Thursday, July 21, 2011
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - July 19, 2001
Red Banks postmaster to retire
Red Banks postmaster Louise Smith is retiring after 23 years of service. She joined the postal service in Oct., 1978. Smith said she plans to travel, read some books, play a lot of golf and just kick back for a while.
Lightning hits butternut pecan at historic Montrose
One of the original trees that established the arboretum at Montrose in Holly Springs burned July 11. The tree ignited when lightning struck it during a storm. The butternut pecan was one of the original 25 trees planted at Montrose to establish the arboretum. The tree was three and a half feet in diameter
25 Years Ago - July 17, 1986
Mrs. Julie Collins, 89, is the oldest member of Rising Star Church. She lives near the church, on Chewalla Road. Mrs. Collins is called “little girl,” by the church members.
Boy Scouts from Troops 68 and 119, along with citizens with the City Beautiful Commission, held a clean-up day Saturday, which began at the City Park and ended at Highway 4. Five pickup loads of litter were picked up in two and a half hours. Refreshments and ice were furnished by local merchants. The Otasco store provided paint for garbage cans and the city police provided escorts to slow traffic.
50 Years Ago - July 20, 1961
Raymond Anderson brings in first boll
Raymond Anderson brought in the first cotton boll reported to The South Reporter Tuesday morning. It was grown on his farm nine miles southwest of Holly Springs.
Girl Scout outing a big success
Approximately 60 Girl Scouts from four troops enjoyed a joint hike and picnic recently at Wall Doxey State Park. Girls from Mrs. Carlisle Moore’s troop served as trail blazers for the troops led by Mrs. Alston Greene, Mrs. Bill Arnold and Mrs. Andrew Bowie. All reported a fine outing and plans are being laid for another, bigger, outing in August.
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