January 13, 2011
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - January 11, 2001
Bank of Holly Springs contributes building for Potts Camp town hall
The Bank of Holly Springs recently presented the deed to the old Potts Camp Bank building to the town of Potts Camp. The Town Hall and the police department will move to the new facility while the fire department will remain in the old building.
Byhalia High School opening delayed until February 1
The new Byhalia High School’s opening has been delayed until February 1 to complete construction. The school was scheduled to open the first of January. On Feb. 1 a parade to the new school will be held to celebrate the grand opening.
25 Years Ago - January 9, 1986
Miss Dickerson in Aloha Bowl parade
Dianene Dickerson of Holly Springs returned this week from Honolulu, Hawaii, where she participated in the spiritleader group and performed in the Aloha Bowl and the Aloha Bowl parade on Dec. 28. A junior at Marshall Academy, she is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gwen Dickerson of Holly Springs.
Fought the Irish
A group of die-hard Ole Miss fans made the long trip to South Bend, Ind., to watch the Rebels against the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. Making the trip were Ben Seale, Tom Muir, Bobby House, Ronnie Luther, B.B. House and Bill Mobley. They said the game wasn’t much, but the trip sure was fun.
50 Years Ago - January 12, 1960
Byhalia Scouts receive Eagle badges
Eagle awards were presented Dec. 22 to Bob Carrington and Bill Moore at the Byhalia Methodist Church by Cecil May Jr. Their Scoutmaster is C.F. Aldy, assisted by W.S. Shinault.
Huge still found Sunday morning
In a pre-dawn search Sunday morning Sheriff Sol Cox found one of the largest whiskey stills ever seen in Mississippi. Acting on a tip, Sheriff Cox and deputies Alton Ash, William Harold Lewis and Constable Glyn Rose followed wagon tracks for two miles to Little Pigeon Roost Creek bottom. There were six mash vats with a capacity of approximately 1,000 gallons and two boilers -- one 1,000-gallon and one 500-gallon capacity. It’s estimated the still could turn out 175 gallons of “white” whiskey a day.
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