June 15, 1934

The Mississippi Highway Commission in session Tuesday scheduled for letting July 3, $658,784 worth of highway construction under the $10,000,000 federal relief program.

June 16, 1944

PFC. Majure K. Ward, is serving in the Infantry somewhere in England, and was inducted into the Army in March of 1943. Riley Marshall Ward, S.2-c is in New York, and was inducted into the Navy in August of 1943. These are the sons of Mrs. Pearl E. Ward of Union.

June 10, 1954

Several of Philadelphia's loveliest young ladies are participating in beauty contest at the swimming pool tonight when "Miss Philadelphia" and "Miss Bathing Beauty" will be selected.

June 11, 1964

Miss Kay Fulton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D.M. Fulton of Henley Avenue, has been selected to represent Philadelphia as official hostess for out-of-state visitors to Philadelphia.

June 13, 1974

The Neshoba County Board of Supervisors has announced its intention of issuing $600,000 in bonds to help finance a proposed $900,000 addition to the Lamar G. Salter Nursing Home.

June 13, 1984

For the first time in the 95-year history of the Neshoba County Fair, cabin owners must start paying property taxes.

June 8, 1994

Silver Star Hotel and Casino will open July 1, said Chief Phillip Martin of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.

June 9, 2004

A group of citizens upset over the placement of an addition to Donald Rest Cemetery appeared before the Mayor and Board of Aldermen last week requesting that the decision be reconsidered.


The Board of Supervisors on Monday followed city officials and other leaders who two weeks ago called for justice in the 1964 civil rights murders. Hundreds and maybe thousands of visitors are expected in Philadelphia June 20 for the 40th anniversary commemoration of the slayings.