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Upward Basketball Clinic At First Baptist Church of Philadelphia

Upward Basketball Clinic will be held at First Baptist Church of Philadelphia on Saturday, June 27 from 8:30 am – 12 pm. The cost is $6.00 per person for children ages K-5 through the 6th grade.  The deadline to register if Friday, June 5. For more details, contact Gail Turner at 656-1507.

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Missing Child In Leake County Found Safe

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has canceled an Endangered/Missing Child Alert issued yesterday in Leake County. The alert had been issued for 6 year old Emily Grace Gulledge. Gulledge was reported missing just after 4:30 yesterday on Highway 429. According to authorities, a little more than an hour after Mississippi Bureau of Investigation sent out a release saying she was missing the 6 year old was found. Warren Strain of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety confirmed Emily Grace Gulledge had been found safe around …Read More

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MBCI Recreation Department and Choctaw Central High School Coaches Announce Summer Sports Camp

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians Recreation Department and Choctaw Central High School Coaches announce summer sports camp for boys and girls ages 9 – 13 years. Summer camps will be held June 1 – June 24. Sports will include baseball, fast-pitch softball, basketball, soccer, and football. For more information contact the MBCI Recreation Department at 601-650-1558. June 1 – 3 Baseball/Fast-Pitch Softball – CCHS ball fields June 8-9  Basketball (ages 9 – 10) – CCHS Gym (girls) Recreation Gym (boys) June 10-11  Basketball (ages …Read More


The National Wild Turkey Federation Holds Annual Banquet At Philadelphia County Club

If you enjoy wildlife, wild places and our hunting come join the The National Wild Turkey Federation as they host their annual banquet Thursday, May 28th, 6pm at the Philadelphia Country Club. The proceeds will help the NWTF conserve wildlife habitats. An auction will be held with donations from local businesses. Get tickets at the door or call David Weatherford at 601-416-0837.


Cattlemen’s Association Annual Fundraiser At Neshoba Coliseum

  The Cattlemen’s Association will be conducting their annual brisket fundraiser on Friday, May 29 from 11 am – 1 pm at the Neshoba County Coliseum. Tickets are $7 and are available at the door and at the Neshoba County Extension Service Office. The luncheon plate will be beef brisket sandwiches with grilled onions, chips, baked beans, cookies and tea (tea dine-in only). Carry Out and Delivery are available contact the Neshoba County Extension office at 656-4602 to place your order. The benefits from the …Read More


Kicks 96 Country Showdown Set to Kick Off June 4

The Kicks 96 Country Showdown, America’s largest talent showcase, is returning to the Beach Club at Clearwater Key next week marks the official start up to the Showdown. Preliminaries will be held June 4, 11 and 18 with the finals being held on June 25. “The 32nd Annual Country Showdown is America’s largest Country music talent show. It’s designed to find the most promising country music talent in the nation and to give these performers a chance to launch their professional music careers. The Country …Read More

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Farewell Ceremony for 15 U.S. Soldiers Held at First Baptist Church in Philadelphia Over Memorial Weekend

This weekend a farewell ceremony was held at the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia for 15 U.S. soldiers of the 298th National Guard Unit being deployed from Mississippi to serve over seas. Those in attendance ranged from Mississippi’s First Lady Deborah Bryant, Neshoba County and Philadelphia Leaders, to Mississippi Senator Gile Ward, all of whom came to show their support for the soldiers and families of the soldiers being deployed.  C. Scott Bounds, Mississippi House of Representatives District 44, addressed the church members, family and …Read More


Mississippi Musicians to be Honored With Marker in Nashville

A Mississippi Country Music Trail marker will be placed June 4 in Nashville to honor Magnolia State musicians who performed on Music Row and at the Grand Ole Opry over the decades. The marker will be placed at 1111 16th Avenue South in Nashville, the home of Big Loud Shirt Industries, an independently owned and operated music publishing company established in 2003 by award winning songwriter and producer Craig Wiseman. Nashville country music stardom attracted many performers, songwriters and producers from nearby Mississippi, including Jimmie …Read More


Choctaw Memorial Day Wreath Laying Dedication of the Choctaw Veterans Memorial Wall

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians had the laying of the wreath ceremony for the dedication of the Choctaw Veterans Memorial Wall at Geyser Falls Water Park over the Memorial Day Holiday. The Choctaw Veterans Memorial is in remembrance and commemoration of MBCI members of the U.S. Military who died while serving their country. Choctaw Indian Princess Meshay Jimmie had the honor of leading the ceremonies for the new memorial. Choctaw Tribal Chief Phyliss J. Anderson spoke to the sacrifices that have been made, the …Read More

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Local Student-Athletes Honored at East Central Community College

East Central Community College pitcher Will Myers of Philadelphia has been named first team Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges All-State for his play this season. Myers was 4-2 on the mound for the Diamond Warriors, with a 3.0 earned run average. He struck out 72 batters in 67 innings of work. The lefthander who prepped at Leake Academy was named the MACJC Pitcher of the Week for April 27 to May 3. He was 2-0 during that week, including a no-hitter against Jones …Read More


Mississippi One of Nine States Affected by Salmonella Outbreak

A salmonella outbreak likely linked to raw tuna has sickened 53 people in nine states, health officials said Thursday. Most of the cases — 31 — are in California, officials at the California Department of Public Health said. Other affected states include Arizona, Illinois, Mississippi, New Mexico, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. Ten people have been hospitalized but no deaths have been reported, according to state and federal officials. The source of the outbreak is unknown, but most who fell ill reported eating sushi …Read More


One Car Accident Claims Meridian Woman’s Life in Neshoba County

A one car accident claimed a life this memorial day weekend in Neshoba County. Angeline Wess of Meridian was pronounced dead at the scene around 12:30 a.m Sunday morning. Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to the accident on Hwy 15 near CR 351. Officers said that Wess’s car ran off the road and hit a tree. Wess was the only person in the vehicle at the time of the accident.