March 17, 1933

The two banks in Philadelphia, The Bank of Philadelphia and The Citiznens Bank, are now open for business to serve their patrons in due course, having been among the first group of state banks in Mississippi to re-open their doors after te banking holidays put in effect recently over the entire State by J. S. Love, Supt. of Banks, acting under proclamation of Governor Conner.



March 19, 1943

The Longino school building, which housed one of the largest Consolidated Schools in the county, burned to the ground Wednesday afternoon, with an estimated loss of $10,000.00, partially covered by insurance.

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Announcement is made that more than 180 Frozen Food Lockers have been contracted for the Home Ice Co. here have, upon that showing, ordered material and equipment for the purpose of installing a 200-locker storage plant.



March 14, 1953

The ratio of deaths to births increased during February over last January according to Miss Alma Cook Registrar.

There were 36 births and 15 deaths.



March 14, 1963

The Inventory of equipment of the Neshoba County Hospital which is supposedly still in the old building and that which has been moved from the old hospital to the new Neshoba County General Hospital has not yet been turned over to the Neshoba County Board of Supervisors. It was learned at a meeting of the supervisors Wednesday morning of this week.



March 15, 1973

The Most Valuable Player Award in Mississippi Junior College action for the year went to East Central Junior College's Renee Willis, a former All-Slater and Mississippi All-Star from Neshoba Central High School. She is pictured with ECJC coach Lucille Wood of Louisville, who coached the team to the Women's Junior College State Championship be defeating Holmes 47-43.

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Susan Mundy, Miss Neshoba Couty, cut morning. At left is Vic West of Laurel, owner of the store. At right is Angie Adams, the local Junior Miss. The store is located on West Beacon Street.



March 16, 1983

Clyde Morrow finished concrete at the construction site of the Philadelphia-Nshoba County Vocational-Technical Complex in south Philadelphia. The construction work is being done by W. G. Yates and Sons Construction Company of Philadelphia. The supervisor at the site said that construction was less than half complete because of the recent heavy rainfall. A spokesman for Yates said that construction would be complete the 83-84 fall term of classes. The project cost of the complex is $1,128,000.



March 17, 1993

The Boyd Group of Las Vegas today announced that it has signed an agreement with the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians to manage the development and operation of a resort and casino complex on the Choctaw reservation near Philadelphia.

The destination resort, scheduled to open in early 1994, will include approximately 1,200 slot machines and 55 table games, a 1,000-seat bingo hall, three restaurants and a 100-room hotel.

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The board of trustees of Neshoba County General Hospital has contracted with Quorum Health Resources, Inc., to manage the hospital.

The board also announced Gary Fowler as interium chief executive officer or administrator.



March 12, 2003

Transient vendors wanting to do business in Philadelphia will have to wait three days for a background check under a proposed ordinance officials are drafting at the urging of merchants to augment state regulations.