OCT. 6, 1933

Good news comes to this section in the announcement that the mill at Deemer is getting ready to resume operations.

Work is now going forward on building a railroad line, together with other work preparatory to resume operations and it is expected that the mill will start up within the next 60 days, giving employment to some 300 or 400 men throughout the entire operations.


Splendid progress is being made on the American Legion Lake, located seven miles southeast of this city with reference to the completion of the dam and building of the spillway.

OCT. 8, 1943

PFC. Cleveland Parkes returned to Denver, Colo., Friday after spending several days at home with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Parkes. PFC Parkes is attend laboratory technician school at Fitzsimons General Hospital in Denver.


Among the combat bombardiers who have completed a highly specialized course in advance bombing techniques and teaching methods here at the Army Air Force s Central Bombardier Instructors School is Lt. James R. Rush of Philadelphia.

OCT. 8, 1953

It was a happy moment for Sgt. John T. Harbour Jr. and Corp. James D. Spears, two repatriated Korean War prisons, when they were presented gold engraved watches by the VFW and American Legion at the Philadelphia-Starkville football game Sept. 25.


Duke Thornton, editor of the Democrat, will speak Sunday night to the congregation of the Methodist Church, telling of his trip to the world Assembly of Moral Re-Armament at Caux, Switzerland and of his visit into Germany and Holland.

OCT. 10, 1963

Five library assistants and their sponsors, Mrs. Henry Moore of Neshoba County School, attended the district meeting of the Student Library Assistants in Louisville last Saturday. They were Ann Fortenberry, Gail Cannon, Mary Commer, Eunice Apperson and Sylvia Hancock and the sponsor.

OCT. 11, 1973

Neshoba Central High Principal Don Cunningham is shown at halftime last Friday night crowing Miss Melissa Rudolph as homecoming queen.

OCT. 12, 1983

Dayna Williamson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Williamson, will be crowned East Central Junior College homecoming queen Friday night.


Mississippi's 63rd Piggly Wiggly will kickoff its grand opening this morning in Philadelphia. The grocery is located in the former McKee's IGA building in east Main Street.

OCT. 6, 1993

The Neshoba County Board of Supervisors took steps Monday for the construction of a new county jail and juvenile detention facility.

Construction of the new $1.5 million complex will begin as soon as preliminary plans and specifications are finalized and approved by the board. Construction will take about eight months.

OCT. 8, 2003

Philadelphia native Mark Duncan will take the helm as District Attorney on Nov. 1 - two months earlier than expected - after Ken Turner resigned to enter private law practice in Jackson.

Gov. Ronnie Musgrove appointed Duncan to serve out the term vacated by the longtime DA who did not seek reelection.


Kenny Burton has been on the opposing sideline at Neshoba Central before but he'll visit Rocket Field for the first time as head coach Friday night.

That's when Burton brings his Ridgeland titans to Central for a key Region 4-4A matchup, one which has both coaches involved stressing the importance of the game instead of the obvious story line.