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NOVEMBER 14, 1941

President Roosevelt and John L. Lewis will meet across a White House conference table Friday in a momentous eleventh-hour effort to avert a threatened defense-crippling strike in the “captive” coal mines.

Faced by a dangerous revolt in Democratic ranks, Speaker Sam Rayburn (D-Tex.) announced he would break his customary silence in the House (Thursday) and urge passage of the Senate bill allowing armed American merchantmen to cut through combat zones direct to British and Russian ports.

NOVEMBER 10, 1951

One-fifth of the qualified voters of Neshoba County journeyed to the polls Tuesday to elect all our state, county, and beat officers, and to cast their decisions for or against the question of providing forest fire protection for timberlands in the county.

Robert Prisock, county chairman of the Neshoba County Red Cross stated Tuesday, that a Blood Mobile Unit will in Philadelphia Thursday, November 29th for the purpose of collecting blood from donors of this county.   

NOVEMBER 10, 1961

Recommendations of advisory committees to a special legislative study committee on Mississippi’s school future include such renovations as abolition of county superintendents and doing away with all high schools with less than 500 pupils.

Byars Furniture Company of Philadelphia has been hot point appliance dealer for this immediate area, it was announced this week by the company. 

    

NOVEMBER 11, 1971

The Farmers Home Administration has approved a $144,000 loan to help finance a housing subdivision in Philadelphia.

The United Givers Fund Campaign passed the halfway mark this week with $14,020.60 reported. The goal is $26,300. The largest amount in pledges and contributions was made by employees of the U.S. Electrical Motors, with $8,479.60.  

NOVEMBER 12, 1981

A $900,000 bond issue election for construction of the Philadelphia-Neshoba County Vocational Technical Center has been set tentatively for December 15.

A public meeting has been scheduled December 1st to discuss the drug problem in Neshoba County.

The Neshoba County Fire Department and two units from the Philadelphia Fire Department responded to a call at the old commissary building in the Deemer community late Friday afternoon.      

NOVEMBER 9, 1991

Weyerhauser Company is currently installing a state-of-the-art wood Merchandiser Decision System at its Philadelphia wood products manufacturing complex. This linear (straight line) wood merchandising system was developed by the company’s Research and Engineering Department and represents an investment of $7.5 million.

The Neshoba County grand jury returned 16 bills of indictment for crimes ranging from burglary and assault to grand larceny and strong armed robbery. Some of those indicted have pleaded guilty to the charges and been sentenced by Judge Marcus D. Gordon.

    

NOVEMBER 8, 2001

Two sisters with a lifelong goal of owning a restaurant together in their hometown will finally reach that plateau with the opening of the Magnolia before year’s end.

Building an antique mall with a Neshoba County Fair theme, exploring economic incentives of downtown studio-loft housing, and recruiting a family restaurant to the area were among the suggestions made by a Jackson marketing firm in a plan submitted to the community’s economic development leaders.          

 

NOVEMBER 8, 2011

A six-month extension has been secured by the Choctaw Resort Development Enterprise Board on loans due in November, Tribal Chief Phyliss J. Anderson announced Friday.

A 21-year-old man faces 11 years in prison after pleading guilty in Neshoba County Circuit Court last week to burglaries at three convenience stores in 2010.





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