MAY 30, 1941

Mrs. Auline Hiett, popular Circuit Clerk, who will be installed as President of the Business and Professional Women’s Club. 

J.B. Hillman, prominent Philadelphia attorney, who was named President of the 8th Judicial District Bar Association Group. 

MAY 24, 1951

Miss Martha Grace Green, a 20 year old sophomore at Mississippi Southern College and resident of Philadelphia, was named the 1951 Bathing Beauty at the Hattiesburg School. She was the winner of over 19 contestants. 

Col. Robert V. (Bobbie) Smith, recently sailed overseas after completing his training with the US Air Force at various training camps in the US, including Lackland Air Base, Texas, Scott Field, Illinois, and Sandra Air Base, New Mexico. He is a graduate of the local high school and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Smith and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. D.P. Jackson, all of Philadelphia.

MAY 25, 1961

Dick Hill of Philadelphia was named Attorney at the final student body elections, which were held at Mississippi College.  He won in the “second primary”. Hill is the son of Mrs. Mildred Hill and the grandson of Mrs. R.H. Molpus Sr., and he is a junior at college.     

MAY 28, 1970

Jerry Wayne Brawner, a three year basketball letterman at the University of Mississippi, has accepted the position of head basketball coach at Philadelphia High School. He succeeds George Haiely, who resigned at the end of the last season. Brawner will teach junior high history and physical education in addition to basketball duties.

MAY 21, 1981

The director and assistant director of the Neshoba Central Bands receive plagues by band members in appreciation of their eservies during the past school year. The people present are; Nancy Bridges; assistant band director, Cary Eldridge; band director, George Shaw, and Lee Ann Burt.  

Roxie Kirkland has caught a five and a half pound Bass. She caught the Bass in a private pond which i s located near her home. 

MAY 22, 1991

Several students from the Philadelphia Enrichment Program won honors recently in the East Central Talented and Gifted Art Contest. They are; Mandy Mitchell, first place winner inthe multi-mix media; Candler Enochs, first place winner in the any other category with a hand-woven basket and second place in water base; David Lauderdale, first place winner in the dry base category; and Ab Deweese, first place winner in the third dimensional category.

MAY 23, 2001

The Philadelphia Jr. High Beta Club competed in several categories at the State Beta Convention in Biloxi. The winners were; Deanna Hardy, 1st place, cross stitch; Laurel Allen, 3rd, photography; and Jessica Carter, 2nd place, spelling bee. All three students will advance to the National Beta Club Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Mayor Rayburn Waddell and Charlotte Chamblee of the Junior Auxiliary recap the history of Imagination Fun Station, a playground built by community volunteers in October. The playground, in the A.W. the “Rack” Burt section of Northside Park was officially dedicated Sunday. City, County, and Park officials joined the Junior Auxiliary and others at the dedication. 

MAY 25, 2011 

Elizabeth Bailey has been selected as Neshoba County’s 2011 Miss Hospitality. She is the daughter of Dr. Chip and Laura Bailey of Philadelphia. She was the 2008 Salutatorian Honor graduate of Philadelphia High School. She is currently a junior at MSU studying biological sciences and is a member of Delta Gamma Sorority. She was Neshoba County’s Junior Miss 2008 and also competed in the Miss Mississippi Pageant in 2009. 

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