December 31, 2009
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - December 30, 1999
Holly Springs resident to play in Liberty Bowl
The stellar running back Corey Yates, of the Holly High Hawks, who rewrote the record books at that school, will be on the defensive side of the ball on Dec. 31 in the AXA Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tenn. Yates is a member of the University of Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles football team. They will be playing against the Colorado State Rams. Yates is the son of Betty Yates of Holly Springs.
If state emergency workers are right, Mississippi won’t come to a screeching halt at the stroke of midnight Dec. 31, when old computer chips come face to face with the year 2000. Jimmye Dale Green, E-911 coordinator, said Marshall County was well prepared.
25 Years Ago - December 27, 1984
Miss Gallagher graduates from nursing school
Jean Gallagher of Memphis graduated from Methodist Hospital School of Nursing Dec. 14. The ceremony was held at Christ United Methodist Church on Poplar, in Memphis. She is a 1982 graduate of Marshall Academy and attended Northwest Junior College, University of Mississippi and Memphis State University. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Gallagher of Waterford.
Farm Bureau delegate
Lonnie Bolden, respresentative of the Marshall County Farm Bureau, was presented a certificate of appreciation during the recent 63rd annual meeting of the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation.
50 Years Ago - December 24, 1959
Local educator listed in “Who’s Who”
The 1959 issue of “Who’s Who In American Education” has listed Edgar Everett Edgar Rankin, president of Mississippi Industrial College. He has the MS degree from Springfield College in Springfield, Mass. His teaching experience includes positions at Newton High School in Newton and coach and science instructor at MI from 1936-1957.
Dr. Hale returns to Holly Springs
Dr. J.A. Hale has opened his dental office on Memphis Street. He graduated from the University of Tennessee in March, 1958. He was most recently in the practice of dentistry in Ashland. His friends welcome him to Holly Springs and all our people wish him a most successful venture here.
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