Feb. 3, 1933

The Italian government accepted Tuesday the offer of the United States government for a discussion of the war debt as soon as possible after President-elect Roosevelt takes office.

The acceptance was made without reference to possible trade discussions. The announcement simply stated that Premier Mussolini has given a favorable answer to the American government's offer.

Feb. 5, 1943

Neshoba County's quota for "E" War Bonds in January was $45,000.00, whereas actual sales (cost price-not maturity value) were $41643.75. This was $3,356.25 less than the quota set for the count.


In most interesting fashion, Staff Sgt. Algernon Cole, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Cole of this city, told a Rotary audience Monday of the building of the Alaskan Highway, which is being used as a military road by U.S. Forces.

Feb. 5, 1953

A new registration of the voters of the City of Philadelphia was ordered by ordinance last summer by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, and the time is drawing near for the deadline.


G. F. (Sporty) Dabbs is this week authorizing The Neshoba Democrat to make formal announcement of his candidacy for mayor of the city of Philadelphia, subject to the primaries in May.

Feb. 7, 1963

A statewide teletype communications has been offered Neshoba County by the State Civil Defense, if the county will participate in a portion of the cost of the system.

A meeting was held Tuesday morning of this week to which county and city officials were asked to be present so that the proposition could be explained to them.

Feb. 8, 1973

Members of the Neshoba County Heart Fund Committee have made plans for the fund drive to be conducted during February. Present at the planning session were pictured, Len D. Turner, associate director of the Mississippi Heart Association, Shelton Bounds, county president, Mrs. Dick Molpus, James L. (Pete) Perry Jr., chairman, Max Loper, Bill Dungan, Jimmy Rea and Tom DeWeese.

Feb. 10, 1983

Joe Kilpatrick today announced his candidacy for the office of sheriff of Neshoba Count.

Kilpatrick, 52, is the son of Mrs. Lokie Kilpatrick and the late Walter Kilpatrick of the Bethsaida community.


The Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia Police Department are continuing their investigations of burglaries last Wednesday night at Philadelphia High School, Neshoba Central High School, and Neshoba Central Elementary School.

Feb. 3, 1993

The Choctaw Health Department has received a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services' Minority Health Branch to fund a series of male wellness conferences.

The announcement was made by Choctaw Health Committee Chairman Calvin Issac. The Choctaw Health Department, under the direction of Jim Wallace, received the 12-month grant for conferences to take place at the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians through Sept. 30.

Jan. 29, 2003

Support beams for the pavilion in Founders Square at the Neshoba County Fairgrounds are being replaced along with the tin roof. Pictured, J. J. Jenkins and Steven Fulton of Jenkins Construction, saw beams. One of the older harness barns is also being reworked. The metal is being salvaged from the pavilion roof. The work is expected to be completed within the next few weeks and is estimated to cost between $40,000 and $50,000. Fair officials say they will not alter the historic significance of the structures.