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Choctaw Indian Fair Holds Got Gospel Singing Competition

Got Gospel Singing Challenge will take place at the on July 8, 2015, beginning at 6 pm at the Choctaw Indian Fair. Soloists and groups will perform before a panel of judges. Winner of the competition will return on that Thursday night, July 10, 2015 to open up for the christian group that is scheduled to perform. Register at or more information contact 601.650.7450


Roosevelt State Park Celebrates 75th Anniversary on July 4

Roosevelt State Park is hosting a Fireworks Show and 75th Anniversary Celebration on July 4. The event is sponsored by Friends of Roosevelt State Park, and will include musical entertainment, a boat parade, arts and crafts, and food vendors. The fireworks show will begin at 8 p.m. Roosevelt State Park is located in Morton and offers RV and primitive camp sites, overnight lodging including cabins, motel and group camp facilities, disc golf, swimming pool and water slide, picnic pavilions, playground, and hiking trails. Roosevelt is …Read More


Leake and Neshoba County Voter Registration

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 today for residents of Neshoba County. Mail-In registrations must be postmarked no later than Friday, July 3rd …Read More


Lena’s 38th Independence Day Celebration

Lena’s 38th Independence Day Celebration will be held on Saturday, July 4 2015.  This day of family fun includes food, entertainment, political speeches, games, and an antique car show.  The arts and crafts show begins at 9 a.m. The opening ceremony of the day’s events begins at noon.  The day concludes with one of Central Mississippi’s largest Fireworks displays at dusk. For scheduling information for entertainment and political speakers, please contact Sarah Langford at 601-654-3343.  For any other information contact Tiffany Gunn at 601-668-7643 or …Read More


Girling to Serve as ECCC Interim Director of Bands

Ed Girling of Carthage was recently named interim director of bands at East Central Community College in Decatur, announced ECCC President Dr. Billy Stewart. Girling has 33 years of experience as a band director and percussion instructor and has served as assistant band director at East Central since 2010. He previously led high school bands at Forest, Scott Central, Stringer, Neshoba Central, Manchester Academy, Cleveland, North Sunflower Academy and Yazoo City. Girling also has experience as a clinic and contest judge and as a band …Read More


Denson Questions Tactics in Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indian Run-Off Election

Former Choctaw Chief Beasley Denson says he plans to contest the results of the runoff election. After Absentee ballots were counted Anderson was the majority winner of total votes. Denson stated in an interview with WTOK “The incumbent has a certain amount of privileges and rights because they have to run tribal government,” says Denson, “but if you have several months or several years, and you don’t have an emergency, and then all of the sudden everybody has an emergency, I think that needs to …Read More


Absentee Votes In – Chief Phyliss J Anderson Winner in Tribal Chief Run-Off

In an extremely tight race, in unofficial results, Chief Phyliss J. Anderson has gained the majority of votes coming out the victor. Tribal Members have spoken, Chief Anderson will be the Chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians for another four years. With all absentee ballots now counted from the nine communities, Chief Phyliss J. Anderson has beaten former Chief Beasley Denson by 162 votes. Anderson received 1,907 votes to Denson’s 1,745 votes. Anderson sits at 52% of total votes to Denson’s 48%. Unofficial …Read More

William Milner of Lena, Chad Simoneau of Louin, Blake Faulkner of Carthage, Asif Zaffar of Philadelphia, and Jay Riser of Forest.

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


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.