June 30, 1933

Dr. James Gordon Dees was granted license to practice medicine by reciprocity, having taken examinations on the final six subjects, held in Jackson on last Friday.

Dr. Dees received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee Doctors in March, and is now serving his internship in the General Hospital in Memphis. The internship was one of three chosen from thirty applicants whose scholastic standing and recommendations were the determining factors in the selection. He received his B. S. Degree and two years of medical training at Ole Miss.

June 25, 1943

Pvt. Grover E. Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. U. Smith of the Arlington community, is now a dietician with the Quarter Master Corps in New Guinea. Pvt. Smith has been in service since September of 1942.

He write homes that he receives the Democrat and enjoys it very much.

June 25, 1953

Sixty-three majorettes will compete for the title of Miss Southern Majorette of 1953. The winner will be awarded a one-year $300 scholarship to Southern along with a trophy and a spot in Southern's majorette corps when she enrolls in college.

Pictured are five of the 63 majorettes that will compete for the title Friday night, June 26. From left: Barbara Brown, Gulfport; Alice Hamill, Philadelphia; Southern majorette Dot Tullos, Jackson; Beverly Battershill, Philadelphia; Jerry Ann McDaniel, Gulfport and Pat Shove, Gulfport.

June 27, 1963

Charlene Fulton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Fulton of Bond Community, was crowned Neshoba County Dairy Princess last Saturday at the annual Dairy Day parade and program. She was crowned by her sister, Dianne Fulton, the 1962 Neshoba County Princess. First alternate was Miss Carole Williams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Winston Williams of the East Neshoba Community, and second alternate was Miss Shirley May, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vardaman May, also of the East Neshoba Community. Contestant for the Princess title were presented in review during the parade held Saturday in conjunction with the Dairy Week festivities sponsored by the Philadelphia-Neshoba County Chamber of Commerce. Miss Patty Calvert and Miss Geneva Harrison were named Maids of Milk Saturday.

June 28, 1973

The House of Representatives has approved $4,310000 in federal funds for replacement of the Public Health Service hospital in Philadelphia, Congressman G. V. (Sonny) Montgomery announced.

The new 40-bed hospital will be built on the Pearl River Reservation west of Choctaw Central School. It will replace the present facility build in 1926 with 23 beds.

State and federal agents, directed by Neshoba County constable Leon Myers, Friday raided an illicit moonshine distillery about seven miles southwest of Philadelphia in the Dixon community.

June 29, 1983

United States Sen. John H. Glenn of Ohio, Democratic candidate for president of the United States, will visit the Neshoba County Fair on July 28.

The former astronaut will speak at the pavilion at 12:45 p.m.

The event will be on thursday, or "Jackson Day" of Fair week. Glenn will be the first speaker on the afternoon program and will be followed by Gov. William Winter.

Glenn will be the second major presidential candidate to have visited the Neshoba County Fair. In 1980 Ronald Reagan spoke at the Fair, shortly after having won the Republican presidential nomination.

June 30, 1993

Residential telephone subscribers will begin paying a flat rate of 80 cents a month beginning July 1 to support the Enhanced 911 Emergency Service.

Businessess will start paying $1.60 a month. The new rates were set by the state legislature in a bill enacted in the past session.

The Neshoba Count Board of Supervisors heard a report on the 911 system at its Monday meeting by Emergency Management Director Don Tullos.