Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - May 28, 1998
New Marshall County jail
Movie magic is transforming the second floor space above Bryant and Reaves into the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office and jail for Cookie’s Fortune. Prop makers Doug Roberts, a carpenter from Oxford, and Steve Powers, who is working on his master’s degree at Ole Miss, having been converting the empty rooms into the jail, which can be seen through the second story windows. The jail is the only set being built from scratch. Kudzu Productions is shooting the rest of the film in existing locations. Meanwhile across town, the real Marshall County jail and justice complex is under construction. Dirt work is almost complete and the foundation may be poured as early as next week, but no movie magic here. The “real” jail is expected to be complete in about a year.
Rust vice president to attend Harvard University
Dr. Ishmell Edwards, vice president of Rust College, has been selected as a participant in the 1998 Harvard University Institute for educational management. He will spend three weeks at Harvard.
25 Years Ago - June 2, 1983
Nancy Boatwright, Renee Gandy and Martha Dismuke were all graduated from the Northwest Junior College registered nursing program on May 14. Boatwright and Dismuke plan to work at Marshall County Hospital and Gandy will work at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
Highway 78 is killing us! (advertisement)
A message for Gov. William Winter, Sens. Thad Cochran, John Stennis, Cong. Jamie Whitten, Highway Commissioner Bobby Richardson, our state sentators and representatives: Help us get Highway 78 four-laned!!! Twenty-seven people have died on two-lane stretches of Highway 78 in the past two and a half years. The Holly Springs-Marshall County people have been repeatedly promised a four-laned Highway 78 for the past 20 years. Anticpated starting dates have come and gone -- delays are usually blamed on lack of funds. Yet, we see other highways constructed in other parts of Mississippi. Highway 78 is killing people every day it remains a two-lane road. We beg you to find a way to get work underway -- before more lives are lost.
50 Years Ago - May 29, 1958
Laws Hill News
We were very sorry to learn that the mule ran away with Mr. Robert Pryor and seriously hurt him Wednesday. We hope for him a speedy recovery. Mrs. Marie Pryor spent Saturday night at the bedside of her father, Van Pryor, who is very ill.
Lake Center Cafe scene of reception
The Lake Center Cafe was chosen for the reception honoring the Potts Camp senior class and their dates, immediately after graduation Friday, May 23. The main dining room was colorfully decorated for the occasion. The young group enjoyed a delicious sandwich and relish plate and soft drinks. Hostesses were Mrs. K.C. O’Kelly, Mrs. Harry Jones, Mrs. Roule Powell, Mrs. Rome Yarbrough and all senior mothers.
Beloved teacher retires after many years
Mrs. Susie Katherine Henderson has retired after many years in the classroom. She has taught 55 years in public schools in this state. She first taught at Hogge in Marshall County, but was soon selected for the Potts Camp Consolidated School, one of the first such schools in the state.
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