MARCH 10, 1939

A 10,000 ton passenger and cargo vessel, Panama, which has been called by U.S. Naval arch-techs “The safest ship afloat”. The Panama shown at Quincy, Massachusetts, at the start of her trial runs is said to be virtually non-sinkable and is fireproof. The vessel and similar ships being built will ply between New York and Panama.

Mrs. Leatrice Arrington of Brookhaven, Martha Varnado of Jackson and Alice Bertha Herzog of Vicksburg, seniors at Mississippi State College for Women, acted as judges in the Oratorical Contest sponsored by the American Legion in District 6. Miss Ellen Rodgers was awarded the American Legion Oratorical Medal by A.D. Richardson, district commander of the sixth district. 


MARCH 11, 1949

In the Neshoba-Kemper Council Judging contest held at the state college, the following winners are; Dairying: First, Forestdale, the team composed of Russell Hal, Lamar Madison, Paul Molpus; Dekalb was second. In Livestock: First, House, with Charles Woodward, Odell Ward, and Norman Dallas, composing the team. Cleveland, (Kemper) placed second. 


MARCH 12, 1959

One of the outstanding shots of the basketball game between Philadelphia and Brookhaven, played in Jackson was when Mack Partridge shot a jump shot from the side to rack up two more pints in the final minutes of the game which made Philadelphia AAA champion. The final score was 73-71 for Philadelphia. 


MARCH 13, 1969

Three Philadelphia students at the University of Southern Mississippi have been named to the Winter Quarter Dean’s List, Dr. Aubrey Lucas, registrar, announced. Inclusion on this academic honor roll requires a grade point average of 3.25 on a minimum load of 15 quarter hours. Among those on the Dean’s List are Clayton Bennett Manning, Judy Kay Garrette, Carolyn Perry, Philadelphia. 


MARCH 8, 1979

Jerry D. White, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wagner White of Philadelphia, is currently serving in the U.S. Army at Ferris Barracks in Elenger, Germany. He has been stationed in Germany since December, 1977. White has received a medal and letter of recommendation by his commanding officer, K.A. Evans, forces hard work in maintaining B. Company Tank Turrets in a combat ready status.


MARCH 8, 1989

Matt Alford and Penny Crawford have been selected Mr. and Mrs. East Central Community College following the recent Who’s Who elections on campus. Alford, a graduate of East Ranking Academy, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Frank Alford of Forest. He currently serves as Student Body Association President. Alford, a Liberal Arts major, plans to attend the University of Mississippi. Miss Crawford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Crawford of Philadelphia, is a graduate of Neshoba Central High School. She has received many honors at ECCC including homecoming maid of honor; freshman maid, Centralette captain, and basketball cheerleader. Crawford is a Elementary Education major and plans to attend Mississippi State University.


MARCH 10, 1999

Lucy Brewer is the recipient of the Outstanding Volunteer Award in Extension Family and Consumer Science for 1998. The award was presented by Jo Beth McGilbra, county home economist, during the annual Extension community awards program.

MARCH 11, 2009

Mallory Madison has been selected to be Neshoba County’s Junior Miss for 2010. The daughter of Barry Madison and Christy Barrett, she also captured the scholastic and fitness awards. Ashely Rentz, daughter of Robert and Tabby Winstead got second runner-up and the spirit award. Bailee Viverette was the first runner-up and the talent winner. She is the daughter of William and Kimberly Viverette.

Miriam Seale, 11, the daughter of Steve and Tina Seale, won Queen of Hearts age division 10-12 years old. She is the granddaughter of Jack and June Seale, Vernell and Carolyn Daniels, all of Philadelphia, and Jim and Diane Bryan of El Paso, Texas. She is a fifth grader at Neshoba Central.