Thursday, August 23, 2012
MA Patriots football team and Lady Patriots softball team defeat long-time rival Magnolia Chiefs
Happy birthday wishes to Grace Brownlee! She celebrated Tuesday.
The Marshall Academy Patriot teams took down AAA powerhouse Magnolia Heights last week. Friday night, the Patriots looked a little off first quarter of the season opener but by second quarter, they were on fire. Quarterback Dakota Dailey was smoking passes and when no one was open, he was running the ball himself. Devin McGreger made impressive runs all night long, as well as newcomer A.J. Boyd.
Senior leadership showed on the field behind captains Aaron McAlexander and Brody Martin. The boys got the school spirit started earlier in the day with their motivational speeches during the pep rally. Their team got behind them Friday night to put it on the Chiefs. Zack Pritchett was also instrumental in leading with senior spunk, as he always pumps up the team and the crowd with his famous footwork!
Saturday, the Lady Patriots softball team traveled to Starkville for the annual college exposure tournament. As if fate played a cruel joke, the ladies were pitted against the Lady Chiefs from Magnolia. Needless to say, the Chiefs just couldn’t handle the mighty bats and excellent defense of the Lady Patriots, as they recorded yet another win on their quest this softball season!
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Hailey Joyner and Evan Laney to wed Sept. 2 in Olive Branch
Michael and Jodi Joyner of Southaven are pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Hailey Michelle Joyner, to Evan Christofer Laney of Southaven.
Evan is the son of Robert Laney of Southaven and Tammy Laney of Southaven.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mickey Joyner of Mt. Pleasant and Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Schoggins of Lonoke, Ark., and the late Kenny Hobson. She is the great-granddaughter of Edna Joyner of Mt. Pleasant and Wilma Fogelfomg of Lonoke, and Roy and Jerry Maynard of Kentucky. She is the great-granddaughter of the late Wilbur Joyner and Rosa Gresham Pierce.
Hailey is a 2012 honor graduate from Southaven High School and is now attending Northwest Mississippi Community College, where she is pursuing a nursing degree. She is currently employed at Newk’s Express Cafe in Southaven.
The prospective groom is the grandson of H.L. Smith and Jerrell and Jane Cannon.
Evan is a 2011 graduate of Southaven High School and is a lance corporal in the United States Marine Corps Infantry. He will be deployed on Sept. 17 and be on a military ship for a few months.
The couple will exchange vows on Sept. 2 at 6 p.m. at the Fountain South Inn in Olive Branch.
A reception will immediately follow.
Yolanda Jeffries and Ferdinand Carter to wed Sept. 1 at Anderson Chapel
Deharce and Virginia Jeffries are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Yolanda Sheree Jeffries, to Ferdinand Lance Carter, son of Vera Elaine Carter and the late F.L. Carter of Carthage.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Gifton and Earline Jones and the late Dedrick and Roxie Jeffries of Holly Springs.
The prospective bridegroom is the grandson of the late Glasper and Jauruthie Kirkland of Carthage and F.S. Carter and the late Etoil Carter of Philadelphia.
Yolanda is a 1997 graduate of Holly Springs High School and a graduate of Rust College with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. She is currently employed with Holly Springs Utility Department as payroll clerk.
Ferdinand is a 2000 graduate of South Leake High School and a graduate of Rust College with a Bachelor of Science degree in social science education. He is currently employed with Comcast as lead connection specialist.
The couple will exchange vows on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at Anderson Chapel CME Church in Holly Springs at 4 p.m. with a private reception immediately following. The couple will honeymoon in Florida and reside in Olive Branch.
Esther Sanders and Samuel Phillips Jr. to wed Sept. 1 at Pleasant Grove
Esther L. Sanders and Samuel A. Phillips, Jr. of Aurora, Ill., are pleased to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.
Esther is the daughter of the late Mary M. Sanders of Aurora.
Samuel is the son of Pastor and Mrs. S.A. Phillips Sr. of Holly Springs.
Esther and Samuel are members of the Main Baptist Church in Aurora, under the leadership of Dr. Julian E. Spencer.
Esther and Samuel will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, September 1, 2012, at 3 p.m. at Pleasant Grove M.B. Church in Red Banks, with a reception immediately following at Kirkwood National Golf Club and Cottages. Formal invitations have been sent.
Sarah Rose Buchanan to wed Robert Hudson Lomenick Jr. Oct. 27 at Paris-Yates Chapel
Irma Paris Buchanan of Grenada and Edgar Marion Buchanan of Madison announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Rose, to Robert Hudson Lomenick Jr. of Holly Springs and Senatobia. Robert is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Van Williams of Senatobia and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hudson Lomenick Sr. of Holly Springs.
Miss Buchanan is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Marion Buchanan and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Paris, all of Indianola.
Mr. Lomenick is the grandson of Mrs. James Taylor Peters Jr. and the late Mr. Peters of Cherokee, Ala., and Holly Springs. Mrs. Peters now resides in Senatobia.
Paternal grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. Harold Truman Lomenick of Iuka.
Miss Buchanan, a 2003 graduate of Kirk Academy in Grenada, received her 2007 liberal arts degree from the University of Mississippi. She is a 2010 graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Law with a juris doctor degree. She was presented by the Southern Debutante Assembly in Greenwood in 2006, and was a member of Chi Omega Sorority.
Mr. Lomenick, a 2003 graduate of Magnolia Heights School in Senatobia, also attended the University of Mississippi, where he received a bachelor of business administration degree. He was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. Mr. Lomenick received his juris doctor degree from the Mississippi College School of Law in May 2012 and will graduate with a master’s of business administration in December 2012.
The couple will exchange wedding vows at the Paris-Yates Chapel on the University of Mississippi campus on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at 5 p.m., followed by a reception at the Colonel’s Quarters at Castle Hill in Oxford.
Stephanie Staggs and James Gore to wed at Van Vleet UMC Sept. 8
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce A. Staggs of Van Vleet announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Paige Staggs, to James Hunter Gore, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kent Gore of Houston.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Lancaster of Van Vleet and Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Staggs of Mt. Pleasant.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. James P. Moore of Houston, Dr. and Mrs. Edward K. Gore of Tupelo, and Mr. and Mrs. T.W. Muse of Saltillo.
The bride graduated with special honors from Houston High School. She graduated with honors from Itawamba Community College and earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Mississippi University for Women. She is a registered nurse at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Southaven.
The groom graduated from Houston High School and attended Itawamba Community College. He will resume his studies at the University of Mississippi DeSoto Center at Southaven pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in secondary education.
The couple will exchange vows at 4 p.m. on Sept. 8, 2012, at Van Vleet United Methodist Church. A reception will follow at the Hancock House, Okolona. All family and friends are invited.
History around Salem Bridge
For 155 years people have been traveling over Salem Bridge over the railroad tracks. The original St. Thomas Hall was an Episcopal elite school for young boys which was located on the southeast side of Salem Bridge, where the Boones live today. Several of the Holly Springs generals attended school there, as did Hugh White, who became governor of Mississippi. Personally, I knew Fort Daniel, who attended school there.
During the Civil War, northern troops lived in St. Thomas Hall and camped all along the parade grounds and lawn under the big trees in the yard by the railroad.
The Pointer Mansion was built in 1844. The Pointer family lived in this beautiful mansion on 30 acres. When the Pointer son moved to Brazil, they gave the house to Bethlehem Academy in 1883.
For 10 years, Bethlehem Academy flourished in this Salem Avenue house. In 1893, the Academy was sold to the Episcopal-sponsored St. Thomas Hall, whose original building had been burned for the second time. During a cold spell on January 1, 1899, St. Thomas Hall burned for a third and last time. Famous alumni were General Walthall, General Christopher Mott, Governor Hugh White and General Sears who was the last headmaster. Fort Daniel was enrolled then and he said they finished the school year in Featherston Place.
Two of the majestic remains of six columns are in the yard at Dunvegan and another at Imokelea.
When I was growing up, east of the railroad just north of the depot, was the ever important jug factory which gave employment for decades to the people of the town. The jug factory was created in the 1850s by the German immigrants, the Knabes (they made pianos elsewhere after the war). They were so thankful to be in the United States and were good citizens.
When the Confederacy was formed, everybody in town joined except the Knabes and a few others who stuck with the Union, so the Knabes weren’t popular with the townspeople. When their cousin, Albert Herr, emigrated here from Germany, they put him in charge of the jug factory and moved away.
Albert was the eighth son of the King of Germany and realizing he would never be king, he moved to Holly Springs where he became mayor and ran the jug factory. He took the name “Herr” because in German it means “Mister.”
The jug factory was going full steam ahead during the Great Depression. I went down there once when I was young with my red wagon and asked them for a chunk of clay. They gave me a chunk to play with. This was Holly Springs play-dough. Clay pits were behind the jug factory and behind the Jack Jones house and some people said there were ovens north of Salem Bridge by the railroad tracks.
In today’s world there is excitement in the air as we are thinking about and planning for the town’s birthday party. It is going to be wonderful. Include your activities to be a part of it.
Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime event. Have your reunions in conjunction with the celebration.
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