Oct. 7, 1932

The survey of Neshoba County made by the Board of Supervisors has been completed with more than 2,000 questionnaires having been filled out and filed in the Philadelphia office. Neshoba County will receive $100,000 from the Federal Government through Governor Conner's Relief Committee, if this survey is approved by the committee and federal authorities.

Oct. 9, 1942

James R. Rush of Philadelphia, U. S. Army Air Force bombardier, was among the combat crews of American Flying Fortresses bombing a Nazi aircraft plant and airfields in Northern France last Friday, it was disclosed this week.


To adjust the Neshoba County School program to meet the needs of the war emergency, a countywide conference of school teachers, superintendents and trustees was held Tuesday afternoon in Philadelphia High School Auditorium with H. M. Coen, assistant State Superintendent of Education, presiding.

Oct. 9, 1952

Dr. J. H. McCloskey was named Neshoba County chairman of the Mississippians for Eisenhower, at a meeting held at the Benwalt Hotel Monday evening, Pete DeWeese, Tom DeWeese, George Day and Dr. McCloskey were named as finance and publicity committeemen at the meeting.


At the monthly meeting of the Board of Deacons of the First Baptist Church last Thursday evening, Marion W. Perry was named chairman of the board, replacing R. V. Taylor, whose term expired last month.

Oct. 11, 1962

Reuben Moore, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Moore of the Coldwater community in Neshoba County, won first place in the district in the 4-H Records contest on his Dairy Record, and will compete in the State 4-H Club Round-Up in Jackson on Oct. 23-24, it was announced this week.


Miss Neshoba County, Marlynn Ward cuts the ribbon at the formal opening of the Highway 21 while those attending the ceremony look on. At the ribbon are W. F. Cole, Willard Hayes, Ab Davis Harbour, Mrs. Connie Sampsell, Commissioner Dearman, Miss Ward, Indian Princess Loretta Steve, Dr. Pete Rhymes, T. C. Robbins and Eugene Johnson.

Oct. 12, 1972

Neshoba Central High School's homecoming court that will be presented at half time in Friday night's game include Melissa Rudolph, junior maid; Janice Branning, senior maid; Helen Moore, Afro queen; Debra Barnes, queen; Lenetta Carter, Afro maid; Diane Thomas, freshman maid; and Mary Lynn Nance, sophomore maid.

Oct. 7, 1982

The Neshoba County Board of Supervisors has again joined their counterparts in Scott and Leake counties in supporting the East Central Community Action Agency, but only after District 2 Supervisor Wallace Cox called the program "wasteful" and attempted to dissuade the board from granting the endorsement.


Dr. Danny Cheatham, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Cheatham of the Burnside community, has been named to a position as associate director of the Montana Cooperative Extension Service.

Oct. 7, 1992

The staff of Weems Mental Health Center are in their new home on Posey Avenue across from the post office. The public was shown the new facilities at an open house Friday. The land on which the building is located was deeded by the county for use by Weems. Facilities include three offices for therapists and two for case managers, and a large group room.

Oct. 9, 2002

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians officially opened the Golden Moon, its second casino, Friday with Chief Phillip Martin telling invited guests at a gala "we're not finished yet."

The Golden Moon Hotel and Casino officially opened at Pearl River Resort amid speeches and fireworks outdoors followed by a lavish cocktail party inside, featuring an array of delicacies, from lobster and snow crab served around an ice sculpture to sushi and prime rib.