SEPTEMBER 26, 1941

Miss. Evelyn Hardin, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Edgar Hardin, Woodson, Texas was valedictorian of her graduating class at Woodson High School this year and was awarded a scholarship to Benton College, Texas, where she is now enrolled. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. A.F. Trapp, Philadelphia and Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Hardin, Deemer. 

SEPTEMBER 27, 1951

Dr. W.E. Green, president of Clarke Memorial College, Newton, will occupy the pulpit at the First Baptist Church, Sunday morning. Dr. Green, who has recently returned from a trip around the world, will bring his message relative to his trip.      

SEPTEMBER 28, 1961

George Mars, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Mars, has been named president of Mars Bros. Inc., department store here. The business was recently made a corporation, with Henry mars as chairman of the board, Mrs. Gladys Mars as secretary, and Herbert Garret as manager. 

Billy Cumberland and B.J. Sanderson both of Route Three, Philadelphia, show the 20-lb. catfish they caught Sunday afternoon in Custuscha behind the Legion Pond. 


SEPTEMBER 30, 1971

The Neshoba Central High School homecoming court will be presented during halftime activities Friday night during halftime with West Lauderdale. The maids are Jewell Elliot, senior maid; Karen Tisdells, junior maid; Lynda Jayroe, queen; Kim Daniel, sophomore maid; Kathy McLain, freshman maid. 

SEPTEMBER 30, 1981

Mayor Charles McClain signs a proclamation Monday designating Oct. 18-24 National Business and Professional Women’s Week. In the picture include Lillian Killen, Business Week chairman, Susan Thomas, president of the Philadelphia Business and Professional Women’s Club. 

Shay Daly, Philadelphia High School Student Council president, crowns homecoming queen Tonya Alexander during homecoming activities Friday night. With her is her father, the Rev. Lonnie Alexander along with flower girl Hope Wood, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Wood, and crown bearer Tate Salter, sone of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Salter.   

SEPTEMBER 25, 1991

Six of the seven members of the 1943-44 graduating class at Forest Dale High School met for a reunion Saturday night. These include Marie Carr Wells, Olen May, Mildred Madison Risher, Evelyn Bates, Ethel McDonald Jones and Sybil Crawford Hood. Forest Dale School was 12 miles east of Philadelphia where Cofadeliah Masonic Lodge is located.     

SEPTEMBER 26, 2001

Four-year-olds from the First Baptist Church’s child ministry program released red, white and blue balloons at DeWeese Park last week as a part of Bells Across America, an annual tribute to the U.S. Constitution, Prior to releasing the balloons, the students, dressed in the patriotic colors, rang handbells and recited the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Penny Bates and Angie Johnson make plans for the “Philly Steppers Step for Diabetes Walk.” Bates, who is a sponsor of the Neshoba Central Middle School, is acquainted with diabetes because her grandfather has the disease. Johnson is a New York Life team member.     


SEPTEMBER 28, 2011

Neshoba County Sheriff’s Deputies Keith Partride, Derek Wyatt and Josh Ray mourn the loss of Deputy John Holland. His funeral mass and burial were Thursday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church where numerous officers from various other law agencies and members of the Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club attending. 

Supporters enjoy tailgating in front of Philadelphia High School Thursday evening in anticipation of homecoming festivities the following day. The Tornadoes defeated Leflore High School in the homecoming bour in Harpole Stadium

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