September 18, 1942

Leading local donations for Red Cross ditty bags for men in uniform this week is a $50 contribution from Henderson-Molpus Lumber Company, announces Mrs. Joe Turner, division chairman. Checks for $25 each were received from Deemer Lumber Company and DeWeese Lumber Company, with the Presbyterian Women’s Auxiliary adding the sum of $20 to the growing list.     

September 20, 1952

Mrs. Charles Tingle, advisor to the F.H.A., has called a meeting of the officers to make plans for the November meeting. The plans are formed around two purposes: “To provide wholesome individual and group recreation and to further interest in Home Economics”. The following officers are; Program Chairman, Kathryn Northern, Quitman; Secretary, Marian Campbell, Cleveland; Pianist, Glenda Rush Campbell, Porterville; Reporter, Sara Fox, Arlington.   


September 20, 1962

A decree extending the boundary limits of the City of Philadelphia has been signed by Chancellor J.K. Gillis. Chancellor Gillis signed the decree at a special hearing this week. Lands taken into the city were purchased and optioned by the city from Jimmy and Ellen Haddock. There are approximately 105 acres in the addition. 

League action at the Orange Bowl Lanes got underway this week as the Pin Busters League, composed of eight teams, bowled for averages. High series scorers were Sonny Steel who bowled 540 in the series with an average of 180. Second place scorer was Charles Carter with 504 in the series and 168 average. Madison Fulton was in third place with 495 in the series and an average of 165.    

September 21, 1972

T.Z. McAdory has announced his candidacy for the office of election commissioner of District Five of Neshoba County. In announcing, McAdory said: “I, T.Z. McAdory, take this means of announcing my candidacy for the office of Election Commissioner from District Five of Neshoba County, Mississippi”. 

A proclamation urging assistance for five million children suffering from lung-damaging disease was signed into effect this week by Mayor Allan King. Mayor King named this week, Breath of Life Week in Philadelphia and urged citizens to support the National Cystic Fibrosis Research Foundation’s Breath of Life Campaign.     

September 23, 1982

Jimmy C. Luke, a Philadelphia native and graduate student at Mississippi State University, has been named Winner of a Bronze Medal for his score on the 1982 CPA examination. According to John Cox, chairman of the Mississippi Society of CPA’s Awards, Education and Scholarships Committee, Luke was named Bronze Medal Winner for receiving the third highest score of the examination during his first sitting.            


September 25, 1992 

Entertainment, an arts and crafts flea market and children’s events are on schedule for Oktoberfest is sponsored by the Philadelphia-Neshoba County Arts Council. Activities with start out in the morning with the registration for the 5K run/walk sponsored by Neshoba County General Hospital. An arts and crafts flea market will begin around 8 a.m. followed by opening ceremonies and the walk/run awards.       


September 25, 2002

Charles Mars, a retired businessman, will be honored this week as Philadelphia and Neshoba County’s 2002 Citizen of the year. C.D. Smith, district manager of Bell South, will present the award during the Community Development Partnership banquet. 


September 21, 2012

A nearly $1 million renovation has begun on the old U.S. Motors plant to make way for AlphaGen, an industry which is expected to bring 200 jobs with an initial $10 million private investment. The renovation will include the demolition of about 32,000 square feet of office area, painting the walls, roof repairs, electrical upgrades and repair/replacement of sanitary sewer service, among other things. 

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