AUGUST 4, 1939

Robert Staats caught a 481 pound Broadbill Swordfish at Canta Catalina, taking an hour, 23 minutes, to bring it up to gaff. The men that helped Staats are; Mike Marincovich, John Grant, Loren Grey, son of Author Zane Grey.


AUGUST 5,1949

More than 1,500,000 World War II veterans have bought homes with the help of loan guarantees provided in the G.I. Bill. 27,000 applications were received and 158 of these applicants were from Mississippi.  The new homes allow the veterans to be settled back in everyday life.

AUGUST 6, 1959

Walter Rayford Jones, newly elected county attorney, unofficially, to succeed Laurel G. Weir, present county attorney is a native of the Arlington community and a graduate of Ole Miss Law School. 

Mr. Jones has recently returned to Neshoba County to make it his home.


AUGUST 7, 1969

Sylvia White, was crowned Miss Neshoba County by the reigning Miss Neshoba County, Nelda Yates. Miss White, who will be a freshman at Mississippi State College for Woman, did a comedy dance routine for her talent presentation. She is the daughter of Clyde White. 

June Jackson is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffie Jackson and was first runner-up and Debbie Seale is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willis Seale and was second runner-up and Miss Congeniality.


AUGUST 2, 1979

Nathaniel Tillman made his annual pilgrimage to the Nehsoba County Fair to watch the harness races. Tillman raced in the Neshoba County Fair himself, starting in 1935.

 Tillman’s son, Johnny Paul Tillman, is now driving and won the first race. 

JULY 26, 1989

Kevin Beason placed first in the Grade Western 2 and 3 year old Gelding Class at the Southeast District 4-H Horse Show held in Newton.

 His horses’ name is Sir Outlaw. Kevin went on to place third in this same class at the State 4-H Horse Show held at the State Fairgrounds in Jackson. 

AUGUST 4, 1999

The Rev. Jack Garnett, congratulates Mike Jernigan, a student at Mid American Seminary, who was recently licensed in the ministry of preaching the gospel by New Pleasantdale Baptist Church in Philadelphia.

Wallace Fortenberry grew a 80 pound watermelon in his privately owned patch in Neshoba County. It is 30 inches long and 40 1/2 inches round. 

Fortenberry also had some watermelons that weighed 60 pounds.

AUGUST 5, 2009

The Leake Academy Rebelette softball team has opened its season with a 3-0 start. Madison Powers was the winning pitcher in the first win over Manchester. 

She pitched six innings with nine strikeouts while giving up only three hits. 

Hannah Moore pitched a one-hitter in their second win over Manchester.