December 3, 1943

Hope that Sgt. Niles H. Withers is alive but perhaps a prisoner of war was strengthened here this week by the contents of a letter his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Withers, of this city, received from the War Department. 

News was received here several days ago that First Lt. Alexander C. Hailey was one of seven United States Army Air Forces personnel decorated with the Air Medal at a U.S. Army Air Force station in Northern Ireland.


December 3, 1953

The Christmas Lighting Contest is all on again for the City. The B&PW Club is asking everyone who can to enter the contest this year to make the city more beautiful and the best lighted town in Mississippi.

Twenty nine 4-H boys and girls were announced as county winners and were presented medals and checks at the 4-H Achievement Day program held a the courthouse on Monday. Some 400 4-Her's who had completed all requirements and 20 adult leaders attended this event.

     December 5, 1963    

On December 8, 1963 U.S. Electrical Motors, Division of The Emerson Manufacturing Company will observe its first anniversary in its new Philadelphia Plant on Highway 15 North.

Five boys and girls from Neshoba County will receive checks from United Gas equal to fifty per cent of the premiums paid by the Mississippi State Fair in 1963 junior class competition. 

December 6, 1973

Neshoba County Circuit Clerk Glen Jackson has received an Award for Meritorious Service from the Passport Office, U.S. Department of State. The award was conferred on Jackson by Miss Frances Knight, director of the Passport Office.

Joseph D. Holley, district conservationist with the Soil Conservation Service, is now stationed in Neshoba County. Holley is a native of Booneville, Prentiss County.

December 7, 1983

A Presidential Commission an Indian Reservation Economies has selected the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians for its first visit. The commission arrived in Meridian Tuesday and will meet with Choctaw Chief Phillip Martin.

William Bros. store at Williamsville was burglarized Sunday night or early Monday, Sheriff Johnny Phillips said. Among items reported stolen were shoes, boots, pants, jeans, a sweater and some coins.

December 7, 1993 

An increase in road improvement projects and new business construction is changing the appearance of many parts of Philadelphia and Neshoba County. The west end of town is experiencing the greatest concentration of growth at least partially because of plans by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians to build a casino on the reservation at Pearl River.

The children of Neshoba County will benefit from the Philadelphia Home Arts Club's Christmas Tour of Homes Sunday. Proceeds from the biennial tours are used to fund special projects for children including a new bridge and play equipment at Northside Park.


December 3, 2003

The public library has purchased a sophisticated system that will allow patrons to browse holdings from home over the Internet. When the Philadelphia-Neshoba County Public Library re-opens next year after an extensive renovation, it will be equipped with the integrated automation system used for circulation.


December 4, 2013

The search continues for a new head football coach at Neshoba Central. Neshoba Central principal John Bowen confirmed that several applications have been received and that interviews are now being done to fill the position left vacant at the end of the season.

With over 400 sales transactions, Steve Wilkerson said last week's Black Friday was the best he had seen in his 30 years in business at Steve's on the Square.

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