July 25, 1942

A large “Victory Irish Potato” with a deep “V” carved by nature on one side and an “I” on the other, was brought in to the Democrat this week by S.A. Nowell of Philadelphia. 

Winners in the 6th annual Dairy and Livestock Show, held in the Forest Dale Community. The contestants and the winners are; Best Jersey Bull, Charlie Bates; Jersey Heifer, Johnnie Gipson; Jersey Heifer, Lamar May: Jersey cow, Otho Gipson, Jersey Cow, which was shown by Mr. Welsh and is owned by Lewis Cox; Jersey bull, Arthur McDonald.

July 24, 1952

The Neshoba County Park Commission announces they will give a free swimming ticket to “Miss Neshoba County” for the remainder of the season. The young lady will be selected at the Beauty Revue at the Neshoba County Fair, Monday night, which is sponsored by the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Philadelphia. 

Elected unanimously as department commander of the Mississippi Veterans of Foreign Wars until the 1952 annual encampment to be held in Jackson, is John E. Aldridge, as prominent Winona Attorney, who was recently re-nominated without opposition for a second term as District Attorney in the Fifth Judicial District.  


July 26, 1962

Sgt. E-7 Herman Jenkins, is being sworn into the National Guard by Lt. Bobby Posey of the Hdq. Co. 1/198 Tank Btn. The tour of duty for Sgt. Jenkins will be for 3 years. He has already served 12 years, some of the time has served in Korea. He is platoon Sgt. of the Scout Platoon in the headquarters Co. He is employed by Wells Lamont. 

Don Eure of Forest, is the youth worker for the summer at First Methodist Church in Philadelphia. Don is a member of the First Methodist Church in Forest. He is the pat President of the meridian District Methodist Youth fellowship and is the newly elected president of the Wesley Foundation at East Central Junior College. Don attends East Central Junior College and will be a sophomore beginning this fall.      

July 27, 1972

The Mississippi United Methodist Church Conference recently appointed the Rev. J.E. Walley as pastor of the Bond Charge. The Bond Charge consists of three churches, Bond, Coy and North Bend. The Rev. Walley comes to this charge from the McComb area. A revival is being held this week, with Rev. Walley as the speaker. 

July 24, 1982

Jim McDonald is competing in the bareback bronc riding at the National High School Rodeo finals, in Rapid city, South Dakota. Contestants in the Mississippi High School Rodeo Association accumulate points during year at 12 practice rodeos held around the state. All winners are awarded a silver trophy belt buckle. McDonald is the son of MR. and Mrs. James E. McDonald of Clinton, and grandparents are; Mr. and Mrs. James McDonald of Philadelphia.            


July 25, 1992 

Bill Lacombe of Chevrolet Motor Division presents a plaque to Billy Tolbert of Tolbert Chevrolet in Philadelphia. Tolbert Chevrolet was named Number One in Customer Satisfaction for the past 6 months out of 300 Chevrolet dealers.   


July 25, 2002

Doug Kelly received the Junior Livestock Exhibitor Award at the Forest-Scott FFA. He was chosen by his FFA sponsor, Danny Johnson. Doug has been participating with the 4-H and FFA for three years. He has won numerous awards with his livestock. He is the son of Paul and Diane Kelley of Sebastopol. His family recently received Outstanding Livestock family from 4-H and FFA at their banquet.  

July 25, 2012

The top five finalists for the Miss Neshoba County pageant are; Ashely Dawn McNair, Emily Thrash, second runner-up; Lauren Breland, first runner-up; Brittany Lane Lovern, and the winner of the Miss Neshoba County pageant is; Kayla Elizabeth Bates, who also won, Miss Congeniality, Best Fair Wear, and Most Photogenic. 

Felipe Bastos came in first place in the 30th annual Heart O’Dixie Triathlon. Bastos time was 1:57.23. Bastos came to the United States a few years ago and got his college degree at the University of Florida. He currently lives in Birmingham and is a law student at the University of Alabama.

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