Just Among Friends

Just Among Friends


The student body at Leake Academy recently elected candidates for the 2021 Homecoming Celebration court which will be held on October 1, 2021 at Thaggard Field.

Freshmen candidates are Caroline Cheatham and Anna Young; Sophomores are Maddie Liggett and CC Cumberland;  Juniors are Addy Page and Parker Woods;  Seniors and Candidates for Homecoming Queen are Sydney Sisson, Meredith Adams, and Carlyn Vaughn.  

The presentation of the Homecoming Court and announcement of the Queen will begin at halftime during the Rebels game against Madison St. Joseph.  Kickoff is at 7;00 PM on October 1.


Congratulations to Jarquez Hunter who made his first college touchdown during his first football game for the Auburn War Eagles!  He ran for a 94 yard touchdown late in the game.

Jarquez, a running back, who wears #27 on his jersey, received the game ball for this game!  It is a great honor given to the player for his performance during a game. He stepped up from the second team after the first team running back was injured.  He led the team in rushing with eight carries for 147 yards and a touchdown.

Auburn coach, Bryan Harsin, summarized Jarquez's performance in three simple words.  "He can go! " he said. 


Mark your calendars for the Philadelphia Neshoba County Arts Council's Dinner Theater, "An Evening of One Acts", on Thursday, September 30 at 6:00; Saturday, October2, at 2:00; Saturday, October 2, at 6:00; Sunday, October 3, at 2:00.  Performances will be held in the Senior Citizens Center at Northside Park.

The evening performances will be served a full meal.  Matinee performances will be dessert only. Tickets will go on sale September 20 at The Depot or at the door before each performance. Please help by by purchasing tickets in advance since there is limited seating.  General admission is $15.00 for evening performances, $10.00 for matinees.  PNC members' tickets are $10.00 and $5.00.

Come and enjoy a laughter filled event!


A joyous event for the Richard McKay family happened on September 12 when they received the news that their long awaited baby girl had finally arrived!  Richard and Glynn went to the hospital to meet their new daughter. It had not been an easy journey through the adoption process, but their faith was strong and they trusted that their heart's desire would be fulfilled.

     She came home on Tuesday, September 14 where she was welcomed by her two big brothers, Fletcher and Isaac.  She has been named Anna Margaret McKay and is a beautiful baby.  Her Philadelphia grandparents are Don and Sharon McKay who are thrilled to have another grandchild. Congratulations and best wishes!


Congratulations to Jim and Annelle Rose who celebrated their 56th anniversary on September 16.  They are former residents of Philadelphia who now live in Olive Branch, Mississippi.  They were very active in the community for many years and raised a son and daughter here.   Annelle has a lovely voice and was a member of the First United Methodist Church choir. Best wishes for many more years together

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