Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007
County, cities seek meeting with railroad
By SUE WATSON
What was just a spark at the board of supervisors’ meeting October 1 is growing into a flame.
City busy with array of projects
By BARRY BURLESON
Three developers called Don Hollingsworth in one day last week.
“For a town of 8,000 – in my line of business, that’s a lot,” said Hollingsworth, public works director with the Holly Springs Utility Department. “There’s a lot of activity right now.”
Barbecue, blues highlight Kudzu Fest
Get ready to show your chops at the 19th Annual Kudzu Festival – finally returning to the historic Holly Springs Square, October 25- 27.
Master grillers and amateurs are invited to compete head-to-head for bragging rights in the Kansas City-sanctioned Mississippi State Barbecue Championship, held for the first time in Holly Springs.
Field day focuses on new farming practices
By SUE WATSON
Foxden, a beautiful 2,200-acre tree and cattle farm on Hernando Road, was the site of the 11th Annual Field Day, Saturday. Eight field-stop presentations and a big turnout of cattlemen, tree farmers and conservation enthusiasts helped make the day a success for all.
Briar Crest sponsors “Tree of Lights”
Briar Crest Extended Care in Ashland is sponsoring its annual “Tree of Lights.”
This is a wonderful way to honor a loved one or remember someone who has passed. The tree will be set up on the front lawn and Briar Crest will designate a light for each person honored or remembered.
Briar Crest is requesting a $5 donation for each light. The donations will go to support the activity department.
For more information or to purchase a light for the tree, come by and see Charisse Harris or call 662-224-6196.
Hunter safety class to be held at PC High School
Hunter safety class will be held Nov. 1, 2 and 3 at Potts Camp High School Library, Hwy. 178 E, Potts Camp. Classes will be held Nov. 1 and 2, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.; Nov. 3, from 8 a.m. until. Participants must be 10 years of age, bring Social Security number and attend all 10 hours. To register for class, contact 662-563-6330.
City police respond to stabbing, theft, more
Holly Springs police officers are investigating a stabbing.
Chief Robert Pearson said officers responded to a disturbance call in the 300 block of Martin Luther King Drive on Wednesday, Oct. 10. A female had been stabbed once in the thigh. A statement was taken from the victim but no arrest has been made.
Officers are investigating a burglary in the 200 block of Clara. The victim stated he had left his apartment for a short while and when he returned home found it had been broken into.
Officers also responded to a property theft call in the 100 block of Clarice on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Missing was an Anritsu valued at $15,000.
Officers responded to the following activities last week – driving while license suspended, 4; expired license/no driver’s license, 5; no proof of insurance, 4; driving under the influence, 2; careless driving, 2; making a threat, 1; simple assault, 1; trespassing, 1; malicious mischief, 1; petit larceny, 1; resist arrest, 1; disorderly conduct, 1.
Woman dies in Hwy. 72 accident
A Memphis woman died Sunday evening in a one-vehicle accident on Highway 72 in Marshall County.
Lois M. Smith Polk, 45, of 1089 Vinewood Street, Memphis, Tenn., was ejected from her 2004 GMC when it left the road and rolled over five miles east of Highway 311, according to Sgt. Leslie White with the Mississippi Highway Patrol.
The victim was the only occupant of the vehicle, which was westbound on Highway 72. The accident occurred about 7:45 p.m. on October 14.
• Sheriff’s report
By BARRY BURLESON
A stolen four-wheeler has been recovered and three people arrested in connection with the incident.
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