Wednesday, July 31, 2013 1:00 AM
Aug. 4, 1933
President Roosevelt is preparing for an open declaration of war against kidnappers and racketeers.
He conferred for hours with Assistant Secretary of State Raymond Moley, an authority of national rank on crime and its suppression, at Hyde Park, N.Y. When they concluded their meeting, Moley declined to talk beyond saying that the entire discussion centered around the problem of smashing the crime rings of America.
July 30, 1943
Woodrow Wilson Fulton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Davis Fulton of Neshoba, Miss., has been assigned to active duty with the fighting Leathernecks, it was announced here today. He was ordered to lead Marines in battle after successfully completing the rugged officers' training course at the famous Marine Base at Quantico, Va.
July 30, 1953
Officials of the Neshoba County Health Department stated this week that the X-Ray Mobile Unit will be in Philadelphia, Monday, Aug. 3. It will be located on the court house square between the hours of 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. that day.
Aug. 8, 1963
Chosen from an array of 19 lovely young ladies, Miss Nancy Johnson, a brown hair, blue eyed beauty, will reign for the coming year as Miss Neshoba County. Serving as alternates are Miss Laura Gipson, first alternate, and Miss Martha Tolbert, second alternate.
Aug. 2, 1973
Bunkie Smith was recently chosen the Outstanding Farmer of 1972 by the Neshoba County Jaycees. Presenting the award are Dorman Tew, left, Chairman of the project, and Chuck Jepsen.
Aug. 4, 1993
Miss Laura Anthony was crowned Miss Neshoba County Monday night at the 104th Fair. She is the daughter of the late Otha Lee Anthony and the late Kathadean Stewart Anthony. At left is Heather Soriano, second alternate, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. A. P. Soriano; and at right is Melissa Guthrie, first alternate, daughter of Gary and Dianne Guthrie.
July 30, 2003
During a visit to the old railroad depot on Friday with a state preservationist, the mayor thumbed through old record books found on a counter showing train schedules to places all over the country.
In the warehouse area, a scale used to weigh produce, cotton and other items shipped through the depot was still intact.