NOVEMBER 3, 1939

Appointment of Frank E. Everett Jr. of Greenwood as assistant attorney general was announced by Attorney General Greek L. Rice, Mr. Everett of Philadelphia, who resigned several months ago to become state director of the Brewers’ and Mississippi Beer Distributors’ Committee.

Mr. A.M. Kilpatrick, of the Beat Line Community, brought in a big Puerto Rica sweet potato this week. The potato weighed 7 lbs., and was placed on display at the Democrat Office. 


NOVEMBER 4, 1949

At the recent installation of Dr. Hollis Edens as President of Duke University, Dorris Rivers, a native of Philadelphia, was a delegate representing Mississippi State College. Mr. Rivers is assistant Professor of Sociology at Mississippi State. The theme of the accompanying Symposium was “Education and the Atomic Age.”

NOVEMBER 5, 1959

Charles Ray Gibson will complete his tour of duty with the Marine Corp in 1960, and in the fall of 1960 he plans to enter the Candler school of Theology, a Methodist Seminary. Gipson is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Gipson. Charles Ray graduated from Philadelphia High School. While in high school, he was president of the student council and was an honor student upon graduation.


NOVEMBER 6, 1969

Neshoba County 4-H land judges took top honors in the State 4-H Land Judging Contest. They will represent Mississippi in an International Contest in Oklahoma. Team members and coach are Neal Luke, Steve Barnett, Dale Green, Robert Burkes, and the coach, W. E. Etheridge, associate county agent at Philadelphia.


NOVEMBER 1, 1979

Ginnie Henley was a blue ribbon winner and the Sweepstakes winner in the evening wear division of the State 4-H Club. She is the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Bobby Jack Henley.

 Karen Lilly was corned queen of the 1979 Choctaw Central Homecoming court Friday night by Choctaw Central High School principal Glenn WhiteEagle. Miss Lilly was escorted by Benji Dixon. Serving as crown bearer was Jason Keams, and as a flower girl was Miranda Farve.

NOVEMBER 8, 1989

The Neshoba Central High School Band traveled to Tupelo to participate in the 19th annual Tupelo Marching Contest. Twenty-Seven bands from throughout the South competed in the contest. The Neshoba Band earned a superior rating in band, drum majors, and drums. The auxiliary unit received an excellent rating. The band received the highest rating in the entire competition. Band directors are George Shaw, cary Eldridge, and Ken Relch.

NOVEMBER 10, 1999

Lauren McKee earned the Accelerated Reader Highest Point Earned Award. She is the daughter of Greg and Linda McKee. Lauren attends Neshoba Central Middle School.

Ike Melton placed first in the 18 year old showmanship at the Mississippi State Fair. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rick Melton.

NOVEMBER 4, 2009

Cheryl Smith and her great-grandson, Jordan Turk, accepts a $3000.00 donation from the For the Children organization to help fund the new handicap playground to be constructed in Northside Park. Presenting the check is Debbie Brister, secretary treasurer and Pam McCool, newly elected president of For the Children.