APRIL?3, 1937

Mrs. H. T. Key of Philadelphia has been appointed to serve as State Chairman of the Mississippi Better Homes Committee. Mrs. Key’s appointment to this important post was made from the National Offices of Better Homes in America at Purdue University.

APRIL 25, 1947

Miss Bernice Algood, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Algood, has been named valedictorian for the Philadelphia High School senior class, ’47, with Eugene Langston, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joab Langston as Salutatorian.

APRIL 25, 1957

Williaminta Pane, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Payne, was rated superior in the Regional Hymn Festival, a Baptist Festival held in Meridian April 17.


Neva Louise Glover, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.W. Glover, Philadelphia High School junior, has been selected by the American Legion Auxiliary to represent Philadelphia and Neshoba County at Girl’s State, June 14-22 in Jackson.

APRIL 20, 1967

Leonard Warren today announced his candidacy for reelection of the office of Justice of the Peace, District 1, Neshoba County.

APRIL 21, 1977

Charles Plaisance has been elected president of the National Federation of Federal Employees Union, local 452.

APRIL 29, 1987

Neshoba County Chancery Clerk  Bobby Posey was inducted into the University of Southern Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame Friday night.

Posey was given the honor based on his record as a running back on the university’s football team in 1951, 1952, and 1953, as well as his later experience as a high school coach.


Mississippi Forestry Commission officials announced the assignment of Allen VanValkenburg to the position of Neshoba County forester.

The 25-year-old Columbus native is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Neal VanValkenburg.

APRIL 23, 1997

James Michael Robinson has been selected as Choctaw Central High School’s representative to the 1997 Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar in Jackson this Spring.

APRIL 18, 2007

Philadelphia High School’s Beckett Turner was recently honored by the Mississippi High School Activities Association by being named a “Lindy Callahan Scholar Athlete”


Coker Fulton pitched the Tornadoes past the Bruins in the game that iced the championship game for Philadelphia.