DEC. 3, 1937

At the noon luncheon of the Philadelphia Rotary Club, Riley Munday local High School student, spoke, giving his observations on the club and expressing appreciation for having been the guest student of the club for the past six weeks. Shine Hays made a talk on a recent Rexall Convention held in Atlanta, giving interesting information concerning the drug industry in general.

DEC. 5, 1947

William Howard Cole of this city has received notice that he has been awarded a construction permit for a radio station in this city and it is said work will start within the next few months. The station will be a 250 watt, with a 1490 kilocycle. Telegrams confirming the approval for the construction have been received by Mr. Cole from Congressman Arthur Winstead and radio consulting engineer, John Creutz of Washington.

DEC. 12, 1957

Earnest Matthews, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carsen Matthews, was recently elected Mr. Linwood High in the Who’s Who contest held by students of the school. Miss Charlotte Littleton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nap Fanning, was chosen by the student body as Miss Linwood High. Winners in the Homecoming Queen contest are Shelby Eldridge, First, Martha Nicholson, second, Sarah Ladd, third, and Glenda Guthire, fourth.


Winners in the Turkey Shoot held at the VFW home were first place, Joe Tidwell, second place, Harlan Majure, and third place, “Pip” Newman, it was announced by Victor Carlson.

DEC. 7, 1967

Neshoba Central’s Faye Hoyt was awarded two free throws as the final whistle sounded ending a three minute overtime period against Philadelphia in the finals of the NCHS Tourney and connected on both of them of the victory. Hoyt was fouled as the horn sounded with the score again tied 49-49 and had a one-on-one attempt after play was terminated. She connected on both shots for the win.


Talent winner in the Farm Bureau contest during the annual convention is Cheri Powell, seven year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Powell of Route 3, Philadelphia, Neshoba County. She was coached and accompanied by her uncle, G.L. Porter of Houlka. Cheri made a hit with the audience, singing two numbers, “Let the Sunshine in” and “They’re Breaking up that Old Gang of Mine.”

DEC.  8, 1977

Two Neshoba County students are members of the 1977-78 edition of the East Central Junior College Warrior Band. They include Emmett Nowell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Nowell, and Charles Burkes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Burkes, both of Philadelphia.

DEC. 2, 1987

Serving as managers of the 1987-88 East Central Junior College Warrior Band are Randall Copeland, Philadelphia; Andy Thaggard, Madden and Barry Mason, Charleston.


Joshua Charles Cannon, son of Dr. and Mrs. C.N. Cannon, and Jessica Burrage, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Olen Burrage Jr., are the king and queen from Mrs. Gunn’s room during the Halloween Carnival at Leake Academy.

DEC. 3, 1997

This year’s youth hunt will be remembered for a long time by 8-year-old Spencer Dickerson. He killed a 190 lb. 11-point while hunting with his father Kenny and his little brother Taylor. The deer had a 17” inside spread. Spencer said his hat made him lucky.


Neshoba County’s Junior Miss Rozane Richardson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Richardson, received the Spirit of Junior Miss award during the state program in Meridian.

DEC. 5, 2007

Members of the 2007 overall championship Fireballs 9-10 year old soccer team are Ansley Vaughn, Baileigh Payne, Taylor Irby, Cole Beason, Dainara Houston, Peyton Brooks Carlton, Denver Haggard, John Harold Smith, Keontae Nash, Brandon Clark, Cole Stewart, and Coach Paul Payne.


Laken Del Winstead killed her first deer, a 5-point, while hunting with her dad. Her parents are Shan and Rana Winstead.