April 7, 1933

Postmaster C. C. Roberts of Dixon has worked out a plan whereby, under present curtailed train service, he is able to give fast service to his patrons in the way of both pick-ups and deliveries.


The Miss College Glee Club, of which Wilbur Franks Cole, of this city, is a member, is making plans to depart on the annual tour in the southern section of the state.

Wilbur Franks, who is a senior at the institution, sings baritone in the glee club. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Cole.

April 9, 1943

Cooper Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Williams arrived here Monday after a year in the Southwest Pacific. Williams states that he is certainly glad to be back in the United States and especially in Mississippi.

April 9, 1953

The Board of Supervisors has received architectural drawings of the proposed additions to the county court house, that would add sufficient room under one roof to take care of all county officials, agricultural workers, jail, library, an auditorium that would seat approximately 120 people. Pictures of the proposed annex are shown on this page.

April 11, 1963

The Neshoba County School Board has borrowed $52,000 to purchase 12 new modern school buses for the 1963-64 school year. The school board requested the Board of Supervisors to borrow the money which will be paid back from school transportation funds which the country receives each year from the state. No additional millage is required for the purchase of such equipment.

April 5, 1973

Petitions containing approximately 2,000 signatures calling for a county-wide legal election to see if beer will be legal were presented to the Neshoba County Board of Supervisors Monday.

The board said in an order Wednesday that additional time was needed to determine if a sufficient number of qualified voters has signed the petitions. The matter was continued until the first Monday in June.


Susie Hand, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Max Hand of Philadelphia, has been named Sweetheart of Kappa Sigma fraternity at Mississippi State University. Miss Hand is a senior majoring in home economics at State.

April 6, 1983

A tornado passed over Neshoba County early Friday night, causing extensive wind damage. But the county was spared major extensive damage because the twister did not touch down except in one or two places.

Friday night's tornado occurred almost a year to the day after the April 3, 1982, killer tornado hit the county, also on a Friday night.

April 7, 1993

A Choctaw Indian couple said petitions will be circulated within a week calling for a referendum on the casino and legalized liquor issues.

Brantley and Gwen Willis of the Pearl River community said that the Choctaw constitution gives them the right to petition for referendums on actions of The Tribal Council.


Miss Jennifer L. Bradshaw has been named STAR Student and Mrs. Jo Ann Rouse, STAR Teacher, for the 1992-93 year at Philadelphia High School.

April 9, 2003

Sewer and water line projects totaling $1.1 million are planned in the Airpark Subdivision and Williamsville areas, city officials said.

The Mayor and Board of Aldermen last week announced its intention to authorize Philadelphia Utilities to use $1,115,000 in general obligation funds. There will be no tax increase, officials said.

Airpark subdivision has the priority to receive sewer lines.