Ad Spot

Barnes expected to announce retirement

By By Rocky Higginbotham/The Meridian Star
Jan. 8, 2001
A press conference was scheduled for today at Meridian High School, where longtime athletic director Mac Barnes was expected to announce his retirement.
Exact details of the press conference were not available from MHS officials at press time.
One of the state's most recognized and respected prep coaches, Barnes shocked the Mississippi high school football world when he announced he was stepping down after the completion of the 1997 season to concentrate on his duties as MHS athletic director.
During his 20 years as the Wildcats' head man, Barnes won 168 games and countless titles, including a pair of Class 5A state championships making Meridian one of the state's most feared programs.
Hundreds of Barnes' players went on to play college football, and as many as three of Barnes' pupils could be playing in the National Football League next season.
Barnes was also chosen as The Meridian Star's Citizen of the Year in the paper's 1998 Profile edition.

Franklin County

CDC authorizes COVID-19 vaccine for children

News

Russellville celebrates freedom at Jam on Sloss Lake Monday

News

RFD responds to downtown structure fire

Franklin County

Franklin County 4-H announces horse club, summer day camps

Franklin County

Sweet T’s Meat & Greet celebrates grand opening

Franklin County

Bank Independent launches School Share

Franklin County

First Metro Bank reaches nearly 2,000 local students through financial literacy efforts

Franklin County

County votes in primary runoff

News

Kids, Kin program, Girl Scouts present information at RPL

Franklin County

FC Rescue Squad president faces arrest for theft

Franklin County

Summer P-EBT benefits go to families of eligible school children

News

Red Bay City Council approves water, gas board resolution

News

Red Bay Council discusses regulating vicious animals

Franklin County

Furr Fest fundraiser sees success

Franklin County

Distinguished Through the Decades: 2001, Kathryn (Keeton) Nix

News

Phil Campbell festival unites friends for food, fun, music

News

BTCPA gears up to perform ‘Leading Ladies,’ final play of season

News

Phil Campbell Police Department adds new vehicle to its fleet

News

Face-painting fun, crafts, treats delight at RPL

News

PC prepares to enforce noise, impoundment ordinances

Franklin County

Blue Springs VFD holds Furr Fest fundraiser

Franklin County

Russellville promotes race amity June 12

Franklin County

Distinguished Through the Decades: 2000, Lindsay (Gerstman) Almond

News

PC Title Loan opens

x