January 8, 2009
Pages of the Past
10 Years Ago - January , 1999
Steel jail modules put in place
Construction workers began installing solid steel jail cell units for the new Marshall County Justice Complex last week, a month later than anticipated. The yellow steel modules were delivered to Holly Springs early last week. The modules were originally scheduled to arrive last month, but damage from Hurricane Georges, which hit the Gulf Coast early last fall, put them behind. The steel modules are more durable and harder for inmates to tear up than cement blocks. They are better for the type of inmates expected to be housed here.
Close to Nowhere (by Linda Jones)
Even though the next presidential election won’t be held until Nov., 2000, candidates are already crawling out of the woodwork (Y2K bug problem?). And a candidate has appeared on the horizon who may make the upcoming campaign bearable. Elizabeth Dole has resigned as head of the Red Cross, to “investigate the possibility.” I think if she can run the Red Cross and deal with hurricanes and other assorted natural disasters, the United States Congress and Senate ought to be a cinch!
25 Years Ago - January 12, 1984
Gas line break brings bill chill to Holly Springs
Just before midnight last Wednesday, with ice on the ground and temperatures in the low teens, a sixinch natural gas line broke from the heaving of the frozen earth. Within an hour, most gas service was turned off and Holly Springs was plunged into the reality of everyday life without the convenience of gas for heating or cooking. The break was located near the Ford company on Hwy. 78 East and the utility department engineer, Walter Paschal, determined that the gas was escaping at a very high rate, throwing out sand and gravel and presenting the possibility of an explosion with one spark. Paschal then made the decision to shut down the city gas system. Most service was restored within 38 hours.
Al Klomps selected new Clipper manager
Clipper Abrasives announced this week the appointment of Al Klomps as manager of the Holly Springs facility. Klomps recently retired as manager of Sunbeam Appliance Co. He has been a resident of Holly Springs since 1977.
50 Years Ago - January 8, 1959
South Reporter to move to new location soon
The South Reporter, presently owned by the Holly Springs Publishing Co., with H.B. Hilburn as editor and publisher, has purchased the W.C. Newman building, directly back of the present newspaper plant, on Center St. and will move to its new location as soon after Jan. 15 as is physically possible. The new location will be modern in every respect. The present quarters have been purchased by Dr. Herbert Phillips, local physician, who plans to remodel for an office.
Bond issues to be voted on
Two new brick plants to be built here; voters go to polls on Tues., Jan. 13. Overwhelming approval is expected from the electorate. Taxes will not be affected, the plants will retire bond indebtedness. Each plant is seeking approval of $200,000 issue on half-million dollar plants.
Palmer’s Leadway Grocery Store (advertisement)
Morton Salt, plain or iodized 9¢; wax paper, roll, Diamond, 19¢; fresh Florida tangerines, 2 dozen, 29¢; pork liver, fresh sliced, 39¢ lb.; Super Suds, regular size, 24¢; Como toilet tissue, 4 rolls for 19¢; Honey Suckle meal, 5 lb. bag, 19¢.
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