Jan. 12, 1934

Paul Brown, of Greenwood, employed by the federal government, has recently been appointed county clerk for Neshoba by District Agent W.C. Mimms, and will assist in any kind of work in the county.


A.H. McMullen, who for the last eight months has been serving as emergency agent for this county in the cotton acreage reduction program, was appointed county agent of Neshoba for 12 months, at a recent meeting of the Board of Supervisors.

Jan. 14, 1944

Jerome Kasdan, owner of Kasdan's, one of Philadelphia's most progressive mercantile businesses, announced this week that he would close this popular store within the near future and answer a call from Uncle Sam to enter the armed forces.


Monroe Williams and Luther Ashmore left early this week for St. Louis, Mo., where Mr. Williams will buy merchandise for the Monroe Williams store here, and Mr. Ashmore will buy for the Luther Ashmore Variety Store. They plan to be back in the city for the weekend.

Jan. 14, 1954

Representatives of the Interior department were in the city last week to make a survey of private and county-owned hospital facilities looking toward closing of the Indian Hospital here.


The Board of Trustees of the Neshoba County Hospital met with the board of supervisors Wednesday afternoon in regard to taking a no-cost lease on the Choctaw Indian hospital for a period of two to six months.

Jan. 16, 1964

Carl Victor Welsh, 71, Jefferson St., Philadelphia died suddenly Jan. 10 at the Neshoba Co. Hospital following an illness of only several house. Mr. Welsh, a native of Philadelphia, was City Clerk of Philadelphia for 34 years.


A donkey basketball game, sponsored by the Philadelphia High Athletic Booster Club, will be played in the high school gym on Thursday night, Jan. 23, it was announced this week. Players who ride the donkeys include five high school boys.

Jan. 17. 1974

Constables Leon Myers and Wilson (Bud) Ladd have made six raids recently in which several persons were charged with violation of the prohibition laws.

Jan. 18, 1984

Illinois Central Gulf Railroad has announced an agreement to sell more than 700 miles of its tracks in east Mississippi, including those running through Philadelphia and Union, to a Pittsburgh, Pa. company.

Jan. 12, 1994

James H. Vance of the Neshoba community has been named Neshoba County Tree Farmer of the Year for 1993. He was recently recognized by the Neshoba County Forestry Association for his dedication to maximizing production on his forested property.

Jan. 14, 2004

Some county employees began moving back into the newly-renovated Neshoba County Courthouse this week after being gone for more than a year.


A note of apology accompanying several items recovered last week from a church burglary has been sent to the state crime lab for analysis, the authorities said. The burglary took place at First United Methodist Church.