SEPTEMBER 26, 1941

Mrs. DeWitt Burkes and her son Winfred are digging the first silo in Beat 5. They are among the many dairy patrons in Neshoba County and are beginning to realize a real profit from milk. 

Two former Philadelphia High School stars, J.T. “Blondie” Black and Lamar Blount, will hold key positions in the Mississippi State Maroons 1941 team, which open its ten-game schedule with Florida at State College on September 27.       

SEPTEMBER 20, 1951

Dr. Henry Boswell, superintendent of the Mississippi State Sanatorium right, poses with a member of his staff and a group of youthful patients at the children’s quarters. The first building to house children at the institution was erected in 1928. It provides facilities for about 50 children.     

SEPTEMBER 21, 1961

Mrs. Myra Martin pours for Mrs. Katherine Trapp, two of the personnel taking part in the workshop at Pearl River Indian School. The Easter theme was carried out in the decoration and refreshments as have other holidays been demonstrated during the workshop. 

Mrs. Inez Allen, librarian, Mrs. Nannie C. Adams, cook at Bogue Chitto and Mrs. Clarice Carmikel, education specialist, all employees of the Indian Agency were recognized for outstanding service in their line of work.   


SEPTEMBER 23, 1971

Taking part in the traditional social club rushing of freshman and transfers at Mississippi State College for Women in Columbus Miss., at a part for the Mam’selle social club are Mam’selle Cissy White of Blytheville, Ark., freshman Jan Stennett of Eupora, freshman Marilyn Lewis of Philadelphia, Mam’selle Mary McCauley of Philadelphia, and freshman Linda Hicks of Philadelphia.   

SEPTEMBER 24, 1981

Alverta Fleming purchases the first copy of Giant Houseparty Cookbook from Connie Sampsell, manager of Philadelphia-Neshoba County Chamber of Commerce. The cookbook was a result of a project begun by the Rotary Club and later assumed by the Chamber of Commerce. 

Lisa Jones, a senior at Philadelphia High School, and part time secretary for the Philadelphia-Neshoba County Chamber of Commerce, inspects the first box of the Giant Houseparty cookbooks. The books arrived Monday and are on sale at the Chamber office.   

SEPTEMBER 18, 1991

The Choctaw Area Council, Boy Scouts of America presented a certificate for outstanding service to the United Way of Neshoba County. Included in the picture are Gerald Winstead, Neshoba County United Way campaign chairman; Nancy Yates, United Way campaign President; Charles Stephens president of Choctaw Area Council; Noel Evans, Scouting executive; Kenneth Breland; vice-president properties for the Council; and Joe Cole, district executive for the Council.    

SEPTEMBER 19, 2001

Dayna Dickinson of Philadelphia and LaPorshia McBeth of Len are better prepared to become tomorrow’s leaders after participating in Washington Youth Tour 2001, an annual leadership development program for high school Juniors. The Youth Tour is designed to offer students from across the nation the opportunity to meet their elected officials, watch government in action and tour historically significant sites, memorials and museums. 

Philadelphia High School wide receiver Orie Hudson had a simple explanation as to how he was able to make a spectacular, twice-deflected catch of a pass that set up his team’s winning touchdown against Neshoba Central on Friday night. “It landed in my hands like a gift from God or something, “Hudson said.     


SEPTEMBER 21, 2011

Beekepper Keith Boswell works to gather yellow honey bees buzzing around the front of Stribling Drug Store. The bees could be found flying back and forth along the sidewalk, always returning to the awning in front of Stribling, he said. Boswell used a vacuum to catch the insects. 

Philadelphia’s Romon Gray catches a pass from Lee Smith Friday Night during the Tornadoes’ 28-0 win over Northeast Lauderdale. 

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