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SuRad Fine Oil Art

Phyliss Mangrum is one of Mississippi’s premier artist and she lives right here in Philadelphia. Maybe you know her work by SuRad Fine Oil Art, the name of her business and the signature you’ll find on all of her one of kind pieces. Phyliss has a true passion for her craft and says that she might work on a piece for months before starting, to be sure that it is unique and the final result has meaning for her. SuRad uses many different types of …Read More

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Leake County Republican Party Host Meet the Candidates

The Leake County Republican Party will be hosting a Meet the Candidates forum and fundraiser Thursday June 4th at the Community House at McMillan Park beginning at 6:30. It will be your opportunity to meet the candidates and see where they stand on issues close to you. Secretary of State Delbert Hoseman will be the guest speaker. Chicken plates will also be on sale for $10.00 each.

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Neshoba County General Hospital Received Certificate of Need Approval

Neshoba County General Hospital received Certificate of Need (CON) authority for an amendment and cost overrun to R-0879 (CON Review Number: HG-MOB-0614-009), the construction of a medical office building. The amendment and cost overrun is due to a revised project site design, relocation and cost estimate. The original capital expenditure for this project was $2,693,000. The additional capital expenditure is $1,556,252, making the revised capital expenditure for this project $4,249,252. Mississippi’s Certificate of Need process is a fundamental component of the state’s health planning and …Read More

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Dial-a-Story at the Leake County Libraries “Mr. Pusskins” Read by Mrs. Janis Jones

The new dial-a-story at the Leake County Libraries this week is “Mr. Pusskins” by Sam Lloyd. This week’s reader is Mrs. Janis Jones. Mrs. Jones graduated from MUW. She has a degree in Home Economics Education and was employed with the Mississippi Cooperative Extension Service for over 25 years. She is now retired and likes to play with her three wonderful grandchildren, read, and cook. “Mr. Pusskins doesn’t want to play mouse games.  He thinks snuggling is for the birds.  Having his fur combed? Listening …Read More

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East Central Beauty & Beau Pageant Selected as the Outstanding Pageant of the Year

The Mississippi Association of Pageant Judges selected East Central Community College’s Beauty and Beau Pageant as Outstanding Pageant of the Year recently. Each year, the association presents an award for an outstanding pageant that recognizes excellence in the pageant industry. The award was presented to Maria McLeod, co-chairman of the ECCC pageant during the organization’s annual awards’ banquet. The Mississippi Association of Pageant Judges Board made selection of this award. The pageant was judged and nominated by a member of a panel of judges selected …Read More

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Thirteen-year-old From Louisville Mississippi In National Spelling Bee Semis

The semifinals of the 88th Scripps National Spelling Bee are underway, with 49 of the nation’s top young spellers competing for more than $37,000 in cash and prizes. The semifinalists include three who made the finals last year. Three siblings of past champions also made it. Thirteen-year-old Vanya Shivashankar of Olathe, Kansas, is trying for the fifth and final time to equal the accomplishment of her sister, the 2009 winner. For the first time, the bee has ranked the spellers based on their performance on …Read More

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The National Wild Turkey Federation Annual Banquet At Philadelphia County Club

Last night the NWTF held its annual banquet at the Philadelphia County Club. Turkey hunters and avid outdoors lovers all joined together for a night to help conserve wildlife.  A silent and live auction were held to help raise funds  for the NWTF conserve wildlife habitats. Bidding items ranged in value, guns, pictures, knives, and hunting accessories were on the auction table. The NWTF has members accross the nation that hold events to help preserve our hunting lands and habitats. The NWTF is the leader …Read More

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Relay For Life Today At The Neshoba County Coliseum

Relay For Life of Neshoba County will be held Friday, May 29, at 5:30 pm at Neshoba County Coliseum Come out and support the mission to find a cure for Cancer and celebrate with cancer survivors. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is the world’s largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. It unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all.

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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 luncheon …Read More

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Walnut Grove Mayor Brian Gomillion graduates from State Executive Development Institute

Mayor Brian Gomillion of Walnut Grove graduated with twenty-six other state and local leaders from the State Executive Development Institute at Mississippi State University last week. The State Executive Development Institute (SEDI) is an executive style, graduate level, program offered by the John C. Stennis Institute of Government and Community Development. The Institute is designed to prepare mid to upper level state and local government executives to be more efficient leaders. During the week long, intensive course, a broad range of topics ​were  delivered by …Read More

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Officials Move Closer to Voting on School Restraint Policy

The Mississippi Department of Education is moving forward with a proposed policy to regulate when schools can use seclusion or restraints on unruly students. The Clarion-Ledger reports the agency plans to have a task force create a final draft of a proposal written last month in response to some teachers’ controversial discipline practices. The proposed policy prohibits school districts from using chemical restraints, such as sedatives, or mechanical restraints like straps. Physical restraint or seclusion would only be allowed if the child’s behavior poses “imminent …Read More

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Egg Bowl Moving Back to Thanksgiving Day? (Audio)

Could Mississippi’s biggest sporting event be moving back to Thanksgiving Day? On Tuesday, Ole Miss athletic director Ross Bjork appeared on the SEC Network’s “The Paul Finebaum Show” and stated that he and Mississippi State athletic director Scott Stricklin are in talks with TV executives about moving the game to the holiday on a regular basis. “…that’s something Scott (Stricklin) and I and the TV folks will sit down and talk about and really look at it from a multi-year perspective,” says Bjork. Bjork says …Read More