Thursday, December 21, 2006
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - December 19, 1996
Wedding bells ringing within prison walls
Wedding bells sounded last week at the Marshall County Correctional Facility for 10 inmates married by a prison employee, who is also an ordained minister. By necessity, the individual ceremonies were lightly attended and the post-wedding celebrations short. Honeymoons will have to wait until later this month or in early January, when the prison begins conjugal visits for married inmates and their spouses. Six conjugal visiting rooms are almost complete and policies and procedures are being written. Conjugal visitation is practiced at all Mississippi prisons.
Elected vice president of council
Dr. Gemma Beckley of Holly Springs has been elected vice chair of the Mississippi Humanities Council. Beckley, professor of social work at Rust College, has served on the council since 1994 and is widely published in her field.
25 Years Ago - December 17, 1981
Lights, camera, action
David Pryor, news editor for The South Reporter, was one of the guest panelists on WMC-TV Channel 5’s “Close Up” this past Saturday night. David was joined on the panel by Doug Jones of the DeSoto County Tribune and host of “Close-Up” Joe Birch. Reps. Gene Manning of DeSoto County and Clayton Henderson of Tunica County were interviewed and questioned.
Northern District Highway Commissioner Bobby Richardson gave the residents of Byhalia the news they wanted to hear, at a special meeting last Thursday. Richardson informed the group that the State would be willing to take over the upkeep of Hwy. 309 north of Byhalia. District Three Supervisor Dudley Walker was happy to hear the news.
Owens gets license
Ezekiel Owens, a 9th grade student at Galena School, son of Laverne Jones, was the first male to receive a photo driver’s license, in north Mississippi. He was accompanied by Van Rayford, driver ed instructor.
50 Years Ago - December 20, 1956
Christ Episcopal Church to have new pastor
The Rev.Mr. Osborne Moyer of Houston, Texas will come to Holly Springs Dec. 28 to take up his duties as rector of the Christ Episcopal Church parish. The Rev.Mr. Moyer has formerly served a Greenville church as assistant pastor.
4-H corn winners raise 126 bushels to acre
Billy and Gerald Joyner were winners in 4-H corn production in the county. Hubert Turner, assistant county agent and Collins Tidwell, presented their awards at the recent banquet. They are members of the Red Banks 4-H club. They were also winners in 1955.
Columbus was first
Christopher Columbus was probably the first white man to celebrate New Year’s Day in the western hemisphere. While his ships were being repaired on January 1, 1493, Columbus enjoyed a sumptuous dinner with two savage monarchs on the island of Haiti. After his meal, historians say, the discoverer of America had his first smoke of tobacco.
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