June 16, 1933

A series of canning demonstrations are under way in Neshoba County in a cooperative movement between the state extension service and the R. F. C. garden program.

The purpose of the demonstrations is to teach those receiving R. F. C. aid to conserve surplus garden products for winter use. Mrs. Jackson, relief director, states that no future aid will be given unless the R. F. C. families are interested enough to attend these meetings.

June 11, 1943

Among several boys who were given letters recently for track accomplishments at Mississippi State College were Hal Russell, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Russell, Jr., Boots Howell, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Howell, and J. T. Black, formerly of this city.

June 11, 1953

The winner of the free year's subscription to The Neshoba Democrat this year for the first cotton bloom goes to Mr. C. S. Franklin of Neshoba Rt. 1, who arrived at this office Wednesday morning, June 10th with a pink one and a white one that he had picked that same morning out of a field of five acres. He said his cotton is about a foot in height and he does not know the variety as he saved the seed from last year's cotton.

June 13, 1963

Dairy Week in Neshoba County is proclaimed by Philadelphia's Mayor Ab Davis Harbour as June 17-22. Dairy Princess Dianne Fulton offers Mayor Harbour a glass of milk during the signing while James Byars, county chairman, and Mrs. Margaret Hollman, princess contest chairman look on. The Dairy Princess contest on June 22 will climax the week's dairying activities.

June 14, 1973

A new public library building for Neshoba County was a step closer today after a meeting Tuesday between members of the county Library Board of Trustees, the Mississippi Library Commission and the Library Committee of the Chamber of Commerce.

June 15, 1983

Neshoba County Sheriff Johnny Phillips Jr. has been elected secretary-treasurer of the Mississippi Sheriff's Association.

Phillips was chosen at the recent annual convention of the association in Greenwood.

June 16, 1993

A new high-powered siren to alert the public of emergencies was announced today by the Philadelphia Mayor and Board of Aldermen.

Installation of the new siren was completed last week by Philadelphia Utilities personnel.

"The purpose of the warning siren is to alert the public that an emergency situation has occurred," said Mayor Harlan Majure.


A ribbon cutting, followed by an open house, will officially open the Neshoba County/Philadelphia Historical Museum on Tuesday at 2 p.m.

Refreshments will be served.

The museum, 303 Water Ave., was build shortly after the Civil War by George Pegram Woodward.

It was most recently known as the Fields house, after the family that lived there for many years.

June 16, 2003

Dr. Brian Hicks just loves helping people with their animals, and he's come home to practice veterinary medicine with the man who gave him a summer job when he was in 10th grade.

Hicks is the newest member on staff at Northside Animal Hospital after practicing briefly in Alabama.