JULY 18, 1941

Leo Purvis, former head coach at Carthage, and Miss Margaret Myers, English teacher at Union High for the past three years, have been added to the faculty of Philadelphia High School, S.A. Bransfield, superintendent, made the announcement. A graduate of Mississippi Southern College, Mr. Purvis will teach science and act as assistant coach. Miss Myers graduated from Millsaps and has attended Peabody College in Nashville, Tenn. She will continue to teach English.

JULY 12, 1951

Three Neshoba County students, two doing graduate work at Mississippi State College, hold responsible places in the BSU on the campus there. Carl Nowell is President and Harold Gully of Neshoba is secretary of the organization while Miss Berniece Lowry is Devotional Chairman. Nowell and Gully are in the graduate school while Miss Lowry will receive her degree in January. 

Pfc. Harold J. Thornton, now with the armed forces in the Pacific is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar P. Thornton of Philadelphia. He has been in the Pacific since April and been in both Korea and Japan, and is now stationed in the latter. 

JULY 13, 1961

Miss Mary Helen Massey, student at Philadelphia High School, was voted the winner of the local preliminary Miss Mississippi Contest, and second and third place winners are; Miss Nan Latimer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. I.M. Latimer, and Miss Pat Flint, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Flint. 


JULY 16, 1971

New officers and directors of the Philadelphia Rotary Club are; Jerry Barham, vice president; Don Perry, president; Hugh Carter, director; John Allen Little, sergeant at arms; Hugh Thomasson, director; Billy Strum, secretary; Prentice Copeland, director, and Stanley Dearman, director.

JULY 9, 1981

Cindy Fulton, Miss Mississippi College, will compete in the Miss Mississippi Pageant in Vicksburg. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Fulton of Philadelphia. A graduate of Leake Academy and East Central Junior College, she will be a senior at MC in September.

Mark Howell, a Mississippi State University music graduate, plays jazz guitar with the jazz group, Rameses Lucas. During the month of July, the group will perform at George Street Grocery in Jackson.

JULY 10, 1991

Beverly Maxwell, daughter of Geraline Wesley of Philadelphia and Scott Maxwell of San Bernadine, California,  has been selected as a finalist in the eight annual Miss Teen of Mississippi Scholarship and recognition pageant. 

JULY 11, 2001

The P.B.C. People For A Better Community, would like to congratulate Jamilah Mereidth for being our 2001 $500 scholarship winner for Outstanding Academic Achievement from Philadelphia High School. She is the daughter of Marjorie Meredith and the late George “G.L.” Meredith. She is a graduate of Philadelphia High School. She will attend University of Southern Mississippi in the fall to major in pre-medicine.

Three members of the Philadelphia 7-Under coach-pitch All-Star team were honored after winning the Brandon Invitational in June. Robert Greer was named Best Defensive Player, while Kip Fulton won the sportsmanship Award. Lee Smith was named Best Offensive Player. 


JULY 13, 2011

Annalise Hays is The Veritas School’s 2011 Valedictorian. Hays was awarded a Presidential Scholarship from the University of Mississippi and plans to attend medical school. She finished first in her class with a cumulative GPA of 4.0. Annalise is the daughter of Lesia and Doyle Hays. Lesia is the former Lesia McKee of Philadelphia. 

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