Thursday, March 13, 2014
Happy Birthday, Dick
Dick Douglas celebrated his 80th birthday Sunday afternoon with a small party. Charlie Douglas and children, Caroline Grace and Chandler, of Jackson; Nancy and Bill Douglas from Germantown, Tenn.; Ross and Anna Thompson and daughter, Lily Kate; Bailey Owens and fiancé, Will Poindexter; and Hank Owens and Cameron Gant, all from Starkville; Ronnie Shaw, Leigh Douglas and Christy and Keith Owens were all in attendance to celebrate with him. Here’s to many, many more, Dick!
Saturday, the news of the car accident of Sheriff Kenny Dickerson spread throughout town. News media coverage was not saying much, only that he was in critical condition and airlifted to The Med, neither of which sounded good.
Within our little town, there is a tall, tall tree which has thousands of branches. It is called a phone tree. Although there is probably not written proof of the tree, it most certainly is there. One call or text to someone leads to many others. Phones all over were blowing up with details of how our sheriff was doing.
Until something terrible like this happens, you really do not realize what a gift you have, especially in such a wonderful man like Kenny. We are all beyond blessed to have him in charge of keeping our county safe.
In the years I have known him, he has been a man of few words.
When he does have something to say, you better open your ears and take heed because it will be prophetic. He is one who works tirelessly to help others.
Most employment requires an 8-5 schedule, five days a week. Not so with the job of our sheriff. That job entails countless hours during the day, weekends and holidays. Criminals do not seem to keep the hours of normal business people; therefore, neither does the sheriff.
I have no doubt the next few weeks will be taxing on our sheriff.
With that being said, we are all beyond fortunate he is a strong man who will prevail!
Get well quickly, our “Long Arm of the Law” - Marshall County needs you!
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Thoms, Taylor say vows
Wendy Thoms and Heath Taylor exchanged vows February 15, 2014, at Lake Caroline in Madison.
Wendy is the daughter of Sammy and Nancy Willcutt of Starkville. She is a territory manager with Valeritas in Madison.
Heath is the son of Bobby and Barbara Taylor of Mt. Pleasant and the grandson of Gene and Sandra Taylor of Moscow, Tenn.; and Bobby Gray of Victoria. He is a major account executive with Ricoh Americas Corp. in Madison.
Maury and Anna Giachelli rejoice over birth of Hayes Gregory
Maury and Anna Greer Giachelli of Tupelo are pleased to announce the birth of their first child, Hayes Gregory Giachelli, born on February 22, 2014.
Hayes weighed seven pounds, three ounces and was 20 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Diane Greer of Holly Springs, and Curtis Greer of Myrtle. Maternal great-grandparents are LeRoy and Tommye Carver of Tupelo.
Paternal grandparents are Greg and Belvia Giachelli of Blue Springs, and paternal great-grandfather is Therrel Porch of Blue Springs.
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