Through The Years From The Herald
• 5 years ago, Nov. 6, 2008 – The “jail issue” returned to haunt a late October board of supervisor’s meeting after the county received an eight-page court order describing the local jail as “old, outdated, deteriorating and poorly designed.” Attorney Ron Welch, who represents Mississippi prisoners in a variety of class action law suits, had just inspected the facility at a cost to taxpayers of $3000.
More than 40 percent of Beat Three voters cast their ballot against a $250,000 general obligation bond.
School board trustees spilt a vote on uniforms with Dr. Steve Edwards and Lamar Burgess voting for and Cayce Washington and Taylor Trusty voting against. Board President Ray Hawkins cast the deciding no vote.
Former librarian Sue Fuller Rogers launched a 20-book series for children about native American culture.
The Blue Devils fell to Ackerman, 28-14.
• 10 years ago, Nov. 6, 2003 – Daryl Burney won the Circuit Clerk post in the only contested race in Yalobusha County.
The Blue Devils ended regular season play with a 21-0 loss to Eupora. They would face Mound Bayou in play-offs.
The Town and Country Garden Club honored Tommy White for his work to help beautify the city.
Among the Hallo-ween kids pictured in the paper were Tatiana Milstead (nurse), 19-months; Jagger Stovall (giraffe), 7-months; and Brooklyn Williamson, 6-weeks.