JANUARY 12, 1940

President Roosevelt nominated Attorney General Frank Murphy to be an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court and Solicitor General Robert H. Jackson to succeed him as head of the Justice Department. The president also sent to the Senate the nomination of Judge Francis Biddle of the third circuit court of appeals to the solicitor general.


JANUARY 13, 1950

T-Sgt. Charles H. Freeburgh, son of Mrs. Mae Freeburgh, Philadelphia, was transferred from Maxwell Field to the Pacific theater, Colonel Leslie G. Mulzer, base commanding officer. He was a crew chief with the 9306th Maintenance Squadron while stationed at Maxwell AF Base. Sgt. Freeburgh entered the service in 1942, and has continued a military career since that time, attending several specialist schools.

Marvin Savell, was named chairman of the Vegetable Committee of the state Farm Bureau organization in Jackson. The Vegetable Committee of the state organization was created at the behest of Commissioner of Agriculture Si Corley. Mr. Savell is President of the Neshoba County Vegetable Shed located at Bethsadia.

JANUARY 14, 1960

Janice Smith has been selected to represent Philadelphia High school on the McCall’s Teen Fashion Board. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry L. Smith. It has been awarded to her for her outstanding achievement in sewing and clothes class work.


JANUARY 15, 1970

T. A. Webb was awarded a plaque in commemoration of 50 years of service at the Citizens Bank. He is accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Webb, and his son, Steve Webb. Webb began his service with the bank in 1920, and served for many years as president before becoming chairman of the board.


JANUARY 17, 1980

Mrs. Arvilla Hancock recently graduated from the Licensed Practical Nurse’s Program at Hinds Junior College. She is now employed in the pediatric department of the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Crumpton C. Barrett.

JANUARY 10, 1990

Emmy Brantley was recently selected as Holmes Community College Beauty. She is the daughter of Jerry and Linda Brantley. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, a student government officer, Dance Line Co-Captain and was a 1989 Sophomore Homecoming Maid. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Mavis Lashley and the late Charles Lashley and Mr. and Mrs. Marzine Brantley. 

JANUARY 12, 2000

A Philadelphia High School Educator is one of the 292 Mississippi teachers that received certification from the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards. Sharon earned the certification in secondary English. She is the first teacher to receive this honor from the city school district.

JANUARY 13, 2010

Ron Aldridge, Mississippi Director for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), was the guest speaker during a recent meeting of the Philadelphia Rotary Club. NFIB represents and lobbies for the rights of small business owners in Mississippi and Washington, D.C.