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10 Years Ago - May 13, 1999
Water’s back at Snow Lake
With a new dam and the lake full to the brim, Snow Lake residents are once again taking to the water fishing, sailing or cruising on pontoon boats. Less than a year has passed since the dam broke, spilling millions of gallons of water and reducing the 150-acre lake to a 50-acre marsh.
Special Olympics torch passes through Holly Springs
Mayor Eddie Lee Smith and members of the police department took turns running the torch for the Special Olympics through Holly Springs last week.
25 Years Ago - May 10, 1984
Benton County potter’s work shown at Smithsonian
Howard Connor of Connor’s Pottery in Ashland will have his work shown with an exhibit of Southern pottery, shown at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. Connor has lived in Benton County most of his life and grew up at the potter’s wheel with his father and brothers.
New business in Boyette’s Center
LaVora’s Personal Grooming Nook held its grand opening Monday with several city officials in attendance, including alderman-at-large Bert Bonds and county superintendent Lawrence Autry. Mayor Sam Coopwood cut the ribbon.
50 Years Ago - April 23, 1959
Miss Carole Coopwood honored
Carole Coopwood was honored by Mrs. Leslie C. Tucker and daughter Margaret Tucker Lowry with a shower on Thursday at the 120-year-old Ross homestead. Miss Coopwood, bride-elect of Lanier Robison, was presented a corsage of pink roses. Among the 40 guests were special guests Mrs. Sam Coopwood, mother of the bride-elect; Mrs. Lanier Robison and Mrs. Walter Robison, mother and grandmother of the prospective groom.
Red Cross presentation
Mrs. S.F. Brittenum, a leader in Red Cross work, presented Red Cross books to Fred Moore, principal of Holly Springs Rosenwald School.
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