APRIL 17, 1942

All American residents of unoccupied France were asked Wednesday night by United States consulates to leave for the United States at the earliest possible moment. The United States consulates at Lyon and Marseille issued circular requests to all American citizens not having urgent business in France to leave immediately. 

A most interesting talk on South America was made before the Rotary Club here Monday by Prof. E. O. Sellers, who has been in the city for the past ten days in charge of music at the Baptist evangelistic services. Prof. Sellers who has traveled extensively throughout the world told of his swing around the south American continent giving in interesting fashion a description of the various countries, cities, peoples and customs of our neighbors to the south.   

APRIL 18, 1952

The legislature has passed a bill requiring that the County Welfare Agents file, every month, a list of the names of all those persons receiving a check from the Welfare Program, giving the amount of money each one receives per month. If there is anyone drawing a Public Assistance check who does not want his or her name on this list handed to the Chancery Clerk, such persons should immediately authorize the County Welfare Agent to remove his or her name form the Public Welfare payroll.   

APRIL 17, 1962

Work is moving along at the new Neshoba County Hospital located on highway 19 south, near the city limits. According to Marion Perry, president of the Perry Construction Company, the masonry work is nearing completion and the building is being enclosed by the installation windows.  


APRIL 16, 1972

The Prairie Council Senior Girl Scouts held a senior conference at Mississippi State College for Women recently. The purpose of the conference was “To discover ourselves – through self-improvement as we explore career opportunities while living in a college atmosphere.” 

APRIL 17, 1982

A Sunday night fire struck Weyerhaeuser Company’s Philadelphia plywood operation, causing equipment damage. The plywood operation was down for about three days because of the fire. The fire started underneath the green clipper somewhere around midnight. It damaged electrical motors, generators, wiring and the computer system. 


APRIL 17, 1992

The “Allies for Education” program of the Philadelphia-Neshoba County Chamber of Commerce was a second place winner in “Look Around, Mississippi” competition. Judges from “Look Around Mississippi,” program of the Mississippi Economic Council, selected the “Allies for Education” program as one of the most outstanding in the state.  


APRIL 18, 2002

A $3.6 billion highway plan that officials say will drastically improve the state highway system and is weighed heavily in Neshoba County’s favor was signed on Monday by Gov. Ronnie Musgrove. The plan by the state Department of Transportation, known as Vision 21, will pump $200 million annually into highway improvements across the state and includes the widening of Mississippi 15 and Mississippi 19 south from Philadelphia to Collinsville. 


APRIL 19, 2011

A $1.6 million profit was reported at Neshoba County General Hospital and Nursing Home for the first six months of FY 2012, its administrator told the Board of Supervisors. “We’ve seen a substantial improvement in our financial situation,” said Hospital Administrator Lonnie Graeber.

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