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Aug. 11, 1933
Thirty children from the Baptist Home for Children at Jackson, better known as the Baptist Orphanage, will give a program at the Philadelphia Baptist Church Sunday, Aug. 13, at the evening hour, and at the Louisville Baptist Church at the 11 o'clock hour.
Aug. 6, 1943
PFC John Barker, son of Mrs. and Mrs. Warren J. Johnson, City, Rte. 5, has been transferred from Australia to New Guinea. He is with a P-38 Lightning fighter squadron. He urges homefolk to keep up their morale.
Aug. 6, 1953
Claude Norman, of Hickory, district governor of the 206th district of Rotary paid an official visit to the local club Monday. Preceding the regular weekly luncheon Mr. Norman met with the Club Assembly group and outlined the year's work.
Aug. 15, 1963
Bobby Posey, coach of the Philadelphia High School varsity football team announced that he expects a heavier team and more overall speed from the Tornadoes this season.
The team is still small, weight-wise, averaging 161 pounds, but the boys are more experienced and improved over last year. The team only lost four seniors.
Aug. 9, 1973
Krystal Madison, second from right, was named Miss Neshoba County Monday night at the Neshoba County Fair. She succeeds Susan Munday, right. Miss Madison is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Madison. Others, left to right, are Kim Owens, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. D. Owens third alternate; Debbie Clark, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James W. Clark, second alternate; and Denise Fulton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Grady Fulton. Miss Madison was crowned by former McNairy County, Tennessee sheriff Buford Pusser of "Walking Tall" fame.
Aug 11, 1993
Country music star Marty Stuart accepts the Key to the City from Philadelphia Mayor Harlan Majure. Stuart received a warm welcome at his homecoming concert at the Neshoba County Fair grandstand.
Stuart arrived at the Fairgrounds by helicopter and left the same way as his busy schedule leaves little time for conventional travel. According to Stuart, he give around 175 shows a year and arrived at the Fair from a Missouri performance. Currently, he makes his home in Nashville.
Aug. 6, 2003
Jason Myers, a central vote poll worker, uses a hair dryer belonging to Leah Cole Jarrell to dry ballots. Damp, humid weather was attributed in part to difficulties with the electronic voting machine that delayed vote counting Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning, said Circuit Clerk Patti Duncan Lee. Vote counting was not finished until about 3 a.m. Wednesday morning.