AUGUST 25, 1939

Uncle Sam’s Atlantic coast maneuvers involving 77,000 officers and men proved of interest to arm observers from eight foreign countries. 

The officers shown at Manassas, VA. Venezuela;  Colonel Eduardo Leongomez, Columbia, Columbia, Major Jose Bina Machado, Brazil; Leader Ismael Sarasua, Chile; Colonel Richard V. Read, Great Britain; Major Carl Nils Armann, Sweden; and Colonel John A. Crane, official observer for U.S. war department. 


AUGUST 26, 1949

In recognition of his completion, John Brister was awarded the Eagle Scout at the Court of Honor. His mother, Mrs. J. C. Brister pinned the badge on him. Receiving the Eagle Scout Badge is an honor and one of which John can be rightly proud.

Miss Patty Sue Dansby was crowned as Miss Neshoba County 1949. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Dansby. “Miss Mississippi”, Katherine wright, crowned Miss Dansby. The pageant is sponsored by the Business and Professional Women’s Club.

AUGUST 27, 1959

Maury B. Gunter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey H. Gunter, has been selected to receive a scholarship at East Central Junior College. The scholarships were awarded on the basis of high school record and general aptitude. Maury is a graduate of Decatur High School. He plans to major in electrical engineering.

Ann Bishop, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Watkins, will receive her degree in nursing from the H. Gilroy School of Nursing. Miss Bishop was also chosen as Class Favorite in the graduating class. She graduated from Dixon High School in 1953.


AUGUST 28, 1969

Bette Marla Ford received her degree from Mississippi State College for Women’s third annual summer commencement. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Ford. She received a bachelor of science degree from MSCW in home economics. She is a 1965 Philadelphia High School graduate. 


AUGUST 30, 1979

Tom Gray, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gray, won first place in Sword Drill Junior Division at summer camp. He is a member of Pleasant Ridge Missionary Baptist Church. 

AUGUST 23, 1989

The United States Achievement Academy announced Gidget Malone as a United States National winner in history and government. She is the daughter of Rachel Malone and Garland Malone. Gidget attends West Kemper Junior High. 

AUGUST 25, 1999

The Neshoba County Forestry Association presented member Bobbie Jean Dickinson with awards for her service in recruiting more than 50 new members to the organization. Dickinson received two plaques for her efforts is recruiting new members. The first, a plaque from the Pulpwood Club for recruiting 25 members, and the second from the Sawtimber Club for recruiting 50 to 100 new members. Dickinson also received a belt buckle, a cap, and a jacket.

AUGUST 26, 2009

Margaret Rivers competed in the 18th annual State Games of Mississippi in Meridian in the women’s bowhunter archery category. She won a gold medal in the field event with a score of 705 with 3 10X’s and a gold medal in the 3-D event with a score of 175.