JANUARY 6, 1939

The selection of Judge T.C. Kimbrough, Dean of the School of Law at University of Mississippi, as a member of the Executive Committee of the Association of American åLaw Schools indicates that Ole Miss Legal School has met with the highest favor of the national organization. Judge Kimbrough, who has served as Dean of the school since 1921, is one of five Executive Committeemen named by the association, composed of the 89 law schools in the United Staes that have met requirements set by the group. 

JANUARY 7, 1949

Fred Fulton, son of J.O. Fulton of Union, has been named Graduate Assistant in mathematics at the University of Mississippi according to an announcement by chancellor J.D. Williams. Mr. Fulton received the Bachelor of Arts degree at Ole Miss in 1947. He was a mathematics teachers and principal at the County Line High School in 1947-48. 

JANUARY 8, 1959

“Buddy” Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. George A. Williams was the excited winner of a trip to the Sugar Bowl game in New Orleans New Year’s Day, through a contest sponsored by Sunflower Stores. The young winner left from Jackson abroad a chartered bus along with twenty other boys plus six chaperones to spend the night on the gulf coast at the Buena Vista Hotel. The boy’s were entertained on the coast New Year’s Eve and on to New Orleans to see LSU play Clemson. The winner of the contest was determined by the boy who saved the most labels of twelve specified products.

JANUARY 9, 1969

J. Vernon Beall, a native of Philadelphia, has been named President of Associates Capital Corporation in Nashville, Tennessee. Announcement of Beall’s promotion to President was made by Dan. W. Maddox, chairman of the Board of Associates Capital. Ball, son of the late Josh Beall, former Neshoba County Sheriff, is a 1932 graduate of Philadelphia High School. He began his career in the finance industry in Jackson, with Commercial Credit Corporation. Beall joined Associates in 1947. 

JANUARY 11, 1979

Benny Mordecai has been appointed raw materials operation supervisor for the Weyerhaeuser Co. in Philadelphia. He has been with Weyerhaeuser since April 1974. He came to Philadelphia from Millport, Alabama where he served as maintenance supervisor for the company. Mordecai and his wife, Peggy, have two daughters, Amanda 12, and Angelia, 8. 

JANUARY 11, 1989

Rotary Club students for the month of December are; Craig Martin, Philadelphia High School, and Penny Melton, Neshoba Central High School. Presenting the students with their awards is the Philadelphia High School Superintendent Therrell Myers. 

Debbie Duron graduated from Mississippi State University. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education as a President’s Scholar. Other special recognition includes an invitation from the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi. She is teaching third grade at Noxapater High School. She is married to Ronnie Duron and they have a son, Josh. Her parents are Mozell and Elizabeth Price of Noxapater. 

JANUARY 6, 1999

The Neshoba Central High School Cheerleaders captured their second straight state title at the Mississippi Coleseum in Jackson. The Neshoba Cheerleaders finished first out of 18 squads in the Select Medium Division of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Cheerleader Competition. They were also awarded one of the 10 top Scholastic Awards for having an overall A average. The squad members are; Jenny Bowles, Melonie Moore, Kelly Walker, Erin Boswell, Tirrica Kidd, Kristy Irons, Jessica Beckham, Emily Stinson, Nic Conroy, Elizabeth Johnson, Jennifer Walker, Marlo Morgan, and Adriene Holmes. Vikki McNair is the cheerleader sponsor. 

JANUARY 7, 2009

Chad Lovern of Philadelphia wrapped up first place in the PCA bull riding competition. Lovern was the leader coming into  the finals and rode all four nights to win the division.