March 19, 2009
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - March 18, 1999
Byhalia second in state 3A
The Byhalia Indians took second place in the 3A state championship Saturday, going further than any other basketball team in the school’s history. The Indians have been making a name for themselves this year, with a record of 37-3 for the season. They took the North Half crown before falling to the Raymond Rangers in the state championship game. Playing for the Indians are Marcus Faulkner, Travis Moore, Edrick Dodson, Joseph Dodson, Natorri Pegues, Daniel Brown Jr., Steven Walker, Michael Curry, Dennis Isom, Contrell Alexander, Dontrell Sessom, Dedrick Bogard, Reginald Moore and Dorrell Milan. The team is coached by Charles Gillespie.
Samantha Lampley, sophomore at Holly Springs High School and daughter of Dr. Paul and Mrs. Fannie Lampley, has been selected to attend the youth leadership conference to be held at Millsaps College.
25 Years Ago - March 22, 1984
Lady Bearcats win NCAA crown — No. 1 in the nation
The Rust College Lady Bearcats won the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III women’s basketball championship Sat. night, beating Elizabethtown, N.J., 51-49. Members of the team, coached by Dr. A.J. Stovall, are Catherine Milton, Barbara Knox, Berta Robinson, Sandra Ivory, Brenda Christian, Mattie Heidelbert, Angela Agnew, Nancy Binion, Phyllis Phillips, Diane Ayers, Sarah Young and Diane Buchanan. Assistant coach is Ruby Pinion.
Whereas, the Rust College Lady Bearcats have won the NCAA women’s national championship in basketball and the Rust College ROTC drill team won first place in the 1984 Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, I, Sam Coopwood, Mayor of Holly Springs, do declare March 24, 1984, as Rust College Day!
Jackson wins — Mondale and Hart fare poorly in caucus
Jesse Jackson, the first black candidate to appear on a presidential ballot, ermerged as the winner in the Marshall County Democratic Precinct Caucus. In the 25 precincts, 1,130 people participated. All the national attention has been focused on Walter Mondale and Gary Hart, who were among the also-rans.
50 Years Ago - March 19, 1959
Navy fliers parachute safely near Holly Springs
“Memphis NAS jet crashes near Holly Springs” — Two Navy fliers parachuted to safety Monday when their jet training plane crashed and burned about 10 miles south of Holly Springs. The two fliers were unhurt after the low-altitude jump. The Navy sent an investigating crew to the scene immediately after the crash.
Millie Rose receives certificate
On Tuesday, March 2, Ava Divine, chief operator of the Holly Springs phone system, presented Millie Rose, evening chief operator, a certificate for a job well done. Mrs. Rose sold more extensions and colored phone sets than any other employee in the Tupelo district, during the Christmas extension sale.
Pigloo system installed by local farmer
Clark Cochran, Marshall County farmer, has completed installation of a Pigloo swine production system, a unique housing and management program for low-cost hog production, on his farm near Holly Springs. The installation, made up of eight Pigloos — prefabricated individual birthing units — is designed to produce 450 marketable hogs per year.
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