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Minute with the Mayor: Construction Update

In “Minute with the Mayor,” Mayor James Young talked about the incredible progress that Philadelphia has made on the building and on other area projects. Philadelphia Mayor James Young “The biggest thing for our citizens for the next month or so is to watch for all of the construction, take it slow. Our street team has a job to do. Watch the warning signs and detour signs, and always respect the flag man.” As you ride through Philadelphia the next few weeks make sure you pay close attention to some construction going on. Renovation of the historic Coca-Cola building is underway, exciting …Read More

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Mississippi Girl from Shuqualak is on NBC’s The Voice

Who knew 45 miles down Hwy 21 from Philadelphia we would have a hometown girl breaking out on NBC! Every Mississippian not following the hit reality singing competition The Voice should start now. A former University of Southern Mississippi student turned a couple chairs on Tuesday’s edition of “The Voice.” Briar Jonnee Blakley, 20, of Shuqualak, sang Rihanna’s 2007 hit “Take A Bow” during her blind audition on the NBC reality singing competition, and had Pharrell Williams and Blake Shelton vying for a chance to add her to their roster. A broadcast journalism major, Briar Jonnee ultimately chose Team Pharrell. …Read More

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EC Warriors Defeat Jones to Advance to Region 23 Semifinals

East Central Community College’s Quinton Campbell sank a 3-pointer with 11 seconds left to give the seventh-seeded Warriors a victory over No. 2 Jones County Junior College 67-64 during the first round of the Region 23 tournament at Mississippi College in Clinton. Campbell, a sophomore guard/forward and product of Mary G. Montgomery High School in Mobile, Ala., finished the game with 16 points and also led in rebounds with 16. Freshman guard Isaiah Traylor of Tupelo High School, was the leading scorer with 17 points. Other scorers included Ravion Henry of Leake Central, 14; Prince McDaniel of Pascagoula and Randy …Read More

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A Dream Come True

Lauren Davis has dreamed of owning a clothing store since she was a young girl. She has always had a passion for clothes. Lauren remembers begging her grandmother to open a store when she was a little girl and finally her dream has come true. Lauren and her husband Quinton are the new owners of Gypsy Rose Boutique. They are currently living in the Forest area with their two year old daughter Stella Clarke. Lauren and her husband prayed about the decision to own Gypsy Rose and God answered their prayers, they became the new owners in January. The store …Read More

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Winter Weather Update: Sleet/Freezing Rain moving through for next few hours

9 am update: Wintery mix of sleet and precipitation is still moving into our area. Precipitation is starting to taper off to the north of us, though some additional sleet or snow is expected over the next few hours. Neshoba County EMS Director Jeff Mayo, “We want to remind everyone on the roads to use caution, watch for icy conditions on local roads and bridges.” Please continue to pass along your reports, updates, and pictures.

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Candidates Finalized for Neshoba County Offices

Candidates qualifying for county offices in Neshoba County. Primary set for August 4. General election Nov 3. Circuit Clerk: incumbent Patti Duncan Lee (D) Tax Assessor: incumbent Mike Lewis (R) and Carol C Gentry (R) Superintendent of Education: incumbent Tommy Lee Dearing (D), Joe Killens (R) and Trina Cheatham (R) County Surveyor: incumbent Mark Whitney (R) Sheriff: incumbent Tommy Waddell (R), Rudolph Gentry (R) and Ken Edwards (D) County Attorney: James L Lane Jr (R) and Caleb E May (R) Chancery Clerk: incumbent Guy Nowell (R) Coroner/Medical Examiner: incumbent Percy Allen Collins (R) John Stephens (R) Supervisor District 1: incumbent …Read More

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ECCC’s Pace Signs With UWA

East Central Community College Warrior defensive lineman Tyler Pace (seated, center) of Newton signs a letter of intent to continue his football career at the University of West Alabama. Pace, a 6-2, 276-pound former Newton High School standout, accumulated 18 solo stops, 13 assists and led the Warriors with five quarterback sacks this season. He is shown with his mother Alysia Pace (seated, left) and grandmother Gladis Pace. Also pictured are assistant football coach Mickey Mays and head football coach Ken Karcher.

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Ingomar’s Outscores Sebastopol for the Win

Sebastopol Lady Bobcats tough lose to Ingomar Falcons in basketball action last night, 81-37, in the 2015 MHSAA Girls Basketball Championship Tournament – 1A. Ingomar’s offense proved to be too much to handle. The first quarter both teams went back and forth scoring. Score was tight in the first, 18-14, Bobcats hit a 3 pointer at the buzzer of the first quarter that didn’t count. The Lady Bobcats on put up 5 points in the second quarter to Ingomar’s 16 points ending the half with a score of 34-19. Ingomar started the third quarter hot, coming out and putting up …Read More

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Choctaw Central Lady Warriors Fall to Boonville

The Choctaw Central Lady Warriors lost last night’s game against Booneville in the 2015 MHSAA Girls Basketball Championship Tournament – 3A by a score of 51-49. The Lady Warriors finish the season 25-6. The Booneville Blue Devils ended up defeating the Lady Warriors in basketball action by 2 points. The first quarter both teams looked to be on equal footing, 14-14. Booneville went into the half with a 2 point lead 25-23. The third quarter the Lady Warriors feel behind by 4 points, 41-37. Going into the fourth quarter the Lady Warriors feel down by as many as 8 points. …Read More