July 7, 1933

Plans are being made to seek a $40,000 hospital for Philadelphia and Neshoba County from the provisions of the new public works act.

Senator E. S. Richardson recently made a trip to Washington in an effort to secure the building, which has long been needed in this section. He presented Philadelphia's application at the public works department and was referred to Hon. Hugh White, Mississippi's newly-named administrator of the industrial recovery act. he conferred with Senators Hubert Stephen and Pat Harrison before presenting the application.

July 2, 1943

Pvt. Eddie J. Cumberland, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Cumberland, Route 2, Philadelphia, is now in the Medical Detachment at Camp Croft, S. C. His two sisters, Mrs. Excell Duncan and Miss Louise Cumberland, who have just returned from a visit with Pvt. Cumberland say that he is fine.


William C. Houston, son of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Houston, of 541 Main St., Philadelphia, graduated from the West Texas Bombardier School at Childress on June 24. He is a graduate of the Philadelphia High School in the class of 1936.

July 2, 1953

The district baseball tournament of the National Semi-Pro Baseball Clubs will get underway here at Savell's Park Friday of this week. Several strong diamond aggregations have entered the tourney which is expected to draw large crowds. An attractive trophy which will be awarded the winner by the Coca Cola company is now on display at The Steak House.

July 4, 1963

Equipment for Garan Inc. is scheduled to arrive sometime this week, according to Claude Kuykendall, manager of the local plant.

Kuykendall said basic machinery will be installed this week at the pilot plant operation in the Longino school building.

July 5, 1973

Eight employes of Wells Lamont Corp. were honored on the occasion of their completing 20 years with the company. The were presented gifts by plant manager Ernie Bowton as a token of the company's appreciation for their service. Left to right, front row, are Thelma May, Evelyn Johnson and Johnnie Burton; second row, Myrtle Burton, Marguerite Ward and Audrey Lagunas; back row, Ernie Bowton, Victor Nowell and Charles Kennedy.

July 7, 1993

Eleanor Ferris traveled to Jackson in April to receive the Governor's Heritage Award for Visual Arts and Crafts. "It was a well deserved tribute to a master basketweaver," said Deborah Boykin folk arts director for the Mississippi Arts Commission.

July 2, 2003

Chris Stokes shows staff members at the Community Development Partnership the final touches of a newly re-designed Internet web site. Taking a peek at the finished product are Kathy Rowell, Sally Beam, Kristy Irons and David Vowell.