Thursday, November 24, 2005


Fielder’s Choice
By Barry Burleson


Friday night after the Holly High football playoff game, I stopped by the sleepover in front of City Hall. It was a cold night. I bundled up for the ball game, and my toes almost froze. The barrels of fire at the sleepover made for some welcome warmth.

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Close to Nowhere
By Linda Jones


I try every year at Thanksgiving to really give a lot of thought as to exactly what I’m thankful for. And I’m usually quite surprised at my bounteous blessings.

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The Preacher’s Corner
By Rev. Dr. Milton Winter

Club restores “little” building, lifts spirits

“Please write something about the little church on the north side of the city hall that the Town & Country Garden Club is restoring,” asked Jean Ann Jones after Sunday school last week.

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Letters to the Editor

I’m looking for a friend:
Dear Sir,

My name is Donald Williams, and I’m currently living in Georgia. I served in the military for 20 years and I’m looking for a friend who is from Holly Springs.

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Milton Winter to reprint Holly Springs history book

In response to requests from friends interested in local history, Dr. Milton Winter, with encouragement and assistance from the Marshall County Genealogical Society, has arranged for a new printing of his book, “Amid Some Excellent Company,” which contains a series of more than 100 historical essays by longtime South Reporter editor and newspaperman John M. Mickle.

The articles, written from the 1920s until Mr. Mickle’s death in the early 1940s, chronicle many aspects of Holly Springs and Marshall County history. The articles are illustrated with hundreds of photographs drawn from the Lanier Robison and Chesley Smith collections. The book has a complete index of names and subjects.

Mickle was a native of this community who witnessed such events as the Civil War and the Yellow Fever epidemic. He was a field correspondent for the Spanish American War, and a careful historian.

“His articles are in many ways the foundation for all subsequent local history writing. I simply wanted to preserve these yellowing newspaper articles in a more permanent form for those interested in accurate accounts of our history,” Milton said.

Books may be reserved by contacting Dr. Winter at 252-2662. The book, which has over 400 pages, will sell for $15, plus postage if shipping is desired.

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