DECEMBER 29, 1939

The House Boys’ basketball team won the county state championship at Coldwater. House’s crack quintet, playing a smooth, fast-breaking game, capped off the finals by 29-21 against Linwood. Leading them to victory was their alert captain, Chuck Instead, who no disputes was the shining star of a star-lit ball team. Trophies were presented the tournament winners by County Attorney Clayton Lewis.


DECEMBER 30, 1949

Chancellor J.K. Gillis gives the oath of office to Dees Stribling, who became Circuit Judge of the 8th Judicial District. Judge Stribling will preside over his first term of court in Brandon. Mr. Stribling is serving an unexpired term by appointment of Gov. Fielding Wright. 

Retiring after 20 years in the Armed Forces, Master Sergeant Hubert L. Pilgrim will come to his native home, Neshoba County to take up on the life of a farmer, raising cotton, corn, and chickens on his 121 acre farm in Philadelphia. Pilgrim entered the U.S. Marines in 1929 at the age of 22 and as a Leatherneck was at Port Au Prince, Republic of Haiti during the uprising there that year.

DECEMBER 31, 1959

Sergeant Major Robert C. Joyner, whose wife, Deloris, recently as promoted to super grade E-9 while serving with the 30th Medical Group in Germany. Super grade E-9 which is the highest enlisted grade now attainable in the Army. Sergeant Joyner, a member of the group’s Headquarters detachment in stuttgart, entered the Army in March if 1939 and arrived overseas on this tour of duty last august.


DECEMBER 25, 1969

Three members of the 1969 Philadelphia High School Varsity football team were named to the All Choctaw Conference team. The boys that won the awards are; Mickey Cumberland, Don Culpepper, and Bill Greenleaf.


DECEMBER 27, 1979

The United States Air Force recently announced the promotion of Maj. Florian Henry Yoste III to the rank of lieutenant colonel. Yoste is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Florian Henry Yoste Jr. Yoste is a highly decorated veteran of the Vietnam conflict.

DECEMBER 27, 1989

Outstanding High School students of America is pleased to announce Laura L. fox has been selected as a new member because of outstanding merit and accomplishment as an American High School Student. Laura is the daughter of Britt and Jo fox of Philadelphia. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Melva fox and Erma Lee Luke.     

DECEMBER 29, 1999

1999 “I Dare You” award recipient went to Chad White and Holly Warren. White is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry White. Warren is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kent Warren. Presenting the award is Mike Reed, 4-H Youth agent.

Amber Ben, a second grader at Pearl river elementary School, won the first place prize in a local business coloring contest.

DECEMBER 30, 2009

Joshua Taylor Stewart and Georgia Grace were named December students of the month by the Rotary Club. Stewart attends Neshoba Central High School and Grace attends Philadelphia High School. Rotary President is Willie Jackson and Terry Jones is the chairman.