July 21, 1933

Leon White, formerly connected with the W. L. Perry Construction, has opened a business of his own in the former O. U. Perry building. The new business is known as the "White Cabinet Works."

Mr. White will be able to furnish garden furniture, anything in interior finish and woodwork of all kinds.

Mr. White will have an exhibit of his own at the Neshoba County Fair.

July 16, 1943

Pvt. Howard Duett is now on his way overseas. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Duett who reside on Highway 15, 7 miles north of Philadelphia. Pvt. Duett is in the Quartermaster Division. He has been at Camp Pendelton, Va., for the last two months and Camp Lee, Va., four months before that. He attended Philadelphia High School.

Cpl. P. G. Duett writes his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Duett, that he expects to be home within the next 60 days. He has been stated in the British West Indies Island of Trinidad for 19 months. Cpl. Duett has been in the service for two years.

July 16, 1953

Members of Philadelphia Eagles Championship Team are shown receiving the handsome gold Coca Cola trophy which they won recently in the regional semi-pro baseball tournament held at Philadelphia. Presenting the trophy to the ball players is Mrs. Ava Johnson, manager of the Philadelphia Bottling Co. The Eagles are Charlie McMullen, catcher; Jackie Pope, shortstop and manager; Frank White, right field; Robert Price, left field and Dorman Pope, center field; Howard Sessums, first base; Keta Mosley, first base; Robert Lassieter; out field; Bruce Hollman, pitcher; Jack White, catcher; Tip Kennedy, third base and Jerry Harris, second base; A. C. Breckinridge, pitcher. The Eagles will take part in the state semi-pro tourney which starts at Silver City, Miss., next Sunday, July 20.

July 18, 1963

New concession stands have been constructed at the Neshoba County Fairgrounds complete with concrete block base and sturdy roofs.

These new stands will replace the old facilities which were torn down this year. Repairs were also made on several of the smaller stands at the Fairgrounds.

Neshoba County's famous Fair will open its gates on July 29 to fairgoers and will continue operations through August 2. Citizens have already begun moving out to the fairgrounds to prepare for the week's activities.

July 19, 1973

The Little League "Rockets" are League champions with a perfect record. Front row are Robert Winstead, John Barham, Donnie Adkins, Mike Donald, David Tidwell and Justy Johnson. Second row, Jody Tidwell, Terry Adkins, Greg Herrington, Dean Dicky, Richie Dicky and David Powers. Back row are coaches Verdell Herrington, Gilbert Donald and Joel Adkins. Not shown are Kenny Burton, Richard Warren and Leonard Warren.

July 13, 1983

The newly appointed members of the Neshoba County Industrial Development Authority are J. Max Kilpatrick, secretary-treasurer, Charles McClain, vice president; Steve Webb, president; A. W. "Rack" Burt, Tom Bailey, Raymond Breland and Herman Alford.


David T. Laird has joined the Neshoba County Cooperative Extension Service staff and 4-H youth agent.

July 21, 1993

Dawnena Dey John is all smiles after being crowned Choctaw Indian Princess Wednesday night at the Fair. She was also voted Miss Congeniality by the other contestants. Miss John, 16, is the daughter of Laura John and the late Edward John.

From left are Misty Dawn Brescia, first alternate, daughter of Janis Robinson and William (Bill) Brescia; Chief Phillip Martin; Miss John; and Elaina Diane Billy, second alternate, daughter of Robert and Madie Garcia.

July 16, 2003

A tiny portion of the roadway at the intersection of Main Street and Lewis Avenue collapsed during the weekend and city crews on Monday were working to repair the damage caused after an underground catch basin was punctured by a bore when new traffic signals were installed months ago.

A large area under the street in the northeast corner of the intersection had eroded, said Mayor Rayburn Waddell, who was on the scene Monday.

A man on a bicycle reported the sunken roadway the mayor said. Recent heavy rains had contributed to the erosion, Waddell said.