DECEMBER 26, 1941
Mayor Dees Stribling was reelected Worshipful Master of the Philadelphia Masons at a meeting in the masonic Hall. Other officers elected are; E.I. Parker, Senior Warden; Lampkin Clark, Junior Warden; A.F. Trapp, Treasurer; S. Brantley King, Secretary, and more.
Mrs. Lucille Stennis, Home Demonstration Agent, announces that she has received a check for $5.00 for Mrs. Roger Cole, who placed third in the Farm Bureau style review held in Jackson, and a $1.00 check for Mrs. John Hall for sixth place in the coat division.
DECEMBER 27, 1951
Dr. Charles F. Treadway, pastor of the First Baptist church Columbia, has tendered his resignation effective February 1st and will be associated with the editorial division of the Vacation Bible School Department of the Southern Baptist convention in Nashville.
Mrs. Mamie Pierce Glad, formerly of the Shady Grove Community, now with the John Sealy Hospital in Galveston, is a member of the Nursing Service Staff. Mrs. Glad has been a Pediatric Instructor and Supervisor in the Hospital, as a member of the teaching faculty. She is a graduate of the Shady Grove High School and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Pierce of Philadelphia.
DECEMBER 28, 1961
M.C. Comans, of Philadelphia, was the lucky winner of the car given away by the American Legion Post #138. This is an annual project sponsored by the American Legion post, and the money derived from the proceeds is put into the Child Welfare fund and used to help needy and worthy children.
DECEMBER 30, 1971
Terry Blalock, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Blalock of Jackson, has been named “Most Valuable Back” in the North Little Dixie Football conference. He was also named as an All-Conference Defensive Back. Blalock played football at Forest Hill High School where he was presented a trophy at the school’s annual banquet as the most valuable player for the 1971 Rebels.
Marvin White and Albert Elliot received plaques for dedicated service rendered as a member of the Neshoba County School Board, for the years 1959-71 and 195-71 respectively. Presenting these plagues were prentice Copeland, county Superintendent of Education.
DECEMBER 31, 1981
Jesse Jackson was recognized recently at a Christmas Party held for the Neshoba County General Hospital employees, and the Neshoba County Nursing Home employees. Jackson was recognized for his 26 years of dedicated service to the facility. Jackson was presented a yellow gold watch by hospital administrator, Robert Turcotte, Jr., Mrs. Annie Ruth Allen, R.N., Director of Nursing, presented Jackson with a 25 year service award.
Navy Aviation Boatswain’s Mate First Class Barry G. Williamson, son of Mary C. and George Williams Jr., of Philadelphia, has returned from an extended deployment to the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean. He is a crew member aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk, homeported in San Diego.
DECEMBER 25, 1991
Winners in the Beauty and Beau Pageant held recently at East Mississippi Community Collee in Scooba are; Nicole Thompson of Columbus, Brandi West of Columbus; Most Beautiful, Nicole Moody of Louisville, Ashely McCleskey of Dekalb and Dana Sullivan of Philadelphia.
DECEMBER 26, 2001
Special 4-H awards were presented recently during its annual banquet at the Neshoba County Coliseum. Recognized were; Robert Reed, junior 4-H’er of the year; Jacob Myers, club council attendance winner, Rookie 4-H’er award winners, Derek and Laura Shannon; Chris White, senior 4-H award winner, Guy Springer, 4-H Club of the Year winner and “I Dare You’ winner, and more.
DECEMBER 28, 2011
Gordon Atkins was hired by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. He replaces Tommy Waddell who retired from the post in February and was then elected sheriff.