December 11, 1942

Private jessie L. Barrett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Barrett, Philadelphia, is now stationed at Camp Adair Oregon, in the US Army. Private Paul A. Frasier, of Philadelphia, has been recently been transferred from Miami Beach, Florida to Murray State Jr. College, in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, where he is attending Administrative Technical School of the Army Air Force. Chaplain John O. Lindquist, Chief of Chaplain Branch, headquarters, Fourth Service Command at Atlanta, is now ready to pass the ammunition, carloads of it. Only this time, it’s spiritual ammunition, with the arrival of more than a quarter of a million copies of Scriptures at the Ordinance warehouse, to be distributed to members of the armed forces in the southeast.

December 13, 1952

Linda Ward, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willis Ward, was winner of the first place in a beauty contest held at theBeat Line School recently. Linda is a member of the 1st grade and a pupil of Mrs. M.S. Lewis. Private Prentiss Stokes, 21, is a completing his work at Lackland Air Force Base, near San Antonio, Texas and will be assigned to specialized work at another field. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Stokes of Preston.

December 13, 1962

This is the entrance to the new $1,500,000 U.S. Electrical Motors plant in Philadelphia which had its opening last Saturday afternoon. The people present are; A.G. Little, manager of the Milford Conn., plant of U.S. Motors, and Gilbert F. Craig, vicepresident of Emerson Electric of St. Louis. Philadelphia’s girls basketballteam racked up two victories over the weekend. Friday, Philadelphia defeated Lynville by a score of 78-35 and Barbara Goldman was high scorer with 22 points. Saturday night they won over Starkville 48-28 with Janis Hodges taking highs coring honors with 27 points.

December 14, 1972

The County Line Development club won first place at the annual County Development Roundup Thursday night. Mrs. Aletha Boler, Secretary of the Neshoba Development Club, won first place in the secretary’s record book category. She is being congratulated by Rep. G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery, who spoke for the event. The other people present are; Bill Norton and H.D. Smith, President of the County Line Club.

December 16, 1982 

The Special Education teaching staff of Choctaw Central Middle School proved that the Thanksgiving season presents an abundance of learning opportunities. After classroom discussion about the meaning and activities of Thanksgiving, Nettie Moore, Gloria Weathers and Daisy Jim directed their combined student groups in planning and preparing an actual Thanksgiving dinner.

December 11, 1992

Jodie Skinner, 1991, 4-H Neshoba County Council President, is handing over the gavel over to the 1992 President, Keshia Magee. Jodie is a member of the Helping Hands 4-H Club while Keshia is a member-at-large. Heather Saum, Lowndes County 4-H member, was the featured speaker at the 1992 4-H Awards Banquet. Heather, a freshman at Mississippi State University and currently serving as Columbus’ Miss Hospitality, has worked her way up to the Presidential Silver Platter Award, the highest honor in 4-H. she was a national 4-H clothing record winner and presently serves as a 4-H ambassador on the Mississippi 4-H Awareness Team.

December 11, 2002

Members of the Jerusalem Temple church Youth choir sing carols during the lighting ceremony of the Lights of Love Tree at the Neshoba County General Hospital and Nursing Home last week.

December 14, 2012

These Neshoba County students are recent additions to the Warrior Corps at East Central Community College in Decatur. The people are; LaJoya Griffin, Danielle irons, Allison Perry, Shaniski Collier, Jordan Clearman, Alex Stuart, William Meruvia, Ouida Meruvia, Kayleigh McCool, all of Philadelphia. All the students are graduates of Neshoba County High School; The Warrior Corps is a special group of students selected represent the college with recruiting endeavors a special events.

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