Small Business Saturday is set for this weekend (Nov, 28). The day is dedicated to celebrating small, local and independent businesses and all they do for their communities. "Choosing to shop local could result in a significant economic impact for our communities and would transcend throughout our state with increased revenues, expanding the tax base and maintaining employment at these small businesses,' said Janita R. Stewart, District Director, U.S. Small Business Administration, Mississippi. "There are over 262,000 small businesses in Mississippi... Read More.
New Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available. According to the SBA website, small businesses, small agriculture cooperatives and many private non profit organizations throughout areas of the state including Attala, Leake, Neshoba, and Winston counties are eligible. Qualifications will be based on those affected by the rain and flooding last spring from April 1st- June 30th 2020. Loan amounts are up to $2,000,000 and the deadline for application completion is July 6th, 2021. For more information or links... Read More.
Philadelphia Rotary students of the month for November have been acknowledged. From left are, Sarah Stovall, Neshoba Central High School and Adriana Rush, Philadelphia High School. At right is Elizabeth Frohse, student of the month chairman. Choctaw Central Schools November student will be recognized in December due to current school quarantine.
Open Arms food distribution drive thru continues today. However, food will now be available from 3:45-5:15 pm due to daylight savings time. Also, Open Arms is still receiving donations as well. If you would like to donate or become a volunteer call 601-663-8505 or [email protected] See additional guidelines below. Tuesday, November 24, 2020 3:45 pm-5:15pm 239 Railroad Ave. Philadelphia, MS 39360
Choctaw Tribal Schools Virtual Learning Continues. According to school officials, "distance learning will now continue through December 18th." CTS also said "that students with specialized services such as speech, physical, occupational therapy and 504 services will continue to report to the school for their scheduled services." Distance learning was initiated on November 13th due to concerns around a rise in Covid-19 cases. We will update you with additional announcements as they become available.
Watch a recap of Leake Academy's win the 5A State Championship game set to Kenny Chesney's "The Boys of Fall." (more…)