OCTOBER 17, 1941

A most delightful occasion was had last Thursday night at CCC Camp West of Philadelphia when the Rotary Club were hosts to the local faculty. The banquet was held in the main dining room of the Camp through courtesy of Lieut. David Rainey, in charge. President Archie McMullen of the Rotary Club presided, with Shine Hays in charge of the program.  

OCTOBER 12, 1951

Dr. Alton Ochsner, famed surgeon of Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans will be at the Third Biennial Meeting of the American Cancer Society, Mississippi Division, to be held at Hotel Heidelberg in Jackson on October 17. Dr. Ochsner is a past president of the American Cancer Society.  

OCTOBER 12, 1961

The advance solicitation of funds for the Boy Scout drive here was more successful than ever, with $1,420 being collected from 35 business firms or individuals Monday of this week. The over-all solicitation, under the direction of Chairman Charles Mars with 55 men making the canvass, is underway now and many of them have not yet been reported.  


OCTOBER 14, 1971

Police found the marijuana in three paper bags and in 53 plastic packages in a tub. The state lab in Jackson officially confirmed that the substance was “real marijuana” Wednesday but had not made an estimate of market value.  

OCTOBER 15, 1981

Before a capacity crowd Donna Thomas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Thomas of Walnut Grove, was crowned homecoming queen during festivities at Leake Academy Friday night by Student Body president, Stacy Thaggard.    

OCTOBER 9, 1991

Amanda Suzanne Fortune celebrated her first birthday on Sept. 25 with family, friends, and her big sister, Ashley. She is the daughter of Chris and Tonya fortune. Grandparents are Aubrey and Lucille Wilcher and Ed and Louise Clair. Great-great-grandparents are Mrs. Eunice Singleton, Mrs. Clyda Savell and Sam Wilcher. 

The adult education program at Philadelphia High School has been expanded to include an additional teacher and the use of computer video equipment. The expansion is due to the Mississippi 2000 Project. At left is Donna Richardson the new teacher to the program, and Renee Wood, adult education teacher who has been with the program for several years.    

OCTOBER 10, 2001

The Revel Walk was initiated by Nancy Wilkerson’s sixth grade class at Leake Academy during the 1997-1998 school year. The walk is intended to be an ongoing project, which will hopefully continue to generate funds for the school. This year the 10th grade class will be selling bricks to be incorporated in the next phase of the walk. 

On Sept. 19 Neshoba County General Hospital joined local schools for “See you at the Pole” day. Approximately 100 people attended. The Rev. Lavell Woodrick read from Psalm 27. His message stated that evil is present, good is present, and God is present. He said, “We must wait on God.” Everyone held hands and prayed for our hospital, our nation, and our community.       


OCTOBER 5, 2011

Officer David Brackett surveys the damage to the back left panel of his patrol car after it was involved in a two-vehicle accident on Beacon Street Saturday night. Police Chief Dickie Sistrunk said that Brackett was traveling east on Beacon at 8:17 p.m. when his patrol car was struck by a motorist who was attempting to cross Beacon to Williamsville Drive.

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