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  • Heat Advisory
    Updated: Wed Jul-29-15 03:34pm CDT
    Effective: Wed Jul-29-15 03:34pm CDT
    Expires: Thu Jul-30-15 07:00pm CDT
    Severity: Minor
    Urgency: Expected
    Certainty: Likely
    Status: Actual
    Type: Alert
    Category: Met
    Areas affected: Adams; Attala; Claiborne; Clarke; Copiah; Covington; Forrest; Franklin; Hinds; Holmes; Jasper; Jefferson; Jefferson Davis; Jones; Kemper; Lamar; Lauderdale; Lawrence; Leake; Lincoln; Madison; Marion; Neshoba; Newton; Noxubee; Rankin; Scott; Simpson; Smith; Warren; Winston; Yazoo
    Instructions: A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of high temperatures and humidity will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids...stay in an air-conditioned room...stay out of the sun...and check up on relatives and neighbors. Heat stroke is an emergency... Call 9 1 1. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.
    Message Summary: ...oppressive heat continues on thursday...
    ...heat advisory now in effect until 7 pm cdt thursday...
    * temperatures...peaking from 96 to 100 degrees.
    * heat indices...peaking from 106 to 110 degrees.
    * impacts...increased risk of heat related illnesses including heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

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Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indian Tribal Chief Election Date Set For Tuesday, August 25

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians have set a date for yet another election between Chief Phyliss J Anderson and former Chief Beasley Denson. This will be the sixth time for the two to meet in an election for Tribal Chief with Anderson receiving a majority of the votes in all five elections thus far. The June 30 Run-Off Election was overturned on Friday by 9 members of the Tribal Council.The Tribal Election Committee has set the new Run-Off Election date for Tuesday, August 25, 2015. According …Read More

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Attorney General Race at the Neshoba Co. Fair.

Republican, Mike Hurst challenges Attorney General, Jim Hood to reveal $209,000 in questionable spending. In 2012, 2013, and 2014 hood’s campaign spent more than that amount on un-itemized credit card bills or payments to Hood. Considering 2012, 2013 and 2014 were not election years, he still reported campaign costs. Those costs included travel, cell phones, car insurance, and many other things needed for a campaign, but 75 percent of his campaign payments were to himself. Hurst wants Hood to disclose what that money went to. …Read More

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Kademi Keeps “Clothes-Line Art” Tradition Going at the NCF

The owners of Kademi in downtown Philadelphia, Dawn Lea Mars Chalmers and Kim Mills Kilpatrick, are no strangers to the Neshoba County Fair. Dawn Lea and Kim have been coming to the Fair their entire lives. Keeping with tradition the two ladies have stepped up to continue a family “Fair” favorite going each year. The Clothes Line Art contest has been a part of the Neshoba County Fair since 1968 when Lou Jordan started the program in Founders Square for kids staying in Cabins around the …Read More

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Veteran’s Honored in Memorial Service at NCF

The Veteran’s Memorial Service was held yesterday in Founders Square. Opening remarks were given by LTC James L. Payne, Jr of the 298th Support Battalion followed by the Invocation by Rev. Chris Bowell of Crossway Community Church in Philadelphia. The guest speaker for the Memorial Service was MG Augustus L. Collins. Laying of the Wreath was handled by the American Legion Post 138/238, GW Fulton Chapter 58 DAV and Auxiliary, Carson Bounds Post 4396 VFW and Auxiliary, Meridian Chapter (POW) Military Order of the Purple …Read More

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Counterfeiters in Carthage, Police Want Your Help

The Carthage Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying two men responsible for passing counterfeit money. On Tuesday July 28, 2015 at approximately 2:33 pm, two black males entered Walmart located in Carthage, Mississippi. During this time one of the men purchased a 32 inch TV/DVD player and a TV wall mount with $380 in counterfeit money. This counterfeit money was $200 in 50’s and $180 in 20’s. The men are thought to be traveling in a dark grey Dodge Magnum. Anyone …Read More

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Carthage’s Old School Art Festival Reserve Your Spot Now

As the Old School Arts Festival is quickly approaching, visual artists from all disciplines have already claimed their space in the Art Show. Invitations to painters, jewelry makers, sculptors and photographers are still being extended, and there are a few limited slots still open. Visual artists interested in showing their work on August 21 and 22 are asked to submit an application for the event, along with a picture or sample of their work. Space is limited to 24 artists, and the event is by …Read More

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ECCC to Hold Registration for Electrical Technology Program in Louisville August 13

East Central Community College in Decatur will be registering students for its Electrical Technology Program on Thursday, Aug. 13, at the Louisville Career Advancement Center. ECCC is now offering courses in its Electrical Technology Program at the Louisville Center beginning this fall. College officials will be available from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Aug. 13 at the center located at 923 South Church Street to help students register for fall 2015 courses. The for-credit courses, which can lead to an Associate of Applied Science degree, …Read More

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Midway Carnival Ride Specials Today at NCF

Wednesday– JULY 29, 2015 Activity in the midway is composed of over twenty rides for children and adults along with a host of  games and food concession stands. The Midway is contracted to Mitchell Bros. & Sons Amusement. Wednesday, July 29 the Midway is open 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Mitchell Bros. and Sons Amusements. Carnival Ride Special for Wednesday, July 29 runs from 12 pm – 5 pm for $20 and 5 pm – 11 pm for $25.

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Neshoba County Fair – Thursday – July 30 Schedule

The 126th Neshoba County Fair is in full swing at the fairgrounds near Philadelphia. Mississippi’s Giant House Party features a week of musical entertainment, harness and running horse races, a midway, political speaking and many other attractions. Season tickets are $40, day tickets are $15 and children 9 years old and younger are admitted for free. Thursday – July 30, 2015 Midway open 12:00  p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Mitchell Bros. & Sons Amusements. U.S. Post Office • Neshoba County Fair Station • Open 12:30 p.m. …Read More

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Library System to Honor Wall of Fame Inductees

The System Trustees and Staff of the Mid-Mississippi Regional Library System (MMRLS) invite the public to a reception Sunday, August 9, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Attala County Library honoring 5 inductees into the MMRLS Wall of Fame. Past staff that have made a significant contribution to local public librarianship will be honored at this event. The 2015 Class of Inductees includes from Leake County, the late Mrs. Audra Clark, Retired Walnut Grove Librarian. Other inductees being honored are the late …Read More

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Neshoba Co. Fair Politics Kicks Off

The Neshoba Co. Fair has local and state candidates speaking at Founders Square for the next few days. This morning local candidates spoke about the upcoming election. The main topic discussed was Neshoba County school systems. Hundreds of people gather around the pavilion to hear what candidates have to say. Many voters I spoke with say founders square is where they make their decisions on the upcoming election. “Being able to hear what each candidate has to say and be able to make an informed …Read More

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“EC Day at the Fair” Showcases Centralettes

Fair’goers gathered on Monday to enjoy “EC Day at the Fair.” Founders Square Pavilion showcased perfomances by the Collegians rock and roll band, Warrior Cheerleaders , Wall O’ Sound Marching Band, and the crowd favorite the Centralettes. East Central Community College admissions and alumni representatives were on hand at a display booth in Exhibit Hall to provide information on the college, including various academic, health-related, technical, career and other opportunities available on the Decatur campus and at off-campus locations.