DECEMBER 16, 1938

Among the State College students coming home for the Christmas holidays are; Frank Estes, Marion Harrison, John Henry Harbour, Norman Johnson Jr., Kenneth Yates, Glenn Perry, Morris Perry, Jack McNeil, Ed and Frank Smith, Harold Howell, Abe Thomas, James Land, Chalmers Algood, and Miss Nettie Maxwell. 

DECEMBER 17, 1948

Miss Janie Williams, student at Mississippi College has been named the “Most Versatile” young lady on the campus and also was named one of the “Campus Favorites” in a recent Who’s Who Contest, sponsored by the Baptist school. Miss Williams is the daughter of Mrs. Brown Williams, Sr., and the late Brown Williams. She will be a member of the senior class and has been an outstanding and very popular student during her stay in the college. 

DECEMBER 11, 1958

Army Sergeant First Class genius H. Jennings, 28, whose wife is Mildred, lives in St. Louis, Missouri, recently graduated from the Fort Riley, Kansas Non-Commissioned Officer Academy. Sergeant Jennings received instruction in the principles of unit leadership. The sergeant is regularly assigned as a squad leader in Company B of the 1st Infantry Division’s 1st Engineer Battalion. He entered the Army in 1951 and has served in Korea. Jennings is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer C. Jennings of Dekalb and is an 1949 graduate of Lenar High School in Jackson. 

DECEMBER 5, 1968

Mrs. W. E. Brantley was named Neshoba County’s Woman of the Year at the annual Homemakers Awards Luncheon. Mrs. Brantley is an active club member, having 100 percent attendance record for the year and was hottest for one meeting. She is a Garden leader, Exhibits Chairman, and 4-H Advisor for the club. She is a devoted member of the Sardis Baptist Church. 

DECEMBER 7, 1978

Tracie Owens was crowned Neshoba County’s Junior Miss in the Philadelphia High School auditorium. Other pageant winners were Janice McCauley, Second Alternate, Lesia McKee, First Alternate and Scholastic Award, Miss Owens and Tammy Gray, who won the talent and Miss Congeniality awards. 

Dean LeBlanc and Charles Wilson were awarded top honors at Choctaw Central’s football banquet. The awards banquet honored the 1978 Cherokee Conference Champions who finished with a 9-2 record. LeBlanc was chosen Most Valuable Offensive Player and tied with Kookie Thompson and Wayne Jackson as the Most Valuable Offensive Lineman. 

DECEMBER 7, 1988

W.G. Yates and Sons Construction Company was the only construction in Mississippi to win Merit awards in both categories of the 1988 Mississippi Association Builders and Contractors Construction Merit Awards. Representatives from the Louisiana construction industry judged construction projects in two categories, general construction, $2 million and over, and general construction under $2 million. 

DECEMBER 2, 1998

Starkville High School Junior Katie Abril was recently selected at competition to represent the State of Mississippi at the Music Teachers’ National Association Regional Competition in Columbia, South Carolina. Katie won the honor by performing a program consisting of classical songs in English, French, Italian, and German. Katie is the daughter of Barbara Putnam Abril of Starkville and the granddaughter of Mrs. L.V. Putnam of Philadelphia. 

DECEMBER 10, 2008

The United States Achievement Academy announced that Jackie K. Lipscomb from Union, has been named an All-American Scholar. The USAA has established the All-American Scholar Award Program to offer deserved recognition to superior students who excel in the academic disciplines. Lipscomb attends Neshoba Central Middle School and was nominated by the United States Achievement Academy and will appear in the All-American Scholar Yearbook. She is the daughter of Amanda Lipscomb of Union and the late Steve Lipscomb of Brandon.