August 7, 1942

Fairgrounds is hit by cyclone. Ripping off the grandstand top and unroofing exhibit halls, a small cyclone whirled through the Fairgrounds Thursday afternoon leaving in its wake twisted pieces of tin hanging in the trees and debris scattered over the carnival grounds. Damages would have totaled $600, estimated Mr. Roscoe Ray, secretary of the Fair Association, had not part of the materials for repairing the buildings been available. Two shad trees next to the grandstand were snapped by the storm, which swept quickly through the community. The racing barn was also hit and slightly damaged but has already been repaired.

August 6, 1952

Former Phila Teacher receives MA at Miss. Southern. On August 14, Miss Thuria K Tatum will receive a Master of Arts Degree from Mississippi Southern College, Hattiesburg. Some few years ago she received a bachelor of Science Degree from this institution. Miss Tatum has taught in Neshoba county, and Philadelphia City School.  


August 2, 1962

Twenty one Neshoba County maidens will compete Monday night in the annual Business and Professional Women’s Club beauty contest at the Neshoba County Fair. Festivities of the contest will begin at 8:10 Monday night at the grandstand. Contestants from the various attendance centers and two high schools in the county make up the roster of candidates.

August 3, 1972

The board of directors of Pioneer Academy has announced the appointment of Kenneth Roland Rea as headmaster of Pioneer Academy for the 1972-1973 school year. Rea is a graduate of Philadelphia High School, East Central Junior College and the University of Southern Mississippi where he received his bachelor of science degree in 1970. 

August 5, 1982

The Neshoba County School Board has adopted a new policy concerning transportation of students attending Neshoba Central School. “It is the policy of the Neshoba County School District to provide transportation for all eligible students who attend Neshoba Central Schools.”           


August 5, 1992 

Industrial development in Neshoba County has potential for growth thanks to a solid base of economic stepping stones laid in the last 20 years. Ed D’Antoni, director of Neshoba County’s Industrial Development Authority, told Rotarians Monday that population growth, strong manufacturing employment percentages and a high ranking in sales tax collections among state municipalities gives the county an advantage in its competitive quest for new industries and expansions of existing ones.   


August 7, 2002

Six new townhouses are scheduled to be constructed downtown near the Ellis Theater after aldermen granted a setback variance. Businessman David Byars, of David Byars Properties, will build and own the two-story townhouses located on a site between Byrd and Range avenues along Beach Street.  

August 1, 2012

Library asks for $800K to fix leaks. More than $800,000 is needed to repair leaks, mitigate a mold outbreak and replace books and furniture at the county library, the Board of Supervisors was told on Monday as budget requests began being presented.

Pastor and Mrs. Bennie Hopkins were back for worship service on Sunday after attending the Southwest Regional Youth Conference where Sister Hopkins serves a director. The conference is a branch of the National Baptist Convention USA Incorp. Several hundreds of youth from across the Southwest were in attendance.

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