Feb. 24. 1933

Dewitt DeWeese, chairman of the Neshoba County Red Cross Chapter, is calling a meeting of the school trustees of the county for Saturday, February 25 at 2 p.m. in the courthouse for the purpose of working out plans for the distribution of Red Cross seed, flour and clothing in their respective school districts.

Feb. 19, 1943

W. N. Taylor, executive secretary of the Mississippi Education Association, said this week that between 30 and 40 percent of school classrooms may be vacant next fall unless efforts are made to stop the exodus of teachers form the profession.

FEB. 26, 1953

Mayor Jimmy Haddock is this week authorizing The Neshoba Democrat to make formal announcement of his candidacy for re-election to the office of mayor of the city, subject to the May primaries.

Feb. 28, 1963

B. L. Howell & Sons Construction Co. of Philadelphia was awarded the contract to construct an addition to the Quitman High School.


Glen Perry was named to the Philadelphia Municipal Separate School District Board of Trustees last week by Mayor Ab Davis Harbour and the City Council.

MARCH 4, 1973

The Bond team won the Men's Independent Basketball League Tournament by defeating Eakes' Auto Sales 47-44. Rack Burt, director of Parks and Recreation Department, presented the trophy to Art Fulton, Keith Madison, Johnny Hester, Lynn Copeland, Larry Ward and Wayne Thomas.

MARCH 3, 1983

Mrs. James C. (Leslie) Parkes of Philadelphia won the overall women's division of the Jackson Opera Guild Five Miler Saturday.

FEB. 24, 1993

Esther Watkins, a retired school teacher, has conveyed to the public library the copyright of her history of Neshoba County from its early beginnings until just before the Civil War.

Feb. 26, 2003

An hour-long blackout that left much of the city in the dark earlier this month was caused by a defective battery unit in protective equipment at an electrical substation, officials said.

Batteries in the protective equipment failed due to a defective part in the charging system, said Philadelphia Utilities Manager John Burt.


COOK OF THE WEEK: For Fran Killen, mother of three, nothing makes her happier than spending time with her family. Just the mention of family seems to bring smile to her face.

Since moving to Philadelphia eight years ago, she tries to keep in touch with her family as often as she can.

A native of Picayune, Fran updated from her hometown in 1995 and moved to Philadelphia.