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10 Years Ago - May 21, 1998
Holly Springs ‘star struck’ with movie
Celebrity sightings have become routine as the stars arrived last week to begin filming “the movie.” Cookie’s Fortune, directed by Robert Altman, will be filmed completely in Holly Springs over the next five to six weeks. Since arriving in Holly Springs, actresses Patricia Neal, Julianne Moore and Glenn Close have taken advantage of small town Mississippi by visiting local shops, riding bicycles, strolling, taking advantage of the spring weather and eating at local restaurants.
New computer system helps keep records
A new state-of-the-art computer system to update National Crime Information Center data will also change the face of record keeping at the Marshall County Sheriff’s office. The new system was purchased in part with a $5,000 grant from the state to replace the 30-year-old system. Although not the most sophisticated equipment available, the new Linxx-2010 system is more efficient and provides instant information concerning car tags, driver’s license information, missing persons and criminal information.
25 Years Ago - May 26, 1983
Flood waters rising
Water is fast approaching the bottom of the railroad trestle spanning the Tallahatchie River at the bridge on Hwy. 7 South. Several more inches of rain have fallen, pushing up the level of the Sardis Reservoir backwaters. Farmers are at the point of desperation with planting cotton and sorghum and County Agent Ronnie Jones says the situation is “bleak.”
Rev. Armstrong retires after teaching 39 years
A very special man was honored Sunday on the day of his retirement. Rev. W.C. Armstrong, who has been the principal of Galena Junior High School since 1944. He has retired after 39 years of service to a host of students and faculty members.
Seniors receive awards
Marshall Academy graduating seniors receiving awards during graduation were Laura Holmes York, Thomas M. Stewart and Sarah Jean Liddy.
50 Years Ago - May 22, 1958
Miss Brown honored
Mrs. J.C. Totten and Mrs. William Seale entertained with a tea Thursday afternoon honoring Margaret Elizabeth Brown and the young ladies of the senior class at Holly Springs High School. It was given at Shadow Lawn, the home of Mrs. Totten. Becky Lou Humphreys and Rita Cochran presided at the punch bowl. The honoree wore a green polished cotton sheath with white accessories. Other guests were Connie Conrad, Connie Boatwright, Nettie Smith, La Jean Forrester, Francis Doxey, Marjorie Moore, Juanita Young, Gladys Young, Mrs. Hattie Chambers, Mrs. Nancy Rhew, Mrs. Annette Ositis, Eunice Ash, Kathy Byrd, Dottie Teasler, Hazel Smith, Sylvia Tucker, Mrs. Vernon Brown and Mrs. Robert Seale Sr.
David M. Burrow of Byhalia has been promoted to major in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. Major Burrow is a member of the 701st Troop Carrier Squadron based in Memphis. He is a veteran of World War II and served in the Berlin Air Lift and the Korean War. He is married and has two children, Myra Sue and Mack. Mr. and Mrs. Burrow operate a dairy with his brother, Isom Burrow, near Byhalia.
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