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10 Years Ago - August 6, 1998
Chesley Smith publishes book of Marshall County photographs
With a second book just published, Chesley Thorne Smith is becoming Holly Springs’ best chronicler of Marshall County history. “Marshall County, from the Collection of Chesley Thorne Smith” follows her first book, “Childhood in Holly Springs, A Memoir.” Her decision to publish the book came because of the many requests she has received for her photographs. “Arcadia Press only wanted 200 photos for the book. Lord knows I have many more -- I would say at least 1,000,” she laughed.
Chewalla Lakes prepares for closing in October
Chewalla Lake is closed to swimmers, but fishing will continue until October. Last week, the U.S. Forest Service drew the lake down five to six feet to allow the current shoreline to dry. The area will be deepened and gravel laid for spawning grounds. Docks will be repaired and added, along with a boat ramp and an expansion of the beach.
25 Years Ago - August 4, 1983
Ash, Bell win primary
Incumbent Sheriff Osborne Bell led a field of six men to take the Democratic nomination in Marshall County Tuesday with a sweeping victory. Bell received more than 50 percent of the votes cast. Bell took the nomination without a run-off. Other incumbents who will not need a runoff include Circuit Clerk Lucy Carpenter, Chancery Clerk J.M. (Flick) Ash and Tax Assessor Bobby Fant.
Caravan of supporters
A caravan of supporters of Lanier Hurdle’s candidacy for secretary of state traveled to the Neshoba County Fair Thursday. Approximately 22 cars made the trip to Philadelphia.
Picnic for Mrs. Shaw
Mrs. Stella Shaw was surprised with a picnic supper at the home of her daughter Barbara Whaley, on July 24. Many family members were on hand to celebrate her 71st birthday.
50 Years Ago - July 24, 1958
Mrs. R.E. Green entertained on Friday afternoon with an informal Coke party complimenting Mrs. H.E. McKeown, who is leaving with her family on Aug. 1 to make her home in Jackson. Artistic arrangements of pink roses and yellow glads decorated the reception rooms. Invited guests were the honoree’s mother, Mrs. Mims Finger of Ripley, Mrs. Olin Smith, Mrs. Fred Henley, Mrs. Fred Belk, Mrs. B.D. Hammond, Mrs. Ivy Reynolds, Mrs. W.C. Sandusky, Mrs. L.A. Smith, Mrs. Norman McKenzie, Mrs. Phil Armor and Mrs. Tom Wynne.
Mr. and Mrs. Curtis A. Greer entertained with a barbecue supper on Saturday evening at their attractive home in Woodland Heights. Honorees were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hopkins Jr. of Arizona. Artistic arrangements of gladiola and asters decorated the home. Guests were Mrs. Mary Ann Sowell, Charles N. Dean, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Wittjen and Alex Ventrexx of Woodville.
Mr. and Mrs. Ferrell Moore entertained with a picnic supper Sunday at their home on Chesterman. Those attending were Sandra, Karen, Grace Moore; Mr. and Mrs. B.S. Holbrook; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Holbrook, Larry and Linda Holbrook; Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Marett, Potts Camp; Misses Ester and Ruth Marett of Sardis.
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