March 2, 1934

Beer is today legal in Mississippi, after eighteen years of being "bone dry". The Legislative act legalizing beer and light wines was signed by Governor Conner at 4:23 o'clock on Monday afternoon, without pomp or ceremony.


The woman who struck down the arm of the assassin who tried to shoot President Roosevelt a year ago has been nominated for designation as the Floridian who contributed most to law enforcement in 1933.

Feb. 25, 1944

Visions of a new County Court House with ample space for all the needs of the county government and various Federal Government agencies with a modern jail comprising the top story were presented to the members of the Rotary Club Monday by T.A. Webb, chairman of Philadelphia's Post War Planning Committee.


It really isn't news-not to Neshoba County farmers-but many county roads are impassable due to continued rains and thousands upon thousands of pounds of milk being produced by the farmers is going to waste, to say nothing of other economic losses entailed by present road conditions.

Feb. 25, 1954

R.C. Peebles, disaster chairman the Neshoba County Chapter, American Red Cross, reports a survey has been made of the damage done by recent tornadoes in the county.


The streamlined "Little Rebels" of the Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad were removed from service in Mississippi last night after almost 20 years of continuous service.

The preference of passengers for highway travel and a mounting deficit in operating the two trains which reached $186,226 last year were the principle reasons for withdrawing them.

Feb. 27, 1964

A major American furniture manufacturer is considering locating in Neshoba County. That was the announcement this week by the Industrial Committee of the Philadelphia - Neshoba County Chamber of Commerce, with Vernon Gamblin as chairman.


A Community Development Club has been organized in the House community and the next meeting of the group will be held tomorrow in the fellowship department of the Bethel Church of God.

Feb. 28, 1974

Glen Stribling, a junior at Philadelphia High School, rated superior in the State Platform Contest, oratory division, held at Mississippi College recently. Earlier this month, Glen rated superior at the District IV Platform Contest in Louisville, which enabled him to participate in the North Half Contest held at Ole Miss, where he rated excellent.


A $97,898 expansion of telephone service for the Highway 16 west area of Neshoba County served from South Central Bell's Philadelphia exchange was announced today by manager John McCormick.

Feb. 29, 1984

The L.B. Foster Company of Pittsburgh, Pa., Monday outlined its plans to manage and operate 713 miles of east Mississippi railroad lines being acquired from the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad for $22 million.

Feb. 23, 1994

The Leake Academy Rebelettes captured their seventh Academy AA state championship Saturday by whipping East Holmes, 73-75, in Jackson.


Former United States Representative Arthur Winstead will be honored with a special tribute on Saturday, March 5.

Mar. 3, 2004

Betsey Irons, third from left, was named Neshoba County's Junior Miss Saturday night. Other winners were Celeste Burt, Dana Apperson and Jerica Williamson.


Eleven people were arrested in a street level drug operation Wednesday after undercover personnel purchased "all sorts of controlled substances" in the city and county, the authorities said.

More arrests are expected.