May 19, 1933

G. D. Green of Bond has just received an appointment with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and will be stationed at Port Laroca, Texas.

May 14, 1943

The "ole swimming hole" is coming back to Philadelphia as Mayor Prince states that work is underway on draining the City Park pond, cleaning it out and refilling with fresh water to afford a recreation spot during the coming summer months.

May 14, 1953

A total of 1146 Philadelphians expressed their wishes for city officials to carry on that phase of their community life in the last Tuesday election.

Norman Johnson Jr. was the choice of 659 electors, giving him the office over two opponents, G. F. Dabbs and Mayor Jimmy Haddock.

May 16, 1963

Philadelphia received her first Merit Award last Friday at the new National Guard armory.

The award was for Police and Traffic division and was accepted by Mrs. Sam Long, chairman of the committee. Other committee members are Bill Richardson, chief of police and Willard Hays.

May 17, 1973

George Chinn celebrated his 105th birthday Monday. He is the city's oldest citizen. At right is his wife, Mrs. Callie Boler Chinn. Chinn was born May 14, 1868, in China and came to the United States before the turn of the century. He was in Cuba during the Spanish American War. He came to Philadelphia in 1914, working first as a laundryman and later as a cook in several cafes and hotels.

May 18, 1983

A large crowd of Neshoba Countians assembled in front of the courthouse Monday morning to hear native son Dick Molpus announce his candidacy for Secretary of State.

The 33-year-old Molpus is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Molpus of Philadelphia.

He chose his hometown in which to announce his candidacy.

From here he flew to Jackson, Columbus, Tupelo and Greenville to make similar announcements.

May 19, 1993

Philadelphia High School Commencement will be Thursday, May 20 at 8 p.m. in the school gymnasium.

Valedictorian for the class is Heath Gregory Cooper.

Jay Max Kilpatrick has been selected as salutatorian for the 1993 graduating class.

May 21, 2003

If Mississippi can secure $8 million from federal sources to four-lane Mississippi 19 to Collinsville, the state will come up with the remaining $41 million, officials here were told Tuesday.