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10 Years Ago - May 14, 1998
Craft Street will be closed during filming of movie
Filming in the movie “Cookie’s Fortune” will necessitate traffic to be rerouted on Craft St. for several days during May and June.
Banana split party honors two seniors
Julie Power and Megan Teel were honored with a banana split party in the home of Mrs. Charles Poer. Those attending were Alice Childers, Judit Paterizia, Tara Thompson, Bea McCrosky, Helen Power, Vickie Teel, Miranda Fitch, Lauren Walker, Cameron Strickland, Anna Greer, Irene Strickland, Vicki Aldy, Melissa Haley and Susan Ash.
James Rayford selected “teacher of the year”
James Patrick Rayford was selected “teacher of the year, 1997-98” at the 2000 student Redan High School in DeKalb County, Atlanta, Ga. He is a 1985 graduate of Holly Springs High School and received a BS in mathematics from Rust College in 1980. He is the son of James T. and Barbara Rayford of Holly Springs.
25 Years Ago - May 19, 1983
Lower utility bills - Aldermen told of gas price reductions
Natural gas prices may soon be coming down so utility bills may also be “taking a step in the right direction.” That report was given to aldermen in their regular meeting by City Engineer Walter Paschal. According to Paschal, a price reduction was passed along to the natural gas company, who in turn is making an attempt to pass the reduction along to its customers.
Jones to be law graduate
J. Kizer Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Jones of Holly springs, is one of 87 students who are candidates for law degrees to be presented May 16.
Thursday Club hears songs by Miss Clark
Mrs. Fred M. Belk Sr. entertained the Thursday Club on May 12 at First United Methodist Church. Mrs. Hindman Doxey presented a splendid program on “Music Fills Holly Springs.” Two of the songs presented were written by Miss Kate Freeman Clark.
50 Years Ago - May 15, 1958
Confederate Ball tomorrow night
Probably the outstanding entertainment of the Pilgrimage will be held on tomorrow night. The local high school gymnasium will be the scene for the Confederate Ball, sponsored by the Junior Chamber of Commerce. Music for the ball will be furnished by Clyde Leopard’s Orchestra featuring Miss Barbara Pittman, recording star. Miss Pittman has made popular such recordings as “Two Fools In Love,” “Everlasting Love,” and “Cold, Cold, Heart.” Yawl Kum!
Negro 4-H Club Rally outstanding
Lessye Lee Davis, Negro Home Demonstration Agent, and her helpers, made their 4-H Club Rally one of the most successful ever held here. Lessye Lee is most popular with all the people of this county and her efficiency is demonstrated by the many prize winners Marshall County has each year in district and state events. The South Reporter is grateful for the program carried on through her department.
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