December 3, 2009
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - December 9, 1999
Hospital experiences record admissions
During the first month of management by Dr. Kenneth Williams and associates, the hospital now known as Alliance HealthCare System, admitted the most patients in 14 years. The hospital admitted 116 patients, the largest number for the month of November since 1985, Dr. Williams said.
Omar Rayford of Holly Springs has been named as one of five All-Americans at Northwest Community College. He totaled a state-leading total of 66 catches for 1,360 yards and 14 touchdowns in 1999. He is a graduate of Holly Springs High School, where he played on the varsity football team.
25 Years Ago - December 6, 1984
$23 million to be spent four-laning Hwy. 78 in Marshall-Benton Counties
Official plans have been drawn up to spend almost $23 million in Marshall and Benton counties in the next three years four-laning Hwy. 78. Rep. Ralph Doxey of Holly Springs, Sen. Bill Minor of Holly Springs and Sen. John Pennebaker of New Albany are key members of the highway committees in the Legislature.
Tiny Miss Christmas Belle
Miranda Fitch, 3-1/2, was recently crowned Tiny Miss Christmas Belle at the Olive Branch Elementary School. Miranda won a crown, trophy, a banner and entry into the Tiny Miss Christmas Belle finals Dec. 2. She won fourth alternate in the finals and received a trophy, banner and a Christmas present.
50 Years Ago - December 3, 1959
Norma Jane Whitten graduates
Norma Jane Whitten of Holly Springs has graduated from Eastern Airlines flight attendant training school in Miami, Fla., and has been assigned to duty as a stewardess for the airline. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Opal Whitten and is based in Miami.
PTA $1,000 drive successful
The Henry High School PTA drive kicked off on Oct. 16 with 20 persons taking the responsibility of raising $1,000 for purchasing curtains for the auditorium, beautifying the campus and playground equipment. The drive was terminated on Nov. 9. Mrs. Victoria Robinson was crowned PTA Queen for raising the most money. Principal Lawrence Autry highly commended the PTA for raising $1,002.58.
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