Kicks 96 wants to send you on the End of summer Beach Body Getaway. Listen to “The Main Event” on Kicks 96 every morning from 6:00 am – 9:00 am. Whenever you hear the song “Beach Body,” the new hit from 2018 Boswell Media Mississippi Songwriter of the Year Derek Nortsworthy, call in for your chance to qualify for a trip for four to Blue Bayou Waterpark in Baton Rouge, LA and a two-night stay at the nearby Home2 Suites... Read More.
A state representative says the 4-lane project for Highway 19 between House and Philadelphia is still an active plan. District 44 state Rep. Scott Bounds said the bidding on construction will begin in the fall of 2020. Crews could break ground on the 13-mile four-lane project in early 2021. Late last year, the Mississippi Department of Transportation announced it received a $25 million federal grant to help fund the project. The remaining money to widen Highway 19 will come from state... Read More.
It’s known as Mississippi’s Giant House Party, but when the Neshoba County Fair began back in 1889 things looked a lot different. “Supposedly, they would come in with the wagons and the ladies would do their cooking on the outside fire. The ladies would sleep inside the wagon at night and the men and the dogs would sleep under wagon. Someone got the idea around the turn of the century to build a shack or... Read More.
The Early Childhood Academy at East Central Community College will hold an Open House to start the new school year from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1. The event for area schoolteachers and schoolchildren will feature free backpacks with supplies (while supplies last), gift bags, door prizes, and refreshments. The Early Childhood Academy is located in Room 455 of the Career and Technical Education Annex on the Decatur campus. The Annex is located adjacent to Brackeen-Wood Gymnasium. The Early Childhood... Read More.
Registration is open for the Neshoba County Fair Exhibit Hall. You can come by the MSU-Extension Service office and pick up your exhibitor number, entry forms, tags and stickers If you plan to exhibit items in the fair this year. Come by the Extension Service office and pick up a copy of the rules and regulations for the Neshoba County Fair Exhibit Hall; Youth ages 8-18 can enter items. Wednesday, July 24 is the deadline to pick entry forms, tags and... Read More.
The United Way of East Mississippi held its 3rd annual collection day in Neshoba County for its month-long Stuff the Bus campaign. The campaign encourages people to donate school supplies, uniforms, and money to supply Philadelphia area students. “You hear children are our future, but the kids have to be able to go to school. And if they don’t have what they need they’re not going to feel equipped to succeed. So I think it’s... Read More.
The 40th Annual Heart O’ Dixie Triathlon will be held Saturday, July 27. The Triathlon is sponsored by the Philadelphia Sertoma Club. The Heart O' Dixie Triathlon is the sole fundraising campaign for the Sertoma Club. It was started in 1980. It is held the Saturday of the Neshoba County Fair. Beginning at 6:30am, the race starts with a .5 mile swim at Lake Tiak O'Khata in Louisville, followed by a 27.5 mile bike ride to the Hwy 15 &... Read More.
The annual EC Day at the Neshoba County Fair celebrating East Central Community College in Decatur is scheduled for Monday, July 29, at the Neshoba County Fairgrounds in Philadelphia. ECCC alumni, students, and prospective students and their families, and all fair goers are invited to attend EC Day at the Fair. The ECCC Collegians rock-n-roll band, the Warrior cheerleaders, and the Centralettes dance line are some of the entertainment scheduled for 1 to 2 p.m. at the Founders Square Pavilion. East Central... Read More.