Thursday, July 28, 2005

Holly Springs gets ready for growth

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The Holly Springs Board of Aldermen passed resolutions last week that will improve electricity service in the Slayden/Mt. Pleasant area and get Holly Springs Commons rolling.

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CFI lands Chevron contract

Chevron Global Refining, in in a press release on June 21, announced it plans to increase capacity at the Pascagoula Refinery’s Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit (FCCU) by about 25 percent, from current capacity of 63,000 barrels per day.

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Contract Fabricators takes on big jobs

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A custom fabricating company that makes equipment for heavy industry worldwide is home grown right here in Holly Springs.

Contract Fabricators Inc. (CFI) was established in Holly Springs in 1983 by co-owners Boyce Delashmit and Mike Clarkson who have a “fierce devotion to good workmanship.”

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Fair fun this week

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The Marshall County Fairgrounds Association has four days of family entertainment lined up this week. The fair opens Wednesday, July 27, with loads of activities scheduled every day through Saturday, July 30.

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County leadership class wraps up with high marks

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Marshall County’s first LeadershipPlenty class graduated last week during a sweeping bus tour of the county. Graduates proclaimed the class a resounding success at a noon luncheon at Fitch Farms/Galena Plantation, the mid-point of the tour.

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First heat wave of year strikes

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The area’s first heat wave of the year with high daily temperatures pushing 100 degrees Fahrenheit and heat indices near 110 has caused few serious problems, according to George Humphreys with the electric utility and Larry Hall, county road manager.

Humphreys said a power outage Saturday was caused by a tree over a line in the National Forest near Highway 4 East in Benton County.

“We’ve been holding on,” said Humphreys. “We had a pretty hard time finding the tree on the line.”

Hall said paving crews in the Red Banks area were instructed to not overload themselves beginning Monday this week.

“We cut back from running two tanks of asphalt a day to one tank until the heat breaks this week,” he said.

Other precautionary measures the county has been taking to make sure workers do not get overheated include providing ample supplies of ice water and Gatorade, Hall said.

No heat related illnesses or accidents were reported by Humphreys or Hall.

Holly Springs Chamber schedules activities

The Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to an open house, ribbon cutting and Business After Hours on Thursday, July 28, at the Family Wellness Clinic of Chiropractic.

The new business is located at 621 Highway 7 South, Suite F (behind Cousin’s Shell). The ribbon cutting will be held at 5 p.m.

“Please join us in welcoming Dr. Russell Mauk and his staff to Holly Springs,” said Susan Jordan, executive director of the Chamber.

Call the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce at 252-2943 for more information.

The Chamber also announces its summer luncheon Thursday, Aug. 18, at 12 noon at Annie’s Restaurant. Guest speaker is Don Fisher, director of the Small Business Development Center at the University of Mississippi in Oxford.

Tickets are on sale at the Chamber office for $10 for members and $12 for prospective members.

Call the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce at 252-2943 for more information.

Thousands in jewelry missing from home; police also investigate stolen vehicles, TV

Staff Writer

Holly Springs police reported seven incidents over the week of July 19-25.

Jewelry worth $75,000 was reported taken from a Gordon Street residence on July 20, according to Patricia Selman, police chief. Officers found no evidence of forced entry, she said.

On the same day an American Chopper bicycle, silver and black with flame emblems, chrome rims and a torn seat and missing kickstand was reported taken from the 100 block of West Park.

A 1999 Toyota Corolla, 4-door, was reported taken from the parking lot in the 300 block of Memphis Street on July 22. The vehicle was recovered in Memphis over the weekend.

Also, a gray 1997 Cadillac was reported missing from the 400 block of Salem Avenue July 22.

A burglary of a residence in the 600 block of Salem Avenue was reported July 23. Nothing was missing from the residence.

A male pit bull puppy with white and tan markings on the head, ears and tail was reported missing from a residence in the 100 block of North East Boundary on July 25.

A 19-inch television was reported taken from a residence in the 400 block of Maury Street on July 25.

Entry to the residence appeared to have been made by breaking out a glass door.

Selman asked that anyone with information regarding these incidents or any other crimes to call the Holly Springs Police Department at 662-252-2122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-729-2169.

Information will be kept in strict confidence.

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