Thursday, March 28, 2013
Basketball has long been a part of my life.
I spent a lot of time last weekend with my eyes focused on March Madness.
Close to Nowhere
For my oldest granddaughter’s birthday (which is not until April), I took her and friend Samantha to Nashville, Tenn., to shop and spend some time with my niece Sister.
You haven’t lived until you’ve spent the day shopping at various strip mall stores and the huge Opry Mills mall with two teenage girls and a professional shopper.
The Preacher’s Corner
A little church with a great legacy – September 28, 1989
Down in the Mississippi Delta we had a beloved Presbyterian minister whose extemporaneous preaching combined time-honored biblical exegesis with Southern storytelling, proverbial wisdom, historical recollection, judicious politicking, pastoral advice, and protracted genealogical reminiscence.
Letters to The Editor
Warmest thanks to the Holly Springs Police Department, whose efforts on Saturday night (3/23/13) helped return a lost Marshall County Sheriff’s Dept. Search & Rescue (SAR) dog to her frantic owner.
Lucy, a Belgian Tervuren dog, certified in evidence recovery for the Sheriff’s Dept., went missing from her back yard at about 8 p.m. on a cold, rainy night, leaving two other dogs behind her in what still appears to be a securely fenced area.
After our initial searches of the immediate area were unsuccessful, the police were alerted, and conducted their own search effort for this special lost dog.
Since Lucille had been rescued herself four years ago, sick and starving, from a neglectful owner, her transformation into a working dog who has capably served her community on past searches for criminal evidence has been amazing.
As a result of her previous life, however, much of which is still a mystery, Lucy remains unpredictably sensitive to certain sounds and situations and is prone to panic easily — thus her separation from the familiar security of her home and handler made her situation potentially more dangerous to her than to a more confident and less easily frightened dog.
Although Lucy’s friends in the SAR community were standing by to resume the search in earnest at daybreak, who knows what might have happened to her before then? Fortunately, officers from the HSPD contacted us shortly after 3 a.m. to advise us that Lucy had been spotted in downtown Holly Springs, but was running from them. They stayed on the phone with us, guiding us to their position and keeping her in sight until we arrived.
Thankfully, Lucy recognized my voice, and rushed to me in obvious relief when I called to her. It was a terrifying experience for her — and her family! — that could have ended tragically without the vigilance and concern of the officers who located a lost, frightened dog, and restored her to safety — and to continued service to her community.
We should be proud to have such a police force — and I am more than grateful for their dedication and concern.
Thank you for showing my picture in your great newspaper, The South Reporter. It is a great honor to be part of the wonderful city of Holly Springs.
Thank you to the Sacred Heart Southern Mission, St. Joseph Catholic Church, New Dimensions and all of the churches that help us to have a delicious dinner every Thursday and show us the presence of God.
Help with ancestors
My name is Rosie E. Mitchell Clayborn. This is a photo of my great-grandfather, John or Johnnie Mitchell (born January 1870 +/- with his second wife, my step-great-grandmother Alberta Cochran Mitchell (born October 29, 1885 and died March 15, 1969). The child is one of their daughters; I’m not sure which one.
Grandpa’s first wife was Sallie Martin Mitchell, my great-grandmother. She was born February 1879 +/- and died around 1904-1910.
Grandpa Johnnie died around 1924-1933.
I’m sending this picture to The South Reporter to see if maybe someone will recognize it and be able to give me some information on my relatives.
I have searched Ancestry.com and the census and I have gone about as far as I can because of the lack of information that I have. If you can help me, let me know. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Questions, comments, corrections: firstname.lastname@example.org
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