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10 Years Ago - May 18, 2000
Twins tie for first place
Twins Keayana and Keayandra King, daughters of proud mother Fabrica Collins, tied for first place winner of the Holly Springs Spelling Bee. Both students attend Holly Springs Primary School, where the spelling bee was held this year.
Top junior athlete
Jessica Shaffer was awarded outstanding offensive player and the best rebounder for Marshall Academy girls’ junior high basketball team. Jessica, an eighth grader, is 5’ 11-1’2” tall and is expected to dominate the court next season. In addition to being an honor roll student, she has qualified for the world championships in the National Barrel Horse Association and is a top contender in the Tenn. Jr. High School Rodeo Association.
25 Years Ago - May 16, 1985
Mary R. Minor named ‘Pilot of the Year’
The annual dinner program for the local Pilot Club was held at the Marshall County Library April 15. During the awards program, Sallye Ball Clayton announced that Mary Ruth Minor was ‘Pilot of the Year.’ Christy Crockett was named ‘Anchor of the Year.’
Marshall places in state track meet
Marshall Academy runner Johnny Ray placed first in the 800 meter run at the Academy State Track Meet in Greenville, Saturday. Ray set a new record in the North Mississippi Meet last week when he ran the race in 2:02:74, breaking the old record of 2:06:37.
50 Years Ago - May 19, 1960
Kate Clark art museum
The Kate Freeman Clark Art Gallery has been recently completed. When the pictures have all been hung, there will be over 1,000 of them, all painted by the same artist, Kate Clark. This is another first for Holly Springs.
Seniors honored at buffet supper
Ellen Parnell, Mary Francis Rather and Rowan Thompson of the senior class at Holly Springs High School, were honored guests at an informal buffet at the Lodge at Wall Doxey State Park Friday. Hosts were Rev. and Mrs. Stanford Parnell, Mr. and Mrs. Lytle A. Rather, and Mrs. Ben Thompson. Invited guests were Mrs. John Lester, sponsor; Mr. and Mrs. Norman McKenzie, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Williams, Mrs. Dave McLeary, Mrs. L.A. Rather, Mrs. Jess Rowan, Kay Thompson, Alec and Dave Rather and Bill Parnell, along with the entire senior class and their dates. Miss Parnell received with Donnie Abel and Miss Rather received with Jerry Moore.
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