April 9, 1943

Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Watkins of the Pine Grove Community are announcing the arrival of a little daughter on March 28th, whom they have named Shelia Ames.

The House passed and sent to the Senate a bill authorizing the Army and Navy to appoint women doctors on the same basis as male physicians. 


April 9, 1953

The Philadelphia Band has done it again. Tuesday they won Superior on all phases, Concert, Sight Reading, and Field Maneuvers at the State High School Band Festival held for Class CC Bands.

Supt. T. J. Durrett presenting a check for $25.00 to Charles Ray Gipson for the essay he wrote in the Lion Oil Essay Contest last month.  A check for a similar amount was presented to Mrs. Lamar Salter, his English teacher.      


     April 11, 1963   

W. D. Cole, president of Cole Bros. Company here, has been named director of the United States Wholesale Grocers, Association. His selection was announced at the annual USWGA meeting, in New Orleans.  

Marilee Summers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Higginbotham of Rt. 7, Philadelphia, has completed parts on both “The Dakota’s” and “G.E. True” at Warner’s in Hollywood. She has also completed eight shows for “Truth of Consequences.”

April 12, 1973

Teachers representing Neshoba Central High School were in Jackson recently to visit the legislature while the teacher pay raise bills were being acted on. Attending are V.C. Manning, Mrs. Roy Byars, Mrs. Hal Reese, and Gov. Bill Waller.                             

April 13, 1983

This group of Neshoba County Youngsters had their walking shoes on Saturday as they joined thousands of volunteers across the nation in the annual March of Dimes “Walk America” fund raisingmarch. For their efforts, the youth raised over $800 for the March of Dimes to be used in that organization’s fight against birth defects.  


April 14, 1993 

Mayor Harlan Majure signs a proclamation designating the month of April as Math Month. The Math Club at Neshoba Central High School, Mu Alpha Theta, will be engaged in various activities this month to promote interest in mathematics.    


April 9, 2003

The FBLA Club at the vo-tech center presented a Senior Citizen Computer Workshop on Thursday, Jan. 30.  The classes were familiarized with the basics of a computer, using the internet, and composing and receiving e-mails with attachments.  

Tyler Gentry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Gentry, exhibited the Champion Dairy Commercial Heifer at this year’s Junior Roundup held recently at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds.     


April 10, 2013

The First United Methodist Church of Philadelphia will celebrate 190 years of Methodist Ministry in Neshoba County with a special worship service Sunday.

Ryan and Kadee Taylor announce the birth of their son, Silas Guage Taylor, born on Feb. 14 weighing 7 pounds and 4 ounces and 19 ¾ inches long.  Grandparents are Greg and Pam Smith of Philadelphia and Andy and Sue Taylor of Noxapater.  Silas was welcomed home by his big brother, Hagen. 

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