May 5, 1944

PFC Vernon A. Myers, who was wounded in action in the South Pacific, is now reported well recovered and back in action. He is the son of David L. Myers of Rt. 5.

Bloomo Home Demonstration Club women have made a record to be really proud of with the Red Cross work for February, March, and April.


May 6, 1954

The BAWI Board of Jackson issued a "Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity" to the city of Philadelphia this week for the purpose of calling an election to issue $70,000 in full faith credit bonds to erect a warehouse for the Wells-Lamont Glove Factory.

Dr. Jimmy Barfoot of Philadelphia was elected secretary-treasurer of the Mississippi Chiropractic Association at their annual convention on the Gulf Coast last weekend.

May 7, 1964

Betty Trapp and Jeri Joyner have been named valedictorian and salutatorian of the Class of 1964 at Philadelphia High School.

Mrs. Audrey Smith, student at East Central Junior College from Philadelphia, has won top scholastic honors even though she is a grandmother and must divide her time between the classroom and homemaking. 

May 9, 1974

Miss Janice Bryan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hailey Brian of Rt. 3, recently completed her student teaching at Neshoba Central Elementary School.

May 9, 1984

In honor of the 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Boswell, their children and grandchildren request the pleasure of your company at a reception on Sunday, May 20 in Macedonia Pentecostal Church.

City Judge Pro Tempore Vernon A. Myers heard 13 cases Monday in City Police Court.

May 4, 1994  

Philadelphia first baseman Shane Allen had a double against Nanih Waiya and a single against Clarkdale as the Tornadoes concluded their season with an 11-11 record. 


May 12, 2004

Sgt. Joshua S. Ladd was remembered as a hero with a sacrificial heart Friday afternoon as an overflow crowd filled the chapel of McClain-Hays Funeral Home. Ladd, 20, a member of the 367th Maintenance Co., was killed on May 1 when hostile forces attacked his convoy and a rocket-propelled grenade struck his vehicle.

Seeking to maintain a Class 6 fire rating, city officials will add a new custom Class A pumper to its fleet similar to the last two purchased.  


May 7, 2014

The massive search and rescue operation in wake of the devastation from last week's EF-4 tornado in Winston County was led by Philadelphia Fire Chief Pierce Clark, a leader of Mississippi Emergency Management Agency's Task Force 2.

The powerful EF-4 tornado that tore a near mile-wide path of destruction for 34.3 miles through Leake, Neshoba, Attala, and Winston counties last week claimed 10 lives.

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