DECEMBER 20, 1940

Clarence Johnson of Linwood and two other Mississippi 4-H boys provided the peanut exhibit which won the national sweepstakes for the best state peanut display at the 1940 National 4-H Club Congress in Chicago. Johnson and others also won individual blue awards, signifying the equivalent of first place, or highest possible rating.  

DECEMBER 22, 1950

Alvin V. Federick, son of Jeff Federick, enlisted in the U.S. Army. He writes his father from Camp Chaffie, Arkansas, that he is fine, has lots of buddies, and is having a good time.

DECEMBER 22, 1960

Elliott Bounds was named Director of the 1961 New March of Dimes for Neshoba County. The appointment was announced by Rayford Jones, Chairman of the county chapter of The National Foundation. 

DECEMBER 24, 1970

New officers of the Neshoba County Homemakers Council were installed at the council’s annual awards banquet. They are; Mrs. Donald Anderson, President; Mrs. Cross Savell, Vice President; Mrs. Don Seal, Treasurer; Mrs. Fred Landrum, Parliamentarian; and Mrs. Herman Marshall, Secretary.

 James M. (Sonny) Tolbert, has been selected as Outstanding Young Farmer for 1970 by the Neshoba County Jaycees. Tolbert will represent the county in state competition.

DECEMBER 18, 1980

Lamar Cheatham and Johnny White of Neshoba Central High School recently received all-conference honors by the Mid-Mississippi coaches. Cheatham played at the defensive tackle position while White played defensive end.

Phyllis Carter scored 11 points against Louisville to gain Player of the Week honors. Neshoba Central was competing in the Philadelphia Invitational Tournament.  

DECEMBER 26, 1990

Amanda Posey, daughter of Bruce C. and June K. Posey was chosen overall beauty winner in the Miss Cover Girl USA pageant. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Madison and Emma Graham. 

Çarolyn Campbell, Philadelphia Elementary School counselor, recently attended Mississippi’s third annual StateWide Law-Related Education Conference in Jackson. The event was sponsored by the Mississippi LRE Center and was funded through the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. 

DECEMBER 27, 2000

Choctaw Central’s Ferne Denson (12) and Shavon Willis (21) are two of the Lady Warriors who will be leading their team into this week’s Indian Country Classic at CCHS.

Mississippi Air National Guard Captain Barry V. Pettit of Philadelphia recently was awarded the Air Force Achievement Medal during a special awards ceremony at the 172nd Airlift Wing. Captain Pettit and his wife, Amber reside here. He is the son of John Pettit of Jackson.

DECEMBER 22, 2010

The Neshoba Central High School Cheerleaders won the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A State Championship in Jackson.  Melonie Moore-Washington is the coach and Austin McNair was the choreographer.

The Rednecks were recently named league champions in the U12 soccer division at Northside Park. The players are; Mara Shelton, Zoey Spears, Catit Smith, Adrienne Sisson, Alex Bowen, Meg Martin, Mariel Sam, and Mason Williams.

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