SEPT. 29, 1933

The personal tax rolls for Neshoba County have been approved by the state Tax Commission, according to R. G. Moore, chancery clerk from A. S. Cody, Secretary of the Tax Commission.


A special American Legion train to Chicago will be run from Jackson Sunday. The ticket from Jackson is $15.10 for the round trip and it's good for 10 days.

OCT. 1, 1943

Webb Grafton, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Grafton, Rt. 7, city, is serving with the field artillery and is stationed at Camp Gordon, Ga. He has been in service since Nov. 15, 1942, and recently enjoyed a furlough here with his parents and friends.


Mrs. G. M. Hawkins has received a cable from her son, S/Sgt. John C. Hawkins, stating that "All well and safe. Please don't worry. All my love."

OCT. 1, 1953

Mr. and Mrs. Alvis Mayo left Tuesday on a 10-day trip to new York, Bermuda and the Bahama Islands.

The trip is a sales prize given to winning dealers in General Electric Company's 75th anniversary Diamond Sweepstakes sales contest which began in May and closed Aug. 31.

OCT. 3, 1963

Miss Sue Dunigan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Dunigan of Philadelphia was named Fair Bureau Queen at the District contest in Meridian.


Three fires, with estimated damages reaching approximate;u $25,000 to $30,000 were answered by the Philadelphia Fire Department in the last two weeks.

OCT. 4, 1973

W. E. (Bill) Hamill has been elected ruling elder emeritus by the congregation of First Presbyterian Church.


Members of the Philadelphia business and Professional Women's Club recently honored Miss Yvonne Hickman by naming her recipient of the 1973 Woman of Achievement.

OCT. 5, 1983

John Howell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Howell, is a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist.

Howell is a senior at Philadelphia High School.

SEPT. 29, 1993

Lester Dale, president and chief executive officer of Chahta Enterprise, was recently elected to the Mississippi Manufacturers Association Board of Directors.


Plans are under way for new holiday lighting in the downtown area, which will be weatherguard red and white banners.

OCT. 1, 2003

A humble sheriff thanked his family and the men and women who worked alongside him over the years Monday night as he accepted the 2003 Citizen of the Year award.

Glen Waddell, who will retire after 20 years at the helm, was recognized for "outstanding leadership and dedicated service to the community" during the annual banquet of the Community Development Partnership.