AUGUST 26, 1938

The Fish and Game Commission, announced that Mr. Barney Pilgrim will become the new Game Warden for Neshoba County. Licenses may be obtained from Sheriff Posey or from Mr. Pilgrim, at Key Hardware where he will maintain office at headquarters.

AUGUST 27, 1948

Judge Percy M. Lee of Forest was elected Supreme Court Justice for the First district over Judge M.B. Montgomery of Yazoo City. Judge Lee received 18,127 votes to 16,039 for Judge Montgomery, with 470 of the 510 precincts completed.

AUGUST 21, 1958

Sebastopol’s new rural dial telephone system was dedicated, opening that area to it’s newest communications system with ceremonies in the high school auditorium. Mayor J.N. Johnson of Sebastopol made the welcome address, with representatives of Southern Bell Telephone Company, state and local officials and phone subscribers on hand to watch the new system go into effect.

AUGUST 22, 1968

An outstanding exhibitor of grand champion dairy animals is he 1968 state winner in the 4-H dairy record achievement program. James Moore of Philadelphia, who has been showing dairy cattle since the fall of 1960, has been named to receive the trip to the National 4-H Club Congress in Chicago. He is the son of R.B. Moore, dairy man of the Coldwater Community in Neshoba County. James, 18, is a freshman at Mississippi State University and is majoring in dairy production. His record of dairy achievement will compete nationally for one of six $600 scholarships.

AUGUST 24, 1978

Al Fulton claimed top honors in the Alabama Cowboys Association fro his calf roping performances in the 1978 season. Winning over $3,400 within the association, Fulton outscored themas who finished one place above him last year, his brother Art. Al Fulton was awarded a riding saddle valued at over $600 and a belt buckle proclaiming him champion.

AUGUST 24, 1988

Johnna Renee Sizemore was recently named 1988 Cabell County Fair Queen in West Virginia. As fair queen, Miss Sizemore presented awards and participated in a parade. She also co-hosted the David Salter Band. Miss Sizemore will take part in a statewide fair queen competition. She is the 17 year old daughter of Ron and Brenda Sizemore of Huntington, West Virginia and the granddaughter of Sadie Barnes and the late D.J. Barnes of Philadelphia.

AUGUST 12, 1998

Neshoba County’s Junior Miss Kim Blackwell was named the Second Alternate in the State Junior Miss Pageant in Meridian. Miss Blackwell also won a presence and composure preliminary that Friday night. As Second Alternate, Miss Blackwell won an $1,850 scholarship and for the preliminary, a $300 scholarship. Allison Kellogg of Madison County won the State Junior Miss title and will represent Mississippi in the national scholarship competition. Kellogg, winner of three preliminaries in state competition, will travel to Mobile, Alabama to compete in the America’s Junior Miss pageant and with her new state title, Kellogg received a $5,000 scholarship.

AUGUST 20, 2008

Private 2nd Class Joseph L. Jones of Philadelphia is a member of the Mississippi National Guard. He completed basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky. He then successfully completed an 11 week diesel mechanic school at Fort Jackson Army Base in Columbia, South Carolina.

He is currently attached to the 387th Maintenance Company in Philadelphia. He is the son of James and Genevieve Jones of Philadelphia.