July 28, 1933

Robin Weaver, editor of the Neshoba Democrat, was elected 1st Vice-President of the Mississippi Press Ass'n at the two-day annual session held in Biloxi July 21-22.



July 23, 1943

Lt. J. P. Joyner, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Joyner of House, recently wrote his wife Mrs. Lucille Reagan Joyner of this city, that he was somewhere in the Mediterranean Sea and had seen some beautiful sights. He has been over since May.



July 23, 1953

Joe Henry Williams has been chosen as a guard on the North All-Star squad when the North "Yankees" vs South "Rebels" Mississippi High School All-Star game to be played at Tiger Stadium in Jackson Friday night. Tickers are now on sale for this game for $1.30 tax included. All orders must be accompanied by check or money order covering the number of tickets desired at $1.30 each, with .25 cents added to the order total to cover mailing costs. The All-Star game is sponsored by the Jackson Touchdown Club with profits going to charity.



July 25, 1963

Philadelphia's Dixie Youth American League baseball team will represent District Four in the tournament to be played in Carthage this week-end, with the first game tonight between Philadelphia and Edinburg at 9 p.m. Boys on this team are in the 8-12 year old bracket.

Pictured above, front row, left to right, Tim Burt, Perry Willis, Teddy Anthony, Danny Fulton, Duane Hill, Joe Anthony, Derrell Fulton and Lonnie Cumberland. Standing, left to right, Coach John Burt, Glenn Cummings, Larry Hardy, Dell Duett, Billy Coghlan, Tommy Latimer, John McKee, David Mars, Chris Allen and Coach Edd Hill.



July 26, 1973

Marty Stuart, a member of the Nashville Grass, will perform with Lester Flatt at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug 10 at the Neshoba County Fair.

The performance will be at the grandstand.

Young Stuart is making quite a name for himself in country and western music.

He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Stuart of the Kosciusko Road.



July 28, 1993

There are numerous pros and cons to having a casino in Neshoba County, said Philadelphia Mayor Harlan Majure.

Majure and five other city and county officials toured the Splash Casino in Tunica and met with officials of Tunica and Tunica County on Wednesday. The purpose of the trip was to gain information on the impact a casino has on a community and how a similar situation could affect Philadelphia and Neshoba County.



July 23, 2003

Visitors traveling through the city will receive a colorful greeting, thanks to the contributions of a local artist and teacher who painted new welcome signs.

Jane Kynerd, a Philadelphia native and 25-year veteran arts teacher, hand-paintec our new welcome signs to replace aging ones at all four entrances to the city.