Jan. 27, 1933

With the signing by Governor Conner of the highway measure giving to each commissioner's district an additional 125 miles of state highways, a legal barrier was removed that stands to be of great help to Kemper County in its future plans for road building.

It is a commonly known fact that Kemper County is woefully lacking in mileage of good roads in comparison with many other counties of the state. In fact, it does not seem to have a fair share in the road situation.

Jan. 29, 1943

Mrs. Mittie Kennedy of the Coldwater community received a telegram from the War Department last Saturday night stating that her daughter, Imogene, is reported a prisoner of the Japanese.

The telegram is as follows:

"Your daughter, Second Lieut. Imogene Kennedy, Army Nurse Corps, reported a prisoner of war of the Japanese government in the Philippine Islands. Letter follows."


Hon. Arthur Winstead, Congressman from the 5th District, has been named on the following committees in the U.S. House of Representatives:

Accounts, Election No. 1, Immigration and Naturalization, Indian Affairs, Patents and War Claims.

Jan. 29, 1953

Six years ago in the upstairs of a store building at Beacon and Lewis Streets the first Sunday School of the Beacon Street Mission of the First Baptist Church was held. There were 17 present that first Sunday of January 1947.

From the small beginning the Sunday School progressed out under the shade trees, then to a surplus Navy tent, and finally in June 1948, to the present educational building. The attendance has grown from that 17 on the first Sunday of January 1947, to 180 on the first Sunday of January 1953.

Jan. 31, 1963

A fire of unknown origin destroyed the Molpus Lumber Company sawmill here early Sunday morning and left only the smoldering ruins shown above. The loss was estimated at over $150,000, said Richard Molpus, president. It is believed that the blaze got started on the north end of the mill from sparks blown by a high wind from the waste burner. Freezing weather hampered the fire fighters but the old timbers in the structure spread the fire immediately.

Feb. 1, 1973

Among the more than 100 Delta State College students participating in student teaching assignments throughout Mississippi this semester are these four future teachers. They are, pictured, Johnny Pair of Philadelphia, Laura Ferguson of Eupora, Bill Steiger of Philadelphia and Karen Moody of Louisville.

Feb. 3, 1983

Mrs. Oden White of the Hope Extension Homemaker Club has been named Neshoba County's Club Woman of the Year for 1982.

This award is selected each year from a score sheet in which each homemaker lists her activities on during the year.

Jan. 27, 1993

When Suzanne Stack represents Neshoba County next week in the state Young Woman of the Year pageant in Meridian, she will be competing with a talent she has developed since the age of 3.

For her talent, Miss Stack, who has studied dancing for 14 of her 17 years, will do a lyrical en pointe dance to the interlude of "Everywhere I Go," by Nelson.

Jan. 22, 2003

While the city of Philadelphia recently banned portable flashing signs, parts of Neshoba County seem to have sprouted them, like this stretch along Mississippi 16 west, with offerings from tattoos to palm reading. Neshoba County has no zoning laws and no sign ordinances, which essentially means that anybody can put anything anywhere they want. City building officials visited businesses in the city limits Jan. 6 advising them of the ordinance banning the signs that took affect Dec. 18. Officials said all business cooperated and voluntarily removed their signs.


A third tornado warning siren could be installed in Philadelphia, the mayor says.

Mayor Rayburn Waddell said last week the city remains committed to providing the best early-warning system possible for its residents.