DECEMBER 23, 1938

J.T. Black, outstanding broken field runner on the Philadelphia grid squad for the past season, was named on the third team for the mythical 1938 All-State football roster. 

DECEMBER 24, 1948

W.J. Lewis, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Lewis of Philadelphia was recently assigned to Headquarters Battery, 271st Field Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division was assigned to the Battery Motor Pool as a trucker driver in Japan. 

DECEMBER 18, 1958

Mrs. Maudie B. Smith, of Philadelphia was the winner of the Trade at Home Series conducted by the Neshoba Democrat, for her entry on Why I Like To Trade in Philadelphia. Mrs. Smith will receive a $25.00 savings bond as her entry. 

Clayton Taylor Lewis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Lewis, has received the honor of being on the Dean’s List at Marion Institute, of Marion, Alabama. In a letter received from Cato D. Glover, Admiral, USN, Retired, President, Clayton Taylor was congratulated on attaining A’s and B’s at a school where the standards are so high. 

DECEMBER 12, 1968

Ole Miss Rebels from Philadelphia will be playing in the Liberty Bowl in Memphis. The boys are, Frank Trapp, linebacker, Larry Thomas, linebacker, and Jim Parkes, center. They are all graduates of Philadelphia High School. 

Richard Lepper, son of Dr. Mary Lepper formerly of Philadelphia was instated in the 1968 edition of Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities. This is unique in that his mother received this honor in 1960 from the same college. She is the assistant professor of political science at California State College at Fullerton, and Richard is a student of political science there. Dr. Lepper is a former student of Philadelphia High School. 

DECEMBER 14, 1978

The Neshoba County Board of Supervisors has named Alvin Chesney to fill the unexpired term the late Cecil Cumberland on the county election commission. Two years remain on the term. The other commissioners are Raymond Griffin, Jess Branning, Wilbur Jones, and Mrs. Herbert Barnes. 

DECEMBER 14, 1988

Miss Vanessa Ninette Smith, daughter of Roger and Melba Smith, has been selected a state finalist in the 1989 Miss Mississippi U.S. Teen Pageant. The announcement was made by Ron Simmons, state director for the Miss Mississippi Teen Pageant. Miss Mississippi U.S. Teen will receive a host of prizes including a cash award, a color portrait, jewelry, crown, banner, trophy, and an all expense-paid trip to the national pageant. 

DECEMBER 9, 1998

Philadelphia Elementary has named three teachers for Teacher of the Month and they are; Debbie Moody, Spanish Teacher, Pam Cole, Assistant Teacher, and Amy Johnson, First Grade Teacher. 

DECEMBER 17, 2008

Dr. R. Kent Stribling of Philadelphia has received the Mississippi Optometric Association’s 2008 “Optometrist of the Year” award for his significant contributions o the profession of optometry. The MOA has also nominated Dr. Stribling for “Optometrist of the Year”, awarded by the American Optometric Association, and “Optometrist of the South”, awarded by SECO International. 

Dr. Stribling has been in private practice since 1983 at Philadelphia Eye Care, and also practices at Louisville Eye Care with his partner, Gil Davis, O.D.