May 12, 1933

T. S. Stribling, noted writer, of Clifton, Tenn. who has just won the Pulitzer prize for the best American Novel written during the year, is a relative of the Stribling family of this city.

Mr. Stribling attended Southern Normal University at Huntington, of Mrs. Gertie Wilson and J. T. Dees of this city.


Troy Majure, of County Line, Neshoba county, one of Mississippi's outstanding club boys, will be secretary-treasurer of the Sophomore class at Mississippi State College next session, as the result of elections held recently. Majure defeated Joe Hamlin, of West Point.

May 7, 1943

The local Business and Professional Woman's Club has made and placed Highway markers at the entrance to the city on Highway 15 and 16 and will place others at other points within a short time.

May 7, 1953

Congressman Arthur Winstead will attend the Atomic Energy Tests at the Nevada Proving Grounds on May 7th.

Mr. Winstead, a long time member of the House Armed Services Committee, stated that this series of tests is highly important and he is hopeful that the progress shown in this and other modern weapons may help to bring about an end to the Korean Conflict.

May 9, 1963

Philadelphia High School golf team won the Choctaw Conference title Saturday at Kosciusko. Members are Greg Day, Don DeWeese, Randy Russell and Tommy DeWeese. Teams participating were Kosciusko, Macon, Louisville, and Philadelphia. The Philadelphia team is coached by Bobby Posey.

May 10, 1973

Philadelphia has a new postmaster.

He is William R. Nation. The announcement of his appointment was made by A. Bruce Cleveland of Jackson, district postal manager.

He succeeds J. H. Carter who retired last year. C. L. Clayton of Meridian served as officer in charge during the interim period.

May 11, 1983

The Mississippi Economic Council has announced that Sherri Byars has been selected as the Star Student at Neshoba Central High School.

Miss Byars named James J. Halsell the Star Teacher.

May 5, 1993

A Philadelphia landmark since 1916 is no more.

The old water tank that has been part of the downtown skyline a block west of the court square came down this week, the victim of age.

The 70,000 gallon tank that supplied nature's nectar to residents over a time span that included five wars, the Big Depression, and assorted local shenanigans, was felled by the welder's torch.

In bygone years, the area under the water tank was a rendezvous point in bootlegging transactions.

Once, about 10 years ago, the narrow walkway around the tank was the scene of a threatened jump by a frequent resident of the jail who, it turned out, simply wanted to keep police and rescue workers on pins and needles for several hours.

May 7, 2003

Problems obtaining easements from private land owners could force Central Water Association to turn to the county for right-of-way as the water cooperative undergoes a $21 million overhaul.