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Bulldogs Sign Nation’s Top Player Malik Newman

If new Mississippi State coach Ben Howland wanted to make a splash with his first signee, he emptied the pool on Friday. Howland, who was named the Bulldogs’ 20th head coach just a little more than four weeks ago, made an immediate impact on the program with the signing of the highly-touted Malik Newman, a five-star standout guard from Callaway in Jackson, Miss. Newman, a McDonald’s All-American who is rated as the No. 1 shooting guard in the country by ESPN, comes to MSU after …Read More

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ECCC Officially Opens New Disc Golf Course

East Central Community College officially opened a new Disc Golf Course during a ribbon-cutting ceremony held Monday, April 20, on the Decatur campus. The challenging nine-hole course, which wraps around the college lake, is open to the public. ECCC Workforce Education instructors Luke Howell and Chris Ryals, who designed the course, concluded the ceremony by providing information and a demonstration on how to play the game. Members of the Student Body Association first approached College President Dr. Billy Stewart with the idea for the new …Read More


Ella’s Light Day Saturday, April 25 10 am – 2 pm at First Baptist Church Philadelphia

Ella’s Light Fun Day will be Saturday, April 25 from 10 am – 2 pm at First Baptist Church.  A day for games, food, art, and entertainment all free for the community. Ell’s Life Children Ministry was created in 2013 in memory of Ella Formby of Philadelphia who lost her life when her family vehicle was struck by a drunk driver. Ella’s Light Children’s Ministry was created to keep Ella Marie Formby’s memory alive by ensuring that as many children as possible hear God’s word, …Read More

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The “Philadelphia Cruisers” Car Show Today at Neshoba Coliseum

The “Philadelphia Cruisers Car Club” loves coming together for a good cause and won’t hesitate to gather with other car owners to help raise money. Today at the Neshoba County Coliseum you can help the “Center for Pregnancy Choices” and enjoy all that is antique, hotrod and custom car enthusiasm. “We just love showing and talking about our cars,” said Sally Wilkerson, a Philadelphia Cruisers member and car show organizer. “Plus it feels even better when it helps people in our community,” she continued. The show …Read More

Road Work

Road Work Continues on Highway 19 Bypass Philadelphia

Road work continues on Hwy 19/19 bypass on the north side of Philadelphia. Traffic is closed to one lane due to road work. Construction stretches over 4 miles from Fred’s/Vowell’s parking lot continuing to Northside Park over to the Philadelphia Industrial Park. Four different routes into town from Hwy 19 bypass/Hwy 15 are being routed into one lane. Expected wait times of 15 minutes, traffic is being detoured in some areas.


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.


Collection of Love – Benefit for Kamal Seales and Family

Today starting at 11 am, members of community – friends and family of the Seale family are reaching out to raise money for Kamal Seals and his family. The Seales family suffered a horrible loss on Sunday, April 12. Samantha Seales, and two of her children, twin 9 year olds Kamal and Kamiya Seales, were killed in a tragic car wreck. Come buy a plate lunch to support the recovery of this loving family. Rib Plates will be $10. Fish Plates will be $8. All …Read More


Philadelphia High School Future Business Leaders of America Attend State Conference

Philadelphia High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter attended State FBLA Conference at the downtown Marriott Hotel in Jackson April 8-10. Several chapter members were successful in their competitive events: Matthew Ferris, 1st place, Accounting Devna Bose, 1st place, Job Interview Cody Stevens, 1st place, Personal Finance Chelsee Ferris, Mary Kathryn Larabee, Trey Hunt, & Jalen Davis, 1st place, Community Service Project Emily Duncan & Makenzie Goldman, 1st place, Desktop Publishing Khalil Triplett & Tatiana Moore, 2nd place, Business Ethics Humza Mumtaz, 4th …Read More

Coach Chaney 100th Win

East Central’s Chaney Notches 100th Career Softball Victory

Third-year East Central Community College Head Softball Coach Kristin Chaney notched her 100th career victory April 21 when her Lady Warriors shutout Pearl River Community College 9-0 in the second game of a doubleheader on the Decatur campus. Since taking over as East Central’s coach in 2013, the Little Rock native and Newton County High School graduate’s teams have compiled records of 31-17 in spring 2013, 33-16 in spring 2014, and are 36-8 in the spring 2015 campaign. The Lady Warriors are currently ranked No. …Read More


“Suspicious Activity” on Natchez Trace Leads to Drug Arrest

Overturned vehicle on Natchez Trace leads to a Leake County man charged with possession of meth, assaulting an officer, disorderly conduct and public drunk. August D. Matlock, of Carthage, was arrested on the Natchez Trace when Leake County Sheriff Officers responded to a “suspicious activity” call. Sheriff’s Officers arrived on the Trace to find Matlock’s vehicle overturned in a ditch, no one was injured. Matlock was searched at the scene where methamphetamine drugs were found. After being arrested and transported to the Leake County Correctional …Read More