October 30, 1942

There will be a state-wide black out to be enforced throughout all parts of Mississippi during the second week of November, according to the Army by Colonel C. Fred Morgan, State Director, Mississippi Civilian Defense Council. Colonel Morgan explained that all practice black-outs have to be ordered by the Army.        

November 1, 1952

Ouida Eldridge, of Philadelphia, has been selected for membership in two honorary societies at Millsaps College. She was formally recognized last week at semi-annual Tap Day, all college convocation at which honor societies invite outstanding students to join. Miss Eldridge was tapped by Chi Delta, creative writing honorary for women, and Kappa Delta Epsilon, education honorary.  


November 1, 1962

Hundreds of people lined Philadelphia’s streets this week to watch the annual Halloween Carnival Parade. Philadelphia’s High School Band led off the afternoon of activities followed by kings and queens representing each grade, one through six. Class members added color and variety to the parade as they marched in their unique Halloween costumes.       

November 2, 1972

Pretty Susie Hand of Philadelphia, a junior at Mississippi State University, lent a helping hand this week by setting clocks back an hour to Central Standard Time at Herschede Hall Clock Co. in Starkville. Miss Hand is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Max Hand.       

November 4, 1982

The NCHS Rockets made the cross-town series interesting by breaking Philadelphia’s two game winning streak, and handing the Tornadoes a 21-13 defeat on their own field. New Philly Head Coach David Vowell’s squad was struck with 115 yards in penalties in the game, and fumbles hurt the Tornado cause.             

      October 30, 1992 

Mississippi’s First Lady Julie Mabus was a visitor and participant in a Mississippi 2000 class at Philadelphia High School. Mississippi 2000 is a fiber optic-based interactive distance learning network. Participants can talk back and forth, ask questions, and see each other on large-screen monitors. Via fiber optics, classes were connected in Philadelphia, Clarksdale, Corinth, and West Point.  


October 30, 2002

Cheyona Dixon was crowned 2002 Choctaw Central High School Homecoming Queen by Chief Phillip Martin during Friday night’s football game. 


   November 2, 2012

Holy Cross Catholic Church will celebrate its sesquicentennial anniversary this Sunday. The congregation includes many descendants of Irish immigrants Daniel and Elizabeth O’Hara Rush, who donated land “adjacent to the front gate” of their home for the new church in 1860. Bishop Joseph N. Latino will celebrate mass at Holy Cross beginning Sunday morning. 

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