MARCH 22, 1940

County Agent F.M. Smith and Miss Celia South, home demonstration agent, were among the chief speakers at the bimonthly conference of state extension workers at Mississippi State College Tuesday. Miss South and Mr. Smith told how the County Program and Policy Committee of thirty-seven leading farmers and farm women had been selected and was functioning in developing a comprehensive long-time farm and  home program in Neshoba County.

MARCH 24, 1950

Mike Gamblin, son of Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Gamblin, Philadelphia, was named a team member of the All-State Team at Hattiesburg. Philadelphia was eliminated by Clinton in the first game of the state tournament, and Booneville was for the second consecutive year, crowned State Champions. Mike was been playing with the local high school team for four years.

MARCH 24, 1960

Miss Laura Dobbs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hobbs, talented young pianist from Philadelphia High School, is to appear in the Meridian Exchange Club’s program at Meridian Junior College. Miss Dobbs recently entertained members of the Exchange Club of Meridian with a fine performance. She is one of the 14 acts set up for the big program in Meridian which will feature Miss Lynda Lee Mead, Miss America.

MARCH 26, 1970

Jackie Walton and Mike Seales receive checks for their posters entered in the cleanup and beautification poster contest. The children are students at Neshoba Central Elementary School. Mrs. Connie Sampsell, manager of the Philadelphia Neshoba County Chamber of Commerce, presented them with their prize.

MARCH 27, 1980

Philadelphia kicker and interior lineman, Dewayne Rogers, signs a football scholarship to East Central Junior College. Philadelphia coach Joe Wood accompanies him. Rogers helped the Tornadoes complete a 9-3 season in 1979.

MARCH 28, 1990

Candas Reynolds won second place in the 4-H Fashion Revue, simple garments-ages 8 to 11 division and second place in the girls-age 8 to 13 dressy division. Candas is a member of the Grass Roots 4-H Club. She is the daughter of Clifton and Jean Reynolds. 

MARCH 22, 2000

JoAnna Bates was crowned Neshoba County’s New Junior Miss. She also captured the creative and performing arts award. She is the daughter of Darrel and Naomi Bates. Rachel Webb was the first runner up. She is the daughter of Rex and Becky Webb.

MARCH 24, 2010

Judy Palmer’s fifth grade Automotive Engineering Team from Neshoba Central Elementary School won second place in Mississippi State University recently with their K’Nex Car. Their car successfully made it through all heigh drops including the eight foot straight drop without the egg cracking. With their car is; Anna Bowen, Abby Stokes, Cade Vanderporten, and Judy Palmer, TAG Teacher.