July 14, 1933

During the past several weeks Sheriff Hays and his deputies have been kept busy making raids. Four arrests were made recently and a complete still and large amount of whiskey and home brew have been found.

July 9, 1943

CPL. W. T. Myers, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Myers Philadelphia, Roue 5, has been in active service in North Africa for the last seven months. He states that he is well and that he has been close to Tunis.


John Henry Harbour, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Harbour of this city, left Saturday to attend the University of Tennessee Medical School in Memphis, Tenn. He began his sixth quarter of study in that school as a private in the U.S. Army Monday and is now wearing an Army uniform. He was inducted into the Army last week at Camp Shelby.

July 9, 1953

Since receiving his Blue Lodge Degrees in Van Buren, Arkansas in 1938, Earl F. Goodwin Assistant Rabban of Hamasa Temple has participated in many Masonic functions throughout the Southland.

July 11, 1963

Philadelphia's new band director is Wilbur Smith of Newton. Smith, a graduate of the University of Mississippi, has directed the band at Marks for the past two years.

July 12, 1973

From tours with B. B. King, Kenny Rogers and the First Edition, Gladys Knight and the Pips, and many more, these popular recording artists from the Tsimshian Indian Nation of Canada will highlight Wednesday and Thursday's big program at the Choctaw Indian Fair.

JULY 6, 1983

Gubernatorial candidate Evelyn Gandy spoke during a political rally and fish fry held in her honor at Burnside Lake Park Thursday night. A large crowd of supporters gathered to hear her and other state and local candidates speak.


John David Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Williams, has returned from the Athletic Congress Junior Olympics Association Championships in Baton Rouge, La., with two gold medals and one silver medal.

Williams placed first in the 400 meter dash with a time of 68.5 second and first in the 1,500 meter run with a record-setting time of five minutes, 15 seconds. He captured second place in the 800 meter run.

The meet was held at Louisiana State University with approximately 800 runners between the ages of eight and 18.


Shay Daly was pictured taking a refreshing dip into the Philadelphia Country Club swimming pool to beat the heat on the Fourth of July as the temperature soared to the 90 degree mark.

July 14, 1993

The Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services has awarded a grant to Neshoba County for improvements to the building which houses Allied Enterprises.

The Board of Supervisors voted to accept the $75,000 grant during its last meeting. The grant will be used to renovate the air conditioning system and for other improvements to the building.

July 9, 2003

Stanley Salter receives a plaque recognizing his year of service as president of the Philadelphia Rotary Club. At left is incoming president Jane Thomas.