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10 Years Ago - June 17, 1999
Locals participate in 52nd Girls State
Alana Woods, 17, of Red Banks, daughter of Jon and Beverly Woods, and Lauren Walker, 17, of Holly Springs, daughter of Johnny and Tara Walker, were among the girls participating in the 52nd Girls State, held at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Beckley serves on Tuskegee’s National Bioethics Committee
Dr. Gemma Beckley has been asked to come aboard Tuskegee University’s National Center for Bioethics Research and Health Care. She will coordinate community outreach.
25 Years Ago - May 31, 1984
Cora Tomlinson selected top state clerical worker
Cora Jean Tomlinson, an employee with the Marshall County Welfare Department for 36 years, has been name Clerical Worker of the Year for the state of Mississippi. She was among 800 employees eligible to win the award.
Hwy. 7 to open in August
The opening of approximately 11 miles of Hwy. 7 South, between the Tallahatchie River bridge and Wall Doxey State Park should come some time in August. Most of the paving has been completed on the two-lane stretch, which now bypasses Waterford. The final phase of the remaining five miles will take around a year and a half to complete.
50 Years Ago - June 11, 1959
Sam Coopwood announces for Chancery Clerk
The South Reporter is privileged to announce the candidacy of Sam Coopwood for the office of Chancery Clerk. A native Marshall Countian, a major part of his activities includes bringing new industry into the county. Mr. Coopwood seeks this office in order that he might better serve the people of this county.
Miss Tomlinson receives gavel
Cora Jean Tomlinson of Holly Springs received the gavel from Cherry Lay of Newton, assuming the duties of president of the Mississippi Department Public Welfare Clerical Conference, 1959. Highlight of the conference for the public welfare department’s clerical workers was a twilight tea at the Governor’s Mansion, attended by Mrs. J.P. Coleman.
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