MAY 12, 1939

Mr. Frank Buchanan, assistant county agent, spoke before the Rotary Club discussing the 4-H Club work in Mississippi and Neshoba County. Buchanan has jurisdiction of both Neshoba and Leake counties.

Joe Fields, Jr. and Jack Jackson, of Philadelphia, have been selected for the “Boys State Week’. The program is designed to acquaint 317 boys who will assemble in Jackson, with the functions of government. The boys will hold elections, named officials, and will then conduct the affairs of government just as it is done in everyday life.


MAY 13, 1949

Philadelphia High School Band receives superior rating in state contest in Jackson. Ollie Williams, the director of the Philadelphia High School Band, brought home a gold trophy and sixty individual medal awards. The band was the only participant to receive a superior rating.

Philly High won its first baseball game against Macon. The final score was six to four. ‘Bubber’ Stevens pitched a shut out game the last five innings not allowing a man to get on base. The game concluded with Philly High having scored six runs, six hits, and five errors.


MAY 14, 1959

Promotion of Major Max T. Beall, son of Mrs. T. B. Beall of Philadelphia, to lieutenant colonel. The colonel is serving at the highest echelon of one of the nation’s largest major air commands. Beall is a Mississippi native and graduated from Philadelphia High School.


MAY 15, 1969

Joe Berryman, Director Manager of the Mississippi Lions All-State Band and the Council of Governors of Mississippi Lions announce the selection of students for the 1969 Lions All-State Band. Molly Luke of Union, who will be drum major for the band.


MAY 17, 1979

Choctaw Central took seven first places and three second places to win the boys’ division of the Cherokee Conference Track Meet last Thursday in Meridian. Dean LaBlanc led the way for the Warriors taking firsts in the discus throw, the shot put, and the high jump. 


MAY 17, 1989

Theresa Judon, daughter of Peggy and Lavon Judon, received the Science Award presented by the Futura Club-Mississippi Federation of Women’s Clubs. Judson attends Philadelphia High School. She is awarded for her grades and leadership abilities.

MAY 19, 1999

Olivia Irons, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Irons, is crowned Neshoba County’s 1999 Miss Hospitality. Chandler Enochs, Neshoba County’s 1998 winner, crowned Miss Irons.  

MAY 20, 2009

Kay Copeland recently retired as executive assistant to the county superintendent of education. Honoring her with plague recognizing her service is superintendent, George Shaw. 

Sam Allen of Philadelphia kills his first big ole gobbler after several unsuccessful hunts. 

While interning in the Governor’s Office during the week. Melissa Miller had the opportunity to meet and talk with Governor Hailey Barbour. Melissa, an eighth grader at Neshoba Central Middle School, is the daughter of John and Shelley Miller and the granddaughter of Percy and Betty Miller.