Thursday, July 20, 2006
Pages From The Past
10 Years Ago - July 18, 1996
It’s official! Snow Lake is now a town
After 38 years as a private resort community, Snow Lake Shores has become the newest town in the state and the largest town in Benton County. Tuesday night Chancellor Don Grist swore in the first mayor and board of aldermen of Snow Lake. Mayor Eddie Koen and Aldermen Robert Wage, Margaret Childers, Eddie Overton, C.Y. Graves and Fred Mormino will serve as the town’s governing body until an election is held for four-year terms, in November.
Prison nears capacity
Six weeks after the opening of the Marshall County Correctional Facility, few empty beds remain and the prison is expected to reach full capacity of 1,000 by next week. All of the inmates are medium security prisoners.
Retirement party honors Harold Palmer for 42-1/4 years of service
Master Sergeant Harold B. Palmer retired from the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks on June 30 after 29 years as a conservation officer in Marshall County, with a total of 42-1/4 years under the State Retirement Board.
25 Years Ago - July 16, 1981
Elected to Post
George M. Yarbrough of Red Banks was elected Grand Chef de Gare of the 40 & 8 at the American Legion convention in Jackson this weekend. The Grand Chef de Gare is the highest office in the 40 & 8 of Mississippi. Others attending the convention from Marshall County were Julius Buford, Rudolph Jones, Holly Springs; W.G. Carpenter, Second District Commander, Michigan City; and Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Shinault, Byhalia.
Holly Spring’s policewoman attends academy
Holly Springs’ first policewoman is now a graduate of the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers Training Academy in Jackson. Donna Lawton, who has been employed with the police department since Aug., 1980 as the parking patrol, just recently completed the eight-week training. Donna was one of four women in her class at the police academy. Women are required to complete the same physical training that the men are. There is no difference between men and women to the instructors at the police academy.
50 Years Ago - July 19, 1956
Bea Hasselman entertains with Coke party
Bea Hasselman entertained Saturday morning with a Coke party honoring Joan Davis of Natchez. The house was decorated with lovely arrangements of garden flowers. Cokes, sandwiches, stuffed eggs, potato chips and cookies were served to guests, which included Rita Cochran, Becky Lou Humphreys, Kay Thompson, Martha Phillips, Selwyn Greer, Jo Ann Hurdle, Carolyn Slayden, Bobby Tyson, Constance Lanier and Monteine Young.
Morris Samek accumulates 1,000 hours of sick leave
Washington, D.C. -- Morris Samek, a native of Holly Springs, was given recognition for accumulating 1,000 hours of sick leave. He was presented a certificate by Rear Admiral R.J. Arnold, chief of the Navy’s bureau of supplies and accounts. Mr. Samek is head of the special transportation services branch of the surface traffic division of the bureau.
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