August 24, 1934

The site for the new post office in this city will be the lot on which the old Presbyterian Manse is located, just across the street from the Pan-Am Service Station, on Main Street, according to acceptance of bid received by Propts Turner, J.C. Stribling and J.D. Milling, Trustees.


Bishop Horace M. DuBose, outstanding scholar and leader in the Methodist Church, will begin a one-week revival at the First Methodist Church in this city on Sunday, Aug. 26th, at the regular 11 o'clock hour.

August 25, 1944

The proposal location of a glove factory to be located in Philadelphia was approved this past week by the new State Agricultural and Industrial Board at its first meeting since organization.


Looking to the time which will end the conflict in Europe, judging from the progress that is being made by the Allies, may not be so far away, the people here in Philadelphia and Neshoba County are thinking of plans for V-Day.

August 26, 1954

Senator Eastland's majority had reached approximately 55,000 votes early Thursday with 1730 of the state's 1805 precincts reporting.


On September 1, 2, and 3, the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians are holding their annual fair on the campus of Pearl River Indian School, located 8 miles west of Philadelphia, on Highway 16.

August 27, 1964

Qualified electors in the City of Philadelphia will vote Tuesday on a $170,000 bond issue for the construction of a new City Hall.

August 29, 1974

Once again Chairman Norman A. Johnson Jr., of the Mississippi Public Service Commission and resident of Philadelphia has carried the fight for Mississippi electric customers to Washington.


The mayor and board of aldermen of Philadelphia have adopted a budget for 1974-75 with a general fund budget approximately $13,000 below last year's figure.

August 29, 1984

An article which appeared in the Jackson Daily News last week said there was a possibility that the Neshoba County Board of Supervisors would rescind veto of the proposed Shoccoe Dam.

August 24, 1994

Choctaw Maid Farms, Inc. of Carthage announced plans Thursday to build a $9 million feed mill and truck shop just north of the Union Industrial Park in Neshoba County.

August 25, 2004

Supervisors have budgeted a 20 percent pay increase for themselves in a proposed $11.4 million county budget they hope to approve before the Sept. 15 deadline.


Remembered as an extraordinary leader with a hilarious personality and a broad smile to match, 1st Lt. Matthew Ryan Stovall died Sunday in Iraq, when a roadside bomb exploded as the convoy in which he was riding passed.