Overflow notes– more news from devastating rain, flood

March 24, 1955 – “Four big flood-control dams in North Mississippi were credited with preventing major damage in the Mississippi Delta for holding back rainfall in the hills” was the report  in Wednesday’s Commercial Appeal.

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Reservoir damage to road and railroad is tremendous

March 24, 1955 - This vicinity suffered one of the biggest rains on record–10.32 inches within the space of about 24 hours, according to official measurement. 

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Vances travel to anniversary in car they drove to wedding

Last week Carl Vance of near Slate Spring, took the 1916 Model T Ford from the shed and put it back into running order for the observance of his and his wife’s 50th wedding anniversary.

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Schuhs compile Bruce census in 1938, boasting of population

Bruce, the biggest little town in the world, has 1,505 persons it was learned after a final tabulation of the census was made Tuesday night.

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More than 150 attend reunion, Slate Springs School in 1968

June 6, 1968 – If you weren’t, you should have been at the Slate Spring school reunion last year. Everyone who came had plenty to say and many old acquaintances were renewed.

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History of Sarepta compiled and read by Jesse Yancy Jr. at the 1958 Homecoming

 

May I in the beginning of these brief remarks on the history of Sarepta apologize for the inadequate situation that I find myself in, begin unable to give you a more complete history. My law practice in the law few weeks has been very heavy with some two weeks of  court work involved. This, together with my own inability, has prevented me from giving a more complete report at this time.

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Reflections: Mrs. Simpson was Queen of the Spinners

There is an old legend about the queen of Helvetia, who was known as “Bertha the beautiful Spinner.” 

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60th Sarepta Homecoming scheduled for Oct. 7

Brenda Yancy Winter has been to all 59 Sarepta Homecomings and there’s nothing that will prevent her from making the 60th on Sunday, Oct. 7.

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Old Town community of the long years ago

There are folklore reports that have been handed down for more than a century about the glamorous life that has had its every-day setting in the doings around Old Town, some of which have been widely heralded by newspapers, that captures the imagination with fascination in the truest meanings of these terms.

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Calhoun officials named from 1853 to year 1967

Thanks to a number of interested parties, we have been able to compile a very nearly complete list of county officers since the county was organized in 1852.

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