Thursday, June 7, 2007
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - June 5, 1997
Potts Camp selects its first black mayor
Potts Camp voters rewarded the dedication of 16 years’ service on the board of aldermen by electing their first black mayor. In a town with an overwhelming white population, Potts Camp elected Jimmie Collins in a landslide victory. Collins has served on the board of aldermen for 16 years.
Kit Mott Camp dedicates soldier’s burial site
The burial site of Revolutionary War soldier William Deaver has been discovered in the Early Grove cemetery. Kit Mott Camp Sons of Confederate Veterans have secured a veteran’s monument from the U.S. government to mark the grave of Pvt. Deaver. The grave is located in a pasture on the property of Mary Wilburn, along Early Grove Rd.
Percy L. Caldwell, son of Lavoria Caldwell of Holly Springs and the late George Caldwell, graduated from Iowa State University with a Ph.D. in higher education administration.
25 Years Ago - June 10, 1982
First place winners, Individual Club Team, at the recent St. Jude bass tourney held at Sardis Lake were the Magnolia State Bass Masters of Holly Springs. Team members are Gary Barnett, Dale Johnson, John Tice, Harry Smith and Gary Elliott. The five caught more than 49 pounds of fish. Over 380 fishermen participated in the event.
Mayor, aldermen off to convention
Holly Springs Mayor Sam Coopwood and several of the board of aldermen will be attending a three-day convention in Biloxi this week. Mississippi Gov. William Winter will be the keynote speaker.
Journalism is topic for Thursday Club member guest meeting recently
Featherston Place was the setting for the last yearly member-guest meeting of the Thursday Club. Hostesses were Mrs. Jim Buchanan and Mrs. Clarence Moore. Mary Walker Gatewood, president, opened the meeting and introduced the speaker, Walter Webb, editor of The South Reporter. He gave a most interesting talk on journalism in Mississippi.
50 Years Ago - June 6, 1957
Patrolman Jimmy Warren is winner of State Shoot
Highway Patrolman Jimmy Warren has been in Jackson for two weeks practicing to qualify to shoot with the patrol team, made up of the five top men in the state shoots, in the Mississippi Peace Officers’ pistol match. Warren made the highest score in the state, 491 out of 500. The team will go to Biloxi Sunday for the match.
World’s population up 43,000,000 yearly
United Nations statisticians reported the world’s population has been growing about 43 million a year -- or 5,000 an hour. The U.N.’s 1956 Demographics Yearbook, a 751-page compilation of figures about people, said this increase of 1.6 percent yearly results from a birth rate of 34 babies per 1,000 persons yearly and a death rate of 18 per 1000 yearly. It estimated the world’s population in mid-1955 at 2,691,000,000.
G. Richard Fryling awarded honorary degree
An honorary doctor of laws degree was conferred on G. Richard Fryling by Gannon College, Erie, Pa. in tribute to his dedication to humanitarian causes.
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