February 4, 1944

Mrs. Juanita Moseley has leased the Sanders Hotel from Mrs. A. F. Sanders Trapp, and is now operating this popular note.

War bond sales in Neshoba County continued to lag somewhat during the week, when A.D. Doggett and S.B. King, chairmen of the 4th War Loan Drive, warned that "extra efforts will have to be exerted" if the county is to reach its $506,000 quota. 


February 4, 1954

Donna Rea, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Rea, will sing this evening over WTOK-TV channel 11, Meridian at 6:30 on the local talent show.

The Beacon Street Baptist Church is formulating final plans for entering their new auditorium some time in March.

     January 30, 1964    

Neshoba County taxpayers will be required to pay $2,619,000 in federal taxes as their share of the proposed $97.9 billion fiscal federal budget for 1964 if it is adopted by Congress.

Burglars, believed to be teenagers, broke into the Neshoba County Elementary School for the second time last Thursday. 

February 7, 1974

Marty Stuart, teenage son of Mr. and Mrs. John Stuart, and a rising star in country and western music, appeared on an hour-long television special Monday night.

Sheriff Melton Bounds has announced the appointment of James Richard Willis as deputy sheriff. 

February 8, 1984

The old Neshoba County jail, built in the 1950s and used for about 30 years, was sold Monday for $10,750.

Three suspects were being questioned about several fires set Friday night at Neshoba Central High School, Sheriff Glen Waddell said Tuesday morning. The fires were set in the main office of the school, in a garbage truck and in a school bus.

February 2, 1994 

Neshoba County's Junior Miss Jennifer Thomas is competing this week in Meridian for the state title. 


February 4, 2004

Support beams for the pavilion in Founders Square at the Neshoba County Fairgrounds are being replaced along with the tin roof. J.J. Jenkins and Steven Fulton of Jenkins Construction saw to the beams. One of the older harness barns is also being reworked. The metal is being salvaged from the pavilion roof. The work is expected to be completed within the next few weeks and is estimated to cost between $40,000 and $50,000. Fair officials say they will not alter the historic significance of the structures.


January 29, 2014

An effort is underway by the Police Department to collect about $1 million in delinquent fines for the city as more than 2,000 people have outstanding warrants for their arrests. Mayor James A. Young said officials have been battling the delinquent cases in recent years.

The new $2.5 million Choctaw Regional Maintenance Facility officially opened its doors Friday following a ribbon cutting by Tribal, state, and federal officials.

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