June 6, 1942

The Navy announced Wednesday night that Japanese planes had made a second attack on Dutch Harbor six hours after four bombers and about 15 fighters had made the initial foray. The second attack was made at noon. Dutch Harbor time, or 6 p. m. Eastern War time. The Navy department’s brief communique, based on report received up to 9 p. m., E. W. T., Wednesday night. ‘North Pacific area. “A brief report just received in the navy Department states that for the second time today enemy planes have attacked Dutch Harbor. The second attack was made about 12:00 noon, local time six hours after the initial attack. No further details are available at this time.”

June 5, 1952

The county committee announces that the PMA office will be closed on Saturdays. Business hours in the future will be from 8:00 a. m. to 5:00 p. m., Monday through Friday. We have read and heard much about the changes in the 1952 loan program. Here briefly is how the changes will effect cotton farmers, and we will quote from a letter from C. L. Neill, chairman of the State PMA committee. “The few changes that are being made this year, are intended to make cotton price support program more conveniently available to every cotton producer and also make the program more effective in assuring cotton producers at least support price.”       

June 6, 1962

The county-wide meeting of cotton growers held on Thursday, May 31, was well attended with 35 to 40 farmers present for the class. The meeting was held on the Robert Thompson farm in the Zephyr Hill community and got started at 1:30 p. m. Present problems were identified and recommendations practices for control were given those present. The problem most evident in his field was eggs of boll worm, and recommendations for its control were given on the spot by qualified experts. The growers identified the loss of pin head squares caused by flea hoppers and tarnished plant bugs.

June 4, 1972

Weyerhaeuser Company, which has a large plant and extensive operations in Neshoba County, has donated a gift of $4,000 to the Mississippi Foundation of Independent Colleges, an association of Mississippi’s private colleges.

June 5, 1982

The Neshoba County Welfare Department announced today that food stamp insurance hours would be amended effective June 1st. Mrs. Polly Cumberland, director of the County Department of Public Welfare, said that food stamp issuance hours will be as follows: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 8:30-9:45 a. m., and 10 a. m. – 12 noon and 1-2 p. m. Wednesday hours will be from 8:30-9:45 a. m. and from 10-11:30 a. m.       


June 5, 1992 

Thirty classes will be featured in Saturday’s Neshoba County Classic Walking and Racing Horse Show. The annual event, sponsored by the Philadelphia-Neshoba County Chamber of Commerce/DREAM, will begin at 6 p. m. at Gaston Barrett Field on Highway 19 South, across the street from Garran and behind the Chevron station.  


June 6, 2002

After hearing that the Neshoba County Philadelphia Historical Museum was in dire straits financially, civic officials met with members of the museum’s board, then summoned the state’s field curator to town to tour the facility and deter mines its best direction. 


June 7, 2012

Special sales and live music are planned for the monthly Third Thursday promotion in downtown Philadelphia. The goal is to “create a buzz” and bring “downtown Philadelphia alive” at night, say organizers Dawn Lea Chalmers and Kim Kilpatrick, co-owners of Kademi. Steve’s on the Square, Kademi and Beacon St. Pizza are so far participating in this month’s Third Thursday.

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