DECEMBER 2, 1938

Rare first edition among the Izaak Walton’s of Maryland, this marlin- the first caught during the 1938 season- was presented to President Roosevelt. It was caught by Todd Shuster of Wilmington, Delaware. The people present are; Talbot E. Bunting, John B. Lynch, Preston Laws, James Jarman, Captain Crawford Savage, and members of Ocean City, Maryland, game fisherman’s association. 

DECEMBER 3, 1948

The 7th grade Y-Teen group led by Glenda Green and Rebecca Brantley gave a 

“Who’s Who Contest”. The following were chosen: The Friendliest girl, Sue Greer, Miss Aycock was the Cutest girl, and Beverly Battershill was the Silliest. Rebecca Brantley was chosen for best dressed, and Barbara Rea was the most popular. 

NOVEMBER 27, 1958

Ft. Lewis, Washington— Army M/Sgt. E.J. Dennis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Barney W. Dennis of Noxapater, recently participated with the 4th Division Artillery in “Exercise Rocky Shoals”, a joint Army-Navy maneuver held on the California coast. Sgt. Dennis, who entered the Army in 1946, is regularly stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington, as a communications chief in artillery’s Headquarters Battery. 

NOVEMBER 21, 1968

Patsy Fortenberry, a 1968 graduate of French Camp Academy, has been accepted for enlistment in the United States Air Force. Miss Fortenberry graduated from French Camp Academy with an excellent academic record and scored high on all Air Force Qualifications. She submitted on application in late September and will enter training soon. 

NOVEMBER 23, 1978

Dan Turner of Philadelphia was selected as the Most Outstanding Lineman in the Academy North Central AA Conference. Turner, a 5’10” 190-pound senior at Leake Academy, will play in the Academy All-Star game. 

NOVEMBER 23, 1988

Three members of the Philadelphia Toastmakers won awards recently at the annual Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contest held recently at Lake Tiak O’Khata by Toastmakers International. First Place winners are; Dr. Brian Berg for Table Topics and John Fortenberry for a Humorous Speech. Charlotte Buchanan, Chairperson of the Speech Contest Committee was present. 

NOVEMBER 18, 1998

Philadelphia High School junior Jessica Eakes wrote a poem called, “The Blackened Light” which she wrote for her creative writing class was actually read by the First Lady Hillary Clinton. The poem has been selected by the National Poetry Society to be included in this years’ national high school anthology to be presented to the First Lady. 


Philadelphia High School recently elected Mr. and Mrs. PHS, Boris Griffin, son of Lorenzo and Mary Griffin, was elected as Mr. PHS and Whitten Jordan, daughter of Terry and Susie Jordan was elected as Miss PHS.

NOVEMBER 26, 2008

V.C. Manning, of Philadelphia was recently honored for his service as member of the East Central Community College Board of Trustees. Manning, former Neshoba County Superintendent of Education, served on the ECCC Board from 1988-1996 and 2004-2008. He also served a term as Board Chairman in 1994 and 1995. He also receives his plaque of appreciation from ECCC President Dr. Phil A. Sutphin. 


Morgan McPhail, 8, kills her first deer when she was hunting with her dad in Leake County. The deer was a 10 point and weighed over 215 pounds. Morgan is the daughter of Beccy McPhail and James McPhail of Edinburg. Morgan would like to thank J.J. Craig.