April 28, 1933

The Neshoba County Library building is now nearing completion and will be open to the public within a short time.

The building, unique in design, is being erected of logs. A large reading room 24 by 30 feet and a smaller 10 by 12 room gives the building a commodious appearance.

April 23, 1943

Miss Marvine McNeil, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin McNeil, has been selected Valedictorian of the Senior Class of the Philadelphia High School and Kenneth Franks, son of Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Franks, Salutatorian.

The honor comes to both of these young people as a result of the high scholastic record they have maintained during their four years in high school. Both have taken an active interest in extra-curricular activities as well as making a high average in their school work.

April 23, 1953

Officers for the Student Council of Philadelphia High School were named at an election held this week.

Charles McClain, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack McClain was named president; Mont Mars, son of Mrs. James Mars, vice president, and Miss Glenda Green, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Green, secretary.

April 25, 1963

Members of 4-H clubs march through the Philadelphia business district Friday to open activities for the annual Rally Day for county 4-H clubs. This event is sponsored annually by the Philadelphia-Neshoba County Chamber of Commerce.

April 26, 1973

A new $3.5 million lumber and chip mill complex to be built at Morton was announced Tuesday by Richard Molpus, president and owner of Molpus Lumber co. of Philadelphia.


Charles W. Shumake, superintendent of the Philadelphia City Schools, and the board of trustees today announced the election of Benjamin Howell (Hal) Reese as assistant principal of the Philadelphia High School for the 1972-73 school session.

April 27, 1983

An official of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, speaking at groundbreaking ceremonies Tuesday for 250 new housing units on the Choctaw Reservation, praised the efforts of the tribal administration of Chief Phillip Martin in improving the quality of life for his people.


Brian and Laura Lamb will begin teaching in Woodstock School in Mussoorie, Northern India in late July. Woodstock is a Christian international school, providing classes from kindergarten through grade 12. Mrs. Lamb, the former Laura Yates of Philadelphia, will teach music and her husband will teach physics and chemistry.

April 23, 2003

Johnny A. Phillips, Jr., a relatively quiet and unassuming man, who as a two-term Sheriff of Neshoba County became known for his tough stance toward drug offenders, died Saturday. He was 64.

As Sheriff, Phillips kept a low profile, but he was remembered this week as an effective law officer conscientious about his job and upholding the law.