May 30, 1942

The arrival of Sugar Rationing forms for canning, in which each person with a War Ration Book may purchase five pounds of sugar a year for this purpose, was announced today by the local board. To receive a certificate entitling him to this allotment, each individual must present his War Ration Book at the board office, it was explained. Housewives of Neshoba County Monday began buying sugar using Stamp No. 2. These stamps will be good until May 30, when No. 3 Stamps will go into effect. Those who failed to use Stamp No. 1 before last Saturday are “just out of luck.”

May 29, 1952

The VFW Post 4396 is staging a Beauty Pageant and Contest on June 3rd at the Philadelphia High School at 8 p.m. for selecting the beauty from Neshoba County to compete for the state title at Jackson June 13th to 15th. The winner here will have an all-expense trip to Jackson and if she should win for Mississippi will have a free trip to Jackson and if she should win for Mississippi will have a free trip to the national Beauty Pageant in Los Angeles in August where “Miss VFW of 1952” will be chosen.      

May 29, 1962

The “Miss Hospitality” Contest, selecting an attractive young Neshoba County girl to represent Philadelphia-Neshoba County and hopefully, Mississippi, will be Wednesday afternoon, June 6, at 3 o’clock in Magnolia Room of the Benwalt Hotel. Miss Hospitality, along with Miss Ennie Ryan Bell, Choctaw Indian Princess, will reign during Hospitality Week, June 25 through June 29. 

May 28, 1972

Summer activities at Westside Park will begin Monday with the opening of the swimming pool and the Little League baseball season. Pool hours and admission fees will be the same as last year. An additional session will be held in the morning this season for swimming classes.   

May 29, 1982

District 2 Supervisor Wallace Cox announced Monday that weekly garbage pickup will begin in that district on May 31. Garbage will be picked up in District 2 on Monday from all houses in the area south of highway 482 and West of Highway 491.       


May 28, 1992 

A member of Sandtown United Methodist Church, Mrs. Walters teachers the Bible Class. She has served the church in many capacities including nine years as chairperson of the Council on Ministries. She served as chairperson of the Neshoba County Cluster of United Methodist Churches for three years.  


May 30, 2002

The Neshoba County Philadelphia Historical Museum is in dire need of financial support and could close without it, says the president of the board. “It is to the point I am ready to close the doors,” said Maxine Winsted, the president of the board. 


May 31, 2012

A man suffering from drug addiction accepted the challenge of a circuit judge five years ago and graduated from the Eighth District Drug Court on Friday clean and sober. Court Coordinator Marcus Ellis said that when the Neshoba County native John enrolled in Drug Court “he had his head on backwards.”

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