October 9, 2008
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - October 8, 1998
Promotions awarded to five city policemen
Five Holly Springs police officers received promotions at the annual Police Appreciation Banquet Saturday evening. Promoted were Jimmy Howell, Johnnie Smith, David Taylor, John Deal and Cammie Kitchens.
Mississippians urged to help maintain control
House Speaker Newt Gingrich promised Wed. to keep politics out of the President Clinton situation, and urged Mississippians to help Republicans maintain control of Congress. The Georgia Republican is the latest in a line of national politicians to bring personal support to congressional candidate Delbert Hosemann. Gingrich told about 1,000 Hosemann supporters that congressional action against President Clinton was not political.
West Woodward host family outing
The 20 families of the West Woodward Neighborhood Watch Block Two held their third annual family outing Sept. 12.
25 Years Ago - October 13, 1983
New Cayce fire truck
Members of the Cayce-Marshall County Volunteer Fire Dept. celebrated the arrival of their new fire truck Saturday morning. Chancery Clerk J.M. (Flick) Ash presented the keys to Capt. Mike Novay. Also present for the celebration were Capt. Mike Byrd, Virginia Armour, asst. chief Frank Yancy and Kelsie Kizer.
Brandt Edwards appears in “Chorus Line” finale
Brandt Edwards, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Edward of Byhalia, has appeared in various Broadway hits. Edwards, now of New York, has appeared in “A Chorus Line,” “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” and is currently appearing in “42nd Street.” Sept. 29, Brandt appeared at the Shubert Theatre, along with 350 performers brought in from six different companies around the world, to appear in the “Very Special Broadway Celebration and Showing of A Chorus Line” to celebrate the longest running Broadway hit in history.
50 Years Ago - October 9, 1958
City Market goes Piggly Wiggly
The South Reporter announces, with pride, the return of one of its former citizens. Walter Curre is bringing, in this issue, G.C. Brannon and his Piggly Wiggly Corp. into Holly Springs and bidding goodbye to the City Market. The original self-service store was founded in Memphis, Tenn. in 1916 by the late Clarence Saunders.
Spring Hill grows by bus, what say?
Spring Hill Church, four miles from Waterford, until three years ago averaged 40 in Sunday School and 40 in Training Union. Now the Sunday School enrollment is 123 and Training Union enrollment is 85. Much of the increase is attributed to the bus transportation the church has provided for its members. Among those who assist with the original small bus and the two large 36-passenger buses are John Cardwell, C.B. Ash, Sunday School superintendent, W.T. Young, Marvin Wells, Melvin Moore, Nelson Young, J.H. Johnson and Malvin Westmoreland. “Expenses are heavy for the buses, tires and gasoline, but we’re making it. Our five small rooms are really crowded,” writes Mrs. W.T. Young, Training Union director. Rev. Frank Cox is the pastor.
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