December 2, 2010
Birthday and beach
My Thanksgiving week began with a special surprise for a very special lady.
My mother, Lavelle Burleson, turned 80 November 10. But the best date for her surprise party was Sunday, Nov. 21.
Close to Nowhere
Black Friday, Erma and UFOs
I hope you had a happy Thanksgiving!
I love Thanksgiving, I think it’s probably my favorite holiday — all the food and family, without the stress of what to get who and who likes what and “she got more than I did!”
Sam and Sarah were always there, always encouraging
Sam and Sarah were one of the most interesting and unusual church couples I ever knew. They lived outside this county, and I doubt anyone who reads this column will have known them. Otherwise I would not write what I am about to say, for they were modest people — the sort who would be embarrassed to be singled out in any way.
Letter To The Editor
While getting my weekly haircut, my barber informed me of recent events in Holly Springs, with all the other problems, that we now have a group of young idiots who call themselves the Black Out Squad.
I am told that this same group of young men was involved in an altercation on the campus of Rust College. I would like to say to the citizens of Holly Springs, Marshall County, that this situation needs to be nipped in the bud.
I call on all citizens to come together and deal with this situation before it gets out of control. I call on the police department and the sheriff’s department to crack down on this group with the citizens of Holly Springs 100 percent behind them.
Please take time to remember our local “heroes” who are serving in war zones around the world.
Chad Bowman, Afghanistan
Houston Brimmage, National Guard, Iraq
Frederick D. Brown, Army, Afghanistan
Shanika Buffington, National Guard, Iraq
John Davis, Army, Iraq
John Westley Day, National Guard, Iraq
LaCourtney Ellis, Army, Afghanistan
Battle Ewing, Army, 2nd tour, Afghanistan
Charles Fairbairn, Army, Iraq; now in Afghanistan
George Frank Frayser, Army, 4th tour, Iraq
Wayne Gowland, Army, Iraq
Jarod Grimes, Army, Iraq
Lee (Brandon) Hutchens, Marines, Iraq
Sammie Ivy, National Guard, Iraq
Jason Janicki, Army, Iraq
Robert Jordan Jr., Army, Iraq
LaVandes Lester, Marines, Iraq
James Light, Army, Afghanistan
Tanya Martin, Air Force, Iraq
Jessie Mills, National Guard, Iraq
Chad Minor, Air Force
Chadwick (Chad) Phillips, Army, 2nd tour, Iraq
Scott Poff, National Guard, 2nd tour, Iraq
Deron Randolph, Marines, Iraq
Darryl Wayne Ricks, National Guard, Iraq
Cody Sanderson, Air Force, Iraq
John Snow, Army, toured two times in Iraq;
now serving his second tour in Afghanistan
Mitch Swann, Army, Iraq
Stewart Skelton, National Guard, 2nd tour, Iraq
Landon Tucker, National Guard, 2nd tour, Iraq
Chauncy Turnage, Army, 2nd tour, Iraq
Supporting Our Troops
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