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JUNE 13, 1941

Hays McKay is the new scoutmaster of Philadelphia’s Boy Scout Troop 37, which has undergone complete reorganization. Twenty-six registered scouts are now enrolled in the troop with five applications for membership under consideration. Richard Molpus is assistant scoutmaster. The scouts are now competing for a free trip to the camp which will be awarded to the troop member earning the highest number of points.  

JUNE 7, 1951

Cpl. Ralph Thomas, son of Mr. and Mrs. T.R. Thomas of the Dixie Community arrived home from Korea. He has been in Japan and Korea for the past 3 ½ years, with the 27th Infantry Regiment of the 25th Division. After spending a 30 day leave, he will report to Ft. Jackson, S.C. for reassignment. 

Dan Jordan, twelve year old son of Dr. and Mrs. D.P. Jordan, was winner of a trip to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Races in a contest sponsored by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger.

JUNE 8, 1961

George Wayne McKay and Mrs. Nellie Mildred McKay of Philadelphia, composed one of the four husband-wife combinations to receive degrees simultaneously during recent graduation exercises at Mississippi Southern College. President R.C. Cook, singled out the dual achievements of Mr. and Mrs. McKay for special mention during the ceremony.    

JUNE 11, 1971

Neshoba Democrat Editor, Stanley Dearman discusses the Democrat with former editor, Clayton Rand and former New York Times executive editor and Vice President, Turner Catledge. Catledge addressed the Mississippi Press Association at its convention. He was introduced by Rand, who was the editor for the Democrat from 1919-1925. Catledge began his newspaper career with the Neshoba Democrat at 14 years old. He worked under Rand and left Philadelphia in ‘22, and worked in many places such as New York, Baltimore, etc. He now resides in New Orleans.

JUNE 4, 1981

Phillip Gandy, pastor of Herbert Baptist Church, received a Bachelor of Science degree in bible from Southeastern Baptist Church in Laurel. He was selected as Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges in recognition of outstanding merit and accomplishment as a student.  

JUNE 5, 1991

Those receiving baseball awards at Neshoba Central are; John Herrington, best offense; Brandon Gray, best defense, Mark Stovall and Nathan Yates, captains; Thomas Allen, pitching award; Ryan Jim, coaches’ award; Rickie Goldman, hustle award; Ricky John, batting award; Tommy Holland, most improved; and Chris Vowell, most valuable player. 

JUNE 6, 2001

Grant McDaniel and Dana Apperason were recently recognized as outstanding band members in the eighth grade at Neshoba Central. They received a plaque, medal, and a certificate for outstanding service.

 

JUNE 8, 2011 

Philadelphia Elementary School Principal, Lee Ann Fulton, was named Director of Curriculum and Assessment and Director of Federal Programs for the school district. Assistant Elementary School Principal, Jason Gentry was promoted to principal. 

The seventh season of “Jobs for Life” celebrated graduation from the 16 weeks training program at City Limits Restaurant. The graduates are; Callie Smith, Natisha Thomas, Denese Seales, Ellen McDowell, Hattie Brown, Carolyn Young, and Mary Watkins.


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