August 27, 1943

A deputy collector for the Internal Revenue department will be at the Court House in Philadelphia on September 14 and 15 for the purpose of assisting taxpayers in the preparation of their Declaration of Estimated Income and Victory Tax for the calendar year 1943.

Lieut. Hugh Barr Biller Jr. has come back from "missing". Football Coach Wallace Wade, in recommending one of his players to the Navy, once wrote that the young man had plenty of fortitude and could take care of himself in any circumstances.


August 27, 1953

Officers were elected at the regular monthly meeting of the Baptist Brotherhood Tuesday night. Clovis Putnam was named president, Melvin Smith, vice president, and Amos Jones, secretary and treasurer.

Midway School suffered last week vandal acts by four young boys who broke into the school, defacing the property, walls, and school building. They were apprehended according to the Sheriff's office but no charges have, as yet, been brought against them.


     August 29, 1963    

The newly incorporated Neshoba County Industrial Development Corporation is well underway toward an initial goal of $50,000 stock sale, it was announced this week by officers and directors of the group.

An ordinance extending the city limits of Philadelphia was adopted by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen on July 16, and petition has been filed with the Chancery Clerk of Neshoba County.

August 30, 1973

Paul Chunn informed The Democrat this week that he had resigned from the Mississippi Game and Fish Commission as their warden for Neshoba County after about four years in that capacity. Chunn said he would re-enter the grocery business at his old location on South Range Avenue.

Dr. Reginald P. White, medical director of the Weems Community Mental Health Center, will be principal speaker at the annual meeting of the Neshoba County Mental Health Association Monday evening at the Philadelphia High School auditorium.

August 31, 1983

Construction on the new Vocational-Technical center has been completed and the building was expected to be turned over to school officials in a few days. The center will be operated by East Central Junior College in cooperation with Neshoba County and Philadelphia schools.

Heavy wind damage was reported Monday night in the Chisolm College community in the eastern part of Neshoba County. Sheriff Johnny Phillips said a tornado touched down on the property of Prentice R. Smith.     

September 1, 1993 

A western-style rodeo is the Saturday night attraction for numerous Neshoba Countians and has been for six years at an arena owned by the Lovern family in the Arlington community. A dusty road leads rodeo lovers to the event held each Saturday night from April through September. 


August 27, 2003

Philadelphia saw a noted increase in sales tax in June, when compared to the same month in 2002. Meanwhile, Neshoba County's unemployment rate climbed two-tenths of a percentage point in June, while the state jobless rate rose at a much faster rate.


August 21, 2013

After nearly a year at the helm, Philadelphia Police Chief Bill Cox is leaving to become the head of the Criminal Investigation Division of the Olive Branch Police Department. A 10-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police force, Cox said he is returning to investigations, calling it his longtime passion.

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