Thursday, April 19, 2007
First Pilgrimage is a big success
By MRS. VADAH COCHRAN
In the spring of 1936, Ruth Francisco, Marjorie McCrosky, Miss Nina Craft, my sister and I journeyed to Natchez for the Pilgrimage. Included in our itinerary was the Vicksburg Pilgrimage, also. We had a wonderful week and on the drive home we discussed Holly Springs, her history, her white pillared mansions, her quaint cottages, her various treasures. We thought she had far more than Vicksburg and compared favorably with Natchez.
The history of an unreconstructed Confederate soldier
By Terry Baker
The youngest of eight children, Marcellus Pointer was born on April 20,1841, in Caswell County, North Carolina, across the Virginia state line from Halifax County, where his parents were originally from. Dr. David Pointer married Obedience Torian there in 1824, and within a few years they left not only Virginia, but went on to Marshall County, Mississippi, around 1843.
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - April 17, 1997
Pilgrimage Queen Lauren Elizabeth Webb and her escort, Dudley Rook Moore IV, will reign over the three-day Holly Springs Garden Club’s 58th annual Pilgrimage.
Exhortation and Celine Dion
Three young men in the Byhalia High School choir are flying high. These three young men, Brian Mayse, Dareion Malone and Devion Guy, after an exciting trip to New York City and singing at Carnegie Hall, came home to sing at the Mid-South Coliseum with Celine Dion. They appear in Dion’s new videos, along with the gospel choir Exhortation, to which the young men also belong. The videos are the song she sang at the Olympics, “Power of the Dream” and her newest hit “Call the Man.”
25 Years Ago - April 22, 1982
The 44th annual Holly Springs Pilgrimage will open the doors to local historic homes when Mayor Sam Coopwood cuts the ribbons at the front gates of Montrose, officially opening the three-day event sponsored by the Holly Springs Garden Club. Pilgrimage queen is Alice Callicutt; she is escorted by Fred Belk III.
What was once Huey’s Discount Furniture on Hwy. 78 West in Holly Springs was destroyed Friday night when a tornado descended on the building. Part of the roof is lying flat on the ground; the remainder of the roof was thrown east of the building. The tornado was rated a “weak” storm.
Joey Miller presents second recital of composition
Joseph Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Graham Miller of Holly Springs, presented his second recital of his own musical composition Friday night at the First Presbyterian Church. A music student at Ole Miss, Mr. Miller presented 13 original compositions. Following the original compositions, Mr. Miller played on the piano one of his favorites, “The Raindrop Prelude.” A reception followed the recital at Montrose.
50 Years Ago - April 18, 1957
Carole Jean Brown honored by Pilot Club
The Holly Springs Pilot Club honored Carole Jean Brown as “senior of the month.” She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Brown of Holly Springs. She is editor of “The Tiger,” Holly Hi’s school yearbook, president of the Glee Club, secretary of the senior class and worship chairman of the Senior Y-Teens. She was selected as Football Queen for 1956-57 and is a cheerleader. She was voted Miss Holly Hi, Most Popular, Miss Personality, Most Beautiful, Cutest and Most Outstanding Girl. She will be one of the Cotton Belles in the 1957 Memphis Cotton Carnival. She is a member of First Baptist Church, where she teaches a Sunday School class and is a pianist in the Sunday School department.
Fred Holland is corn champion
Fred Holland of Gray’s Chapel received a Bankers Association Certificate of Award for growing and harvesting 75 or more bushels of corn per acre on a 5-acre plot. His per-acre yield in 1956 was 116-2/3 bushels. His corn was Dixie 33, which he fertilized with 400 pounds of 12-12-12 at planting time and later side dressed with ammonium nitrate. He grew it on good bottom land and had no insect trouble. As fifth place winner in the state, he received a $100 cash prize.
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