Kenny Brown, David Kimbrough and Duwayne Burnside walked up, greeted friends and fans, and pulled out their guitars and started playing.
An enthusiastic group circled them at the corner of North Center Street and East College Avenue. They started clapping, dancing and singing along.
Blues music was once again alive and well in Holly Springs.
Close to Nowhere
Friday morning, the 4th of July, Dana, Meredith, Remy, Grace and I were all packed up and all but in the car, headed to my sister Jackie’s house in Anniston, Mo.
The phone rang, and as soon as I saw Jackie’s name on the caller ID, I knew something was wrong.
The dreaded stomach virus had struck and she sounded like she was as miserable as possible. After our bout with a stomach virus a few months ago, I could really commiserate!
Famous London Black Cabs touting travel to Memphis and MississippiThe Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau, along with the Tourism Division of the Mississippi Development Authority, have recently launched a one-month moving promotional campaign involving the famous black cabs one sees in London, England.
Letter To The Editor
Swimming pool committee:
I regret that I was in Denver, Colorado, at the last city board meeting and could not present the committee’s report in person. I understand that the board of aldermen of Holly Springs, took official action to close the swimming pool on July 1.
It appears that the board ignored the findings of the citizens’ committee it approved at its June 3 meeting.
Our committee (all are taxpaying citizens of more than 50 years) have supported the board and mayor in 90 percent of its decisions for our city. You have made significant improvements through updating your vehicles, streets, etc. The citizens’ respect for the mayor and board members resulted in re-election of the mayor and all board members in 2004.
The swimming pool committee was somewhat disappointed in several areas.
Our committee is not disappointed in the action of the mayor and the aldermen on the swimming pool. We do urge our governing body to be honest and truthful “up front” with the citizens in order to avoid wasting the time of busy people. The only concern of the committee is creating a lifelong recreational element. We hope that the mayor and the board will consider a pool for next year for the children of this section of the city.
W.A. McMillan Sr., chair
Please take time to remember our local “heroes” who are serving in war zones around the world.Welcome Home Brandon W. Freeman and Ben Rogers
James Marcus Anthony, Army, 2nd tour, Iraq
Mark W. Clark II, Army, Iraq
Battle Ewing, Army, Iraq
Lee (Brandon) Hutchens, Marines, Iraq
George Frank Frayser, Army, 3rd tour, Iraq
Charles Fairbairn, Army, Iraq, ’05-06; now in Afghanistan
Jarod Grimes, Army, Iraq
Timothy Hardaway, Army, Iraq
Henry A. Jones, Army, Iraq
Donnie Kirksey, Marines, Iraq
Kelvin O. Luse, Marines, 2nd tour, Iraq
Matthew McArthur, Marines, Iraq
Michael McClatchy, Army, Iraq
George Merritt, Marines, Iraq
Chad Minor, Air Force
William D. Payton Jr., Air Force, Kuwait
Chadwick (Chad) Phillips, Army, 2nd tour, Iraq
Deron Randolph, Marines, Iraq
John Snow, Army, 2 tours Iraq, now in Afghanistan
Charles (Will) Stanback, National Guard, Iraq
Mitch Swann, Army, Iraq
Stephnie Taylor, Air Force, Iraq
Lynwood Turner, National Guard, 2nd tour, Iraq
Charles Weathersby, Marines, Iraq
Supporting Our Troops
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