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Philadelphia’s Memorial Day Program Monday in DeWeese Park

Col. Debbie Gibbs will be the guest speaker at Philadelphia’s annual Memorial Day program in DeWeese Park Monday, May 25. The program will begin at 11 am Dr. Ennis Bailey will serve as master of ceremonies for the memorial. As part of the program and continuing in tradition flowers will be place at veterans monument by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4396, American Legion Posts 238 and 138 and the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 677. In case of inclement weather, the …Read More

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Neshoba Central High School Announces ESP Softball Camp May 25 – 27

ESP Softball Camp is scheduled for May 25 – 27. Neshoba Central High School Coaches Trae Embry, Zach Sanders, and Tayor Petty will be working with campers on offensive and defensive fast-pitch softball techniques. The Neshoba Central High School Softball program stands out among fast-pitch softball teams, winning several national championships and awards. The camp is for ages 6-12 and will be held over three days, Monday May 25 – Wednesday May 27, 8:30 – 11:30. Early registration is $50 Cash, deadline is May 15. …Read More

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Choctaw Health Center Awarded Prestigious LEED® Green Building Certification

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians’ Choctaw Health Center (CHC) has been awarded LEED® Gold established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. “This is a great recognition for the Choctaw Health Center and for the Tribe as a whole,” said Tribal Chief Phyliss J. Anderson. “All of the long hours and hard work …Read More

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Philadelphia – Westside Baseball and Softball Registration Open

Westside baseball and softball is open for registration for girls aged 10-14 and boy aged 9- 12 now through May 29. Age must be validated by birth certificate. Registration fee is $40; Entering into a team is $300. Interested or would like to coach a girls team, please contact Rodney Boler at 601-663-6560.

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Leake County’s Memorial Day Services at County Courthouse

Greg Phillips, Vietnam Vet, will be the keynote speaker at Leake County’s Memorial Day Services. Memorial Day services will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. on the South end of the Leake County Courthouse on the Square. The program is sponsored by the American Legion Post 168. The public is invited to attend.

East Central Community College softball players receiving awards at the conclusion of the 2015 National Junior College Athletic Association Division II Softball National Championship were (from left) Katlyn Duke, Marucci Elite Hitter Award, and Mallory Turner, Lacey Hill, and Mahalia Gibson, All-Tournament Team

Four ECCC Softball Players Win Awards at National Championship

Four East Central Community College Lady Diamond Warrior softball players received awards at the conclusion of the 2015 National Junior College Athletic Association Division II Softball National Championship played May 13-16 at Traceway Park in Clinton. ECCC advanced to the championship game of the 16-team tournament before finishing second in the nation. It was the highest-ever finish for the Decatur college’s softball program. The Lady Diamond Warriors ended their record-breaking season with a 48-14 record. Lady Diamond Warrior outfielder Katlyn Duke, a product of Neshoba …Read More

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Get Soaking Wet at a State Park Memorial Day Weekend

The Mississippi State Park Summer Season begins Memorial Day Weekend with the opening of swimming pools, water slides, splash pads, and water parks. Come out enjoy the water fun. Buccaneer State Park will be opening Buccaneer Bay Water Park. The water park features a wave pool, a double water slide, kiddie pool, and concessions. Restroom and showers are available. Lockers are available to store your clothes and personal items. Phone 228-467-3882. Roosevelt State Park features a swimming pool, water slide, and kiddie splash pad overlooking …Read More

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June genealogy fair at MSU library to feature Jackson TV host

Well-known Mississippi television personality Walt Grayson will be the keynote speaker June 13 for Mississippi State’s second E.O. Templeton Jr. History and Genealogy Fair. Research enthusiasts in the two topic areas from around the state and region are being invited to the all-day event at the university’s Mitchell Memorial Library. Registration, which is free, begins at 9:30 a.m. in the first-floor auditorium. Pre-registration is encouraged and may be completed either by telephoning Special Collections at 662-325-7679 between 7:30 a.m-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, or visiting library.msstate.edu/genealogy. Box …Read More

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The Neshoba Library shows “The Phantom of the Opera” at the Ellis

The Neshoba Library will feature The Phantom of the Opera with Piano May 28th at the Ellis Theatre at 6:30 pm with LIVE PIANO. The Phantom of the Opera is a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Charles Hart. Based on the French novel Le Fantôme de l’Opéra by Gaston Leroux, its central plot revolves around a beautiful soprano, Christine Daaé, who becomes the obsession of a mysterious, disfigured musical genius. Admission is free. The Philadelphia Arts Council and the Philadelphia – Neshoba …Read More

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Third Thursday in Downtown Philadelphia – Come See Daniel Sharp, Jeff Stewart, and Dark Water’s Corner Concert!

“Third Thursday” event on the square in downtown Philadelphia will be rocking out tonight around 6 pm. Jeff Stewart and Kicks96 will kick off the evening with an acoustic concert in front of the Kicks 96 Studio singing some country, a little pop, and even a little Jimmy Buffet. Lumps Atomic Dog will be joining us for the party downtown with hotdogs, lemonade, and adding a little of the “Chicago Style” they are famous for. Daniel Sharp will be here to rock out, along with …Read More

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DEA raids clinics, pharmacies in ‘pill mill’ crackdown on 4 Southern states, including Mississippi

Federal agents say they have carried out raids at medical clinics and pharmacies in four Southern states, including Mississippi, as part of a crackdown intended to help people addicted to prescription drugs. Agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration raided facilities Wednesday in Alabama, Arkansas and Louisiana, and Misssissippi. They said over the past 16 months, 280 people have been arrested under “Operation Pilluted,” including 22 doctors and pharmacists. The crackdown targeted the illegal sales of painkillers, including oxycodone and hydrocodone. DEA Special Agent-in-Charge Keith Brown …Read More