JULY 14, 1939

Walter Winchell, well known columnist, enlisted in the Navy was assigned to the U. S. S. Iris, served on board that vessel until the cessation of hostilities when he started his column in print. He is now a lieutenant in the Naval Reserve.


JULY 8, 1949

Neshoba County representatives attending the Leadership Training School was held at Copiah-Lincoln Jr. College. Howard Herrington of Longino, vice-president of the Jr. Council of 4-H Clubs; Norma Jean Agent, Arlington; and George Parker, Linwood, president of the Linwood club. Miss Esther Kerr, Neshoba County Home Demonstration Agent, accompanied the three students to the school.

JULY 9, 1959

Members of the Lions All-State Band have returned from New York. They placed third in the parade. The Mississippi Lions Band dance band and Dixieland bands were asked to play at the reception for Miss America. In addition, the band played in Madison Square Garden.  

JULY 10, 1969

Philadelphia’s new city officials, after being sworn into office by Chancery Judge Robert Prisock are; Fenton B. Deweese, Mayor, Sing Parker, Ward Three Alderman, Mrs. Zell Dearing, City Clerk, W.J. (Peggie) Peebles, Ward Four Alderman, Willis McKee, Ward Two Alderman, Hugh Wayne Latimer, Alderman at Large, and Pete Mundy, Ward One Alderman. 


JULY 12, 1979

Lt. Col. Charles A. Thompson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles N. Thompson of Philadelphia, recently was graduated from the U. S. Army War College in Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. Thompson entered the army in 1958. He received a master’s degree in 1979 from Shippensburg State College. 

JULY 5, 1989

Shannon and Shauna Burkes, granddaughters of Mrs. Lee George of Philadelphia, recently performed in That’s Dancin’ presented by All About Dance by Rene’ Lee in Baton Rouge, La. The performance was at the Louisiana State University’s Union Theater. Attending the performance were Lee George and Shirley Burt of Philadelphia. 

JULY 7, 1999

Heather Miller and Candee Nance of Philadelphia, and east Mississippi Community College nursing instructor, Cindy Patrick, participated in the National Leadership Conference, held in Nashville. Miller, an EMCC nursing student placed third in the nation in the pathophysiology knowledge test. During the conference, students from across the nation test their knowledge in the health occupations field.

Heather Soriano was crowned Miss Mississippi. She is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. A. P. Soriano. She is the first Miss Mississippi to come from the town of Philadelphia. Miss Soriano is a senior at the University of Mississippi where she plans to earn a bachelor of science in biology before entering medical school.

JULY 8, 2009

Ground was broken on the Choctaw Indian Reservation for the Silver Star Resort and Casino. It is the only land based gaming facility in Mississippi. The casino and resort is expected to provide jobs for 900 employees. The facility will have 1,200 slot machines, 55 game tables, 800-seat bingo parlor, a 100-room hotel, and 3 restaurants.

Kate Moody, a 2009 graduate of Neshoba Central, was recently awarded a scholarship from The Grand Lodge of Mississippi, Free and Accepted Masons. The Grand Lodge gives over 30 scholarships a year. Kate is the daughter of Kenny and Karen Bates.