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10 Years Ago - April 30, 1998
Battle of the bands
The Holly Springs High School band won second place at the Battle of the Bands in the Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis, Tenn., Fri., April 17. Also, Dederick Daughtery won first in the drum major division. The band has won third place at Sardis and Marks and first place in the Greenwood Band Festival.
Honored for volunteer service
Mattie Ridgway of the Ladies Auxiliary, Collins-Hurdle Post No. 5697, Holly Springs, was recently honored by the Veterans’ Administration Hospital in Memphis for her many hours and years of volunteer service. She was presented a certificate in appreciation of her 588 hours and 28 years of volunteer service.
Marshall and Benton counties dodged disaster Monday night as tornado warnings kept residents on alert for more than four hours, but did not touch down in any populated areas. Although there was widespread property damage, there were no serious injuries.
25 Years Ago - May 5, 1983
Hill Crest planting
Members of the Town and Country Garden Club were on hand Friday when plants from Mid-South Nursery in Tupelo arrived to begin the landscaping of the new section of Hill Crest Cemetery. On hand for the planting were Mrs. Joe Hurdle, Mrs. Mark Miller, Mrs. Guy Hendrix, Mrs. Bobby McAlexander, Bud Holbrook, cemetery manager, William Leathers, landscape architect; Mrs. Manny Burch and Mrs. Egbert Jones. Photinia have been planted around the maintenance building, Bradford pears along the entrance and crepe myrtles along the roads in the new section.
Liddy and Crawford take North State tennis tourney
Laynie Crawford and Sarah Liddy of Marshall Academy won the North State tennis tournament last week in Cleveland. They defeated Heritage Academy of Columbus in the first round and Oak Hill of West Point in the finals. The two advance to the semi-finals and finals to be held this week.
50 Years Ago - May 1, 1958
Moodys return from Cuba
Mr. and Mrs. Royce Lee Moody and three children, Becky, 5, Rodney 3 and Pam, 15 months, returned to the United States and Holly Springs on April 10, after 22 months in Cuba. Mr. Moody is in the Navy.
Holly Springs Garden Club on TV
Miss Ruth Finley and Mrs. Egbert Jones will represent the Holly Springs Garden Club, Friday, May 2, on the Tupelo television station. They will be dressed in costume and will advertise the Confederate Ball and the Holly Spring Pilgrimage
Milan to enroll at TSU
Henderson Milan of Holly Springs has received a letter of acceptance in the graduate school at Texas Southern University in Houston, Tx., where he will enroll June 2. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education at Mississippi Industrial College. He is a member of Cedar Grove Masonic Lodge No. 39, a veteran of World War II, and the Korean Conflict. Mrs. Milan will continue her graduate work at Tennessee State University in Nashville.
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