December 11, 2008
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - December 10, 1998
Purchase of Holly Motel for housing faces need for funding
When the Marshall County Development Corp. purchased the Holly Motel, the non-profit organization dedicated to providing emergency and transitional housing, undertook a considerable challenge. Extensive renovation will have to be done to convert the buildings to 12 family and four individual units for transitional housing.
Parishioners welcome Christmas with ceremony
Parishioners of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Holly Springs welcomed the spirit of Christmas with a creche lighting ceremony Tuesday evening. The ceremony was part of the Knights of Columbus “Light Up For Christ,” program. This rite is held in unison with thousands of other Knights councils throughout the United States, Canada, Phillipines, France and South America. The purpose of the simultaneous lighting is to keep Christ in Christmas and prepare for His coming as the “light of the world.”
25 Years Ago - December 8, 1983
Quarters Kindergarten kids collect for March of Dimes
Children at the Quarters Kindergarten helped in the fight against birth defects when they staged a mini-walk at school. Mrs. Sallye B. Clayton, MOD Marshall County chairman, handed out favors and served refreshments. Winners who collected the most money for March of Dimes were Jim Moore, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Moore and Kenneth Dean Wilson Jr., grandson of Juanita Fant. Leta Belk is headmaster.
Marshall kindergarteners collect for March of Dimes
Children in the kindergarten at Marshall Academy staged a mini-walk this year to collect money for the March of Dimes. The children were treated to refreshments by Mrs. Sallye B. Clayton, MOD chairperson in Marshall County. Earning trophies for collecting the most money were Stephanie Renee Bennett in Mr. Akers’ room and Gwendolyn Humphries in Mrs. McCroskey’s room.
Gets a spike
Greg Clayton of Potts Camp got his first deer Friday morning. Sharing the occasion was his cousin, Casey Mayer, also of Potts Camp.
50 Years Ago - December 11, 1958
Bishop Gray at Episcopal Church
The Right Rev. Duncan M. Gray, Bishop of Mississippi, will visit Christ Episcopal Church, Sun., Dec. 14, 11 a.m. to administer the Apostolic Rite of Confirmation. He will also be the Celebrant at the Holy Eucharist. A class of seven young people will be presented by the Rector, The Rev. C. Osborne Moyer, for confirmation. The class consists of Katherine Dean, Cheryl Moyer, Carl Bush, Len Marbury III, Jimmy Warren, Frank Greer and Henry Lacey.
Cornersville phone installation through Dec. 31
Weather permitting and the clearing of the right of way, some 30-odd families in Cornersville will have telephone service Dec. 31, it was announced by Southern Bell Telephone Company. This additional telephone service will bring to Marshall County more than 5,500 telephones. It is planned to hold a community supper to celebrate the event. Commissioner Hal Phillips will make the first call to the Governor of Mississippi. We salute the people of Cornersville in this project being completed. It was through their untiring efforts, with Rep. Flick Ash and The South Reporter, this project will soon be completed.
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