December 4, 1942

Miss Marie Grubbs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Grubbs, of Philadelphia, was a member of the debate teams at Millsaps college which qualified for the finals in the fifth Annual Debate Tournament. Millsaps was the only Mississippi College in the tournament. Miss Grubbs placed first in poetry reading.            

December 6, 1952

Still giving blood for his country is Mr. Jim Whittle of Choctaw Gardens. A WWII veteran who lost his two lower limbs in service of his country. Mr. Whittle is still offering his blood for his people and their freedom. Mr. Whittle represents all that goes to make up such a great nation as the one in which we live, and the one for which he is still fighting. 

Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Cannon of Decatur, will celebrate their Golden wedding next week at their home. Mr. and Mrs. Cannon are the parents of three daughters and they will be present at the celebration, also four generations of this family will be present for the occasion.   


December 6, 1962

Alan Perry, sophomore student at Philadelphia High School, and son of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Perry, is one of the two high school students to be declared winners in the William Randolph Hearst Foundation United States Senate Youth Program, to be held for one week in Washington in January through February. Alan was selected after a competitive examination administered to over 100 high school students in grades ten through twelve throughout the state.         

December 7, 1972

Dr. and Mrs. James H. Leigh Jr., of Memphis, announce the birth of a son, James Homer Leigh III at the Baptist Hospital in Memphis. The baby weighed 9 lbs. and 4 ozs. Paternal grandparents are; Dr. and Mrs. James H. Leigh Sr. of Philadelphia and paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. John Parkes of Philadelphia. Maternal grandparents are; Mr. and Mrs. James A. Ferguson of Atlanta, Georgia.           

December 9, 1982

Neshoba County Heart Association leaders met recently to make plans for the 1983 campaign which will be held in February. Attending were; Mrs. Vivian Nye, Mrs. Martha Ingram, Joe Nowell, Randy Cheatham, and George Burnett. Campaign Chairman Nowell said this year’s campaign goal for Neshoba County is $6,500. The Heart Association is a major health organization of more than two million volunteers dedicated solely to the reduction of early death and disability from heart disease, stroke, and related disorders.  


December 4, 1992 

Bill Yates, chief operating officer of W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Co., was honored as Construction Man of the Year at the annual awards banquet of the Mississippi Builders and Contractors in Jackson. The people present are; Johnny Crane of F.L. Crane & Sons Construction Co. and Ted Dearman of W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Co.  


December 4, 2002

On Wednesday, Betty Crosby Seward and Rachel Darby Evans presented a copy of their book, Not Far From the Zinnias, to Philadelphia High School on behalf of Mrs. Seward’s grandson, Joey Smith, Mrs. Evans, and Mrs. Seward spoke to the English department regarding their experiment writing and publishing. The people present are; Lynn Seward, Joey Smith, Betty Seward, and Rachel Evans.    


   December 7, 2012

Author Randy Pierce signs a copy of his novel, “Pain Unforgiven,” for J.C. Goldman during Monday’s meeting of the Philadelphia Rotary Club. Pierce, an Associate Justice on the Mississippi Supreme Court, talked about his book which tells “A story of prejudice and hatred, wrongful imprisonment and suicide, secrets and shame and a dying man’s message of hope”. Pierce grew up in Greene County. He is a CPA and a former member of the Mississippi House of Representatives and a former Chancery Court Judge.  

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