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Local Students Win Awards at National SkillsUSA Competition

Five East Central Community College workforce education students received awards at the 51st annual SkillsUSA National Skill and Leadership Conference held June 24-25 in Louisville, Ky. Blake Faulkner of Carthage finished fifth in the nation in Carpentry, Jay Riser of Forest finished seventh in Cabinet Making, Asif Zaffar of Philadelphia finished 11th in Sheet Metal, Chad Simoneau of Louin finished 12th in Plumbing, and William Milner of Lena finished 16th in Electrical Construction Wiring. More than 6,000 students participated in 100 hands-on skill and leadership …Read More


God’s Closet Re-Opens in Philadelphia July 11

God’s Closet will reopen, after being closed during the month of June, on Saturday, July 11 9:00 am – noon for the 2015-2016 school year. God’s Closet is a ministry of the United Methodist Women of the First United Methodist church of Philadelphia. God’s Closet is located in the Valley View Shopping Center on East Main Street. The mission statement of God’s Closet is to provide, at no cost, the basic needs of the students of Neshoba County that are ages 4 years to 18 …Read More


Public Service Commissioner Candidate Brent Bailey Visits Neshoba County

Public Service Commissioner Candidate Brent Bailey met with voters at Dancing Rabbit Golf Club on the 2nd stop of his 6 step tour through Mississippi. The Carthage, Mississippi, native and a Mississippi State University biological engineering graduate and former member of the Bulldog football team plans to keep utility rates low by fostering the expansion of energy efficiency programs. Since 2010, Bailey has been a driving force in the adoption of MPSC rules that require utilities to develop and offer these programs for all customer …Read More


Leake and Neshoba County Voter Registration Deadline Nears

Leake County voters planning to cast ballots in the August 4 election have until Saturday, July 4 to register at the Leake County Circuit Clerk’s Office. Voters can register during regular business hours Monday – Friday except for on July 3 which is observed as a state holiday. Voters will still have an opportunity on July 4 to register from 8 am – noon. The Voter Registration Deadline is Friday, July 3, 2015 for residents of Neshoba County – however, the Neshoba County Courthouse including …Read More


Neshoba County Gospel Talent Showcase

The Word of God Church presents Philadelphia’s and Neshoba County’s biggest gospel talent showcase ever on Saturday, July 25 at 6 p.m. The church invites all choirs, groups, soloists and musicians from any racial, ethnic or spiritual background. The Kings of Joy, Sally Holmes, and the Gospel Fellowship Choir will perform as well, along with several out-of-state guests from around the country including Spiritual Gold. For more information, call 601-575-1942.


Ride for Carmen Benefit in Louisville

Ride For Carmen is a fundraiser that will take place July 11 at 201 Ivy Avenue in Louisville. Carmen was the 12-year old daughter of Gina and Marty Smith. She was involved in a tragic ATV accident. All proceeds of the benefit will go towards helping her family with medical expenses. There will be a training barrel event from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. with a $3 entry fee, 4D barrel race with $500 added money and a $25 entry fee starting at 12 p.m. …Read More


Neshoba County Fair Politics Schedule Slated

Fair Politics, we’ve hit an election year for the 2015 Neshoba County Fair. Candidates are set for three days of ‘politic-in’ the old fashion way Tuesday, July 28 through Thursday, July 30. Speaking begins at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday morning in Founders Square. Candidates slated: Tuesday 8:45 a.m. : Lindsey Kidd (D), Constable, Place 1; James L. Lane (R) County Attorney; Caleb E. May (R), County Attorney; John E. Stephens (R), Coroner-Medical Examiner, Deric Horne (D), Justice Court Judge, Place 2; Bobby Joe Lovern (R), Supervisor, …Read More


Update: Attala County Teen Drowns Near Carthage

The Attala County teen that died Monday evening after drowning in a popular swimming hole near Carthage has been identified. Leake County Coroner Earl Adams identifies the victim as 14-year-old Pierre Riley. Leake County Sheriff Greg Waggoner said that Riley and a group of teens were swimming near the Pearl River Bridge on Hwy 35 near Carthage when Riley went under and never resurfaced. Waggoner says that another teen tried to save the victim, but was unsuccessful. Adams tells The Clarion Ledger that while this …Read More


Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indian Tribal Chief Run-Off Election Too Close To Call

By the slimmest of margins, 54 votes – and 50.8 percent of total votes, the races for Tribal Chief is too close to call. Anderson clinched 1687 votes to Denson’s 1633 votes tonight in the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indian Run-Off Election. Absentee votes will not be opened until 1 pm today, 370 votes hang in the balance, and those votes could swing in either candidate’s direction. Anderson took five communities (Henning, Crystal Ridge, Pearl River, Red Water, Tucker) to Denson’s four (Bogue Chitto, Boga …Read More


Mississippi State Takeover SEC Network July 6

Mississippi State head football coach Dan Mullen and senior quarterback Dak Prescott will represent the Bulldogs as part of the SEC Network’s 24 hours of programming devoted entirely to MSU Athletics on Monday, July 6. SEC Network is turning its television schedule over to each of the 14 institutions in the Southeastern Conference for two weeks in its first “SEC Network Takeover” initiative. Programming will include classic games, films, ESPN original content and some school-produced content. (Note: The re-airing of NCAA postseason games is not …Read More


MBCI Members Vote for Tribal Run-Off Elections Today

Today votes are being cast for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians’ Tribal Chief. The next four years of administration will be decided by tonight. Incumbent Phyliss J Anderson and former chief Beasley Denson face off today in what has turned out to be another political race similar to the 2011 election. Both parties are pushing what they see as a bright future for the Choctaw Tribe. Anderson defeated Denson in the 2011 Tribal Chief Election receiving 56% of overall votes to become the first elected …Read More