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OCTOBER 25, 1940

Miss Mary Hester wa spledged a member of Pi Gamma Mu, national honorary social science fraternity. She is a senior history major at M.S.C.W. and this honor came to her as a result of her superior scholastic rating in all her social science courses.

OCTOBER 27, 1950

Lee Breland Hill, Woodrow Stephens, and Norman A. Johnson Jr, all of Philadelphia, have been named election commissioners of Neshoba County by Governor Fielding L. Wright. They will serve in the November election. The three main commissions will name the election managers in the precincts of the county for the general election next month.  

OCTOBER 27, 1960

County winners in the 1960 Adult Forestry Contest received an expense paid trip to Jackson during the State Fair. The contest is sponsored by Sears-Roebuck Foundation and the Mississippi Forestry Association, an organization of individuals and companies interested in better forestry. All agencies dealing with forestry cooperate in the contest. 

OCTOBER 22, 1970

The football queen and her court at Leake Academy’s first homecoming football game are; J.O. Hollis, escort, and Shelah Hollis, freshman maid; Jerry Moss, escort; Brenda Jones, junior maid; Archie Howard, Student Body President; Judy Stokes, Queen, and J.P. Stokes, escort; Linda Fulton, senior maid, and Clayton Fulton, escort; Laura Moore, sophomore maid, and Dr. R.L. Moore Jr., escort. Crown bearer is Shelby Brantley, and the flower girl is Dianna Dowdle.

OCTOBER 23, 1980

Lanette Winstead, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Winstead of the House Community, is the new Miss Neshoba County Farm Bureau. Miss Winstead was the first alternate at the district pageant at Scooba. 

OCTOBER 24, 1990

Larry Massey has been named the new manager of Nowell Funeral Services in Philadelphia. Massey, a 1982 graduate of East Mississippi Community College School of Mortuary Science, was previously associated with Moore Funeral Home in Hattiesburg. He is married and has two children.  

OCTOBER 25, 2000

The Lady Tornadoes of Philadelphia High School came out of the losers’ bracket on Saturday to capture the MHSAA Class 2A State Girls Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament. PHS had to win two rounds of playoffs to reach the four-team State Tournament. The Lady Tornadoes then defeated Gulfport, St. John, Mooreville, and Hatley to win in convincing fashion.  

OCTOBER 27, 2010

O’Neil McCarty (5) carries the ball while Nick Warrick (88) helps keep defenders off the ball. Neshoba Central played a tough game but fell short as they dropped 32-20 decision to the 9-0 Ridgeland Titans in prep football action.


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