October 30, 2008
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - October 29, 1998
Voters to elect congressman, judges on Tuesday
Marshall County voters will add their voices to voters in the other 23 counties of the First Congressional District to elect a U.S. Representative. Popular incumbent U.S. Roger Wicker (R) is seeking a third two-year term. Four candidates are in the race for chancery judge in Marshall, Benton, Calhoun, Lafayette and Tippah counties.
North Mississippi will get new area code in April 1999
Beginning in April, 1999, the area code for North Mississippi will be 662 instead of 601. The addition of the 662 code will give the state three area codes for long distance. Last year, three Mississippi Gulf Coast counties were assigned a new area code: 228.
Progress rapid on Goodman Road
Traffic is still traveling on a bumpy, patched up Goodman Road, but soon commuters will be traveling on a newly paved lane, while the old road is brought up to standard. Goodman is being four-laned from Hwy. 61 in Tunica to Hwy. 72 in Marshall County.
25 Years Ago - November 3, 1983
Teenager of the Year
Pamela Kloha, a senior at Marshall Academy, has been chosen Teenager of the Year by the Memphis Press-Scimitar. She will receive a $1000 scholarship to the college of her choice. Pam is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Kloha of Holly Springs. She plans to attend the University of Mississippi.
Miss Junior Miss
Jacqueline Givhan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Palmer Givhan of Holly Springs, was named Miss Junior Miss of the Holly Springs Marshall County alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She is a student at Holly Springs Intermediate School.
Campaigning to end in general election balloting next week
The final round of the 1984 Mississippi county and state elections is Tues., when Democratic nominees from the primaries face Independents and Republicans Nov. 8 in the general election. The statewide election for governor is a highlight with Bill Allain as the Democratic candidate.
50 Years Ago - October 30, 1958
Birthday party at Holly Theatre
Boys and girls from Marshall and Benton counties are well aware this is the time of year when the manager of Holly Theatre, Leon Rountree, gives a free show. This has been his practice for the past 15 years. At one time it was on his birthday, but it has been changed to the theatre’s birthday as “Uncle Leon” is not having them anymore! The picture this year is Peter Pan by Walt Disney. It is in technicolor and filled with thrilling entertainment!
Annie Muse Gray graduates
Annie Ree Muse Gray, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Muse of Holly Springs, a graduate of the high school department at Mississippi Industrial College, was one of 94 students that graduated as practical nurses from Jane Addams School of Practical Nursing in Cleveland, Ohio. She completed the course with an A average. Her work was evaluated highly and the patients adored her lovely personality.
Entre Nous bridge club
Mrs. Wall Doxey Jr. was hostess for the October meeting. Mrs. Gene Landford won high score; Mrs. Bert Bonds, second high and Mrs. Egbert Jones the bingo prize.
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