Thursday, January 19, 2006

Two arrested for bank burglary

Staff Writer

Two men from the Mt. Pleasant area were arrested Tuesday last week and charged Wednesday in connection with the burglary of First State Bank at Mt. Pleasant, according to Sheriff Kenny Dickerson.

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Senators introduce self-defense bill

Staff Writer

Two Mississippi senators, Ralph Doxey and Charlie Ross, have introduced a bill known as the “Castle Doctrine” in this legislative session.

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New principal part of city school changes


Halfway through the school year, there are some administrative changes in the Holly Springs School District.

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Byhalia leaders focus on planning, training

Contributing Writer

With the first few weeks of 2006 in the past, Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce and police officials are making headway with plans for the new year that include training, the launch of an information website and the formation of a business watch program.

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Cookbook in second printing

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“The idea (for the cookbook) came when the doctors told me I had six months to live,” Polly Stradley said.

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Holly Springs police nab drug, assault suspects

The Holly Springs Police Department made two arrests last week. Officers are also investigating some break-ins.

Police chief Patricia Selman released the following report.

January 10

Earnest Lee Hudson, 28, of Holly Springs, was arrested on possession of more than an ounce of marijuana in the 200 block of Memphis Street, according to Selman.

January 11

The burglary of a residence was reported in the 200 block of West Elder. Entry was made by kicking in the back door. Items reportedly taken from the residence included $200 in cash, a 27” Duraband color television valued at $160 and a Magnavox DVD/CD player valued at $34.

January 12

Samer Alomasi, 28, of Holly Springs, was arrested on aggravated assault charges in the 300 block of Van Dorn Avenue, according to Selman.

January 15

A breaking and entering was reported in the 600 block of Martin Luther King. Entry was made by breaking a window in the residence. A 13” color television and a JVC boombox were taken.

A breaking and entering was reported on West Street. Nothing was reported taken from the residence.

Job Fair just five weeks away

Staff Writer

The Marshall/Benton Area Job Fair Committee is seeking employers with job opportunities to make the February 23 Job Fair the best success ever.

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