Wednesday, August 14, 2013 1:00 AM
Aug. 18, 1933
The Yates building on the south side of the square, which houses the Philadelphia Hospital and Yates Store, has just been repainted, which makes it much more attractive in appearance. The interior of Yates Store is also being re-painted, while other changes have recently been made in the floor arrangement. When completed, this store will be modern and up-to-date in every respect.
Aug. 13, 1943
CPL. Harvey L. Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Jones of Burnside, has been promoted from private to his present rank of corporal. He writes his parents that he likes army life, but hopes the war will soon be over so he can return home. He is now stationed at Camp Stewart, Georgia.
Aug. 13, 1953
The Neshoba County fair got off to a fine start Monday night with the selection of Miss Alice Ebba Hamill, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Hamill as Miss Neshoba County and Miss Polly Crenshaw, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arlie Crenshaw, of Arlington being chosen runner-up.
Aug. 22, 1963
Prentice Copeland has been named principal of the Neshoba County High School, succeeding Norman Dallas, who resigned.
Copeland was scheduled to be principal of the junior high school. Dallas resigned to take a position in Cass, Georgia, with the Cassville High School.
Aug. 16, 1973
Dr. R. A. Posey, past potentate of the Hamasa Temple of Meridian, will be elected president of the Southeastern Shrine Association at its annual meeting here Friday.
Dr. Posey, a Philadelphia dentist, served as potentate of Hamasa Temple in 1965.
Aug. 18, 1993
Gaynell Meador Burt, a fourth-grade teacher at Neshoba Central Elementary School, has been nominated to represent the country school district in the 1994 Mississippi Teacher of the Year program.
Aug. 13, 2003
About two inches of rain fell in an hour last Wednesday afternoon, causing some minor flash flooding, like this spot on west Beacon Street near McKay Avenue. All total the area received about three inches of rain, officials said. Flooding was seen on Gum Street, Valley View and across from Neshoba County General Hospital near a Nemanco facility where a woman was rescued from her care which was about halfway submerged under water. Most of the flooding had subsided by about 5 p.m. Emergency Management Director Jeff Mayo reported three accidents during the storm, including an 18-wheeler on Mississippi 16 east, a vehicle in a median on Mississippi 19 just north of the Mississippi 15 over-pass. Mayo said no injuries were reported in the accidents.