AUGUST 5, 1938

The U.S. Bureau of Mines disclosed information which said it “confirmed” reports that Mexico had found a German market for American and British expropriated oil in Germany. Mexico, by executive order of President Cardenas, took over possession and operation of American and British oil wells in that country several months ago. The result was an accumulation of oil for which Mexico could find no export immediately.

AUGUST 6, 1948

Pfc. Odell Fish, 19, husband of Mrs. Eva Mae Fish, Philadelphia, has reported to Keesler Field, Mississippi to begin training in the Airplane and Engine Mechanics school located there. The training Pfc. Fish recess in the School will extend over period of approximately 28 weeks and will include instruction systems, engine operations, fuel and oil systems, propellers, structures, instruments, and inspections. This training will qualify him to perform maintenance on all conventional type aircraft flown by the USAF.

JULY 31, 1958

Ollie P. Williams Jr. former band director of Philadelphia High School, but late of Morton, Mississippi has accepted the position of assistant band director and instructor of music education at Mississippi State University. Mr. Williams, is a veteran leader in band and music education in Mississippi, and served as the first director of band to be employed in Philadelphia.

AUGUST 1, 1968

 James Rogers, seven year old son of Mr. and Mrs. G.J. Rogers of Philadelphia, is a second prize winner in the Ked Baseball sweepstakes which he entered through Monroe Williams and Co in Philadelphia. His prize is an official Houston Astro autographed baseball and batting helmet.

AUGUST 3, 1978

Janet Hardy, 17, won the title of Miss Neshoba County at the Neshoba County Fair. Miss Hardy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Hardy of Philadelphia, was crowned by the outgoing Miss Neshoba County, Leisa Richardson. Miss Hardy is a 1978 graduate of Neshoba Central High School. First Alternate was Judy Sharpe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Sharpe of Philadelphia. Miss Sharpe attends Philadelphia High.

AUGUST 3, 1988

Angel Cumberland was crowned Miss Neshoba County. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Seales and Ronald Cumberland and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Jayroe. Dana Killen won Second Alternate and Miss Congeniality and is the daughter of Rebecca Killen of Philadelphia and Charles Killen of Jackson. Tina Bryan won First Alternate and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Bryan.

JULY 22, 1998

Emily Smith recently won first place in the Neshoba Central contest “Pennies for Art”. Her artwork proceeded to state level where she received second place place for herself portrait. Emily is the daughter of Kevin and Lisa smith and the granddaughter of Ben and Jean Bailey and Clint and Martha Smith.

JULY 30, 2008

Elizabeth Bailey receive the Neshoba County Fair Association’s 2008 Youth Achievement Award. Bailey, a recent graduate of Philadelphia High School, received the award, which included a $500 cash prize, from Kenneth Breland, Fair Association President. She plans to attend Mississippi State University to major in biological science. She is the daughter of Dr. Chip and Laura Bailey.