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10 Years Ago - July 2, 1998
It’s a wrap
The last scene to be filmed for the movie “Cookie’s Fortune,” took place on the Holly Springs Square Sunday at a fictious liquor store. By Monday morning, the actors and almost all of the production crew had moved on after creating six weeks of excitement in this small town. The next time we see the actors, who casually mingled among us, will be on the silver screen when we find out how Hollywood recreated Holly Springs.
Tips and trivia for a happy “Fourth of July”
Did you know: Liberty is one of the most popular city, town or village names? There are 27 “places” named Liberty. The value of U.S. manufactured shipments of fireworks was 22.9 million in 1992. The U.S. imports $89.9 million in fireworks from China. U.S. imports of American flags totaled $710,000 in 1997 -- most of these flags were imported from Taiwan.
25 Years Ago - May 5, 1983
Alligators in Marshall County?
Laura and Chris Teel have a problem unique in Marshall County. A 200-pound alligator has come to live in the pond in their yard and won’t go away. The 6-8 foot alligator has been in the Teel’s pond for about two weeks. The alligator eats their catfish, bellows at night and in the past few days has begun to scare them a little. The longer he stays, the bolder he gets. The Teel’s 2-year-old daughter Christy has even named him -- Izod, of course. Numerous attempts to catch him have been made. All have failed. We’ll let you know next week if ongoing efforts to catch Izod succeed.
Mindy Miller, Steve Gresham honored with pre-wedding party
Mindy Miller and Steve Gresham were honored with the first of a series of pre-wedding parties with a buffet supper in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Burch. Also entertaining with Mr. and Mrs. Burch were Mr. and Mrs. Paul Burch, Mr. and Mrs. Manny Burch and Mrs. J.C. Hurdle. Miss Miller wore from her trousseau a plaid silk dress in shades of pink and blue with a pink cummerbund. Among the approximately 100 guests were Mr. and Mrs. Graham Miller, parents of the bride-elect and Mr. and Mrs. S.B. Gresham, parents of the prospective groom.
50 Years Ago - July 3, 1958
Dr. James B. Carpenter accidentally killed in automobile accident
Dr. James B. Carpenter, former pastor of the First Presbyterian Church here, was killed instantly in an automobile accident at Huntsville, Ala., on June 24. His skull was crushed and his body thrown clear of the 1955 auto, when it was struck by a 1956 red and white convertible. The clergyman’s wife was also thrown clear of the car and is still in critical condition at a Huntsville hospital. Dr. Carpenter came to First Presbyterian in 1949 and was here eight years, until his retirement. Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Francisco, Edgar Jr., Mrs. Charles Ames and Mrs. Hindman Doxey of this city attended the services at Huntsville.
W.T. Roberts wins Safe Driving award
“Safe driving pays” will continue to be the motto of Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Roberts of Byhalia, who were royally entertained recently at High Point, N.C., for their safe driving record. While on vacation, driving safely along on Hwy. 29-70, south of High Point, a highway patrolman stopped them. After complimenting them on their safe driving, he invited them to be the guests of the city of High Point and the Lions Club. A suite of rooms was furnished them by the Sheraton Hotel and gifts from merchants and manufacturing concerns of the city were presented to them.
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