Just Among Friends

Just Among Friends


The Philadelphia Rotary Club made a donation to the Love Out Loud Neshoba Project during the May 24 meeting. Club President Heath Stribling presented a check to Love Out Loud representative David Addy.

Love Out Loud is an opportunity for Philadelphia and Neshoba County to join together and share the love of Jesus with the people in our community. Love Out Loud will hold a week full of service during June 21-24 this year. Join them for a week of service, worship, and fun. For more information, please call 601-656-1820 or 601-656-1507.


Neshoba County has two more graduates from two different major universities in the state. The two are brothers who chose to attend separate universities. Jake Fanning received a diploma from the University of Mississippi where he majored in chemistry and biology. He was also elected Attorney General of the Associated Student Body. Jake has been accepted into dental school at the University Of Mississippi School of Dentistry where he will begin studying in the fall.

Dylan Fanning graduated from Mississippi State University with a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering.  

Their very proud parents are Brian and Penny Luke Fanning, mother, Louise Renfrow, and grandmother, Louise Johnson.


Mother’s Day this year was a special one for Sherry Alford. Not only did she and Mack celebrate the holiday with Glen and Jennifer Alford Walker and their children, Emily, Grace, and Joseph, but they were present for Joseph’s baptism.

It had been a long time since the Alfords were able to visit Macon, Georgia, and they thoroughly enjoyed it. The Walkers are frequent visitors to Mississippi where they like the country and all of the things they cannot do in the city.


The charming 457 Pecan was the site of a family shower honoring Macy Martin and Tanner Rhodes on Sunday afternoon, May 23 given by the Myatt and Marshall families.   

It was a lovely shower with tables in black and white checked cloths, floral centerpieces of pastel flowers, and beams of bright sunshine pouring through the sun porch windows. The refreshment table in the music room with the elegant silver and floral wallpaper held a generous selection of delectable delicacies. A tall arrangement of fresh flowers centered the table. Cookies iced in white frosting with the words, “love, Tanner & Macy, or an R” were written on each in gold or white letters accented by a spray of greenery and a flower. A multi tiered strawberry cake was another delightful treat. Pink punch was served from a crystal punchbowl in matching cups. 

A gift table covered in a white cloth with a floral arrangement was filled with beautifully wrapped presents for the couple. One unwrapped gift propped against the wall was a picture framed in white distressed wood with the name, “Rhodes” crocheted in ecru thread mounted on a black background. 

Hostesses for this happy event were Lynn Alford, Mallory Bowlin, Polly Hall, Sue Hall, Beth Johnson, Lynda Marshall, Lisa Michelletti, Jo Myatt, Maggie Rhodes, and Marlee Rhodes.


Two of Mississippi State’s most avid fans were on the road again following their favorite Bulldogs baseball team to Hoover, Alabama.

Genie Hall and Maudean Sanders packed up and headed out of Philadelphia. Their ultimate destination was the Hoover Metropolitan Stadium to watch the Bulldogs play in the SEC baseball tournament.  


Joyful news! Pashen Lakenya Thompson and Marcus L. Dent, Sr., will be married on June 26 in an evening wedding in Philadelphia

Mr. Dent is a high school receiver coach and a 7v7 coach in Tupelo. 

Pashen is one of Philadelphia’s favorite people who earned a bachelors degree from the University of Tennessee where she played basketball for the Lady Volunteers. She is a graduate of Philadelphia High School and has been a member of the Philadelphia Public Schools faculty for several years. Congratulations!

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