DEC. 31, 1937

Miss Rubye Sharp, of Philadelphia, has been elected president of the Neshoba Club at State Teachers College, Hattiesburg. Miss Sharp is a junior at State Teachers College, and is quite active in student activities. She is a member of the following organizations: the Elementary Council, the Y.W.C.A. and the B.T.U.

Work has begun by Perry Construction Co. on excavations of the new grammar school building. Wrecking the old building will go forward at the same time, with K. F. Gipson in charge. School officials state that no definite arrangements have yet been concluded as to where the children will go to school during the time the new building is underway.

JAN. 2, 1948

In the January class of 223 candidates to receive degrees from Mississippi State College, six young men from Neshoba County will be included. The men are Bennie C. Lundy, the School of Agriculture, Esse Davis Langston, Department of Finance, Nelson G. Kennedy, Troy L. King and James Milton Rea Jr., School of Education, and George B. Smith, Department of Civil Engineering.

JAN 2, 1958

Norman A. Johnson, Jr. of Philadelphia was named chairman of the Mississippi Public Service Commission succeeding Rubel L. Phillips, commissioner from the northern district.

Miss Carol Ann Busby, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Busby, will take part in the tournament plays at Mississippi State College for Women. Miss Busby will have a part in the play “The Old Lady shows her medals.”

JAN. 4, 1968

Ernie Bowton, chairman of the Bobashela District Finance Campaign, receives the 1967 Finance Trophy from council finance chairman John Monroe. The trophy was presented recently at the Choctaw Area Council meeting. The Bobashela District is made up of Neshoba, Newton, and Kemper counties.

Tom DeWeese, chairman of 1968 Neshoba County Boy Scout Finance Campaign, presents awards to each of the three division chairmen. DeWeese presented awards to Don Wilson, Dwight Barrett, and Ken Powers for outstanding services they have rendered to the scouting program. DeWeese stated that this is one of the most successful finance campaigns that Neshoba County has ever had.

JAN. 5, 1978

The new minimum wage went to $2.65 an hour on Jan. 1, the U. S. Department of Labor reminds employers.


Mr. and Mrs. Ranny Davis announce the birth of their first child, a son whom they have named Justin Wade.

He was born Dec. 21 in Anderson Hospital weighing nine pounds.


In November, Neshoba County had an unemployment rate of 5.2 percent, compared to 5.4 in October.

JAN.  6, 1988

Ronnie Rouse of Philadelphia High School and Jayson Rudolph of Neshoba Central High School were chosen Rotary Club students of the month for December 1987.

Circuit Judge Edward Williamson administered the oath to three new supervisors and two who were reelected for new term. The reelected supervisors were Wallace Cox of District Two and Dale Reynolds of District Four. The new ones included A.J. Chaney, District One; Dudley Warren, District Three; and George Baxter, District Five. Shortly after the supervisors had taken their oaths the board started their first session and elected their officers for the year. Warren was elected president and Cox was elected vice president. Then Baxter nominated Terry L. Jordan as attorney.


 James B. Brown, a member of the Veterans Foreign Wars Post 4396 of Philadelphia, has been appointed to serve as a member of the organization’s National Security Committee by the commander-in-chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, Earl L. Stock Jr.  of Ft. Plain, N.Y.    

JAN. 7, 1998

Larry Mills and Tim Argo will co-star as Oscar and Felix in the Philadelphia-Neshoba County Arts Council’s production of the Neil Simon come play “The Odd Couple.” The director is Ronnie Miller.


The city school board declared its intention Tuesday to issue $3 million in general obligation bonds for a new middle school, improvements to the elementary school and other related projects.

JAN. 2, 2008

A community open house for the new Christian Women’s Job Corp of Philadelphia is planned for Saturday in the Neshoba Baptist Center.

The Christian-based program which provides job and life skills training for women begins on Jan. 7 on the second floor of the center, said Sandi Lewis, site coordinator.

Anna Hall, daughter of Rev. D. Keith and Elizabeth Hall of Philadelphia, along with the Mississippi School of the Arts chorale, will perform at Carnegie Hall on Jan. 13 for the Dr. Martin King Program.