July 11 1942

A Memorial Service in honor of Lt. Imogene Kennedy, army nurse, who has been missing since the fall of Corregidor, was conducted Friday night of District No. 1 of the Tennessee State Nurses’ Association at University Center in Memphis. Miss Kennedy is the daughter of Mrs. Roy J. Kennedy of Philadelphia and a graduate of the University of Tennessee’s School of Nursing.    

July 10, 1952

Four Philadelphia girls were honored at Camp Montreat, North Carolina in the traditional Campfire tribe meeting of the Navajo and Mohawk tribe’s. Miss Aletha Ann King, Martha Louise Mars, Dorothy Jones, and Iris Turner were all honored at Camp Montreat. 


July 12 1962

The new Neshoba County General Hospital will be open for service in December, it was stated this week by L.G. Salter, administrator. According to Perry Construction Company, the contractor, the construction of the new institution is about six weeks ahead of schedule.    

July 13, 1972

Prentice Copeland, Neshoba County Superintendent of Education today announced the appointment of James Larry Garvin as principal of Neshoba Central High school for the 1972-73 school year. Garvin is married to the former Sara Dickerson of Durant and they are now living in the Arrow Head Apartments in Philadelphia. He is a graduate of Newton High school and attended East Central Junior college, received his B.S. Degree from Mississippi College, his MED Degree and 15 hours beyond his masters from Delta State College.  

July 10, 1982

D. Ann Smith, has been named Vice President of Merchants and Farmer’s Bank in Ridgeland, where she will be responsible for marketing and related functions such as advertising, business development, public relations, and product development. A native of Philadelphia, she attended Mississippi State University and the University of Colorado’s School of Bank Marketing. Ms. Smith was formerly with Union Planters National Bank in Tennessee.          


July 11, 1992 

Beverly Maxwell, daughter of Geraline Wesley of Philadelphia and Scott Maxwell of San Bernardino, California, has been selected as a finalist in the eighth annual Miss Teen of Mississippi Scholarship and recognition pageant. 

Cammie Thomas and Mary Tindle, receive their blue ribbons for Clover Leaf Exhibits. In the Clover Leaf Division, eight and nine year old 4-H’ers bring something they have done in their project and msut answer questions given to them by judges. Cammie and Mary’s Clover Leafs were on food-nutrition projects. Cammie is the daughter of Susan Thomas and James Thomas. Mary is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Garth Tindle. 


July 11, 2002

Kaleb Moore caught the largest single fish of the day, (6-1/4 pounds) and he also had the biggest catch of the day for the 6-9 year old group. His catch was 8-3/4 pounds. Presenting his award are State Senator Gloria Williamson and Sherry Hazelwood. 

Maggie Thomas, daughter of Kathy Hennington, is riding in the 4-H sponsored 4D Barrel Run held at the Neshoba Coliseum. There were approximately 200 entries this year with people bringing horses from most areas of the state, and even some out of state interested was shown this year. This is the Neshoba County 4-H Horse Club’s only fundraiser this year.

July 11, 2012

Kate Moody, a graduate of Neshoba Central, was recently awarded a scholarship from the Grand Lodge of Mississippi, Free and Accepted Masons. The Grand Lodge gives over 30 scholarships a year. Kate is the daughter of Kenny and Karen Bates. She is the granddaughter of Erlene Collins Smith and the late Bill Collins and Kenneth and Sarah Bates. 

Philadelphia will be represented during the Miss Mississippi Pageant this week in Vicksburg by, Miss East Central Mississippi Elizabeth Bailey, daughter of Chip and Laura Bailey of Philadelphia. Miss Bailey, 19, is a graduate of Philadelphia High School and a student at Mississippi State University where she plans to earn a degree in biological sciences. 

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