OCTOBER 18, 1940

Miss Winnie Agnes Russell of Monteicello is acting as assistant to Miss Ceila South, Neshoba County home demonstration aged, for several months while training in home demonstration work. She took up her duties here last week. Miss Russell was teaching home economics at Carmichael in Clarke County prior to taking up her work here. She is a graduate of Mississippi Southern College and had been teaching for two years.

OCTOBER 20, 1950

Steve Babbinton of Magnolia was Thursday night named President of the Mississippi Chapter of the Louisiana State University Alumni Federation, succeeding Dalton Brady of Brookhaven. Mr. Babbinton is well known in Philadelphia where he has often visited. He is the husband of the former Miss Majorie patterson and son in law of A.J. Patterson of Philadelphia.  

OCTOBER 20, 1960

Barbara Goldman, was elected Queen of the ninth grade at Zephyr Hill Junior High. JOe Tingl was named to reign as King. Barbara is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Goldman, and Joe is the son of Mrs. Sarah Snow. 

The King and Queen for Zephyr Hill in the sixth grade is Glenda Sullivan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Sullivan and Tommy Shackelford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Shackelford. The program was the annual Halloween party at the school. 

OCTOBER 15, 1970

Mayor Allan King has proclaimed October 18-23 National Women’s Week in Philadelphia. The people present with the mayor as he signed were; Mrs. Lennie McArthur, president of the local Business and Professional Women’s Club, and Mrs. Alberta Fleming, chairman of National Business Women’s Week. 

OCTOBER 16, 1980

Tammy Bates of Philadelphia was crowned the 1980 homecoming queen at Leake Academy during half time. Serving as flower girl was Ellen Allen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James R. Allen of Carthage. Crownbearer was Marcus McPhail, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary McPhail of Madden. Miss Bates was crowned by student body president Richard Smith. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Bates of Philadelphia. 

OCTOBER 17, 1990

Barbara Nichiolson Thaggard, a local used car dealer, was named Philadelphia business and Professional Women’s Club’s “Woman of the Year” at its recent meeting. Mrs. Thaggard is President of Thaggard Used Cars, Inc. She is a buyer-salesperson and office clerk. 

Sandra Latimer, owner of The Door Exchange, was recently awarded the Beautification Award by the Town and Country Garden Club. Presenting the award is Susie Jordan, head of the Beautification committee.  

OCTOBER 18, 2000

Winning championship honors in the East Central Community College Alumni/Student Golf Tournament were; Carl Hollingsworth of Decatur and Joe Rush of Philadelphia. Hollingsworth carded a 37.

Matthew Stokes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sherrell Stokes, exhibited the Reserve Champion Bull at the Golden Triangle Regional Fair held at Mississippi State University recently. Matthew won this bull at last year’s 4-H Calf Scramble. His donor was Broke T. Charolais Farm.  

OCTOBER 20, 2010

East Central Community College sophomore quarterback Dustin Land (14) runs for yardage while being pursued by Jones County linebacker Kewon Hunter (7) during the Warriors’ 24-14 thumping of the Bobcats Thursday night in Decatur.

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