November 25, 2010
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10 Years Ago - November 2, 2000
Vote to decide next president
Next Tuesday the voting polls open at 7 a.m. and normally, the national media would be predicting who is going to be the next President of the United States. However, the race between George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore has been called a dead heat.
2000+ acres burned in Marshall County during October
Fires burned over 2,000 acres in Marshall County during the month of October, while a single large fire burned more than 1,500 acres in Benton County last week. In Marshall County, 17 fires burned nearly 1,000 acres last week. Arson is suspected in many of the fires.
25 Years Ago - October 31, 1985
Sunbeam cancels extended layoff
Workers at Sunbeam are breathing a sigh of relief after an announcement of the holiday work schedule at the Holly Springs plant. Plant manager Roger Cobb said that due to increased sales and the company’s decision to carry additional inventory, that Sunbeam Appliance Company would not carry out an extended layoff, planned to stretch from October through the end of the year.
On display in Europe
The paintings of Holly Springs’ artist Kate Freeman Clark will be exhibited in three European countries this fall, at the request of the U.S. State Department. Five of Clark’s paintings have been chosen for display in U.S. ambassadors’ residences in France, Germany and Luxembourg.
50 Years Ago - October 20, 1960
How will you vote? Kennedy? Nixon? Unpledged?
Three Mississippi slates are making a final appeal for votes. The parties in Mississippi are “hustlin’ and bustlin’,” for voters to hear their particular slates. Former Gov. J.P. Coleman is speaking for the loyalist Democrats, backing Kennedy and Johnson. The unpledged electors are headed by Gov. Ross Barnett. The Republicans have moved into the spotlight, with William Knowland, Rep. Senator from California, speaking in Indianola on the Right to Work law and supporting Nixon.
More telephones for Marshall County
Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company has completed a canvas of Northeast Mississippi. The survey shows there are 32 customers who desire telephone service, which is enough to justify service. Every effort will be made to establish service to this area by January, 1961.
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