NOVEMBER 17, 1939

At a special meeting of the Chamber of Commerce called by President T.P. Oliphant for the purpose of electing officers and directors for the ensuing year, Otho Phillips, of the Benwalt Hotel, was chosen as President. It was decided to authorize Mr. Phillips to name his Board of Directors.

Jack Stribling, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Stribling of Philadelphia, was elected President of the Freshman Class at E.C.J.C. in Decatur. 


NOVEMBER 18, 1949

Sgt. Doyle Stokes who enlisted in the Air Force on May 4, 1949, has been promoted to Sergeant. Sgt. Stokes teaches air craft, technical orders, maintenance system, drawing, nomenclature, supply system, plastics, and the use of special tools. He has also completed a projector course. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walton Stokes. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Stokes and Mr. and Mrs. Dolph Green.

NOVEMBER 19, 1959

Winners in the King and Queen contests at the House School Box Supper were Cathy Herrington and Tim Allison. John Wayne Watson and Phyllis Knight were also the king and queen. Cathy is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hartson Herington and Tim is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Allison. They won in the grades 4-5 section. John Wayne is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Watson and Phyllis is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Felix Knight. They won in the first through third grade.


NOVEMBER 20, 1969

Mrs. Cross Savell, of Philadelphia, participated in the 48th annual Fram Bureau Federation Style Show. She was named the first place of winner. Mrs. Savell modeled a wool dress with matching plaid coat designed and made by her. She was also a local and district winner in the competition.


NOVEMBER 22, 1979

Winners in the Neshoba county Junior Miss pageant were Lynne Lewis, second alternate, and she received the Spirit of Junior Miss award. Rhoda Elephant, first alternate; LeeAnn Marshall, 1979-1980 Junior Miss winner and scholastic award; and Lori Daniels, talent winner. Miss Marshall will compete in the Mississippi Junior Miss Pageant in Meridian.

NOVEMBER 22, 1989

Lee Lewis, a senior at Philadelphia High School, was crowned Neshoba County’s Young Woman of the Year. Miss Lewis is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Lewis. She was awarded the title by last year’s winner, Jeri Brantley. She will receive a $1500 scholarship to any college of her choice. She will represent Neshoba County at the state program in Meridian in early 1990.  

NOVEMBER 24, 1999

Shelton “Buck” Bounds received the Philadelphia Sertoma Club’s 1999 Service to Mankind award. The award was for “significant and meritorious service to mankind.” Bounds is a member of the Neshoba County Farm Bureau, president of the 4-h Advisory Council , and a member of the advisory council of the Cooperative Extension Service in Neshoba County.

NOVEMBER 18, 2009

Allison McCarver was selected as freshman maid for Mississippi State University. She is majoring in elementary education and is a member of Delta Gamma sorority. Miss McCarver is the daughter of Tommy and Terri McCarver. Her grandparents are Tom and Shirley Cox of Philadelphia.