Thursday, July 27, 2006
Letters to the Editor
Thank you for printing the picture of our reunion. Although I left Mississippi 58 years ago I had ties with both The South Reporter and Holly Springs. I was actually born in Holly Springs but raised in Victoria.
I worked in the hospital in Holly Springs under Dr. Philpott when I was 16 years old and made enough money to have our home in Victoria wired for electricity. Actually, I used to write for The South Reporter when I was in high school.
I would like to add something to the caption under our picture. The day of the reunion my siblings and I all attended the Victoria United Methodist Church, which was the church of our childhood and whose message reinforced the love and care of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ taught by our mother.
Thank you again for your long history of reporting the news for the small towns as well as the large.
Ann Locke Dean Franco
School uniform search:
I am wondering if I am alone in the search for school uniforms required for high school students in Marshall County this year.
I personally am all for the uniform code but I am finding that “junior” size uniforms are not readily availiable. I called several places that the school reccommended, Target, Wal-Mart, Dollar General, Old Navy, Kohl’s and found that they have plenty of boy/girl (elementry) uniforms but no “high school” kids’ sizes.
I went to a local place in Marshall County that was suggested but they only had one pair of pants, that I bought. One pair won’t last long! So my search began on the Internet.
I finally found some pants (on sale) at JC Penney, labeled as “school uniform” but they have a slight flare. (They do not offer straight leg.)
I asked the school if there can be any flare to the pant leg and the answer was no. I looked at many diffrent sites, even several school uniform sites and all the pants had a flare. I even tried eBay and still “flare.” Well, flare is the style.
I see nothing wrong with a pant with a “flare!” Especially if that’s the only thing made nowdays!
What’s a person to do? I just can’t believe that the local stores did not jump at the chance to make the money selling these required uniforms!
Stock up store managers! School is starting! As of today, the only thing I can find is a pant with a flare, so that’s what I bought. I suggest the school board supply the garment or have a vendor supply it at an affordable price or accept what we can get.
Is there a secret to this uniform buying? What a nightmare!
Thanks to HSUD:
I would like to take this opportunity to commend and thank the people of our Holly Springs Utility Department.
You always hear the bad things that our public workers do, or the things that they don’t do, but people don’t take the time to tell about the good that they do.
On July 2, 2006, we discovered a puddle of water in front of my father’s house. When we started trying to find someone to repair this, it was impossible.
Either all the plumbers had retired, were working out of town or were so booked ahead that they could not get to it.
We rented equipment to dig up the pipe to try and repair it, but found that we still had the old galvanized pipeline.
Back when John Dabney Brown was mayor the city passed an ordinance that all city water lines must be convereted to the plastic pipe for health reasons. We had the plastic pipe run, but somehow it never got tied into the meter.
Anyway, we tried to repair the leaks, to temporarily get water until we could find the plastic line and hook it up.
The pipe was old and rotten and kept leaking in different places. We had no water for four days.
We turned to the utility department, Donald Hollingsworth, for help, even though we knew it was our own responsibility to repair this line, since it was on the resident side of the meter, on our private property.
We were desperate. We had no tools or machinery to do what had to be done.
When we explained the situation to Donald Hollingsworth, he thought for a few minutes and he made a couple of calls and got help for us!
We had to pay for the work of course, but it would have been impossible for us to have done this without the help of HSUD.
We want to thank Donald Hollingsworth and the guys who came out and helped us. They went far above the call of duty! They could have just said “no” and there would have been nothing we could do. But they didn’t.
We just want to say “God bless you all” and thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
The I.J. Holmes family
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