Thursday, March 1, 2007
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - February 27, 1997
Intermediate School views Ida Wells exhibit
Students from Holly Springs Intermediate School were special, invited guests at the premier of the Ida B. Wells-Barnett Exhibit, hosted by Wells’ granddaughter Alfreda Duster-Ferrell. Mrs. Ferrell gave background information from a personal perspective. Rev. Leona Harris is coordinator of this event.
Jeffrey King of Holly Springs has been named one of the Top Ten Freshmen and Sophomores at Northeast Community College in Booneville. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles King of Holly Springs.
Mississippi family recognized and honored by MDAC
Bowen descendants of one of Tate County’s earliest families
awarded Centennial Farm Family Certificates by the MS Department of
Agriculture. The Bowen farms are located three miles north of Wyatte
and are owned and operated by the great-great-grandchildren of the
founder, William A. Hancock.
25 Years Ago - March 4, 1982
Driver’s education car
Coach Carl White was more than happy to accept the keys to the second new car that Union Auto of New Albany has loaned to Potts Camp High School this year for use by the driver education classes. The 1982 two-tone Buick LaSabre replaces the 1982 Olds Cutlass used the first semester. Mitch Stone, principal, told Henry Jarrett, sales manager for Union Auto, that he greatly appreciated the cooperation shown by making these cars available, as students have had the opportunity to learn to be safe drivers and to become acquainted with the latest equipment in cars.
Disaster not in immediate future
“No, California will not sluff off into the Pacific Ocean on March 10, but if it does, it will be caused by some other force than the alignment of the planets in our solar system,” said Dr. William Hughes, chairman of physics and astronony at the University of Southern California. A “doomsday” prediction was made some eight years ago in “The Jupiter Effect” a book by British authors John Gribbin and Stephen Plagemann. The book said that because of an alignment in the planets in our solar system occurring in March of 1982, the resulting gravitational stress would case major earthquakes here on earth.
50 Years Ago - February 28, 1957
Pilgrimage cancelled, not enough homes
There can be no Holly Springs Pilgrimage this year. Every possible effort has been made by the Pilgrimage committee of the Holly Springs Garden Club, which has sponsored the event for the past 17 years. Still, the facts remain the same. There simply aren’t enough homes that can open this year. Death, illness and other circumstances beyond control make it impossible. “We would like to emphasize that our garden center, Grey Gables, is always open to visitors,” said Mrs. Len Marbury, chairman of the Pilgrimage committee.
Williams buys Phillips’ interest in garage
Bob Williams, who for the past five years has been a partner in Phillips and Williams Garage, has bought out the interest formerly owned by C.R. Phillips and is now the sole owner and operator of the business. The name of the garage has been changed to Williams Garage.
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