Jan. 19, 1934

Mr. Dewitt DeWeese has recently acquired an interest in the Philadelphia Motor Company and is now actively identified with affairs of the company.

Mr. DeWeese will still retain his Loreco wholesale gasoline and motor oil agency for this territory, and will give his Loreco business the same active and personal attention and direction as in the past.


Work has begun on the Philadelphia airport, plans for which were rushed through by the county CWA committee and officials of the local Chamber of Commerce.

Jan. 21, 1944

Neshoba County, along with the rest of the state and nation, launched its Fourth War Loan drive Tuesday, when hundreds of volunteer War Bond workers took to the field in an effort to get county citizens to "invest in invasion" to the tune of $506,000.


J.H. Hester was named president of the Bank of Philadelphia at the annual stockholders' meeting held Tuesday, Jan. 11. Elevated to presidency from the position of vice-president, Mr. Hester fills the vacancy which has existed in the bank's official family since the death of J.A. Russell a few weeks ago.

Jan. 21, 1954

Twenty-four days after was taken into custody by officers investigating the triple-crime death of his father, a seventeen-year-old was returned to the home of his uncle near here last night.

Sheriff Spears stated he had been returned home after a "truth serum" was admitted at the state hospital at Whitfield, near Jackson, yesterday afternoon. The test, Sheriff Spears said, showed the boy was innocent of the heinous slaying.


Several cases of hepatitis have been reported in this county in the past few days, according to health officials.

Jan. 23, 1964

Plans for the construction of a convalescing and nursing home for Neshoba County have been discussed with the Board of Supervisors, but no formal action on the matter has been taken by the board, according to minutes of the last meeting.


Tom Wallace Cox has been named county engineer by the Neshoba County Board of Supervisors, succeeding L.A. Conerly of Laurel.

Jan. 24, 1974

The Board of Trustees of the Philadelphia Municipal Separate School District announced Tuesday the election of Hal Reese as superintendent of schools for the district, effective July 1.


Philadelphia property owners will get a break in fire insurance rates thanks to a change in the city's protection classification by the Mississippi State Rating Bureau.

Jan. 25, 1984

The Neshoba County Board of Supervisors has pledged to abide by directives of State Auditor Ray Mabus concerning work on private property.


Mrs. Herman Alford has been selected the 1984 Club Woman of the year by the Philadelphia Womans Club. Mrs. Alford has been a club member since 1948.

Jan. 19, 1994

Representatives of the Mississippi Downtown Development Association will be in Philadelphia Thursday for an evaluation of the downtown area. A written detailed report with suggestions on ways to improve the town's appearance and productivity will follow.


The story of a 13 year old boy who survived a 37-foot fall from a tree because of the heroics of his four friends will be featured Tuesday night on Rescue 911, a CBS television show.

Jan. 21, 2004

Thanks to the help of Crimestoppers, numerous tips on crimes involving drugs to robberies have been received in the past year and officials are hoping to benefit from the crime fighting organization's success even more in the new year.


Bowing to pressure from angry veterans and totters over what they called an underhanded dismissal of the county Veterans Service officer earlier this month, the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted to rehire the man.