April 2, 2009
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - April 8, 1999
Kirkwood golf fleet destroyed
Kirkwood National Golf Club lost its entire fleet of golf carts to fire Tuesday when lightning struck the cart storage buildings. The building, which housed 74 leased electric golf carts, and the contents are a total loss.
Holly Springs looks good in “Cookie’s Fortune”
From the opening scene of the movie to the last credit, “Cookie’s Fortune” belongs to Holly Springs. “Bob said he had never experienced the cooperation, kindness, spirit and good will as he did in Holly Springs,” Altman’s wife said at the premiere here in Holly Springs this weekend.
25 Years Ago - April 5, 1984
4-lane construction begun on 6.8 miles of Hwy. 78 West
Northern District Highway Commissioner Zach Stewart turned up the first shovel of dirt on the first ground-breaking ceremony of his administration. “I am pleased that the first major construction project of my administration will improve safety on “Death Highway,” he said.
Republican exec here
Chris Henick, executive director of the MS Republican Party, brought Reagan-Bush bumper stickers to Rotary here. He said the Reagan campaign would rather run against Walter Mondale than Gary Hart.
50 Years Ago - April 2, 1959
City receives valuable gift
Montrose, beautiful old home of the late Mrs. Minnie W. Johnson, and all its contents, have been given to the City of Holly Springs, Mayor Jim B. Buchanan announced today. The deeds, given to the City by the Johnson grandchildren, recite that they are “made for and in consideration of the high esteem the late Minnie W. Johnson had for the residents of Holly Springs and by way of perpetuating the memory of the late Minnie W. Johnson.
Dr. J.A. Hale opens office in Ashland
Dr. J.A. Hale will open his new office April 11 in Ashland, located in the modern Benton County Hospital, and equipped with the latest dental equipment available. He came to Holly Springs from Senatobia in June, 1958.
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