Marshall County Humane Society News
Humane Society plans August festivities
The Marshall County Humane Society recently had several dogs with collars turned over to us. In our efforts to reunite them with their owners we discovered a glitch in our system.
As you all know, our Humane Society is manned by volunteers. Folks looking for their lost animals were calling volunteers directly. Frequently, the particular volunteer would be right in the middle of a busy day at their paying job. In spite of their requests that people leave their information on the 662-564-2900 number many failed to do so resulting in a delay in their information reaching our data base. So, even though you’ve already talked with someone, if they ask you to call 662-564-2900 and leave a message, please do so. It gets you into the system much sooner.
Dog days are definitely here and the Humane Society plans to celebrate. On Saturday, August 16, we will start the day with games and a silent auction and finish it off with live music and dancing. We’l be at the VFW in Holly Springs all day and hope you’ll all join us to party and raise money for our worthy cause. We’re still accepting donations for the silent auction so if you’d like to promote your business or product call 662-564-2900 (and be sure to leave a message).
For an appointment at the low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinic call 662-252-1696. For information on fostering, adoptions or anything else about the Humane Society, call 662-564-2900. Correspondence and donations should be sent to the Marshall County Humane Society, P.O. Box 625, Holly Springs, MS 38635.
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - July 30, 1998
Mayor Smith honored with luncheon
The first of July marked the beginning of Mayor Eddie Lee Smith’s tenth year as mayor of Holly Springs. In recognition of the occasion, an appreciation luncheon honoring Mayor Smith is being hosted by the Concerned Citizens Coalition. Prior to the luncheon, Mayor Smith reflected over the past decade. As the first African American mayor of Holly Springs, he has sought a careful balance, making his intentions known that he wanted to move past racial polarization to be a mayor for all the people of Holly Springs. Judging from his subsequent reelections, he has been successful.
Greenfield Presbyterian celebrates 100 years
A century ago, a group of men in the Waterford community had a thought that materialized as a brush arbor first, then took shape as a frame church house, built on a portion of land donated by the late Green Jones. With this land and the organizational skills of Ike Peeler and others, that Greenfield Presbyterian church was “born” into the Waterford community.
25 Years Ago - July 28, 1983
Lanier Hurdle to speak at Neshoba Fair in final week
Marshall County’s entry in statewide politics -- Lanier Hurdle, running for secretary of state, will speak at the fabled Neshoba County Fair on Thursday. When Hurdle takes the podium, he will have a hard act to follow, speaking after America’s space hero, Sen. John Glenn, who is campaigning for president of the United States.
State and county elections set Tuesday
Approval was given to election officials this week on the proposal for justice court judge districts. Lucy Carpenter, circuit clerk, explained that this meant everything could be on the Aug. 2 ballot. Carpenter expects more than 12,000 persons to vote next week.
A pin from the president
Don Smith of Holly Springs was presented an Eagles (a group of Republican businessmen) pin by President Ronald Reagan in Knoxville, Tenn., June 15. The pin is to replace one that was stolen when Smith was in a car accident last year. The original pin was presented to Smith at the White House in 1981.
50 Years Ago - July 24, 1958
Sharp shooting ‘home boy’
Jimmy Warren, a local product and a member of the MS Highway Patrol, was “in the money” -- hitting the bullseye every time. Jimmy shot a perfect score in the state meet recently. He is well known for hitting his man at any place on his body he so desires. Here is a deep desire that Jimmy’s shots, if ever fired at this writer, will be desired to go “where we were.”
Holly Springs Publishing Company
The Holly Springs Publishing Company, has this week, become the owner of The South Reporter. The only stock holders in the company will be the partners of Harlan Hilbun, George Yarbrough and Hamlet Yarbrough. The newspaper will in the future be owned and operated by the Holly Springs Publishing Company. George and Hamlet Yarbrough plan to leave the day-to-day operations of the newspaper to Harlan Hilbun, who is continuing as editor and general manager. The personnel of The South Reporter will remain unchanged.
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