APRIL 2, 1943

Supt. S. A. Brasfield of the city schools is in receipt of a letter from Sale Lilly, President of the Mississippi Literary and Athletic Ass'n., under whose direction the annual state basketball tournaments are held, praising the people of Philadelphia for their cooperation in the recent tournament held here.

April 2, 1953

Old men need not despair any longer about lack of ability to longer about lack of ability to summon up motor power if they take as a verity Mark Lovett of Armarillo, Texas who has just passed his 79th birthday and was here Monday looking up old friends whom he had known here 35 years ago.

Now he fact that he was here at the age of 79 was not such an unusual thing but the fact that he came all the way from Amarillo on a motorcycle is unusual.

MARCH 28, 1963

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Edgar of Union will be honored on Sunday, April 7, 1963 with open house. The event will be given by the children of this couple and be in he honor of their 50th wedding anniversary.

March 29, 1973

The Mississippi Legislature has passed a bill to allow a half-mill tax increase in Neshoba County to raise funds for operation of Burnside Lake Recreation Center.

The bill was passed at the request of the Neshoba County Board of Supervisors.

A half-mill has ben levied since 1970 for support of the parks and recreation program. The new bill brings to a total levy of one mill for park purposes.

March 30, 1983

Philadelphia City Schools Superintendent Therrell Myers surveys the damage done in his office to the wake of a burglary of the school last Tuesday night. Estimates of property stolen or damaged were as high as $5,605. Three local resident have been arrested in connection with the break-in.


A light snow fell on the area last Thursday morning, the fourth day of spring. But above-freezing temperatures quickly melted the snow and many late-risers missed it. This was the latest snow in at least a decade.

March 31, 1993

The U.S. Department of Justice has approved the proposed new registration of voters in Neshoba County.

The new registration, to begin on April 20, will be the first in almost 60 years.

The approval was given in a March 25 letter from Steven H. Rosenbaum, chief, Voting Section of the Justice Department to Board of Supervisors Attorney J. Max Kilpatrick.

March 26, 2003

An eight-member group of Neshoba County and Philadelphia leaders met with the state's congressional delegation concerning needs of the county while thanking them for past support during a trip to Washington, D.C., last week. Meeting with U.S. Rep. Chip Pickering, center, were, from left front, Brent Gray and Chief Phillip Martin. Back: John Burt, Archie Anderson, James Young, Mayor Rayburn Waddell and David Vowell. Not pictured was John Lundy of Capital Resources in Jackson.