DECEMBER 1, 1941

Builder is injured as shed collapses, collapsing as the braces were knocked down, a small wash shed fell on E.B. Russell, carpenter, breaking his arm and five ribs.

The House Wednesday passed the stringent Smith Bill to check strikes in the defense industries, expressing by a 252 to 136 vote its accumulated impatience at the long series of such walkouts. 

DECEMBER 2, 1951

Mississippi’s estimated ocean crop for the 1951 is expected to be triple the 1950 short crop of nuts. The estimate places the marketing of pecans this year at 9,380,000 pounds as compared to 3,625,000 pounds sold in 1950.

The Christmas Lighting contest which is being sponsored this year by the Business and Professional Women’s Club, will come to a close on the evening of December 19th, when the judging will be done.  

DECEMBER 1, 1961

Qualified voters in the Neshoba County school district will go to the polls Tuesday to vote on the $548,000 bond issue for the construction of new school buildings in the county.

The cotton quota vote coming up on December 12 will mark the ninth consecutive year in which growers have voted to marketing quotas for their upland cotton crop, Mr. Ethan A. Porter, Chairman of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation State Committee, said today. 


DECEMBER 3, 1971

The board of directors of the Philadelphia- Neshoba County Chamber of Commerce has requested businesses to close at 4 p.m. next Thursday, Dec. 9, so that employees may attend the public hearing on the 12,600 acre reservoir proposed for Neshoba County.

New regulations on the present period of economic control are available to the public, according to John W. Henderson, Internal Revenue Service district director, for the Jackson district. 

DECEMBER 4, 1981

The proposed vocational-technical center, on which a bond issue election will be held on Dec. 15, “will serve a dire need in our area,” said Dr. Charles Wright, president of East Central Junior College.

More than 800 persons crowded into the Philadelphia High School auditorium Tuesday night to hear a discussion of the drug problem in the community.

The Neshoba County School District is in the process of electing persons to serve on the local Title I Parent Advisory Council.      

DECEMBER 1, 1991

W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Co. and its affiliates received an unprecedented six of 11 awards for excellence in construction at the Mississippi Associated Builders and Contractors annual merit awards banquet recently in Jackson.


DECEMBER 1, 2001

Heartfelt Hospice’s float, featuring a man playing holiday music on a saxophone, captured the coveted Mayor’s Award during Philadelphia’s Christmas parade Monday evening. The parade featured 90 entries including 32 floats.

A bill that would provide $7.4 million in federal funding to help widen Mississippi 16 is on its way to the president and could be signed as early as this week, officials said. The funding is part of a federal transportation bill approved Friday by the U.S. House of Representatives and by the Senate on Tuesday.        


DECEMBER 3, 2011

Neshoba County is poised to have one of its state legislators in an active leadership role in the House of Representatives, the preferred candidate for Speaker of the Mississippi House told the Philadelphia Rotary Club on Monday.

More than 75 units, including 20 floats and four marching bands, will participate in Philadelphia’s Christmas Parade on Monday.

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