Thursday, August 2, 2007
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10 Years Ago - July 31, 1997
Uniforms come to the high school
Holly Springs High School joins the primary and intermediate schools in wearing khaki and white uniforms this year. The move was enthusiastically received by students, parents and teachers last year.
Marshall County Correctional Facility rated as first prison to merit ACA accreditation
The Marshall County Correctional Facility has become the first correctional facility in the state of Mississippi to become accredited by the American Correctional Association (ACA). The facility received a score of 99.3 percent.
Receives high point
Chris Griffith and his horse, Call Me Sunset, received high point in the saddle and gaited classes at the Mississippi State 4-H Horse championships. He is the son of Scott and Vicky Griffith of Holly Springs.
25 Years Ago - August 5, 1982
Russian Faulkner scholars visit here
Literary enthusiasts attending the Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference at Ole Miss toured Holly Springs Tuesday, guided by native Dr. Hubert McAlexander Jr. Among the Faulknerians touring Holly Springs were two research fellows from Russia, Sergei Chakovsky and Alexander Vashchenko.
Bobby Mitchell takes MPCA head position
Bobby Mitchell has been elected to the position of headmaster at Mt. Pleasant Christian Academy by the board of directors. He has taught for 21 years. His wife Martha is a guidance counselor at Northwest Junior College and their daughter Tonya is a junior at Harding University in Searcy, Ark.
James St. John of Holly Springs won second place in the fourth annual Chromcraft “Roadeo” in Senatobia last month.
Tonya Mitchell elected to C of C nominating committee
Tonya Mitchell, and her father Bobby Mitchell, were among those at the National Convention of the Children of the Confederacy. She gave a speech at the convention presenting a state report. She was also elected to the National Nominating Committee for the 1983 convention in Austin, Texas.
50 Years Ago - August 1, 1957
Mrs. Hugh H. Rather Sr. honors Mary Jane Calame
Mrs. Hugh H. Rather Sr. entertained with an al fresco dinner on the patio of her home Thursday night, complimenting her granddaughter, Mary Jane Calame of Memphis. The buffet table was centered with an artistic arrangement of garden flowers. Guests were served on small tables. Games were played after dinner with Pat Evens winning the prize. Guests were Martha Phillips, Kay Thompson, Becky Humphreys, Pat Evens, Camille McKenzie, Rita Cochran, Mary Frances Rather, Betsy McKeown and Bea Hasselman.
Jimmy Warren honored with birthday party
Mrs. Jimmy Warren entertained with a hamburger supper on Monday night honoring her son Jimmy, on his ninth birthday. After the delicious supper which included birthday cake and ice cream, the guests were taken to Holly Theater for a movie. Guests were Katherine Dean, Cheryl Moyer, Betty Brown McAlexander, Len Marbury III, Henry Lacey and Billy Boone.
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