning of an era in Neshoba County, as newly elected sheriff Eric Clark took the oath of office Monday, surrounded by family and supporters. "From this point forward I get to implement some of the changes I want to do. Bring in some personnel, make some needed adjustments to make Neshoba County a safer place. Of course, that's our goal,” said Sheriff Clark. Clark said he hopes the people of Neshoba County will put... Read More.
The Philadelphia Police Department said a surprising turn of events led to an officer suffering minor injuries. “The call initially came out as a fight between several females at hill crest apartments. When our officer arrived on scene he determined who they were,” said Captain Dan Refre. Captain Refre says the situation took a turn for the worse when the officer attempted to arrest an individual on the scene and 19-year old Ranaizea Johnson began to interfere... Read More.
45-year old Santo Short was reported missing to the Philadelphia Police Department in December after friends and family had not seen or heard from him in several days. “On Thanksgiving, he was dropped off at a house on Loper Street. Nobody has seen or heard from him since. We have a few leads that we are working on, but nothing concrete,” said Investigator Josh Ray. Short’s younger brother Terry described his brother as a kind man... Read More.
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.