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10 Years Ago - May 25, 2000
Red Banks Baptist Church celebrates 152 years
In 1848 when the Red Banks area was first being settled, Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, the first church in Red Banks, was organized. In that location today, stands Red Banks Baptist Church. The church was constituted in April 1848. Many additions, remodelings and much growth later, construction began on a new sanctuary in April 1998 with first services held in Dec. 1998. The church will celebrate 152 years on May 28. Pastor Troy Defer welcomes all to the service.
Myia Mona Taylor, age 15, is graduating this year as the youngest valedictorian ever at Byhalia High School. She is the daughter of Alfreda Wright and Curtis Taylor.
25 Years Ago - May 23, 1985
Former alderman John Dabney Brown edged by Rust College administrator Eddie Lee Smith Tuesday in the run-off to become the next mayor of Holly Springs. Brown said he would be getting together with retiring mayor, Sam Coopwood, who has held the office for 28 years.
Potts Camp beauties
Winners of the Potts Camp beauty review were Ellen Westmoreland, fourth alternate; Pam Conlee, third alternate; Diana Wilkerson, second alternate; Lowan Boatner, first alternate; and Shannon Kennedy was named Most Beautiful.
50 Years Ago - May 26, 1960
Boys’ State picks lad
Kencie Hanna, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Hanna of Byhalia, has been selected to attend the American Legion Boys’ State to be held in Jackson. He is being sponsored by the Byhalia Lions Club.
Danny McKenzie injured
Danny McKenzie was badly injured Saturday, May 21, when he fell off the bottom step of a ladder into about six inches of water, while helping clean a pool. He was badly injured in the mouth, with three teeth broken out and in the nose, which was badly bruised. He had four stitches put in his gum, which was split open. Can you guess what Danny was doing Monday? Why, he was helping clean out the pool again.
Fred Louis Sanders is top student of the 1960 graduating class of Potts Camp High School. He is the son of Mrs. F.B. Lokey and the late Fred Sanders.
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