MAY 4, 1934

Announcement is made this week of a change in ownership of the Benwalt Cafe, Mr. Bennie Holland having acquired the property from the Benwalt Hotel Company effective May 1.


W. H. Sanford Jr., member of the law firm Richardson & Sanford of this city, was nominated mayor of Philadelphia in the first primary held May 1, by a plurality of 54 votes.

MAY 5, 1944

PFC Vernon A. Myers, who was wounded in action in the South Pacific, is now reported well recovered and back in action. He is the son of David L. Myers of Rt. 5.

MAY 6, 1954

The BAWI Board of Jackson issued a "Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity" to the city of Philadelphia this week for the purpose of calling an election to issue $70,000 in full faith credit bonds to erect a warehouse for the Well-Lamont Glove Factory.

MAY 7, 1964

Betty Trapp and Jeri Joyner have been named valedictorian and salutatorian of the Class of 1964 at Philadelphia High School.

MAY 9, 1974

Miss Janice Bryan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hailey Bryan of Rt. 3, recently completed her student teaching at Neshoba Central Elementary School.

MAY 9, 1984

In honor of the 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Boswell, their children and grandchildren request the pleasure of your company at a reception on Sunday, May 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. in Macedonia Pentecostal Church.

MAY 4, 1994

Philadelphia first baseman Shane Allen had a double against Nanih Waiya and a single against Clarkdale as the Tornadoes concluded their season with an 11-11 record.

MAY 12, 2004

Sgt. Joshua S. Ladd was remembered as a hero with a sacrificial heart Friday afternoon as an over-flow crowd filled the chapel of McClain-Hays Funeral Home.

Ladd, 20, a member of the 367th Maintenance co., was killed on May 1 when hostile forces attacked his convoy and a rocket-propelled grenade struck his vehicle.