October 30, 2014
Board seeks light at 302-Cayce
By SUE WATSON
The Marshall County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution to ask the Mississippi Department of Transportation to install a traffic light at the busy intersection of Highway 302 and Cayce Road.
Citizens have asked for the light as a result of traffic increasing in the area due to economic growth, said supervisor Keith Taylor, who introduced the resolution.
Haunted Holly activities on tap
By BARRY BURLESON
The Haunted Holly Fall Celebration has arrived.
On Thursday, Oct. 30, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the downtown square will come alive with “Square Crows,” featuring second graders plus sweets with the Holly Springs Main Street Chamber.
Biography in works on Kate Freeman Clark
By SUE WATSON
One of Holly Springs’ most celebrated artists is the subject of a biography to be published by University Press of Mississippi.
Carolyn J. Brown, who has written biographies of Margaret Walker and Eudora Welty, two Mississippi authors, is writing a biography on the life of Kate Freeman Clark, a prolific artist of the Impressionist style of painting. Clark left her entire body of work to the citizens of Holly Springs, as well as money to build a gallery to house her work after her death.
Zoning issues, IDA projects headline supervisors’ meeting
By SUE WATSON
The Marshall County Board of Supervisors heard a report from zoning director Ken Jones last week. He said rulings by the zoning board of directors sometimes go against legal advice from the board’s attorney and against the zoning regulations.
He said a request for a hardship exception last month by a Valley View Farms subdivision resident had been tabled. The board asked the applicant to bring back medical records that would justify the exception. But when the applicant came back he did not bring records.
Chief stresses Halloween safety
Holly Springs Police Chief Dwight Harris wishes everyone a safe and happy Halloween this year.
“However, let’s not forget to practice safety while doing so,” he said. “I would like to pass on a few tips to make sure we are being as safe as we can.”
County supervisors voice concerns about road damages
By SUE WATSON
Damages to some county maintained roads in the area of Deer Creek Road and Highway 309 North due to dirt hauling is a concern for the Marshall County Board of Supervisors.
Some patching up of damages has taken place by county road crews, but supervisor Keith Taylor wants assurances that the dirt miner will repay the county for the damages once the hauling is finished.
Veterans Day Celebration Nov. 11 in Holly Springs
A Veterans Day Celebration, presented by Marshall County and the City of Holly Springs, is planned for Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 10 a.m.
The celebration will be held on the steps of the Marshall County Courthouse, 128 West Dorn Avenue, in Holly Springs.
For more information, contact the office of Holly Springs Mayor Kelvin Buck, (662) 252-4280.
Byhalia police go to 28 calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 28 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – miscellaneous, 7; escorts, 3; thefts, 5; disturbances, 1; domestic, 1; motor vehicle accidents, 2; fires, 1; damaged property, 2; medical, 4; and alarm calls, 2.
Byhalia police officers also made three arrests last week, according to Chief Looney.
Day of Prayer set for Nov. 18
The City of Holly Springs Mayor’s Pastors Advisory Council will hold a prayer service November 18 at noon.
The location is the Eddie Lee Smith Multi-Purpose Building, 235 North Memphis Street.
During the day, people are asked to pray at 9 a.m., noon, and at 3 p.m., to allow prayer throughout the day of prayer, said Rev. R.J. Wilson, president of the Pastors Council.
All people are invited to pray with and for the city throughout the day and to come to the prayer service at noon.
The theme for the service is taken from 2 Chronicles 7:14.
To learn more about the service, call Wilson at 216-0369 or the mayor’s office at 252-4652, extension 1201.
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