Chase Leads to Felony Arrests in Neshoba

Two Walnut Grove men are facing felony charges in Neshoba County after a 17-mile chase which began west of Philadelphia and ended just across the Leake County line.  Travon Thornsberry and Matthew Whitacre were arrested after crashing their vehicle in a ditch.  It happened... Read More.
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Mississippi Accent Rated Tops in America

A study of the way we talk has turned up some interesting results. An online language learning marketplace called Preply analyzed more than half a million social media posts reacting to 165 different American accents and came up with the one considered the most... Read More.
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Updated: Local Storm Damage Reported

Neshoba County got some storm damage Wednesday.  In Philadelphia, trees fell on a house as severe weather moved through the area and local emergency management reported numerous trees down across the southern part of the county.  A tree was blown down along County Road... Read More.
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Fatal Wreck in Holmes County

A Georgia man was killed Sunday when his motorcycle collided with a pickup on Highway 12 in Holmes County.  The Highway Patrol says Henry Hooker, 44, was eastbound and the truck driven by a Tchula man was westbound when the accident happened around 3... Read More.
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Judge to Step Down in July

A judge who’s served the local area for 14 years is stepping down from the bench at the end of July.  Chancellor Joseph Kilgore of Philadelphia has accepted a position with a Jackson law firm.  Kilgore has been a judge in the Sixth Chancery... Read More.
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MBI Investigates After Leake Inmate Dies

The death of a Carthage man at the Leake County Correctional Facility is under investigation.   Roderick Cooks, 45, became unresponsive after being pulled over on Highway 488 near Freeny and arrested for careless driving and possession of drug paraphernalia last Friday.  Sheriff Randy Atkinson... Read More.
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Local Schools to Get Extra $$ Next Year

The new public education funding formula the Legislature approved this year will provide additional money to Mississippi school districts in the 2025 fiscal year.   The amount of increase over current funding varies from district to district.  The Mississippi Student Funding Formula becomes law July... Read More.
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Silver Alert Issued for Woman in Durant

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued a Silver Alert for a woman last seen in Durant Friday night.   Precious Vernesha Sago, 27, is from Greenwood.  MBI says she was accompanied by Robert Earl Bell, Jr. when she was reported missing.  Family members say... Read More.
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BBB Explains Kosy Police Scam

It might sound odd that a conman claiming to be with the police department has been telling people in Kosciusko they could avoid arrest by paying a fine with gift cards.  But the phone scam is nothing new.   The Better Business Bureau of Mississippi... Read More.