January 31, 2008
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - January 22, 1998
Marshall County’s Junior Kimbrough, 67, internationally known blues artist, died Saturday of a heart attack. Kimbrough and his music have had a profound effect on the music world. He did more than just keep the blues alive; he has been a part of the resurgence of the blues in the area where it was born, as well as being a catalyst for worldwide appreciation of the honest, gut-wrenching music.
Mississippi born teddy bear could be next state toy
Rev. Steve Holland is dead serious about making the teddy bear the state toy. In recent years, his idea has met with indifference, and a few chuckles. Holland filed the bill again in 1998, calling stuffed bears “a universal symbol of love, comfort and joy for all ages.” His proposal traces the origin of the teddy bear to a hunting expedition in Smedes, by President Theodore Roosevelt on Nov. 14, 1902, who refused to shoot a small, black bear.
25 Years Ago - January 20, 1983
Womanless beauty review
Norman Britcliffe of Mt. Pleasant was crowned “Most Beautiful” Thursday night at Marshall Academy in the Womanless Beauty Review, sponsored by the Patriot Performers. Runners-up were C.B. McClatchy, Bob Lomenick, Gene Brown, and first alternate Manny Burch.
Proposed plans for Marshall County’s redistricting of supervisory districts involves changes to all five districts, with the major change coming in District Three. All districts within the city limits, except District Three, will also have changes.
Aldermen pass on another gas hike of 3.97%; more coming
Gas prices are going up again. In fact, they have already gone up. The board of aldermen voted to increase the natural gas rates 2.94 percent to residential, commercial and industrial users. The increase is caused by another increase by Tennessee Gas Transmission to Holly Springs Utility Department, of 3.97 percent. Tennessee Gas has increased gas rates more than 40 percent in the last year.
50 Years Ago - January 30, 1958
Miss Jackson weekend visitor in Holly Springs
Miss Margaret Helen Jackson of Michigan City, an honor graduate of Mississippi Industrial College, was honored with a classical record concert recently at Providence Baptist Church in Holly Springs. She spent the weekend in Holly Springs with her sister.
Entre Nous Bridge Club
Mrs. Leslie Tomlinson was hostess to the Entre Nous Bridge Club Wed. afternoon at Johnny’s Cafe. Mrs. Robert E. Tyson was high score and Mrs. Henry Fort Gholson won the bingo prize. Guests were Mrs. Sam Lowery, Mrs. Robert E. Tyson, Mrs. H.G. Lanford and Mrs. F.A. DeBardeleben.
Potts Camp boy in Germany
Army Pfc. Clyde W. Alderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Alderson of Potts Camp, recently completed a scouting and patrolling course with the 3rd Armored Division, in Germany.
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