Changes are coming to highway 19 between Philadelphia and Meridian. Thanks to a 25 million dollar build grant, drivers will eventually have the luxury of traveling on four lanes, instead of just 2. City and state leaders continue to share their reactions to finally starting a project- years in the making. Representative C. Scott bounds says he has poured years of work into highway 19.“This highway... Read More.
Philadelphia police responded to an armed robbery Tuesday night at dollar tree on Lewis Avenue.With the suspects escaped, local retailers want to remind shoppers safety is a top priority.“it’s disconcerting, especially at this time of the year for something like that to happen, but i do want to encourage our customers that we want you to have a safe experience... Read More.
PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (WTOK) - The death of 23-year-old Philadelphia police officer, Leann Simpson, has devastated this close-knit community. Philadelphia Police Chief Grant Myers says the loss has been hard on the entire community.Police and firemen and the EMS were all on the scene and at the end of the day, we're all one family. So it's tough not only on my department but other... Read More.
A Dollar Tree in Philadelphia was robbed Tuesday evening.Philadelphia Police Chief Grant Myers said the armed robbery happened at the Dollar Tree on South Lewis Ave. around 5:30 Tuesday night.The chief said the suspects are two black men in their late teens or early 20s. The suspects stole cash from the store.No one was hurt in the robbery. If you have any information, call Philadelphia police or Crimestoppers.
We wrap things up on the Wheel In Grocery Countdown to Kickoff this week with Neil Price, “Voice of the Mississippi State Bulldogs” for football and men’s basketball.Price was named the new Voice of the Bulldogs in June 2017. Prior to his time with Mississippi State, he served as play-by-play commentator for the University of Kentucky baseball and women’s basketball teams.Breck Riley speaks with Price about highlights of his first year living in Mississippi and how he is preparing... Read More.
Another suspect in a Newton murder has been found guilty in the case.That gang-related murder happened March 17, 2017 at a house on Tillman Street. Jamarcus Townsend, 21, was found shot to death. Newton Police Chief Harvey Curry says Jordan Myers was found guilty in court, after requesting a change in venue to Neshoba County.Myers was one of the nine suspects charged in the case. Chief Curry says his sentencing will be determined in August.
Numerous East Central Community College career and technical students took top honors in the Mississippi SkillsUSA competition held recently in Jackson. Those receiving first place honors will represent Mississippi and compete at the National Skills and Leadership Conference in Louisville, Ky., in June.First place honorees and their respective hometowns include Jonathan Collins of Forest, carpentry; Emily Nelson, early childhood education, Jacob Robertson, extemporaneous speaking, and Courtney Tillman, prepared speech, all of Decatur; Elaina Boyle of Philadelphia, cosmetology; and Jodi... Read More.