DECEMBER 22, 1941

Six Neshoba County 4-H club members were presented with gold or silver medals for outstanding project work in 1940-41 at the Junior Council meeting held at the courthouse. The winners are; Bobbie Ruth Kennedy, Coldwater, gold medal for best leadership. 

M.B. Henley, Neshoba County Tax Assessor, was re-elected Vice President of the Central District of the Mississippi Tax Assessor's Association at the Convention held in Jackson. He was also named on the Legislative Committee. 

DECEMBER 23, 1951

Dr. Frank M. Blackwell will head the Philadelphia Exchange Club as President with Clarence Mitchell, retiring official, as Vice President. Other officers are; W. Howard Cole, Secretary and Jesse Houston, Treasurer.   

Dr. John A. Crawford of Louisville, has been awarded the Silver Beaver Award for the outstanding work he has done as a Scouter and this comes as the highest honor according to the Area Council. The award was made at the 27th annual meeting of the Boy Scouts and Scouters. 

DECEMBER 22, 1961

Dr. Pete H. Rhymes, President of the Philadelphia-Neshoba County Chamber of Commerce, has made the following appointments for Committee Chairman. The appointments are; Vernon Gamblin, Industrial Committee; Q.S. McElvin, Retail Trade; Thurman Thompson, Solicitation; Victor Carlson, Merit Program. 

Miss Marilee Summers is to be honored at the Philadelphia Goodwill Drawing and will participate in the drawing of cash awards. She will be presented a gold key to the City of Philadelphia from Mayor Ab Davis Harbour. Miss Summers is making good in Hollywood and the people of Philadelphia and Neshoba County can be justly proud of her recent accomplishments.  


DECEMBER 24, 1971

Sunday school attendance at Bloomfield Methodist Church was very good Sunday. There were  50 present and 8 visitors. All enjoyed the Christmas Sunday school lessons, singing of Christmas Carols, and the Christmas party. 

The Okobala Church Christmas party given in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hermanthomas was enjoyed very much by thirty-five members. They ate supper exchanged gifts and sang Christmas carols. 

DECEMBER 25, 1981

Farmers are being hurt by inflation. Let's think economics. Farmers are being hurt by inflation. This is no big surprise with fuel, fertilizer, chemicals, and farm labor going higher. Prices at the present time have not risen to the level needed to offset these rising prices at the low level of production we have had due to two extremely dry years.   

Sgt. Micheal S. Fulton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arlon Futlon of Route 3, Philadelphia, has graduated from the U.S. Air Force manpower management specialist course at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss.    

DECEMBER 22, 1991

Two cases involving juveniles, one of them a grocery store burglary and the other shooting of cars in parking lots with B-B guns, were among cases investigated during the weekend by Sheriff Glen Waddell. 


DECEMBER 22, 2001

Finding the $3 million needed to complete the four-laning of Mississippi 16 has been assured by the three member state Transportation Commission, Central District Commissioner Dick Hall said during the visit to Philadelphia last week.        


DECEMBER 24, 2011

While there are new leads in a string of credit and debit card thefts at Pearl River Resort, casino officials say the personal financial information of guests is now “secure and protected”.

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