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  1. "Spice" Consumption on the RiseRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 6 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    ... dangerous. The consumption of the drug "spice" is becoming a growing problem nationwide according to Neshoba County Sheriff Investigator John Lilley. It's this drug or incense as it is packaged that has hospitalized numerous people within the ...


  2. Mississippi Hospitals See Increase in Spice SmokersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 5 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    A press release from the University of Mississippi Medical Center said more than two dozen people were treated for adverse effects of "spice" over this Easter weekend. This comes after Neshoba County Sheriff Tommy Waddell told the Neshoba Democrat six people were hospitalized for spice use in one week.


  3. Man denied bond on charges in slayings in Neshoba CountyRead the original story

    Saturday Apr 4 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    A Crystal Springs man is being held without bond after being charged with two counts of murder in Neshoba County. The Neshoba Democrat reports that 31-year-old Billy Jerald Mclain was denied bond during an initial court appearance this week.


  4. Sixth Annual Black Rodeo in PhiladelphiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 21 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    The rodeo is a family-friendly event. More than 2,000 rodeo participants came out from all around the Southeast, and the crowd packed out the Neshoba County Coliseum.


  5. Black man found hanging from tree could have been lynchedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 |

    ... 1964 three civil rights workers were murdered by members of the local White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan , the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office, and the police department. There were 1,122 recalled cons at large as of December 31, Ministry of Justice ...


  6. Bill Minor: Danger lurked for reporters in civil rights eraRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 |

    ... and Claude, a cautious, model of decorum. They felt safer as a team. Such was the case when the two landed in Neshoba County, the county seat of Philadelphia in the summer of 1964 just two days after Michael Schwerner, James Chaney and Andrew ...


  7. Bill Minor: Visionary entrepreneurs left positive imprint on MississippiRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2015 |

    ... nationally successful building a timber business model from scratch, Mississippi fortunately has seen the Neshoba County native also turn his vast talents toward raising the quality of public education in the state. As a member of Gov. William ...


  8. His brother was martyred but he chooses lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2015 |

    ... brutally murdered overnight by Ku Klux Klansmen. Their withered bodies were found in an earthen dam there in Neshoba County 44 days later. I spoke with David Goodman recently as he was making his way, via Washington DC, to the 50th anniversary ...


  9. His brother was martyred but he chooses lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2015 |

    ... brutally murdered overnight by Ku Klux Klansmen. Their withered bodies were found in an earthen dam there in Neshoba County 44 days later. I spoke with David Goodman recently as he was making his way, via Washington DC, to the 50th anniversary ...


  10. Neshoba Experiences Icy ConditionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2015 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    Rain, sleet and freezing temperatures are the perfect combination for a potentially dangerous travel experience. Crews were ready for the weather in Neshoba County.


  11. From Nixon to Walker: The death of the GOP's racist...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2015 | The Raw Story

    ... and Ronald Reagan's 1980 campaign kickoff event. Reagan started his campaign by championing state's rights in Neshoba County in Mississippi, a site whose only national symbolic significance was serving as the site of the 1964 murders of three civil ...


  12. More Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2015 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    ... occurred just months earlier. Three civil rights workers, who were part of the voter registration effort in Neshoba County were murdered. President Johnson signed The Voting Rights Act in 1965. Unfortunately today voter turnout is low, way less than ...


  13. Winter Weather Takes Aim on the SouthRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2015 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    ... for what could be another winter impact. "The problem is that down south we are not use to icy conditions," Neshoba County Sheriff Tommy Waddell said. "We don't have the driving skills as people do up North because you know they see it quite often." ...


  14. Potential Road Problems Exist OvernightRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2015 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    ... a huge chunk of Mississippi and Alabama are under some form of advisory that deals with winter weather, and Neshoba County Emergency Management Director Jeff Mayo says he's becoming concerned. "A one degree of temperature makes a whole lot of ...


  15. Two Suspects Charged with Attempted Murder, BurglaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2015 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    Two men have been charged in connection with a Feb. 16 burglary in Neshoba County's Dixon community, during which at least six gunshots were fired at the homeowner. 22-year-old Daniel Hembree of Philadelphia and 30-year-old Josh Burns have now been charged with attempted murder, as well as burglary.


  16. Dr. Malcolm Portera Releases A Strategic Investment Plan for Kemper CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2015 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    ... a look at the future and what the future is going to be," Dr. Portera said. "Each one of us, whether it's Neshoba County, Wintston County, Lauderdale County, or Kemper County, Newton County; we all have something to offer," HItt said. "If we can all ...


  17. AP Interview: Man convicted in 'Freedom Summer' slayings remains segregationist, won't confessRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2014 | Yorkton This Week & Enterprise

    ... church outside Philadelphia when they were stopped on an accusation of speeding and held for hours in the Neshoba County jail. Witnesses testified that Killen rounded up carloads of Klansmen to intercept the three men upon their release and helped ...


  18. Man Dies after Head-On CollisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2015 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    One person is dead following a head-on collision in Neshoba County Tuesday morning. The accident happened about 7:30 a.m. on Highway 19 South seven miles south of Philadelphia.


  19. Golden Moon Casino reopens as renovations continueRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2015 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    ... thousand rooms renovated by this summer. Tribal officials say the reopening isn't just an economic boost for Neshoba County, but also for the entire state. Matt MacMillan and his two brothers got together to recreate some old photographs from their ...


  20. Bill Minor: Civil rights justice came in often very unlikely channelsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2015 |

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. very well could have been killed on Mississippi soil instead of at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. The likely spot was when King was speaking on the steps of the Neshoba County Courthouse on June 21, 1966, as he and his small group of leaders nervously scanned rooftops of surrounding buildings for obvious gunmen.