February 25, 1944

Visions of a new County Court House with ample space for all the needs of the county government and various Federal Government agencies with a modern jail comprising the top story were presented to the members of the Rotary Club Monday by T.A. Webb, chairman of Philadelphia's Post War Planning Committee.

It really isn't news - not to Neshoba County farmers - but many county roads are impassable due to continued rains and thousands upon thousands of pounds of milk being produced by the farmers is going to waste, to say nothing of other economic losses entailed by present road conditions.


February 25, 1954

One of Neshoba County's R.C. Peebles, disaster chairman of the Neshoba County Chapter, American Red Cross, reports a survey has been made of the damage done by recent tornadoes in the county.

The streamlined "Little Rebels" of the Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad were removed from service in Mississippi last night after almost 20 years of continuous service. The preference of passengers for highway travel and a mounting deficit in operating the two trains last year were the principal reasons for withdrawing them.

     February 27, 1964    

A major American furniture manufacturer is considering locating in Neshoba County. That was the announcement this week by the Industrial committee of the Philadelphia-Neshoba County Chamber of Commerce, with Vernon Gamblin as chairman.

A Community Development Club has been organized in the House community and the next meeting of the group will be held tomorrow in the fellowship department of the Bethel Church of God. 

February 28, 1974

Glen Stribling, a junior at Philadelphia High School, rated superior in the State Platform Contest, oratory division, held at Mississippi College recently. Glen rated superior at the District IV Platform Contest in Louisville, which enabled him to participate in the North Half Contest held at Ole Miss.

A $97,898 expansion of telephone service for the Highway 16 west area of Neshoba County served from South Central Bell's Philadelphia exchange was announced today by manager John McCormick.

February 29, 1984

The L.B. Foster Company of Pittsburgh, PA Monday outlined its plans to manage and operate 713 miles of east Mississippi railroad lines being acquired from the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad for $22 million.

February 23, 1994  

The Leake Academy Rebelettes captured their seventh Academy AA state championship Saturday by whipping East Holmes, 73-75, in Jackson.

Former United States Representative Arthur Winstead will be honored with a special tribute on Saturday, March 5.


February 25, 2004

Betsey Irons was named Neshoba County's Junior Miss Saturday night. Other winners were Celeste Burt, Dana Apperson, and Jerica Williamson.

Eleven people were arrested in a street level drug operation Wednesday after undercover personnel purchased "all sorts of controlled substances" in the city and county, the authorities said. More arrests are expected.


February 26, 2014

Taking the helm at Neshoba General is an exciting opportunity for Lee McCall, given that it's such a dynamic and progressive healthcare organization, he said. The newest chief officer at Neshoba County General Hospital and Nursing Home was announced publicly on Monday by the Board of Trustees.

City residents and some small business owners could see a decrease in their monthly sanitation fee after one bid for the twice-a-week service for the next six years came in lower than expected.

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