September 17, 1943

The Business and Professional Women's Club, in an effort to assist with the labor situation, sent out a group of young ladies Monday afternoon to pick cotton. The group went to the farm of Ervin Ross, south of this city, where in an hour and forty-five minutes 172 pounds of cotton was picked.

Lt. Hoover Edwards, daring aviator, has been missing in action since September 3, according to a message sent his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben E. Edwards, of the Arlington community, which reached them Sunday. The message came from the Commander of the Middle East Air Forces.


September 17, 1953

James David Spears, prisoner of war for over two years in Korea, came home Friday to the little four-acre farm home and to the arms of his eagerly and prayerfully awaiting parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jay Spears, who live 3 miles south of Philadelphia.

State Superintendent Jack Tubb, Tommie Naylor, in Charge of Transportation, State Dept. of Education and Mr. W. Middleton, former county superintendent of education in Yazoo county, now with the State Textbook Commission were attending to business in Philadelphia Wednesday and visiting friends.

       September 19, 1963    

The local post of Veterans of Foreign Wars is sponsoring a drive to secure wheel chairs and hospital beds for the use of residents of Neshoba County. It is planned that these will be on a free loan basis. The equipment is to be secured by the sale of several well-known publications.

September 20, 1973

In an ordinance passed Tuesday night, salaries effective Oct. 1 for the mayor and board of aldermen of Philadelphia were set. The ordinance, No. 421, doubled the mayor's salary and added $100 per month to the salary of each of the aldermen.

September 21, 1983

Gov. William Winter has announced that Philadelphia will be the recipient of $94,000 under the statewide category of the Community Development Block Grant program for street improvement. This project includes resurfacing of 15,500 linear feet of residential streets in an area of northwest Philadelphia.

Neshoba Central High School has expanded its curriculum to include a course of study in computer education for the 1983-84 school year. The pre-requisite each student must meet before entry into the class includes algebra I and typing I.  

September 22, 1993 

There will be a cookie contest during Oktoberfest Saturday for all youth between the ages of 8 and 18. Entries need to be at the National Guard armory by 10 a.m. Judging will begin at 10:30 a.m.

The public is invited to a retirement reception Friday honoring Dr. Rudolph A. Posey Sr. Dr. Posey has been in the practice of dentistry for 47 years. The reception will be from 3:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Posey and Posey Dental Clinic. 


September 17, 2003

Officials stayed true to their promise last week, providing $500 across-the-board raises for city employees through selective budget cuts. The Mayor and Board of Aldermen settled on a $5.7 million budget which includes cuts in almost every department from earlier proposed amounts.


September 18, 2013

New seating and stage curtains are among the numerous items on the Arts Council's "wish list" for the historic Ellis Theater as part of a major ongoing renovation that included a newly refurbished marquee. Despite its age and appearance, the Ellis is still a functioning facility.

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