Wednesday, March 19, 2014 1:00 AM
MARCH 16, 1934
L. O. Todd, superintendent of the city schools for the past seven years, this week announced his acceptance of the position of head of the East Mississippi Junior College at Decatur, following his election by the Board of Trustees of that institution several weeks ago.
A play entitled "Beads on a String" will be given at Bond High School Saturday night, March 17.
The play is to be given under the auspices of the W. M. S. of the Methodist church.
MARCH 24, 1944
Sgt. Willard B. Green has recently been promoted to his present rank from that of a corporal. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Green of the Bond community and is now in service in the Southwest Pacific for a return engagement.
Sec. Lieut. Harold H. Howell is missing in action, having failed to return to his base in England from a raid over Germany on March 3, according to the War Department. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Howell of this city, received this notice from the Adjutant General late last week.
Lieut. Howell was a co-pilot, and had been in England only about six weeks prior to March 3, date of the raid from which he is reported missing.
MARCH 18, 1954
Miss Alice Ebba Hamill lends dignity and royalty to the parade led by the Philadelphia High School Band as the climax to the weeklong Dairy Festival which came to a close Saturday. Miss Hamill, who is Miss Neshoba County, was crowned the 1954 queen of the Southeast Miss. Livestock Show held in Forest yesterday.
MARCH 19, 1964
President T. A. Webb has announced that the Board of Directors of The Citizens Bank of Philadelphia has approved the purchase of the Church of Christ property on Main Street, just west of the post office and will start making plans for a new modern building for the bank, including drive in windows on the west side.
Five persons have been appointed to a park commission tentatively set up by the city of Philadelphia, it was stated by Mayor Ab Davis Harbour. They are Tom DeWeese, E. C. Bowton, C. R. Sartin, Mrs. Billie Blount and Mrs. Mary Gipson
MARCH 21, 1974
Returning letter players in Neshoba Central track are Kim Reese, Kathleen Davis, Linda Diana Lyons, Nora Slayton, Charles Carter, Raymond Scott, Billy Ray Parker, Herman Clark, Cleotha Cole and Tony Sharp.
Returning lettermen in baseball are Jackie Morrow, Steve Cheatham, Bruce Branning, David Clay, Steve DeWeese, Miller Dunn, Carl Ellis, Larry Gage and Herman Kelly.
March 21, 1984
A majority of Neshoba Countians at Saturday morning's precinct caucuses favored sending uncommitted delegates to the Democratic national convention from Mississippi. Of those expressing a presidential preference, Walter Mondale supporters led.
March 16, 1994
An unidentified newborn baby was turned over to Neshoba County authorities after being found by a man in his home, Deputy Donnie Adkins said Tuesday.
Mar. 24, 2004
A man wearing a ski mask robbed a fast food restaurant early Saturday morning as an employee was about to get in there car with the night deposit, the authorities said, the third armed robbery this month.