June 2, 1944

Far-sighted business men of Philadelphia, looking toward establishing industrial plants here that will be beneficial to citizens of Neshoba County, are going forward with plans to bring before the people of the county their findings pertinent to the establishment of a glove factory here in Philadelphia.


The retailers quota of $300 per salesperson in the sale of war bonds during the Fifth War Loan Drive, is a challenge to other peoples of the county to literally "put their shoulders" to this drive and march side by side with them.


May 27, 1954

Darrell Royal, Bob Williams of Miss. State, attended the chicken supper held at Choctaw Gardens last Friday night. Coach Royal strikes us as being the type of coach who can and will please the student body, and especially the Alumni of State. 


Next Tuesday the qualified voters of Philadelphia will be asked to vote for or against a bond issue that will enable Wells-Lamont Glove Factory to expand their operations in this city. The amount is $70,000. 

June 4, 1964

Special ground breaking ceremonies initiating the construction of the new sanctuary building of the First Baptist Church here will be held Sunday morning during the worship service, it was announced this week.


A flaming wreck involving a cattle truck and a pick up claimed the lives of two men Monday night about 12 miles north of Philadelphia on Highway 15 at the railroad underpass near the Winston County line.

May 31, 1974

The Philadelphia High School and Elementary School have been awarded class AA accreditation. Officials of the Philadelphia Municipal Separate School District were notified of the accreditation by the State Department of Education.

June 1, 1984

Dairy Day has been set for June 7 at the Neshoba County courthouse. Activities planned for the annual event include a Dairy Day recipe and poster contest, and a 4-H poster art contest. 

June 2, 1994  

Plans for the Highway 19 bypass, a grade separation interchange at Williamsville and a future four-lane highway to the Choctaw Indian reservation were discussed here Thursday night by Mississippi Commissioner of Transportation Wayne Burkes. 


June 4, 2004

A county bridge already scheduled for repair collapsed in the Stallo community. There were no injuries, but the bridge could be closed for up to five months, counter supervisors were told. 


May 29, 2014

James Meredith - whose entrance into Ole Miss in 1966 sparked three days of rioting and ended with two deaths - will be the guest speaker during the 49th annual memorial service for three civil rights workers killed here in 1964.

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