Wednesday, January 23, 2013 12:00 AM
Jan. 20, 1933
Troy Majure, 19-year-old 4-H club boy of Neshoba County, who is now a freshman at State College, climaxed a remarkable record in club work and set an all time mark in corn production in Mississippi, and probably for the entire country, by producing in 1932 a yield of 203.58 bushels of corn on one acre to win the state championship for the fifth consecutive time.
Jan. 22, 1943
Captain Raymond T. Eakes, formerly of this city and son of Mrs. Bessie Cole Eakes and the late Dr. Pet Eakes, has been promoted to the rank of Major in the Army Air Corps. This comes as a distinct honor to this young man who is just twenty four years of age.
Neshoba County men in the armed forces of Uncle Sam continue their good work of downing the Axis as late word comes of the exploit of Lieut. Carson W. Bounds, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Bounds of the Bloomo community, in shooting down a Nazi dive bomber in a fight somewhere in the Tunisian area in North Africa.
Jan. 22, 1953
Dr. Claud Yates, 69, died Monday, Dec. 19th near noon, at the Baptist Hospital in Memphis after a two weeks' illness, one week of this spent at the Memphis hospital.
Although Dr. Yates had not been very active for the past few months, he was up and getting along well when he suffered a relapse from which he died.
Death came quietly and quickly near the noon hour Monday, Jan. 19th to Henry Grady Shumaker, 63, at his farm near Legion Lake, taking one of this County's most beloved and useful citizens.
Jan. 24, 1963
James Leigh, son of Dr. and Mrs. J. H. Leigh of Philadelphia, and a student at the University of Mississippi was initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the highest scholastic recognition that can be bestowed on a college student there, it was stated by Dr. J. W. Williams, Chancellor, in a letter to Dr. Leigh.
Jan. 25, 1973
The end of the Vietnam War, the longest and costliest in which the United States has ever been engaged, will end Saturday with a cease-fire to begin at 6 p.m.
In announcing the war's end, President Nixon told the nation Tuesday night that there will be a "peace with honor".
He said troops and prisoners would be out of Vietnam by the end of March.
Jan. 27, 1983
Neshoba County's proposed redistricting plan will be unveiled to the public at a hearing Monday night.
The public meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. in the courtroom of the Neshoba Count courthouse.
Jan. 20, 1993
The first new registration of voters in Neshoba County in at least 35 years will take place this summer and will become effective Jan. 1, 1994.
The last registration, as far as can be determined, was in 1935.
Jan. 15, 2003
An affordable housing conference that will include an appearance by the governor is returning to Neshoba County this month after getting high marks from participants last year.
More than 375 housing-related professionals are scheduled to attend Mississippi's 11th Annual Affordable Housing Conference at Pearl River Resort next week.