November 13, 2008
Another high school football season for Marshall County teams is in the books.
This newspaper takes pride in covering the Byhalia Indians, the Holly Springs Hawks and the Marshall Academy Patriots. They’re our teams. In a few years, we will add two more at the varsity level - H.W. Byers and Potts Camp.
Close to Nowhere
Climbing onto my soapbox!
Tuesday was Veteran’s Day -- I hope we all remembered our veterans; not just the ones in the cemeteries -- the ones who are still with us need to be thanked in person.
My late father-in-law was a member of the VFW in Memphis, Tenn. (Frayser Post). He was very proud to be a veteran and worked diligently at the post. I enjoyed many a spaghetti dinner at that post.
The Preacher’s Corner
Getting church addresses not easy
Last week Greg Goodwiller, our presbytery executive, gave me the task of compiling a list of the physical addresses of all our North Mississippi churches. You would think somebody had done this long ago, but many of the churches get their mail at a post office box, and for a long time many country churches were on rural roads that did not have names. The purpose of this project was to post the addresses on our website, so that visitors can find their way.
Letters to the Editor
Pride and exuberance!:
As one who was born in Holly Springs exactly a month after the assassination of President Kennedy, a few months after the assassination of Medgar Evers, a few months after the bombing of the church in Birmingham (in which four precious little girls were murdered), a few months before the brutal killings of Schwerner, Goodman, and Chaney in Philadelphia, and as the great-grandson of slaves, I cannot adequately express the pride and exuberance that I feel after America elected her first African American president. Amazing!
Please take time to remember our local “heroes” who are serving in war zones around the world.
Welcome Home: Mark W. Clark II, Prentis Shaw, Michael Garner Jr., Charles Weathersby, Michael McClatchy, Henry Jones, Jerry Richardson, James Marcus Anthony, Kevin Luse, George Frank Frayser, William Payton,Charles (Will) Stanback,
Battle Ewing, Army, Iraq
Charles Fairbairn, Army, Iraq; now in Afghanistan
Jarod Grimes, Army, Iraq
Timothy Hardaway, Army, Iraq
Lee (Brandon) Hutchens, Marines, Iraq
Jason Janicki, Army, Iraq
Donnie Kirksey, Marines, Iraq
Matthew McArthur, Marines, Iraq
George Merritt, Marines, Iraq
Chad Minor, Air Force
Chadwick (Chad) Phillips, Army, 2nd tour, Iraq
Deron Randolph, Marines, Iraq
Cody Sanderson, Air Force, Iraq
John Snow, Army, 2 tours Iraq, now in Afghanistan
Mitch Swann, Army, Iraq
Stephnie Taylor, Air Force, Iraq
Lynwood Turner, National Guard, 2nd tour, Iraq
Supporting Our Troops
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