September 18, 1942

Neshoba County has again furnished a native son to the halls of Congress, he being W.A. Winstead, 39, now serving his second term as County Superintendent of Education, chosen as Congressman-designate from the 5th District. .    

September 13, 1952

A colorful pageant is being enacted as tribes from over the South and Southwest gather to participate in the Choctaw Indian Fair, one of the most unique in the land. The Fair is being held at Pearl River School.  


September 13, 1962

The street re-surfacing now going on in the city is being done by Southern Slurry Co., of Hattiesburg. The bid on the job was 22 cents per square yard on Class Three dense grade and 18 cents per square yard on the Class Two dense grade.   

September 14, 1972

There were 2,571 students enrolled in Neshoba County Schools this week, according to Superintendent of Education, Prentice Copeland. This time last year there were 2,743 students enrolled.    

September 16, 1982

Local square dance aficionados will celebrate National Square Dance Week in Philadelphia, by proclamation of Philadelphia Mayor Charles McClain. David Edwards, spokesman for the local Cross Trails Square Dance Club, said that a busy month of activities is scheduled for the group during September.           


September 18, 1992 

Ceremonies for dedication of the Herman W. Alford Memorial Highway will be held next week, Central District Highway Commissioner Wayne O. Burkes announced today. The ceremony site is the southbound lane of State Highway 19, 100 feet North of the Highway 15 bridge.      


September 18, 2002

A retired Army National Guard Master Sergeant said the Patriot Day Ceremony at the court house was important because people have been settling back into their routines since the terrorist attacks on the United States a year ago. Over 200 people gathered on the south lawn of the Neshoba County Court House for a ceremony that including the singing of the National Anthem, a scripture reading from the book of Isaiah and a prayer.  


September 14, 2012

The assessed value of Neshoba County increased by about 2.3% during calendar year 2012, with the major increase seen in automobiles. The county saw an increase of $3.7 million in assessed value.

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