July 18, 1942

Sgt. Dean Moody of Esler Field, Camp Beauregard, Louisiana, is now at home for a short visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Moody of Philadelphia. Sgt. Moody was recently promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant. He enlisted in the Air Corps at Key Field in 1940.     

As winner of a newspaper naming contest, Mrs. Earl Beall of Flora, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Houston of Philadelphia, was awarded a $25 War Savings bond by the General Tire and Engineer Plant at Flora recently. “The Southern General” was the prize winning name given to the plant publication by Mrs. Beall.

July 17, 1952

Mrs. W.W. McBeath of Neshoba, was one of the first place winners in the cotton dress revue at State College this week, which was a part of the Farm and Home Week program. Mrs. McBeath was District winner in the two piece street dress contest and Mrs. M.S. Lewis, sister of Mrs. McBeath, also of Neshoba, won first place in the afternoon dress contest.  

Herman Alford, local attorney was named to the City Electric Board by the mayor and Board of Aldermen to succeed A.B. McCraw, who has been serving for the past ten years. The board is composed of Jethro Holland, Wink Glover, Bill Hamill, Odell Dearing, and Mr. Alford. 


July 19 1962

The new Neshoba County General Hospital will be open for service in December, it was stated this week Morris Lee Ingram, son of Mrs. Eula Lee Ingram of Philadelphia, recently enlisted in the U.S. Navy through the Recruiting Station in Meridian. The new sailor was transferred to the U.S. Naval Training Center, San Diego, California, where he will undergo basic training. After completing nine weeks training he will be given fourteen days leave prior to reporting to his new duty station. Ingram was a student at Philadelphia High School.

J. M. Mobley has been appointed General Marketing Manager, to head the newly established Marketing Department of Southern Bell Telephone Company in Mississippi. The new department will take over the organization and functions of the present Sales and Directory Sections. Mobley was formerly General Sale’s manager for Sothern Bell in Mississippi. He is a native of Memphis, Tennessee.      

July 13, 1972

Two winners of the eight years of age and under group of the 4-H Club Youth Horse Shows of Kemper County are Mitsy Smith and Steve Craft. Mitsy is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theron Smith of Damascus Club. Steve is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Craft of the Calico Club. Both youths had to enter four shows this season to receive points.   

July 17 1982

Airman Travis L. Jones, son of H.D. and Barbara Jones of Philadelphia, has completed his basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. He is presently stationed at Lowry Air Force Base, Colorado, where he will receive his schooling as munitions maintenance system specialist. The airman is a graduate of Neshoba Central High School.           


July 18, 1992 

Tim Lofton, of Citizens Bank and Steve Breland, of Breland building Supply, both present sponsorship checks to Scott Bounds, president of the Seratoma Club, for the upcoming Heart O’Dixie Triathlon. 

Billy Whisenant of the Beatline community accepted a silver pin commemorating his 25 years of U.S. Government service from Philadelphia Postmaster John M. Rutledge Sr. Whisenant worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Jackson for five years and has worked for the Postal Service in Philadelphia for 20 years.  


July 18, 2002

Jerry Barrett, a returning sophomore from Neshoba Central High school, is the 2002 recipient of the Kinoth and Ella Mae Thornton and Emerson Electric Scholarship to attend East Central Community College in Decatur. The scholarship was endowed by Mr. and Mrs. Thornton and Emerson Electric in 1991. 

July 18, 2012

Cassie Elizabeth Yamas recently won the Grand Supreme title at the Little Miss Mississippi Pageant in Jackson. She also won beset casual wear, prettiest hair, and most beautiful in her age division. Cassie is the daughter of Michael and Eve Bostick of Philadelphia and Paul and Shanna Yamas of Brandon. She attends Neshoba Central Elementary.  

Hammers Baseball 9 and under Open Baseball Team recently won the 2012 State Games of Mississippi Title and finished runner-up in the 2012 USSSA Open State Tournament. The 9 and under Hammers are; Bryce Braddock, Austin Davis, R.J. Deloach, Colby Ellingburg, Nicholas Sims, Art Thompson, Jordan Weeks, Claybo Williamson, Robert Woodward, and Toby Young. 

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