JANUARY 5, 1940

Dr. W.H. Banks of Philadelphia has been appointed by Governor Hugh White to serve a five-year sermon the State Board of Health. The term started at the beginning of this year.

Miss Doris Miller, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. J.H. Miller has recently been elected Miss E.M.J.C. MissMiller is an outstanding student at E.M.J.C. in Scooba. She is editor of the school paper, member of the glee club, dramatic club, assistant librarian and co-hostess of Gilbert Hall and is also President of the Kemper County League Union.


JANUARY 6, 1950

Ross Barnett, Jackson Attorney, was named State Chairman of the American Bar Association’s Committee on American Citizenship. The appointment was tendered by Harold J. Gallagher, President of the American Bar Association. On the standing committee of the important committee are seven nationally known attorneys who practice in various sections of the United States.

JANUARY 7, 1960

The 1960 Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow in our school is senior Myra Ann Ward. She received the highest score on the 50 minute written examination on homemaking knowledge and attitudes. She received a $1,500 scholarship and an educational trip with her advisor. The tour will include a trip to New York City.


JANUARY 8, 1970

Allen Brantley has signed a football scholarship to Mississippi State University. He has earned three letters in football as offensive and defensive end. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Barnard Brantley. He was named All Little Dixie Conference and received the best defensive lineman award on his team. In addition, he has received two letters in track, and two in baseball, and one in basketball.


JANUARY 10, 1979

Chris Hoskins fires in two for the Philly Tornadoes. Hoskins was chosen as “Tornado of the Week”for his pre-Christmas break play in the Noxapater Tournament, won by the Tornadoes. Hoskins scored 62 points, and was credited with 21 rebounds, 17 assists, and 7 steals.

JANUARY 8, 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.     

JANUARY 5, 2000

Nicole Walker was elected Miss USM by the student body at the University of Southern Mississippi. She is the daughter of Gary and Sandra Walker. She is also the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lamar Walker. 

JANUARY 6, 2010

A Neshoba County native has returned home to practice law, a career he meticulously planned before graduating high school. Caleb May knew since his junior year at Leake Academy that he would earn a law degree and return home to practice general law. He attended East Central Community College and then earned his law degree from the University of Mississippi. May, is the son of Dr. Glenn and Judy May of Philadelphia.