May 18, 1934

Graduation exercises for the local High School will begin Sunday, May 20th, with delivery of the Commencement Sermon by Rev. L.L. Roberts at 11:00 o'clock a.m., while diplomas will be delivered Monday night

May 19, 1944

Looking for a location to erect a glove factory, W.O. Wells, Jr, and L.C. Waite, of the Well Lamont Corp., of Chicago, met with representatives of the local chamber of commerce Tuesday afternoon in the Benwalt Hotel.


A streamlined program of one day's duration, marked by large attendance and intense interest with "War Service in Action" as the theme was given here by the Second District, Mississippi Federation of Women's Clubs Thursday, May 11th in the Methodist church.

May 20, 1954

Supt. T.J. Durrett announces this week the appointment of Jack Walker as principal of the high school, who will coach football and baseball for the Philadelphia High School.


It was announced here yesterday afternoon that the Neshoba Park Commission's Beauty Revue would be staged at the city swimming pool on the night of Thursday, June 10. The winner of the beauty pageant will be officially designated as "Miss Philadelphia" and will represent this area in the "Miss Hospitality" beauty contest which will be held in Biloxi July 22-24.

May 21, 1964

Philadelphia High School will graduate 68 seniors in exercises Modnay night at the school auditorium at 8:00 o'clock. The baccalaureate services will be held Sunday, May 24, at 7:30 p.m.


The first graduation exercises for any group of seniors at the Pearl River Indian School will be held Wednesday, May 27, on campus of the school about eight miles west of Philadelphia. In case of rain the program will be held in the auditorium.

May 23, 1974

Henry C. Wood has announced his candidacy for chancellor of the Sixth Chancery Court District, Place Two. The first primary will be held on June 4.


The Choctaw Indian Fair is celebrating its silver anniversary this year, July 19-20.

Marking the 25th annual fair at the Pearl River community near Philadelphia will be appearances by two popular groups, Billy Thunderkloud and the Chieftones and the Kaludt Indian Family gospel singers.

May 23, 1984

The Clay Bluff Art Association will honor artist Edna Mayo Saturday with a reception from 9 a.m. to 12 noon in the home economist kitchen at the courthouse


A $500 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who destroyed property at Northside Park on May 15.

May 25, 1994

Of an original 200 in a company of men who joined the Civilian Conservation Corps here in 1933, only nine showed up for their annual reunion Saturday.

The Civilian Conservation Corps helped put the United States a step ahead when World War II started, Hillman Lundy said.

May 26, 2004

Two masked men robbed a convenience store on Holland Avenue at gunpoint last week, one telling the clerk he would kill her if she tried to watch them leave, the authorities said.