DEC. 1, 1933

All hardwood saw mill men are requested to be present at the courthouse in Philadelphia on Friday, Dec. 8 at 10 a.m.

Mr. Fleming Browne of the Hardwood Manufacturers Institute will be at this meeting and explain to the mill men the minimum price list as now embodied in the Code. He will also assist any of the operators in making out their production reports.


According to an announcement made by the Neshoba County Library Committee, beginning this week the library will be open each afternoon in the week from 2:30 to 5 o'clock and on Saturday mornings from 9 to 12 o'clock.

Fines will remain the same and everyone is urged to pay their fines in order that new ones may be purchased. The committee also requests that all books that are overdue be returned.

DEC. 3, 1943

Private James Herman Pettis of the U. S. Army, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Pettis, of this city has recently been transferred from Camp Phillips, Kan., to a Technician's School in Springfield, Mo. He is in the Medical Corps and has been in service seven months.


Shelby L. Nelson, SF 3/C, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Nelson of the House community, is stationed in San Diego, Calif., where he has been since he entered the service 15 months ago. Shelby enjoyed a 15-day furlough home about six weeks after he entered the service but has not been home since that time.

DEC. 3, 1953

Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 9, at 5:30 o'clock, Santa Claus will arrive in Philadelphia with his sleigh and reindeer atop a huge truck, since the weatherman has withheld all snow from this area. He will be escorted around the courthouse square by the Philadelphia High School Band and depart from his sleigh to meet and talk to the kiddies from the north door of the courthouse.


DEC. 5, 1963

J. D. (Bud) Darby, chancery clerk of Neshoba County since 1943, was the recipient of expressions of appreciations from the Neshoba County Bar Association last week.


On Dec. 8, 1963, U. S. Electrical Motors, a division of Emerson Electric Manufacturing Co., will observe its first anniversary in its new Philadelphia plant on Highway 15 north.

DEC. 6, 1973

Neshoba County Circuit Clerk Glen Jackson has received an award for meritorious service from the Passport Office, U. S. Department of State.

DEC. 7, 1983

The old log cabin, used during the 50 years as the county library, a school classroom and meeting place for clubs and other groups, was heavily damaged by fire early Saturday.

Arson is suspected.

NOV. 31, 1993

Construction is expected to being in the spring on the new Wal-Mart Supercenter.


Mrs. Mary Gipson was honored at the annual meeting of the Easter Seal Society in Jackson for more than 25 years of service.

DEC. 10, 2003

Trevor Reed Stovall celebrated his third birthday on Nov. 29.


Sarah Elizabeth Cox celebrated her fifth birthday Aug. 23, with a "Hello Kitty" party in her home in Huntsville, Ala.