Aug. 25, 1933

Cotton growers of Neshoba County are expecting their acreage reduction plow-up checks within the next week, according to Mr. A. M. McMullen, local agent. Checks will total $162,629 based upon acreage destroyed.

Aug. 20, 1943

Sergeant Flavia J. Russell of Jackson, who is somewhere in England, is a member of the First Women's Army Corps expeditionary force to land in Great Britain known as the First WAC separate Battalion.

Aug. 20, 1953

Shown above is Mrs. Cross Savell, top winner in this year's Individual Exhibits at the Neshoba County Fair. She made the attractive straw hat she is wearing and also the beautiful woven hand bag she is holding. Mrs. Savell won 83 ribbons this year and was awarded highest individual honors for the second year in a row.

Aug. 29, 1963

An ordinance extending the city limits of Philadelphia was adopted by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen on July 16, and petition has been filed with the Chancery Clerk of Neshoba County ratification, approval and confirmation by the Chancery Court of Neshoba County. Property owners have been advised that the hearing has been set for Oct. 5 at which time all persons concerned may appear to voice objections if they have any.

Aug. 23, 1973

Edward Pryer and Buddy Chunn received trophies from Gov. Bill Waller for the biggest fish in the Governor's First Annual Youth Fishing Rodeo, 10-12 year old boys' division, at Lake Tom Bailey July 28. Not pictured is third place winner Rod Brown.

Aug. 25, 1993

Neshoba Central Elementary School PTO President Barry Walker symbolically presents County School Superintendent V. C. Manning with the keys to the new gates at the elementary school.

From left are Assistant Elementary Principal George Shaw; PTO Secretary Mrs. Christine Calloway; PTO Vice President Mrs. Genie Hall; Walker; Manning; Elementary Principal Mrs. Lynda Crawford; and PTO Treasurer David Eubanks. The PTO has been very active the last two years and raised money for a new fence around the elementary school as well as lockers for the fifth and six grade students. "On behalf of the Neshoba County School Board and administration, I would like to express appreciation for the elementary PTO for this and the many other projects that are done for our students. We are sincerely thankful for your support," Manning said.

Aug. 20, 2003

Construction worker Steve Nowell guides the hoisting of the first of three pieces of the Veterans Memorial from the courthouse to a truck for transport to DeWitt DeWeese Park last Wednesday.

Veterans groups received permission from city officials to move the monument to the park to provide better access for viewing and for special occasions.