December 6, 2007
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - December 4, 1997
Your newspaper is now published on the Internet
The South Reporter (founded in 1866) is now being published on the Internet. Under the address www.southreporter.com, the online edition of The South Reporter will include many stories, features and photos published each week. Nearly 40 million American adults are using the Internet and almost all school-age children have access to the Internet.
Movie may be in future for Holly Springs
Hollywood is looking at Holly Springs again. Famous movie director Robert Altman, whose credits include such blockbusters as “M*A*S*H” and “Nashville” has selected Holly Springs as the setting for a movie, which, if all goes well, will begin filming in January. The movie, “Cookie’s Fortune,” would be set in a “here and now” town, which has the right size and feel Altman decided was right in Holly Springs. David Levy, a producer with the movie company, said Holly Springs was a natural fit and they felt at home here. He said they were looking for a town with a past. “An idea of family, church and old-fashioned values.”
25 Years Ago - December 9, 1982
Rained five inches
In the wake of more than five inches of rain which fell Friday and Saturday, Marshall County’s board of supervisors Monday asked for emergency funds from state and federal agencies. District 4 supervisor Bernice Totten asked for relief from any and all sources of emergency federal and state funds.” District 4, which extends from Byhalia to the Lafayette County line, appeared to be the hardest hit. Totten was faced with a washed out culvert and a 22 foot “ditch” in the middle of one road north of the Watson community. One washout stranded some families for more than 13 hours as emergency workers labored to repair the culvert.
DUI task force
Marshall County Sheriff Osborne Bell has been appointed by Gov. William Winter to the Governor’s Task Force on Drunk Driving. The task force will help educate Mississippians on the magnitude of the problem.
Admitted to state bar
Thomas Coffee Lacey Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Lacey of Holly Springs, is one of 35 students who are candidates for the law degree on Dec. 20. Guest speaker will be Chancellor Anthony Farese and Glenn Fant Jr., of the 18th District Chancery Court, will admit students to the bar.
50 Years Ago - December 5, 1957
The build up for Adlai Stevenson
Adlai Stevenson is getting quite a build-up these days. It could mean that he will get the Democratic presidential nomination again, or perhaps he may become Secretary of State if the Democrats win in 1960.
South Reporter changes printing date
Even though The South Reporter has carried, for many years, a Thursday date line, it has not been a Thursday paper. It has been the custom to print the paper on Thursday and place it in the mail that day. The people of this county have been receiving a Friday newspaper with a Thursday date line. Beginning Jan. 1, 1958, The South Reporter will be printed and placed in the mail on Wednesday and will be delivered on the following day. We are asking the cooperation of our advertisers and correspondents in this matter, by making copy and advertisements a day earlier.
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