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.
A Neshoba County man is charged with the attempted murder of his brother. Neshoba County Sheriff Eric Clark said Bryant Grays allegedly shot his brother with a 20- gauge sawed off shot gun, following a family dispute inside a residence in the Good Hope community, Wednesday. Sheriff Clark said deputies arrived on the scene in minutes to find a man armed with a shotgun in the drive. He was taken into custody... Read More.
Just over 200 students will graduate from Neshoba Central High School next week, with a few added cautions, due to COVID-19. The ceremony will happen on the football field, nearly one month after the originally scheduled graduation, with 60 to 70 students graduating a night, over three days, on June 16, 18 and 19. Neshoba County School Superintendent Dr. Lundy Brantley said the stadium seats about 4,000 people. Graduates were given 12... Read More.
Philadelphia mayor reacts to spike in Neshoba County COVID-19 cases In just a few days’ time, Neshoba County has seen an increase of nearly 50 new COVID-19 cases. “We are experiencing very high numbers. I think we are third in the state. This is very alarming. As citizens and as business owners we must all still be aware that the virus is still here and... Read More.
Since June 8, Neshoba County has reported 49 new positive cases of coronavirus. With 821 cases, Neshoba County has the third most confirmed cases in the state, officially passing Lauderdale County at 795 cases. Of those 821 cases in Neshoba County, 68 are long term care cases. Also, Neshoba County is reporting the second highest number of deaths in the state, with 49. Lauderdale County has the highest at 74.
Mississippi’s Giant House Party is a tradition that dates back 131 years. In fact, many of today's fair goers have never seen a summer without it. "Last time the fair was cancelled was during World War II. There were a couple of years back in World War II that, for whatever reason, the fair was cancelled. So you're going on probably two generations who have not been around for a cancelled fair,” said Chamber and Main Street executive... Read More.
It might not have looked like a typical graduation, but Philadelphia High School graduates celebrated the milestone with big cheers and smiles during a ceremony Friday night. Graduation was held at the high school. Students lined up in cars, waiting for their turn to walk across the stage. Each graduate was allowed a maximum of two cars of loved ones. One by one, students exited their cars and were called on stage to receive their diploma and have their official portrait... Read More.
Philadelphia High School has announced plans for graduation. The ceremony is set for this Friday at the school from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. A stage will be set up across from the central office. Graduates will drive up in their cars then get out and walk across the stage. They will receive their diploma and their official portrait will be taken. Each graduate is allowed two cars of family. The ceremony will be streamed on Philadelphia Public Schools Facebook page starting... Read More.