Feb. 9, 1934

The entire staff of the local J.C. Penney Co. store will go to Meridian Wednesday night, Feb. 14th to attend a meeting at which the founder of the Company, Mr. J.C. Penney, will be the guest of honor and principal speaker.


Many people of Neshoba County have not had the opportunity of viewing the American Legion Pond, located about 10 miles southeast of Philadelphia, near Earl Lundy's, since its recent completion.

Feb. 11, 1944

Mississippi's senators stepped into more powerful positions Saturday with the designation of Senator Bilbo as chairman of the Senate District of Columbia Committee- a post that in effect is that of mayor of the Nation's capital-and the appointment of Senator Eastland to the important Judiciary Committee.


The office of the Neshoba County Department of Welfare has recently been moved to the office formerly occupied by the county attorney.

Feb. 11, 1954

The Louisville High School girls' team, coached by Bill Duncan and Coach Frank Hodges' Philadelphia High School boys team were crowned 1954 Choctaw Conference Champions.


William Allen Webb is among the nineteen students who recently completed the requirements for graduation from Mississippi College.

He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. T.A. Webb of Philadelphia.

Feb. 6, 1964

Funds are now being collected to move the statue from the slowly enveloping magnolia tree on the court square by Mrs. W. T. Ellis, chairman of the beautification committee.


The official name of the county high school here has officially been changed to Neshoba Central High School, according to the minutes of the County School Board.

Feb. 7, 1974

Marty Stuart, teenage son of Mr. and Mrs. John Stuart, and a rising star in country and western music, appeared on an hour-long television special Monday night.


Sheriff Melton Bounds has announced the appointment of James Richard Willis as deputy sheriff.

Feb. 8, 1984

The old Neshoba County jail, built in the 1950s and used for about 30 years, was sold Monday for $10,750.


Three suspects were being questioned about several fires set Friday night at Neshoba Central High School, Sheriff Glen Waddell said Tuesday morning.

The fires were set in the main office of the school, in a garbage truck and in a school bus.

Feb. 2, 1994

Neshoba County's Junior Miss Jennifer Thomas is competing this week in Meridian for the state title.

Feb. 4, 2004

Support beams for the pavilion in Founders Square at the Neshoba County Fairgrounds are being replaced along with the tin roof. Pictured, J. J. Jenkins and Steven Fulton of Jenkins Construction, saw beams. One of the older harness barns is also being reworked. The metal is being salvaged from the pavilion roof.

The work is expected to be completed within the next few weeks and is estimated to cost between $40,000 and $50,000.

Fair officials say they will not alter the historic significance of the structures.