March 12, 2009
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10 Years Ago - March 12, 1999
“Cookie’s Fortune” will hold premiere in Holly Springs
Plans are in the works for Holly Springs to host a premiere showing of Robert Altman’s movie, “Cookie’s Fortune,” which was filmed here last May and June. The premiere is scheduled for April 3, just four days after the film premieres in Los Angeles and the day after the premiere in New York. National distribution is set for April 9.
Beckley elected chair of Humanities Council
Dr. Gemma Beckley, professor of social sciences at Rust College, has been elected chair of the Mississippi Humanities Council. Widely known for her public services, particularly in the field of social work, Beckley has served on numerous boards and programs, regionally and across the country.
Gov. George Bush urged to run for president
Mississippi Republican lawmakers want Texas Gov. George W. Bush to run for president. A GOP majority in both houses of the Legislature sent Bush a letter, urging him to join the race.
25 Years Ago - March 1, 1984
Cake for Mondale
John and Lucy Kennedy presented Will Mondale, son of presidential candidate Walter Mondale, a cake inscribed “Walter Mondale for President” at a gathering at the Kennedy home Wednesday. Mondale visited in Holly Springs on a swing through North Mississippi in preparation for Saturday’s Democratic caucuses.
Rhynes places first overall in match
Ssgt. Randy Rhynes, Co. B, I-504th Infantry, took first place overall in the individual rifle match. He earned the distinction by placing first in the 100-yard standing, 200-yard sitting and the 300-yard prone. In 1981 the soldier placed 29th in the President’s 100 at the national rifle firing championship. He has also competed several times in the All-Army annual shooting competition.
“City Personals” Locals vacation in Destin, Fla.
Shep Smith and several of his Ole Miss classmates are spending spring break in Destin, Fla.
50 Years Ago - March 12, 1959
Untaxed whiskey found
An automobile containing 70 gallons of untaxed corn whiskey was captured here Friday night by state and city officers, but the driver escaped. Officers checking driver’s licenses said a car ran through the road block. Chased by police, the driver ditched the car and escaped into nearby woods. The car, bearing a Marshall tag, had been reported stolen, officers said.
Jeremy Eskridge earns Navy wings
Lt. Jeremy Eskridge, USNR, has successfully completed his flight training at the Naval Air Training Command in Corpus Christi, Texas. In a recent ceremony, he was awarded his Navy wings by Rear Admiral J.C. Clifton, USN. Lt. Eskridge is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Eskridge of Sherman and was reared in Holly Springs. His wife Helen is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Edward Thorne, of this city.
SP-A R.G. Ray Soldier of the Month
Wesley K. Ray of Slayden has been selected as soldier of the month of his battle group. He is with the 502nd Battle Group of the famed 101st Airborne Division at Ft. Campbell, Ky. Ray was presented a wrist watch and $20. He is a graduate of Slayden High School.
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