Thursday, May 19, 2011
Take risks; be great
It’s graduation season.
Monday night, one of Holly Springs’ own, Elise Jordan, delivered an outstanding commencement address to the Class of 2011 at Marshall Academy.
Jordan, a 2000 graduate of MA and 2004 graduate of Yale University, is a writer and commentator who travels frequently to Afghanistan and Iraq. During the Bush administration, she worked in the White House Office of Presidential Speechwriting and at the State Department as speechwriter to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. In 2007, she joined the National Security Council, where she focused on strategic communications in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Close to Nowhere
Siblings and eyeballs
• My youngest granddaughter Remy often sneaks over early in the morning (5 a.m. or so) and piles up in the bed with me.
As I was dragging her back out of the bed at 5:30, she asked me “Why am I so tired, Bumpy?”
I don’t know why she’s tired, but I certainly know why I am!
I spent Thursday and Friday sitting all day in doctor’s offices. To me, that’s a totally exhausting task.
Hear the true sounds of the South right here in Holly Springs area
It’s true – Mississippi is the True South. It’s also true that Mississippi is the birthplace of America’s music. country, blues, rock ’n roll – they all started in Mississippi. No place in the state is that more evident than in Holly Springs.
Letters To The Editor
Words cannot adequately express how grateful we are for the outpouring of love and support we received from those of this great city.
When we awoke the morning of April 27, we did not know the tragedy that awaited us. On that morning, our Great God called home our loved one, Rev. Artwell Craft Sr.
From the moment the word was out that Artwell Sr. was missing, the support was enormous. Despite the tornadic weather and dangerous thunderstorms, we received great support that has continued since that day.
We are not able to thank each of your personally, but we would like to express to each of you by these words just how much what you did means to us. You have supported our family in a tremendous way with your prayers, encouraging words and deeds, flowers, meals, donations . . . whatever you did is important and memorable.
We have never seen such a great outpouring of love and support by any community. It is very touching to see that so many people loved and cared about our Artwell Sr.
We extend a special thank you to Sheriff Kenny Dickerson and the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department, the Marshall County Search and Rescue teams, all emergency workers present at the accident scene, Coroner Richard Anderson, J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home, Mt. Moriah Church family, and the American Red Cross.
How important it is to us that God has placed us in the midst of such great people as yourselves. You have shown an unconditional love, and for that we are grateful.
We love each and every one of you. We pray that God will bless and remember you and your families with the same love as you have given to us.
The family of
Please take time to remember our local “heroes” who are serving in war zones around the world.
John Snow -- after four tours of dutySusan Ash, Navy, Middle East
Immanuel Betts, Marines, 2nd tour, Afghanistan
Chad Bowman, Afghanistan
Houston Brimmage, National Guard, Iraq
Frederick D. Brown, Army, Afghanistan
Shanika Buffington, National Guard, Iraq
Wesley Crutcher II, Afghanistan
John Davis, Army, Iraq
John Westley Day, National Guard, Iraq
LaCourtney Ellis, Army, Afghanistan
Charles Fairbairn, Army, Iraq; now in Afghanistan
Wayne Gowland, Army, Iraq
Jarod Grimes, Army, Iraq
Lee (Brandon) Hutchens, Marines, Iraq
Sammie Ivy, National Guard, Iraq
Jason Janicki, Army, Iraqsouth@dixie-net.com
Robert Jordan Jr., Army, Iraq
Scott King, Navy, Afghanistan
LaVandes Lester, Marines, Iraq
James Light, Army, Afghanistan
Tanya Martin, Air Force, Iraq
Antione McNeil, Army, Iraq
Chad Minor, Air Force
Will Olita, Navy, Arabian Sea (Afghanistan)
Chadwick (Chad) Phillips, Army, 2nd tour, Iraq
Scott Poff, National Guard, 2nd tour, Iraq
Deron Randolph, Marines, Iraq
Darryl Wayne Ricks, National Guard, Iraq
Candace L. White, Army, Afghanistan
Justin Sanders, Army, Iraq
Cody Sanderson, Air Force, Iraq
Mitch Swann, Army, Iraq
Landon Tucker, National Guard, 2nd tour, Iraq
Chauncy Turnage, Army, 2nd tour, Iraq
Supporting Our Troops
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