NOVEMBER 4, 1938

Mr. F.L. Grubbs, local insurance agent and manager of the Philadelphia Insurance Agency, received a telegram announcing that he was the winner of a trip to the Worlds Fair in New York. Mr. Grubbs won one of the trips offered by the United States Fidelity and Guaranty Col. for having written the most new business in an 8 weeks contest on surety, burglary, robbery, plate glass, and all casualty lines. 

NOVEMBER 5, 1948

Earl Hill of Jackson has been elected President of the Mississippi State College chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha, social fraternity. He succeeds Charles Mars of Philadelphia. Robert McVay of Tupelo is the new Vice President, following Billy Cobb of Armory. Julian W. Rivers of Indianola is Treasurer, following Joe Whiteside of Tupelo. 

OCTOBER 30, 1958

Army Sgt. Raymond Powe, son of Mr. and Mrs. Will Powe of DeKalb, is a member of the 18th Infantry novice boxing team which recently won the post championship at Fort Riley, Kansas. Sergeant Powe, a squad leader in the 18th’s Company B, entered the Army in 1953 and was last stationed at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas. The 25 year old soldier attended Little Rock, Arkansas High School and was formerly employed by the Barham Paint and Glass Co., of Philadelphia. 

Miss Jan Coker of Philadelphia, 21 year old Baylor University senior, is a nominee for Homecoming Queen for Baylor’s Homecoming activities. Miss Coker is majoring in sociology with minors in psychology and business at Baylor. Miss Coker is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S.M. Coker of Philadelphia and was a 1955 graduate of Uvalde High School in Uvalde, Texas. 

OCTOBER 31, 1968

The state of Mississippi and Philadelphia in particular will be respond Saturday night when the Memphis State Tigers entertain Mississippi Southern at Memphis State’s homecoming football game in Memorial Stadium. Alex Dees, defensive end, will be in the starting line-up and one of the top reserves is Bobby Dees. Three starters, the punter, the placement specialist, the kickoff specialist and three top reserves for the Memphis State team call Mississippi home. 


A 20 year old pain for Outstanding Service was presented to J.W. Allison of Philadelphia by International President Albert E. Hutchinson of Washington, D.C. at the Heat and Frost Insulator’s banquet held at the Victory Room of the Heidelberg Hotel.  

NOVEMBER 2, 1978

Angela Hardy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Hardy of Philadelphia, recently was crowned as the 1978-79 Homecoming Queen at East Central Junior College. Miss Hardy is a sophomore majoring in home economics and has been a member of the Collegians, ECJC Players, Flag Crops in and sophomore years. She participated in the “Sound of Music” and was chosen 1977-78 campus beauty her freshman year. 

NOVEMBER 2, 1988

Aletha Scarborough of Coffeeville will join approximately 350 outstanding recent high school junior and seniors from across the country at the fall 1988 National Young Leaders Conference. Aletha has been selected as a Congressional Scholar based on demonstrated academic achievement, leadership, and citizenship. Aletha is the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Truman Scarborough of Coffeeville. Aletha is formerly of Philadelphia, where her father was past of East Philadelphia Baptist Church. She is presently a senior at Coffeeville High School. 

OCTOBER 21, 1998

Madison Hardy, 9, won the Mississippi State Fair talent competition in the 9-12 year old division and was the overall youth winner with her vocal performance of “My Heart Will Go On.” She received $150 for winning her age division and a $500 savings bond and a silver tray for the overall youth winner. Madison is the daughter of Mike and Sarah Hardy. 


Lynda Luke, teacher at Philadelphia Elementary School and Terri Talley, teacher’s aide, were presented gift baskets compliments of Philadelphia Elementary School’s PTO for being named as the October teachers of the month. They were voted on by their colleagues. This is the first year for the honor at PES. 


OCTOBER 29, 2008

Ten year old Hunter Dickerson, son of Kenny and Penny Dickerson was all smiles with his first deer taken with a bow while hunting in Neshoba County.