April 21, 1933

House leaders and postoffice officials agreed at a conference with President Roosevelt last Friday on a reduction in local letter postage to two cents with the authority for the President to raise or lower the postage rates generally.

April 16, 1943

Billy Glenn Fox and Kathryne Barham of the Coldwater commnity were winners in the District Poultry Judging contest held in Forest Monday by the 4-H Clubs.

April 16, 1953

Seated in the chair he will occupy for another four years is City Clerk Victor "Vic" Welsh, who, unopposed was declared nominee Monday by the city democratic committee for this office.

April 18, 1963

The 3 foot 5 inch alligator was captured alive Friday from the Cushtushie Creek. Jerry Clark and his mother, Mrs. Junior Clark, saw the alligator "sunning himself" on a log. Jerry shot him in the jaws and momentarily stunned the reptile. Mrs. Clark said they caught the alligator on their farm in the Spring Hill community.

April 19, 1973

Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Rea and sons greet their friend "Tennessee Ford" at the Philadelphia Airport Saturday morning. Ford spent the night at the Rea home. While here he traveled to Noxubee County to inspect about 5,000 acres his corporation bought for cattle raising.

The Lydian Music Club of Philadelphia, Mississippi is proud to announce that Shawn Howell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. A. (Boots) Howell, is the recipient of a scholarship from the Wolf Trap American University Program For The Performing Arts.

April 20, 1983

Charles Sartin, chairman of the Philadelphia-Neshoba County Park Commission, speaks during dedication ceremonies of the new softball complex at Burnside Lake Park. The complex consisting of two lighted regulation softball fields with covered scorer-announcer booths and bleachers, was dedicated Thursday evening prior to an "opening day" softball tournament.

Nemanco plant manager Don Fulton, left, presents one of several pairs of custom-fitted Calvin Klein jeans produced at the local factory to RCA recording artist Sue Powell, star of television's syndicated "Nashville On The Road" program. Fulton said the songstress would be wearing the special-orderjeans May 9 when she appears on the nationally-televised Country Music Awards show in Los Angeles, CA.

April 21, 1993

Philadelphia native Bill Dansby began duties Monday as the new manager of the Weyerhauser Company operations.

Dansby has been with Weyerhauser for 25 years, having begun here in 1968 as administrative assistant to Tom DeWeese, whose family had sold A. DeWeese Lumber Co. to Weyerhauser the previous year.

April 16, 2003

A weekend bomb hoax that caused the evacuation of much of downtown to be well planned and serious, the authorities said.

The device, discovered by an individual on the northwest side of the courthouse grounds at about 5:15 p.m., chief, had all the appearances of a real pip bomb, officials said.

Federal and local authorities were continuing their investigation but had no suspects, although they were following some leads, they said.