OCTOBER 7, 1938

Dr. Joseph Alexander Smith of Meridian, Mississippi, as pastor of the First Methodist Church of Birmingham has been announced by Presiding Bishop J.L. Decell. 

OCTOBER 8, 1948

Pfc. Roger Nation, who has been with the U.S. Army for four years is home and has a discharge. Pfc. Nation spent 22 months in Karlsruhe, Germany with the First Constabulary Squadron. He has also served in the Pacific where he spent sometime in Manilla. The young serviceman states he likes army life. Pfc. Nation is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Nation, Sr. of Philadelphia. 

OCTOBER 2, 1958

Miss Margaret Cox, 17, daughter of Mr. ad Mrs. “Buck” Cox was crowned “Queen of the Forest” over 17 other contestants. Miss Cox will compete for state honors at the Mississippi State Fair in Meridian. Miss Cox was crowned by Kerry Lyon, manager of the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Ceremonies held at the East Neshoba School. She succeeds Miss Gaynell Carter, last year’s Queen of the Forest. 

OCTOBER 3, 1968

Specialist Four Kenneth E. Burton has been awarded the Bronze Star for distinguishing himself by Outstanding Meritorious Service in connection with ground operations against the enemy in Vietnam. The local soldier was given the award by direction of the President. 

OCTOBER 5, 1978

The Mississippi State University Sorority, Phi Mu has elected 4 new members and those members are; Pam Burkes of Philadelphia, Tamra Strahan of Meridian, Tenne’ Allen of Meridian, and Sheila Ward of Meridian. 

Bill Dansby has been named Plywood Plant Superintendent for Weyerhaeuser’s Philadelphia Operation, announced by Earl Hayes, Philadelphia District Manager. Since joining Weyerhaeuser Company in 1968, Dansby has held numerous positions including Yard and Mercher Superintendent and Raw Materials Operations Supervisor. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry from Mississippi State University. 

OCTOBER 5, 1988

Philadelphia High School will present their homecoming during halftime this Friday during the Tornadoes Vs. the Kosciusko Whippets. Homecoming queens Sylvia McDougle and Susan Stanfill will be crowned by the Student Body President, Johnny Sandhu. Miss McDougle is the daughter of Anne McDougle and William Morgan. Miss Stanfill is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Stanfill. 

The East Central Federation of the Future Farmers of America which consists of 20 FFA Chapters recently elected federation officers. Those elected from Neshoba Central are; Rusty Suttle, Federation Advisor, Ronald Burton, Federation President, and Ricky Cook, Federation Vice President. 

SEPTEMBER 23, 1998

Amanda Moore, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Moore, is crowned Neshoba County’s Miss Farm Bureau. Olivia Irons was present who is Miss Mississippi Farm Bureau. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Irons. 

Sailor Christopher J. Morris has graduated from basic military training at Naval Training Center in Great Lake, III. Morris is now stationed in San Antonio, Texas for special training. Chris is the son of A.G. and Ola Morris of Philadelphia.

OCTOBER 1, 2008

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Johnathan L. Russell has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training, exercises, and special training in human relations. Russell is the son of Johnny and Faye Russell of Philadelphia. Russell is also a graduate of Neshoba Central High School.