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FEBRUARY 21, 1941

The Mississippians, University of Mississippi “swing” orchestra, will appear on a program to be given in March by the Ole Miss Musical Club.

FEBRUARY 15, 1951

Pvt. Jack McMillan, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.L. McMillan of Philadelphia, volunteered for service with the U.S. Air Force and has recently completed his basic training at the Air Force Base at San Antonio, Texas. Pvt. McMillan is a 1950 graduate of East Central Junior College in Decatur.  

FEBRUARY 16, 1961

Commending Mississippi State College and the Extension Service for their part in launching a community development program, Rev. Kenneth G. Hall, of Kosciusko, formerly of Philadelphia, spoke at the college. Rev. Hall, for a number of years Baptist Missionary for Neshoba County spoke at the meeting for the Mississippi Christian Fellowship, which held their meeting in Starkville as part of the conference.  

FEBRUARY 18, 1971

The Philadelphia Education Association held its second meeting recently to elect delegates for the MTA, NEA, and MEA which will convene in Jackson, Mississippi. The delegates that were elected were; Charles Shumake, Jimmy Moore, Mrs. Audine Agent, and Mitchel Meredith. 

Hal Posey, Delta State College’s leading rusher during the 1970 football season, has been named to the first team college Division Academic All-American football squad. Posey, a natibve of Philadelphia, compiled a perfect 4.0 grade point last year and his major is Pre-Med. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dee Posey. 

FEBRUARY 12, 1981

Mayor Allan King, signed a proclamation Friday designating February as American Music Month. The people present for the signing are; Mrs. Norman Johnson Jr., President of the Lydian Music Club; Mrs. Wallace Cox, Chairman of American Music Month; and Sarah Peebles, Committee Member. 

Neshoba County Spelling Bee contestants from the eighth grade at Philadelphia High School are; Libby Little, Sheila Myers, Mike Barrett, and Christy Jones.  

FEBRUARY 20, 1991

These students from Neshoba County were recently inducted into Theta Xi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa and include; Pam Belk, Union, Nicole Flint, Philadelphia, Richie Rivers, Union, Cindy Ferguson, Philadelphia, and Raymond Butler, Union.

Shirley Skinner, of the Dixon Community Development Club, placed first in the Secretary Book Contest. Betty Ethridge, of the Neshoba Club was second. 

FEBRUARY 21, 2001

Clark Luke, a sophomore at Philadelphia High School was recently selected for the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar. He is the son of Bobby and Linda Luke. Luke is an honor student who is active in Beta Club, Philadelphia High Academic Team, First Priority, the history club, the science club, the chess team and the scholars bowl team. 

Philadelphia High School pitcher/center fielder, William Marss, recently signed a scholarship to play baseball for ECCC next season. The people present are: his father, Dan Mars; his mother, Cheryle Mars; PHS head baseball coach, Scott Hill; and East Central Community College Coach, Jake Yarbrough.  

FEBRUARY 16, 2011

Andrew Kiepe, of Philadelphia, recently served as a page for the Mississippi Senate. Pages generally run errands for officials and Senate staff. Kiepe was sponsored by Senator Giles Ward. He is the son of Rachel Kiepe and attends Neshoba Central High School.

Five Neshoba Central students signed letters of intent to further their football careers at East Central Community College. The students are; Martin Wilson, Dustin Tubby, Dillan Warren, Terrence Steele, and Jacob Gilbert.


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