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March 10, 1933
On last Friday and Saturday, the Coldwater basketball lassies journeyed to Newton, after having won the sub-regional honors, to participate in the regional basketball tournament.
Their first victory was won over the fast sextet from Newton, which showed excellent form. The scoreboard revealed a tie at the end of the first three quarters, but Ward, the fast little forward from Coldwater, proved too speedy for them when she scored seven points in two minutes.
March 12, 1943
Mr. S. W. Jones of Rte. 4, City, last week received a letter from his son, Artis W., who has been a war prisoner of the Japanese for about a year. This is the second letter to be received by Mr. Jones and was dated Oct. 23, 1942. It came by way of the Red Cross office at Geneva, Switzerland.
March 12, 1953
Allen Perry will be the only local person to appear in the play "The Curious Savage" being brought to the Philadelphia High School here Monday night, March 16 by the Artist Committee for the Woman's Club and B&PW Club.
Allen is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Perry.
March 14, 1963
Included among six new bridges now being built on State Route No. 15 between Philadelphia and Noxapater is this new span over Pearl River. When completed, this modern bridge will increase the roadway width from the present 18 feet to 28 feet. Three of the six bridges involved in this construction project are located in Neshoba County.
March 8, 1973
The old Bank of Philadelphia building, constructed in 1905, is being torn down. The bank moved to its present location in 1967 and this building has been vacant since then. Josh McCauley, vice president of the bank, said the structure was the first brick building in Philadelphia and was remodeled in 1917 or 1918 and again in 1928. Plans for the site after it is cleared have not been announced.
March 9, 1983
There was indeed water almost everywhere during the weekend as torrential thunderstorms pounded the central part of the state. Particularly hard hit was the Pearl River basin area. This photograph reflects one of several areas hit by flooding in the county over the weekend, as water covers the old Highway 15 southeast of Philadelphia near Williamsville.
WHOC reported that their weather gauge indicated that 6.45 inches of rainfall accumulated Friday and Saturday in the county.
March 3, 1993
The Neshoba County Board of Supervisors gave its approval Monday afternoon for the county hospital to borrow up to $700,000 to meet current obligations.
In order to borrow the money, the Board of Supervisors authorized the hospital board to pledge as collateral the physical plant, buildings and equipment of the hospital as well as 50 percent of the total revenues.
March 5, 2003
Olivia Johnson, a junior at Neshoba Central High School, was crowned Neshoba County's Junior Miss Saturday night in the Philadelphia High School auditorium, Johnson is the daughter of Jeff and Beth Johnson.
Second alternate is Jana Sansing, daughter of Buddy and Janice Sansing. First alternate is Rachel Chappell, daughter of Robert and Mary Chappell.
Spirit award winner is Amanda McDonald, daughter of Ricky and "Dink" McDonald.