Thursday, May 25, 2006
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - May 23, 1996
Friends reflect on life of Sheriff Osborne Bell
A small, solemn crowd gathered on the courthouse lawn Friday to observe the 10-year anniversary of the death of the late sheriff. It was a tribute to his life and his service to the community. Bell, the first African-American sheriff of Marshall County, was killed in the line of duty May 7, 1986. He had served as sheriff for six and a half years.
Eddie Dixon Jr. of Holly Springs was one of the student athletes at Northeast Community College receiving special recognition at the school’s annual banquet. He was honored as best offensive back for football.
Eighty-four new correction officers graduate
Eighty-four men and women have completed officer training to become members of the first graduating class of the Marshall County Correctional Facility.
25 Years Ago - May 21, 1981
Marshall County Sheriff Osborne Bell recently completed eight weeks of training at the Mississippi Law Enforcement Training Academy in Jackson. The training included all phases of law enforcement.
Holly Springs Mayor Sam Coopwood won a seventh term Tuesday as mayor of Holly Springs. When Mayor Coopwood takes office in his new term, he will begin his 25th year as mayor.
President Reagan writes MA kindergarten
The Marshall Academy kindergarten class has received a letter from President Ronald Reagan in acknowledgment of their get-well wishes. The day after the President was shot, the members of the class worked together to write a giant size get-well letter.
Beverly Briscoe Woods, daughter of Ruth Briscoe of Red Banks, was among students at Northwest Junior College receiving degrees. She was graduated with an associate of science in nursing degree.
50 Years Ago - May 18, 1956
Mr. Fryling speaks at Rotary luncheon
The officials and sales representatives of Erie Corp. and Fryling Electric Corp. attended the Rotary luncheon at Stafford’s Cafe on Wednesday. G. Richard Fryling was the guest speaker.
County library is located in new building
The Marshall County Library is now located in its new building next to City Lumber Co. and you are invited to go in and select books for reading. The new location is convenient to all and it is open every day.
Idle Chatter (by Holly Belle)
We shall feel safe and sure while plunging into Spring Lake this summer since Price McDermott is the new lifeguard...graduate Ben Martin of Kosciusko came up to see his former schoolmates receive their diplomas...Leon Rountree went to the Cotton Carnival functions with the Royalty last week! Hoi Poloi!...Dolly White is one of our telephone operators now...Bon voyage to Mrs. Hugh Rather who has left New York for the Continent. We’re all turning green with envy at such a sumptuous vacation.
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