Wednesday, May 1, 2013 1:00 AM
May 5, 1933
The local Scout troop No. 37 has recently been re-organized and G. G. Griffith, chief clerk at the Indian Agency, has ben selected as Scoutmaster. Lamar Oliphant was named assistant Scoutmaster.
Dr. Bryant Wilson, who recently completed his internship at the City Hospital, Memphis, has returned to Philadelphia and will open an office at Hays Pharmacy. He will occupy the former bookkeeping office, and will do general practice.
April 30, 1943
A telegram to the Neshoba Democrat Wednesday afternoon, signed by Samuel H. Lamb, Refuge Manager, stated that Bluff Lake wold be open for fishing May 1. Previously announcement had been made that the site would not be open.
April 30, 1953
The largest crowd ever to attend a Calf Scramble in Meridian, watched the Neshoba County float roll down the streets of that metropolis and take first place over many competitors. The float depicted a balance agriculture with industry idea, and was designed and fitted by Willard Hays, C. S. Norton, I. M. Latimer, Bud Warren, Joe Fulton, Donald McCluer, Dick Allen, Tom DeWeese, Sibb Hutchison, Grady Hays, Amos Jones and Paul Simmons.
May 2, 1963
Top honor students at Neshoba County High School are Gary Thompson, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Thompson and Nell Herrington, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Myles Herrington Gary has been named valedictorian of the senior class with a 99.3 average and Nell is salutatorian with a 99.1 average. Other honor graduates are Jimmy Nowell, Marguerite Hisaw, Ruth Jayroe, Robert Cox DeWeese, Paul Breazeale and Voncille Herrington.
May 3, 1973
These members of the Philadelphia Girls Basketball Team received honors at the recent Athletic Awards Banquet. They are, left to right, Deena Edmission, MVP Award and best free throw percentage; Susan Weir, best defensive player; Deree Parkes, best field goal percentage and best rebounder; Vicky Marshall, best offensive player; and Linda Webb, most improved player.
May 4, 1983
Turner Catledge, former Philadelphian and retired executive editor of the New York Times, died at his home in New Orleans at 5:05 a.m. last Wednesday. He was 82.
Catledge has suffered a stroke in late February and had been in the Tulane Medical Center. He was moved to his home on Prytania Street two weeks before his death.
April 26, 1993
Witco-Richardson Battery Parts Division celebrated its 15th anniversary in Philadelphia Sunday with an open house which included a tour of the plant.
April 30, 2003
One of the biggest drug cases here in more than 20 years could not have been prosecuted without the help of the Tri-County Narcotics Task Force, the sheriff told the Board of Supervisors seeking renewal of the agreement.
Citing the results, the Board of Supervisors on April 21 approved force for the coming year, joining the counties of Winston, Clay and Oktibbeha, and the cities of West Point, Starkville and Philadelphia.