Before I could get in the front door of Governor McNutt's house Wednesday night for our monthly PAK, Omega Chapter sorority meeting, we were greeted by one of the hostesses telling us not to worry about the police being on the backside of the property. She said her niece (Pam McFerrin) and her husband (Elvin) own the property and around 6:15 they summons the police because Pam had uncovered the bones up to both knees before Elvin advised her to stop and call the police. He said he calls his wife an aspiring anthropologist. They have owned the property for about a year and half and a derelict home that stood there was torn down by the city last year. A driveway and steps down to the former home site remain. Elvin said the skeleton's site is next to, not under, where the home stood. County Corner Doug Huskey said that Civil War-era bones have been found in the area during his four-plus years, but never a complete skeleton. It is not forensic, it's not a crime scene, he said. "It appears to be an old burial. A lot of people did use to bury the dead in their yards." Leg bones up to the knees had been uncovered yesterday morning, and it was not clear if a complete skeleton would be found. An anthropologist from the MS Crime Lab will determine its age and direct its removal. It was a very interesting meeting and we were also entertained by a magician!
A Dixie Lady Deer Hunter
Article by Fred Messina, editor of "On Target Outdoors" from The Vicksburg Evening Post on Friday, January 19, 1990. Photo by Bob Phillips.
Bob Phillips came up the other day with a photo of his wife Marian and a deer she got on Brown's Point New Years Eve. The deer was an 8-point with 16 inches of inside spread that weighed in at 190 pounds. A nice trophy in anyone's book. However, the tale Bob told is that this was Marian's fourth deer this year and he claimed that he would have done better than he did if he had not spent so much time hauling Marian's deer out of the woods. Come off it, Bob. We all know who the hunter was.