Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley applauded the Friday announcement by the Federal Communications Commission into possible false coverage maps provided to the federal regulatory body concerning a pending process for the funding of cellular towers. Presley praised the investigation but said that the issues the FCC is seeing in the filings by the companies is the same issue many consumers face daily when they buy a cell phone. Presley says that plenty of proof exists to show that maps... Read More.
East Central Community College in Decatur has closed all offices for the Christmas holidays. Offices will reopen Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019.Orientation for new students for the spring 2019 semester will be held Thursday, Jan. 3, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Vickers Fine Arts Center auditorium. As part of Orientation, new students will register for spring classes. Students can still apply to attend ECCC for the spring 2019 semester by using the online application at www.eccc.edu/admissions.Day and evening... Read More.
Smart thermometers have found their way into the halls of Neshoba Central Elementary School. "Well there is a website called we are teachers-dot-com. And I got an email from them and it was a contest you could enter. I entered at the beginning of school... Read More.
Coach David Frey has officially been named the Head Football Coach for the Tornadoes after an outstanding season that saw Philadelphia High School make it to the third round of the Class 2A state football playoffs.Philadelphia Superintendent Dr. Lisa Hull held a press conference Thursday afternoon to announce Coach Frey had been selected based on his outstanding performance and dedication.“We looked at it very hard and very seriously. We know how important football is to this city and this... Read More.
The MSU Extension Service and Master Gardeners program will be holding a special series of programs at the Philadelphia - Neshoba County Library this January and February, offering great tips and information as you plan your 2019 garden and landscape.This free and informative series includes the following programs:Jan 17 – Hummingbirds & Pollinators ( Presenters: Mary Adkins & Shirley Skinner)*Jan 31 – Basic Landscape Design ( Presenters: Troy Hight & Steve Emerson)*February 7 – Naturalistic Landscapes ( Presenter: Pat... Read More.
Robert Martin Donald, 47, 11571 Hwy 16, Philadelphia, possession of controlled substance, failure to appearKaizo Harrington, 21, 431 Coleman Street, Philadelphia, probation violationElliott W Leach, 35, 623 West Walnut Street, Philadelphia, failure to appearJustin Payton, 34, 255 Northwest... Read More.
Students named to the 2018 fall semester honor roll, which includes those selected to the President’s List, Dean’s List and Honorable Mention List, have been announced at East Central Community College in Decatur.PRESIDENT’S LIST(Alphabetically by hometown)Those named to the President’s List, full-time students with a 4.0 grade point average, and their respective hometowns include the following:ACKERMAN: Allison Brown and Woody VowellBRANDON: Anna Attkisson, Olivia Houston, and Kaeleigh ThompsonCARTHAGE: Tucker Cain, Jonathan Green, Nahjarae Harvey, Deayra Henson, Parker Leitaker, Zachary... Read More.
A Neshoba County man is being called a hero after saving the life of a complete stranger. Mark Boatner, a mechanic at D & W Tire on Road 375, pulled a man from a submerged vehicle after it hit two cars and slid in an embankment.Mark Boatner was in the right place... Read More.