September 23, 2010
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - September 14, 2000
Warm Holly Springs welcome extended to Ferrells
For many years, Curtis and Deanie Ferrell were missionaries in Ecuador; ministering there from 1981 until 1994. Dr. Ferrell preached his trial sermon at First Baptist Church in Holly Springs on July 23. Immediately after service there was a vote on his pastorship; which was overwhelmingly positive.
Movie filming starts this week
Camera crews began filming for the movie “Big Bad Love” this week, once again bringing Hollywood to Holly Springs. In 1997, Robert Altman filmed “Cookie’s Fortune,” in this city. Local citizens could feel the excitement of the new movie, as Debra Winger, who stars in “Big Bad Love,” was spied grabbing at meal at City Cafe on Tuesday.
25 Years Ago - September 12, 1985
Hawks break 28-game losing streak with first win in three years!
The Holly High Hawks ended a 28-game losing streak when they defeated North Panola, 18-12, on the road. Coach Carter Kinsey named his entire defensive unit as defensive players of the week for their first win. Defensive players are Darryl Isom, Otis Reliford, Antonio Nevels, Ricky Owens, Clint Nunnally, Travis Isom, Patrick Johnson, Trevor Phillips, Danny Warren, Larry Freeman and Charles Walton. Offensive players of the week for Holly High were flanker Pat Johnson and quarterback Willie Howell. Johnson accounted for 211 yards, rushing and passing; Howell threw three touchdowns passes in the 18-21 win.
50 Years Ago - September 15, 1960
Nixon to speak in Jackson September 24
The eyes and ears of the entire nation will tune and focus on Mississippi Saturday afternoon, Sept. 24, when Vice President of the United States, Richard M. Nixon, speaks from a platform in front of the Governor’s mansion in the capital city of Mississippi. Former Lt. Gov. Sam Lumpkin said, “I would like to see Kennedy defeated. We need to work for the election of Vice President Nixon!”
Woman’s Club holds first meeting of year and honors six past presidents
Honored at a tea at the home of Mrs. Dupre Ragsdale were six past presidents of the Woman’s Club: Mrs. Leonard Marbury, Mrs. Fred M. Belk, Mrs. J.B. Warren, Mrs. Hamilton Harris, Mrs. L.L. Woods, Mrs. Walter Utley and Mrs. Leo White.
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