SEPTEMBER 22, 1939

There will be an Old Fiddlers’ Contest at Forest Dale School House, Friday night. Admission will be 10 cents and 15 cents. Cash prizes will be awarded to winners.

Bernard M. Baruch said that the nation’s defenses are inadequate of protection against possible invasion under changed European and Asiatic political situations. He urged immediate creation of an army and air force powerful enough to stand off any combination of possible invaders, and strengthening of the navy.

SEPTEMBER 23, 1949

K.K. Sullivan of Newton has been transferred to Philadelphia as Service man for United Gas. Mr. Sullivan, a native of Smith County has for the past two years been in Newton where he held a similar position. As soon as living quarters are available, the Sullivan family will move to Philadelphia. Mr. Sullivan assumed his new duties this week.

SEPTEMBER 24, 1959

The 1959 champion of the Philadelphia Golf Club, C.D. McNeese receives a trophy from tournament chairman Jack Tannehill at the program, following the program meet at the local club. Mines defeated Ab Davis Harbour for the title, succeeding Joe Rice Goodwin as a top player at the club this year. Pro Nelon Giddens of the Jackson Country Club was top pro for the day with a 71, while Tommy Butler of Brookhaven was the winning amateur with a 72.

Staff Sgt. Milton Jenkins, Philadelphia, receives August Airman of the Month honors as his squadron commander Maj. Jesse Long, looks on Col. William M. Bower, base commander. The 23 year old Philadelphian airman is member of the 908th AC&W Sq. at Dobbins, and is the third member of that organization to win base Airman of the Month honors this year. 

SEPTEMBER 25, 1969

Pvt. First Class Donald I. Sharpe, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Sharpe, of Philadelphia, was assigned recently to the 2nd Infantry Division in Korea as an infantry man. He has a wife named Sandra who lives in Louisville.

SEPTEMBER 20, 1979

Jeff Nowles of Columbia has been promoted to staff assistant to the Vice President of Manufacturing of the AMBAC Industries Plant of United Technologies Corporation. A mechanical engineering graduate of Mississippi State University, Bowles joined AMBAC as a tool and process engineer in 1973, having previously worked for the Arnold Research Organization. 

SEPTEMBER 27, 1989

Melissa Burton of Burton’s Racing from Philadelphia added another trophy to her collection at the T & T Trials. It was a race dominated by the Philadelphia drivers as the final three drivers flipped a coin fro the buy run. Chad Fox ran his ’67 mustang and Jack Mayo, and Melissa Burton were driving the same ’73 Nova.

SEPTEMBER 22, 1999

Rotary Club students for the month of September are; Lauren Turner of Philadelphia High School and Kristi Irons of Neshoba Central High School. Sellers Cole, Rotary Club President, presented the awards.  

SEPTMEBER 23, 2009

Leake Academy Rebelette, Emily Kea, was presented a planque by her coach, Doyle Wolverton, for being selected 2008-09 All MPSA Basketball Team First Team. She is the daughter of Donnie Kea and Sally Kea.