June 23, 1933

Splendid results are being shown by the Philadelphia Milk and Cheese Plant, under the new plan of management now in effect.

On June 15th, being the regular semi-monthly payment date, the sum of $860.55 in cash was distributed to 126 milk producers, being a peak record since the operation of the plant under the present management.

June 18, 1943

PVT. Charlie Eakes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Eakes of Philadelphia, Route 1, the Shady Grove Community, who is stationed at Camp McCain, Miss. was at home on a short furlough last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Eakes have another son in the service, PFC Earl Eakes, who is stationed at Camp Stewart, Ga. He was also home recently and reports that he likes army life fine.

June 17, 1953

At a recent meeting of the Mississippi Golf Association, a prominent Philadelphian was honored when Dr. D. P. Jordan was elected president of the state golfers for the ensuring year. Dr. Jordan has been active in the Mississippi Golf association for several years and his many friends are congratulating him for the recent honor which was bestowed upon him.

June 20, 1963

Beth Parks, lovely 18-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Parks, will represent Neshoba County as Miss Hospitality in Biloxi July 24-27. She succeeds Mary Helen Massy as this county's hospitality ambassador and will preside over Hospitality week in this county June 24-28. Beth has just completed her freshman year at Millsaps and plans to enter the University of Mississippi in the fall.

June 21, 1973

The Neshoba County Jaycees have received the "1000 Club Award" for being one of the most outstanding clubs in the state. This was the fourth consecutive year for the local Jaycees to win the award, given for successfully carrying out many projects and meeting other requirements. Left to right are Danny Hicks, treasurer; Huck Graham, external vice president; Larry Mills, president; Billy Arledge, president-elect; and Chuck Jepsen, secretary. Not shown is Terry Prindeville, internal vice president.


Herman Alford of Philadelphia is one of 20 attorneys elected to the governing board of the Mississippi State Bar.

June 22, 1983

The Philadelphia city treasury was $201,738.59 richer this month after a sales tax adjustment was made by the State Tax Commission.

This amount was in addition to the regular sales tax rebate inside monthly to cities and towns in Mississippi.

June 23, 1993

The Neshoba County Board of Supervisors is preparing a loan application to build a multi-purpose coliseum type facility of about 40,000 square feet, seating up to 3,000 people for such diverse events as concerts, rodeos, horse shows and mass meetings.

A figure of about $1,000 million is what the board is working with at present, said County Administrator Benjie Coats.


Forest was installed Friday as the 128th president of the Mississippi Press Association during the group's annual summer convention at the Broadwater Towers total in Biloxi.

June 25, 2003

Renovation of the historic Ellis Theatre downtown moved a step closer as the debt on the building was retired this month, much to the surprise of the Philadelphia-Neshoba County Arts Council, which owns the facility and operates it as a creative and performing arts center.