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Deboskie McDougle, 36, arrested for possession/intent charges

Neshoba County Sheriff’s Officer Mark Gore – Makes Huge Drug Bust

A routine traffic stop took a different turn in Neshoba County. A Philadelphia man has been arrested after a routine traffic stop turned into a drug arrest worth over $60,000. Deboskie McDougle, 36, has been arrested for possession/intent charges. Neshoba County Officers checked the vehicle finding a large duffel bag filled with marijuana, cocaine, and cash. Philadelphia Mayor James Young commented on the arrest this morning “We need that poison to come off the streets because linked to it is so many thinks driven by …Read More

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Philadelphia Gun Show at Neshoba Coliseum – April 11 & 12

Philadelphia gun shows are a favorite for local gun collectors. You’ll find dealers and private sellers that come from across the state of Mississippi. There’s a good selection of new firearms, ammo, dealers, accessories and used firearms. The Philadelphia Gun Show will be held on April 11th and 12th at the Neshoba County Coliseum. Show times are 9am to 5pm Saturday, and 10am to 5pm Sunday. If you are a collector, avid shooter, or just interested in looking around the Philadelphia Gun Show can provide …Read More

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Neshoba County Shriners Club Holds Annual Fundraiser

What is a Shriner and why should I help support them? Shriners are all around us, our neighbors, family members, friends. They are physicians, lawyers, truck drivers, dentists, contractors, heads of state, movie stars, generals, constabulary, city officials and accountants. Shriners come from all walks of life with a key goal of helping others, helping Children. There are twenty-two Shriners Hospitals for Children providing care for orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate. These hospitals have helped more than 800,000 children …Read More

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The East Mississippi Community College Symphonic Winds Two Spring Band Concerts

The East Mississippi Community College Symphonic Winds will present two spring band concerts, one at each end of the college’s six-county district. There is no admission charge and the public is invited to attend. • Thursday, March 26, 7 p.m. – Highland Baptist Church, 3400 27th St., Meridian • Tuesday, March 31, 7 p.m. – Lyceum auditorium at EMCC’s Golden Triangle campus, 8731 Frontage Road, Mayhew “We’ve performed up at EMCC’s Mayhew campus in the past, and that works out well because it’s a central …Read More

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The Mississippi Economic Development Council honored the City of Carthage

The Mississippi Economic Development Council honored the City of Carthage, at its annual meeting in Jackson. The city received a Community Economic Development Award in the category for municipalities of 5001 to 1500 people for the Franklin Street Parking Lot Renovation. In the program released by MEDC it stated: “This project used an innovation approach to both design and engineering. It restructured the traffic flow to allow for greenspace and lighting without loss of parking. “The project was done with the help of a Mississippi …Read More

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Membership Drive – Carthage Main Street

Carthage Main Street is looking for volunteers. The 2015 Membership Drive runs through the end of March. The goal is to sign up or renew 125 members and we need your help. Most of the events that Main Street supports  Family Movie Night, Main Street Live and Sweets and Treats on Main Street are free of charge. One of the many ways that they fund such events is through Membership. If you are interested in joining the team, a membership application can be picked up …Read More

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Mississippi Department of Public Safety donates police vests to ECCC

Jim Armstrong (second from right), director of governmental affairs for the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, and State Rep. Randy Rushing of Decatur (second from left) present bullet-proof vests to the East Central Community College Campus Police Department. The Mississippi Department of Public Safety recently donated 15 bullet-proof vests to ECCC Campus Police, thanks in part to the efforts of Rushing, who represents Mississippi’s District 78 of Neshoba, Newton, and Scott counties. Shown receiving the vests for ECCC are, from left, Dr. Randall Lee, vice …Read More

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Philadelphia Knights of Columbus – Win the 1/2 Pot of Gold

Is it the Luck of the Irish? Let’s hope so. Knights of Columbus of Philadelphia is holding a fundraiser and St Patrick’s Day Party this Saturday, March 28, 11 am – 4 pm. Wear your green, bring your four leaf clover and maybe you could find the ½ pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. The Knights of Columbus was formed to offer financial aid to those in need. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy families in the …Read More

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Man found guilty for using counterfeit money at Silver Star Casino

A federal jury returned a guilty verdict this afternoon against 39-year-old Woodie Bufkin, Jr. of Walnut Grove for possessing and passing five counterfeit one hundred dollar bills at the Silver Star Casino in Philadelphia. Bufkin will be sentenced on June 10. He faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.This case was investigated by the U.S. Secret Service, FBI, and the Choctaw Police Dept. Assistant U.S. Attorney John M. Dowdy, Jr. – MSNN

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Golden Memorial State Park Easter Egg Hunt

Friends of Golden Memorial State Park will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt for ages 12 and under on Saturday, March 28 at 1:00 PM. Activities will include the Egg Hunt and other fun and games. Free admission to the park. ​For more information, call 601-253-2237. Golden Memorial State Park is located 4 miles east of Walnut Grove on Highway 492.