SEPTEMBER 23, 1938

A short talk by Coach Raymond Casper concerning local football prospects was heard by the Philadelphia Rotary Club. Casper stated that the team would get stronger as the season advanced and predicted at least 75 percent wins by the Tornadoes. He says that plans are under consideration fro placing more grandstand seats and requiring to stay off the sidelines. A very entertaining performance was staged by “Mysterious” Howard, magician, who did a number of sleight of hand card tricks. 

SEPTEMBER 24, 1948

Thomas F. Hardy, Neshoba, student at Mississippi State College, has been pledged to Theta Xi Fraternity at the state school. Fraternities announced their pledges following four days of intensive rushing, allowed by the Inter-fraternity Council rules. 

SEPTEMBER 18, 1958

Mrs. Charlotte Tucker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. V.B. Tucker of Philadelphia, received a diploma from Baptist Memorial Hospital’s School of Nursing in Memphis. Diplomas were awarded by Dr. Paul A. Wieland, of Trenton, Tennessee, President of the hospital’s board of trustees. Miss Tucker is a 1955 graduate of Philadelphia High School. 

SEPTEMBER 19, 1968

Lloyd Hardin, Principal of Philadelphia High School, has been named acting Superintendent of city schools. He succeeds the late James E. Hurdle. The school board unanimously named Hardin to the post in a special meeting. A native of Neshoba County, Hardin served as Principal of Pascagoula High School for five years before moving to Philadelphia last year. He previously was the Principal for Neshoba Central High School for three years. He served as Superintendent as Bassfield for seven years and Raleigh for three years. 

SEPTEMBER 21, 1978

Glenn Allen Green of Philadelphia will be among the 42 members graduating from the 18th recruit class at the Misssispspi Law Enforcement Officers’ Training Academy in Rankin County. James Finch, Commissioner of Public Safety, said that this is the largest Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol recruit training class to graduate from the academy since 1964. 


SEPTEMBER 21, 1988

Lynee Lewis Gaillet is one of the five recipients of a University Fellowship in the Doctoral Degree program in English in Fort Worth, Texas for the 1988-89 academic year. Mrs. Gaillet is the daughter of Clayton Taylor Lewis and Lynda R. Lewis of Philadelphia. 


Kimberly Watkins was the overall Baby Cindy winner in her age division in the International Cinderella Pageant recently held in New Orleans, La. She also won closeup appraisal in the pageant. Kimberly is the daughter of Rita and Gary Watkins Jr. She is the granddaughter of Betty and Olen Temple Smith of Union, Janie and Norm Adcock and Loretta and G.O. Watkins of Philadelphia. 

SEPTEMBER 17, 2008

Kelly Williamson received the Star Greenhand award at the Neshoba Central FFA Award Banquet. The advisor is Rusty Suttle.