Nov. 18, 1932

A rare bronze coin nearly 2,000 years old, found near Jerusalem, is to be placed in a museum at the Vicksburg, Miss., National Park.

Nov. 13, 1942

The bill lowing the Selective Service induction age from 20 to 18 appears headed for final congressional approval exactly four weeks after it was reported favorably to the House.

Nov. 13, 1952

Neshobans turned out in large numbers Tuesday to pay tribute to the veterans, both living an dead, at the largest Armistice Day celebration this county has ever seen. The ceremony was preceded by a parade in which the Philadelphia and Union High School Bands participated..

Nov. 15, 1962

Work on the 80 bed Neshoba County General Hospital is almost complete and equipment and furniture will probably start moving in soon after Dec. 1. Marion Perry Construction Company, the contractors, said the finishing touches would be completed in about ten days. Lamar Salter, administrator, said it would probably be shortly after the first of the year before the formal opening of the $1,200,00 hospital.


The first home basketball game for Coach Frank Hodges' Tornado team will be with Neshoba County High on Saturday, Nov. 24. The Tornado will play in West Lauderdale on Friday, Nov. 23.

Nov. 9, 1972

Otha D. Jackson is the new president of the Neshoba County chapter of the Mississippi State University Alumni Association.

Other officers are Leighton Johnson, vice president; and Harold G. Lewis, secretary and treasurer.

Nov. 11, 1982

Neshoba Democrat Editor Stanley Dearman presents Neshoba Central High School quarterback John Fulton the "Golden Ball" trophy following the Rockets' Friday night win over cross-town rival Philadelphia High by a score of 14-13 on Rocket Field.

Nov. 11, 1992

Several thousand persons helped observe U.S. Electrical Motors 30th anniversary Sunday afternoon, including local and state officials and officers of U.S. Motors and is parent corporation, Emerson Electric.

Plant Manager Karl Brantley said it would be appropriate to call the event "a homecoming because there are so many present and former U.S.E.M. team members and their families in attendance. Others here are citizens and community leaders who have been our friends throughout the years."

Nov. 13, 2002

Faces of soldiers - memories of friendships forged in the ravages of - flashed through the mind of Odie Smith during a 21-gun salute at a Veterans Day observance on the courthouse lawn Monday.

During World War II, Smith helped unload the dead just before dark after the Japanese bombed his ship during the invasion of the Philippine Islands.