November 12, 2009
Wonderful halftime show
Mary Glen and Patrick Carlton, along with their twins, Mary Grace and William, of Birmingham, Ala., were the weekend guests of Vicki and Walter Webb. While here, they also visited with Collier Carlton and other friends and family. Mary Glen and Patrick attended the Ole Miss game in Oxford on Saturday and treated the twins to a visit at the zoo in Memphis Sunday morning.
Magnificent sounds were resonating from Patriot Field Friday night courtesy of the Holly Springs High School Band. You could hear the band at the gates that enter the campus. It was a great sight to see the band in full uniform playing throughout the game. They put on a wonderful halftime show, which had fans staying in the stands to watch instead of taking the normal halftime break.
In a community as small as ours, it is nice to see two schools come together in support of one another. Friday night football will not be the same without the presence of a real band, in my opinion. It made the night magical!
Marshall Academy hosted Leake Academy in the first play off game of post season play. The first half got off to a slow start for the Patriots. However, they came back from a 7-21 deficit to beat the Leake Academy Rebels 28-21! With that win, Marshall will be hosting the second of their play-off games this coming Friday night. Come on down and support the Patriots! It will be yet another wonderful night under the lights at Patriot Field!
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Couple to wed Nov. 12
Vickie Gibson of Waynesboro, and Larry Joe Cothern of Lamar, are proud to announce their upcoming wedding on Thursday, November 12, 2009 in Holly Springs.
The bride is the daughter of Jeri Sellers of Waynesboro, and the late Dale Sellers of Americus, Ga.
The groom is the son of Glenwood Cothern and the late Molly Cothern, both of Lamar.
There will be a small reception that night at 6 p.m. at the couple’s home. Friends and family are invited to attend. The couple will reside in Byhalia, following a honeymoon to Vicksburg.
Finley Place on Holly Springs Christmas tour
The Finley Place was built in the opulent 1850s by Mrs. Rufus Jones, who came to Holly Springs from Georgia with a wagon load of beautiful children after being widowed. The house is built in the Greek Revival style but inside is Federal design.
The designer of the house was Spires Bolling, whose famous trademarks were majestic octagonal columns on the front of the house. Originally the front and back of the house were identical with columns on each side.
Many years ago the beautiful two-story solarium was built on the back side of the house in place of the columns. The wrought iron balcony on the front was made at the local iron works that later made the first arms for the Confederacy.
When the house was built, it overlooked what was called the park, which then was changed to the school ground. It became known as the Shuford Place when the oldest Jones daughter married Dr. Lee Franklin Brenoid Shuford.
During the Civil War, General U.S. Grant’s personal physicians and medical staff lived here.
The Finleys bought the house in 1906. The Finley family was one of Holly Springs’ original families. On the day General Van Dorn had his famous raid on the town, young Sam Finley was watching the excitement happening on the square when the three-story building on the east was blown up by the Confederates, as the building was filled with Federal supplies.
Eyewitness accounts say the whole building rose up intact about ten feet off the ground and then exploded. Sam Finley was struck across the forehead with a flying brick. He carried the scar the rest of his life.
The late Ruth Finley and Margaret Shackleford willed the house to the Audubon Society of America. It is the home of Audubon director, Bubba Hubbard and his wife Jane.
Tickets are now on sale for the annual Christmas in Holly Springs tour on December 5 and 6. This is just right around the corner, so get yours as soon as possible.
There will be five glorious houses decked out for the holidays. Tickets purchased in advance of November 28 will be $15, and for groups of ten or more the tickets are $12 each.
After November 28 all tickets are $20. Make plans to bring your friends and family or just enjoy a day to yourself. In addition, you can make plans to also include the Kate Clark Art Gallery luncheon Saturday, (662-252-1563 for reservations), take in the Christmas Dinner Theatre on December 4, 5 and 6 (call 662-252-2627 for reservations) and on December 5 there will be the annual Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade around the square at 5 p.m. Come and have fun! But hurry, time is getting short.
To obtain your Holiday House tour tickets, contact; The Marshall County Historical Museum, 220 East College Ave, P.O. Box 806, Holly Springs, MS 38625, 662-252-3669.
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