November 12, 1943

Lt. Robert M. Peebles was recently awarded the Silver Star, coveted military award, for conspicuous gallantry in action over and above the call of ordinary duty, according to news received here a few days ago. The award was made by Lt. Gen. George C. Kennedy, commanding general of the Allied Forces in the Southwest Pacific area.

Mr. A.D. Chapman, well known Neshoba citizen, has been elected manager of the Neshoba County Cooperative (AAL) succeeding Mr. Henry A. Kennedy, who will assume the office of Neshoba County Tax Assessor in January. Mr. Chapman assumed his new position November 1st.


November 12, 1953

Two Neshoba County night spots were ordered closed by court orders Tuesday afternoon and the operator of a third establishment was petitioned for contempt of court. The writs were issued by Chancellor J.K. Gillis on evidence presented to him by District Attorney Roy Noble Lee.

Thomas Prince was named chairman of the Literature Committee of the Mississippi State Wesley Foundation last week. Thomas is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Prince, this city.

     November 14, 1963    

Thousands of self-employed farmers and their dependents have retired with social security benefits in the years since 1954 when Congress extended coverage to this group. Today another 4 1/2 million people who depend upon farming for a livelihood are building social security protection against the loss of income resulting from old age, disability or death.

November 15, 1973

As a result of the increase in authorized manpower in the Mississippi National Guard which was allocated by the National Guard Bureau in Washington, the 298th Maintenance Battalion has been reorganized to provide for an increase in manpower in the Philadelphia unit.

November 16, 1983

The Philadelphia Rotary Club has contributed $950 to the Burn Unit of Delta Medical Center at Greenville. This was part of $22,950 given by 44 Rotary Clubs for the purchase of a central monitor station for the Burn Unit.

Sen. Thad Cochran said today that 48 Mississippi counties including Neshoba have been declared eligible for emergency farm assistance due to adverse weather in the spring and summer this year.

November 17, 1993 

Neshoba County Circuit Clerk Martha F. Patterson was publicly censured in open court and fined $5,000 for making loans to herself from public funds on three occasions. The funds were later repaid to the county.

The Philadelphia Sertoma Club recognized Brent Gray as "Sertoman of the Year" during the club's annual banquet. The award, the top recognition a Sertoma club can give a member, is based on contributions to Sertoma during the past year.


November 12, 2003

A bid to stabilize the historic railroad depot has been let, the first phase of a major renovation project. The Mayor and Board of Aldermen on Nov. 4 approved advertising for the work which could get under way as early as December.

The U.S. Motors plant here will be phased out and finally closed by September 2004, ending a nearly 40-year run that in its heyday made the manufacturer of electrical motors one of the county's largest employers.


November 13, 2013

An ordinance banning smoking in commercial buildings inside the city limits is under consideration by the Philadelphia Mayor and Board of Aldermen. The proposed ordinance, which is being drafted by the city attorney, is the result of an earlier meeting with Beverly Knox of the Mississippi Tobacco-Free Coalition.

Robert Turnage, former superintendent of the Philadelphia Public School District, said he was excited to be back in the district after being hired last week as interim superintendent.

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