Thursday, June 30, 2011
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - June 28, 2001
Coach James Robinson retires (by Claude Vinson, sports editor)
Coach James Robinson, whose exploits while mentor to the Holly Springs High School Lady Hawks’ basketball team reached legendary proportions, announced his retirement this week. He joined the faculty in 1972 and taught math for 29 years. He was the Lady Hawks head coach for 28 years.
Ruby Taylor honored after 25 years service
Ruby Taylor has retired after 25 years service in the Holly Springs School District. She also taught at Cadet for six years. Her children hosted a lunch for her in Memphis, Tenn., and also presented her with a brand new, 2001 Toyota Camry.
25 Years Ago - June 26, 1986
Mrs. Milan retires
Mrs. Mary Milan of Holly Springs retired from the teaching profession at the end of the 1985-86 school term, from Ashland Elementary School in Benton County after 38 years of dedicated service to many young people. A graduate of M.I. College, she is a member of Samuel Chapel Church and the wife of Henderson Milan.
New admission policy at Wall Doxey
Visitors at Wall Doxey State Park will be required to pay an entrance fee beginning July 1. The entrance fee was established by the State Legislature to compensate for the $300,000 budget cuts for the agency.
50 Years Ago - June 22, 1961
Fishing good on Sardis Reservoir
From all reports, fishing is better on Sardis (Lake) than it has been in a long time. Limit catches of crappie and bream have been reported from all over the reservoir.
Ann Dancy, daughter or Mrs. Lucious Dancy, was selected Marshall County Dairy Princess at the Dairy Festival held last week at Wall Doxey State Park. Myra Sue Burrow, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Burrow of Byhalia, was named Junior Princess.
Happy 4th of July begins at Big Star (advertisement)
Pepsi Cola or Coca Cola, 9¢ a six-pack; Star Kist tuna, 3 for 89¢; Mayrose wieners, 1 lb., 9¢; wiener buns, 8 pack, 9¢; lettuce, head, 19¢; cucumbers, 2 for 19¢; watermelons, 79¢ each; fryers, whole, cut-up, 29¢ lb.; fresh spare ribs, 39¢ lb.; bacon, 59¢ lb.
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