Dec. 9, 1932

The general mercantile establishment belonging to Vernon Ingram, located two miles west of the city, was completely destroyed by fire on last Thursday night, near Ten o'clock. The building was owned by O. A. Seward.

The stock of goods, valued at around $7,000, was only partly covered by insurance.


Under the direction of the Conservation Committee of The Twentieth Century Club, with Mrs. W. D. Cole, chairman, a "Living Christmas Tree" movement is being inaugurated.

Dec. 11, 1942

Senator Harry F. Byrd (D., Va.), said Wednesday night he would carry his fight for major reductions in non-war federal expenditures to the 78th Congress convening next month, and forecast strong support both from Democrats and newly strengthened Republicans.

Dec. 11, 1952

A large crowd of farmers and their wives, business men and agricultural workers are expected to be present for the first annual meeting of the Neshoba County Community Development Program Tuesday evening, Dec. 16th at 6:45 at the American Legion Hut, when the winners will be announced in community projects, as well as individual winners.

Dec. 13, 1962

Neshoba County's Rockets continued their undefeated streak this week by turning in wins over Starkville, Carthage and Hickory to round out a 10-0 season record thus far.

Dec. 14, 1972

The Citizens Bank will hold open house Saturday at its new West Side drive in branch on West Beacon Street.

Open house will be from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Drawings will be held every half hour and savings bonds will be given - three for $25, one for $50 and one for $100 at 4:30. Santa Claus will be on hand to greet children.


Congressman G. V. (Sonny) Montgomery has announced plans to depart Dec. 15 to spend his sixth straight Christmas with U.S. serviceman stationed in Southeast Asia.

Dec. 9, 1982

Ground has been broken for a 37,500-square foot, $2.3 million addition to Chahta Enterprise which will create an estimated 200 additional industrial jobs on the Choctaw Indian Reservation.

The $2.3 million includes a $600,000 Urban Development Action Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Dec. 9, 1992

Philadelphia Mayor Harlan Majure presents a plaque to Earvin Sims recognizing his 37 years of service to the City of Philadelphia. Sims retired Nov. 30 as foreman of the street department.


Therrell Myers, superintendent of the Philadelphia Public School District, has been named one of four finalists for the position of associate state superintendent for vocational-technical education.

Dec. 11, 2002

Supervisors shifted a district line so a new voting precinct could be established before giving their final approval to new district lines in a special meeting Tuesday.

It was the only change made since the plan was presented to the public in a hearing in Oct.


The Tucker Volunteer Fire Department, with the help of the East Neshoba Fire Department, responded to a fire at the home of Irving and Billie Jones in the Bloomo community Friday morning. The fire department siphoned about three to four inches of water out of the couple's swimming pool to help extinguish the fire. Officials said the fire started from an electrical box causing extensive damage to the interior of the house. An account has been set up for the family at Merchants and Farmers Bank for donations to help them recover from the loss.