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Benefit for Meredith Yates Noxapater April 25

Saturday, April 25, There will be a benefit for Meredith Yates, a 17 year old student with thyroid cancer. Chicken plates for $7.00 at J.W. Young park in Noxapater. Plates include chicken, potato salad, baked beans, roll, and dessert. There will be items there also for auction and raffle.

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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


Scott County Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony April 25

The Scott County Sports Hall of Fame will be inducting the first class, including 25 inductees, on Saturday, April 25, at Livingston Performing Arts Center at Roosevelt State Park at 5 pm. Tickets are $10. Get your tickets to the Scott County Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Bank of Forest, Community Bank and Cox Chevron in Forest. In Morton, see Anita Hollis at Fisherman’s Corner and Morton Chamber of Commerce (Tuesdays and Thursdays) “We are proud and blessed for the opportunity to …Read More


Neshoba County General Hospital Spice Cases on the Rise

The total of Spice cases at Neshoba County General Hospital have doubled in the past week. Over a fifteen patients have now been treated at Neshoba County General Hospital Emergency Room for smoking Spice. Spice, or synthetic marijuana is not a natural product. It is an unsafe mixture of plant products and chemicals that have powerful effects on the mind and body. Neshoba Co. General Hospital’s Director of Nurses stated that the numbers are growing for patients coming in with symptoms of hallucination, severe anxiety, …Read More


MDWFP Holds Youth Fishing Rodeo in Meridian

Children 15 years and younger are invited to a youth fishing rodeo at Q. V. Sykes Park in Meridian beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday, April 25. The free event is hosted by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) and Meridian Parks and Recreation. Q. V. Sykes Park is located on Cooper Road. Participants are encouraged to bring their own fishing gear, catfish bait, and stringers. The event is a good opportunity for young anglers to fish a lake that is well stocked …Read More