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10 Years Ago - June 11, 1998
Strange storm rips through county
Stifling heat turned violent early Friday morning with thunderstorms and high winds wreaking havoc in the city and across the county. The Northeast MS Experiment Station registered 93 mile per hour winds as the storm dumped 2- to 2-1/2 inches of rain.
Celebration honors Charlie Shead on 90th birthday
June 6, a celebration was held for Charlie Shead’s 90th birthday, which was June 3. The celebration was held at the home of his son, Thomas Shead and given by his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Those in attendance were his wife Ora, his 10 children, 26 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Honored Memorial Day
Emily Murchison, 98, of Red Banks, was honored Memorial Day weekend by her family. About 60 were in attendance. Someone asked her was she responsible for the crowd; she replied, “I guess I started it.”
25 Years Ago - June 16, 1983
Cornersville News -- Archie Manning visits his grandmother, Mrs. Scott
Thurs., June 9, Mrs. Bill Scott’s grandson, Archie Manning, called her from Oxford to ask her would she cook breakfast for him. He had spent a week in Oxford in a mini-camp, coaching football teams for young boys from all over the state. He lives in New Orleans. He left his grandmother’s house to fly back to New Orleans. He plays with the Houston Oilers in Houston, Tx. Mrs. Scott said that was the shortest two hours of her life.
MA tennis awards
Recipients of Marshall Academy’s 1983 tennis awards are Sarah Liddy, most valuable player; Amanda Bobb, most improved; and Laynie Crawford, most valuable player.
Grady receives service medal
SPF George M. Grady of Chulahoma was the recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal last month in Ft. Polk, La. He is the son of Murray and Mary Grady of Chulahoma.
50 Years Ago - June 12, 1958
First cotton square comes in
It seems only a few weeks since this section was deeply concerned over the inability to harvest a bumper cotton crop. But here we are again growing another. The first cotton square brought in to The South Reporter office was brought June 10 by Jessie B. Jones, colored, who lives seven miles out on the Mt. Pleasant Holly Springs Road. He reports that he has 15 acres this far advanced. Jones owns his own place and is considered a progressive farmer.
Kathy Crawley state winner second time
Kathy Crawley, 11, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.F. Crawley, participated in the State Training Union Bible memory drill at Greenwood June 3. She became a state winner for the second year in succession with a perfect score. Kathy is a member of First Baptist Church. Her pastor, Dr. Earl Kelly, states that she is one of the brightest and most consecrated Christians in his membership.
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