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10 Years Ago - June 18, 1998
Snow Lake dam break leaves town high and dry
Snow Lake turned into a giant mud puddle Friday afternoon when millions of gallons of water rushed through the Snow Lake dam as at least a third of the dam collapsed. The 150-acre lake has shrunk to approximately 35 acres since the dam’s collapse. Hopefully, the dam work will be completed in three to four months’ time. The Wildlife and Fisheries has also been contacted concerning the fish in the lake.
Close to Nowhere by Linda Jones
Saturday afternoon on the set of the movie “Cookie’s Fortune” was so exciting and so much fun! I almost felt like a celebrity myself, sitting on the couch where director Robert Altman watches the dailies. I’m gonna be telling the stories about this for weeks. And every time I watch the juke joint scene, filmed in the Oak Palace on a “hot set,” I’ll know I was hiding in a cubbyhole, where Altman also was! (Writer’s note: I’m still telling these stories, ten years later!)
25 Years Ago - May 5, 1983
Big Mac coming? City mulls gas line options for location
Holly Springs citizens may soon be able to satisfy their Big Mac attacks as plans for a possible McDonald’s franchise were discussed at a board of aldermen’s meeting Tuesday. The natural gas hookups will be provided for the proposed site of the restaurant on Hwys. 4 and 7, directly in front of Brent Nickles Chevrolet-Olds.
Holly Springs News - Chuck Berry, famous rock-n-roll singer, visits friends here
Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Berry and daughter Melody of St. Louis, visited in the home of Professor and Mrs. Henry Boyd Sr. recently. Berry is a singer and had performed in Memphis before coming to Holly Springs.
Miss Liddy awarded scholarship
Sarah Liddy of Holly Springs has been awarded a University Scholarship and an Academic Achievement Award at the University of Mississippi. She plans to major in pre-medicine.
50 Years Ago - June 19, 1958
Dorothy Weeks selected Miss Hospitality
Dorothy Weeks was selected as Holly Springs’ representative in the state Miss Hospitality contest. The judges stated it was a very close contest between the six contestants. Vernelle Woods was selected as first alternate and Carole Jean Brown as second alternate. The contestants were Miss Weeks, Miss Woods, Miss Brown, Linda Kay Moore, Joan Buford, and Bonnie Coleman. The selection was made at Johnny’s Cafe with around 100 in attendance.
Mrs. Tom Boone honors daughter on birthday
Mrs. Tom Boone entertained with a picture show party on Saturday afternoon, honoring her daughter Susan, on her ninth birthday. Guests were invited to the attractive new home of the honoree for refreshments of birthday cake, ice cream and lemonade, before going to the movie. Invited guests were Cathy Williams, Haven Hill, Jane Jones, Jean Hutchinson, Janet Hutchinson, June High, Jackie Crawley, Marie Rather, Kathy Boone and Ellen Boone.
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