February 3, 2011
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - January 18, 2001
Byhalia church burns
The Byhalia United Methodist Church sustained severe damage from a Saturday night blaze, which destroyed a two-story addition. The sanctuary was saved but sustained heavy smoke and water damage. Rev. Jackson and the congregation met at the Baptist church Sunday morning.
Knight of the Year
District Deputy of the Mississippi Jurisdiction for District One, James Leatherwood, presented Victor Beard with the Knight of the Year plaque. Beard is treasurer of the local council.
25 Years Ago - January 16, 1986
Volunteer firemen and authorities from the Department of Natural Resources recovered 5,600 gallons of contaminated water Monday from a tanker truck which overturned on Hwy. 78 near Victoria. After extinguishing a fire which destroyed the tractor, firemen tested the material and found it was non-hazardous.
Crystal Utley celebrates sixth birthday with slumber party
Crystal Utley celebrated her sixth birthday with a slumber party on Jan. 3. Amery Ewing, Julie Power and Lauren Webb joined Crystal Friday night for hamburgers, cake and ice cream. The girls were entertained with a display of fireworks and then camped out in sleeping bags in the den.
50 Years Ago - January 19, 1960
Communist refugee to speak here
Rev. Robert Tarzier, a Baptist preacher in exile, will speak at the First Baptist Church Sunday night about being a Christian behind the Iron Curtain. Prior to his escape from the Soviet Union, he was pastor of Calvery Baptist Church at Riga, Latvia, an internationally known church.
Mike Powell was presented with the Eagle award on Jan. 8 at the First Baptist Church by Cecil May Jr. Mike, 15, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Powell Jr. He was congratulate on his achievements by Dr. Earl Kelly.
Prayers for President-elect Kennedy asked for by Legion
On the eve of the inauguration of President-elect John F. Kennedy, the American Legion has called for nationwide prayer for strength, wisdom and guidance for Kennedy.
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