MARCH 31, 1939

President Roosevelt disclosed that his recommendation for construction of two 45,000 on battleships in a bid for world naval leadership is a partial reply to Japan’s refusal to reveal whether she is building war vessels larger than treaty limits.  


APRIL 1, 1949

This 4-H Club dairy judging them from Neshoba County placed first at the Southeast Mississippi Livestock Show at Forest. Members are; Jack Barham, Charles Parker, also high individual in dairy judging; John Herald Smith and Wileen Johnson.  


APRIL 2, 1959

Jerry L. Barnett, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Early R. Barnett, Carthage, recently was promoted to specialist four at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where he is a member of the 50th Airborne Signal Battalion. Barnett, a telephone installer-repairman with the battalion’s Company A, entered the Army in 1957, and completed basic combat training at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas. He attended Madden High School. 


MARCH 27, 1969

Ed’s Drive-in won the Independent Basketball League Tournament as they were victorious over Nowell Furniture by a score of 47-38. Nowell had forced Ed’s into a playoff as they topped Ed’s 68-62 in the first game at 6. 


MARCH 29, 1979

Frank S. Kennedy Jr, sectional center manager and post master of Meridian, announces the appointment of Larry D. Kittrell of Philadelphia as the new post master at Macon. Kettle, who is  28 years old, is a native of Philadelphia and has been employed there four years as superintendent, postal operations. 


APRIL 5, 1989

Amy Kilpatrick, daughter of J. Max and Laura Kilpatrick, of Philadelphia, was recently elected recording Secretary of Alpha Delta Chapter of Phi Mu Fraternity at the University of Mississippi. She was also elected Model Pledge and Pledge Class President.


APRIL 7, 1999

Country Music Star Marty Stuart was among nine residents of the 1999 Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts. First Lady Pat Fordice presented the Philadelphia native with the Artist’s Achievement Award in the House Chamber of the Old Capitol Museum in Jackson.

APRIL 2, 2009

Drew Dowdy receives the Prentice Copeland Award at the Neshoba Central Annual FFA Awards Banquet. Dowdy is the son of Craig and Trish Dowdy and the grandson of Margaret and belated Lynn Dowdy, and Brenda and Carol fletcher. He participated on the Opening and Closing team as well as the Welding Team.