Nov. 18, 1932

A meeting of the Red Cross Advisory Board, composed of F. M. Wiggins, chairman, Dewitt DeWeese, C. H. Hays, Marshall Prince, N. A. Johnson and J. H. Hester, and members of the Neshoba County Board of Supervisors was held at the courthouse in this city Tuesday afternoon for the purpose of working out plans for the distribution of Neshoba's share of the $850,000 allotted Mississippi by the Reconstruction Finance Corporation.

Nov. 20, 1942

The Perry Construction Co., local contracting firm, has recently been awarded building contracts by the War Department at Keesler Field and Gulfport.


Constitutionality of a bill which would eliminate payment of a poll tax as a voting prerequisite in eight Southern states was challenged in the Senate Wednesday night as opponents of the measure filibustered a fifth day of debate to a close.

Nov. 20, 1952

Drilling for oil will begin within a few days on the property of H. O. Fortenberry on SW of SE 13-12 N, 10 E., comprising a 40 acre square by the Continental Oil Co.

Mr Fortenberry's place is about 12 miles out in Beat 5, near the Kosciusko road.


The annual Thanksgiving worship service sponsored by the Philadelphia Ministerial Association will be held this year at the First Baptist Church, Nov. 30 at 7:30 a.m.

Nov. 22, 1962

A talent show was held at Arlington on Saturday night to help raise money for the Neshoba County High School Band Fund. The show was well attended and entertaining talent from among the students made up a very interesting program. Among the group was Mrs. Smith's Kiddie Band.


Installation of telephones is progressing in the new telephone project in Southwest Neshoba County. The first of these telephones was installed recently and it is expected that the last of them will be installed very soon. This will add more than 100 telephones to this community.

Nov. 23, 1972

Fourteen-year-old Marty Stuart, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Stuart of Philadelphia, is shown here with Lester Flatt of the Nashville Grass. Marty is the newest member of the group. They were appearing last weekend near Hattiesburg when this photo was made.


Twelve women from Neshoba County are among 2,655 students at Mississippi State College for Women this fall.

This year's freshman class of 880 represents a 13 percent increase over last year's, with girls for 30 different states and several foreign countries. It also includes 55 National Merit Scholarship winners, 100 valedictorians and salutatorians and 15 Junior Miss winners from their local areas.

Nov. 18, 1982

After trailing the Northwest Rankin Cougars 16-6 at half, the Neshoba Central Rockets exploded for a 29-point scoring spree in the second half behind the running of fullback Billy Johnson and quarterback John Fulton to claim the champion's trophy in the 22nd annual Kosciusko Lion's Bowl here Saturday night by a score of 35-16.

Nov. 18, 1992

"Wild Willie," the steer who gained fame after a widely-publicized surgical procedure on the football practice field at Mississippi State University, will participate in a fund-raising event at Northside Park on Saturday, Dec. 19 beinning at 11 a.m.

Sponsored by the Philadelphia, Neshoba County Park Commission, "Cow Chip Holiday" will raise funds to purchase lights for baseball and softball fields at Northside, Westside and Booker T. Washington parks.

Nov. 20, 2002

Philadelphia firefighters Michael Evans and Tony Sharp empty a charred freezer before the frozen good inside spoil last Wednesday morning as the smoke from a smoldering storage building owned by Waudine Moorehead surrounds them.

The storage building off Line Street near Range Avenue was damage extensively by the fire, likely caused by a small heater, the authorities said.