December 27, 2007
Belk’s career based on tradition
A private attorney, county prosecutor, special chancellor, state senator, husband, father and grandfather, Fred M. Belk Jr. has been a practicing attorney in Holly Springs for the past 44 years.
Hardhats scout Holly Springs for new home
Representatives of the World Basketball Association’s Mississippi Hardhats were in town last week seeking a new home for their team, known as the Atlanta Hardhats last season.
Acme Brick celebrates new office facility
Acme Brick Company of Holly Springs held a ribbon cutting for its new office building Thursday followed by a lunch at Oak Palace where 13 employees received service pins.
Clydesdale helps make Christmas brighter
For the 14th year running, the Clydesdale Christmas Store handed out items on Santa’s list from children December 15 at the National Guard Armory.
assists fire victims
The Holly Springs Fire Department hosted a meeting between families and Red Cross officials who came from Oxford to take applications for assistance last week.
Season of giving at Thomas & Betts
Associates at Thomas & Betts in Byhalia competed again this year in Christmas giving, with a food drive.
Job Fair February 19
The Marshall-Benton Area Job Fair continues to recruit employers for the February 19, 2008, event in Holly Springs.
State troopers set up holiday checkpoints
Mississippi troopers will be working some extra hours over the Christmas and New Year holidays to try and reduce traffic fatalities, according to Sgt. Leslie White with the Batesville office of the Highway Patrol.
Troopers hope to primarily change driver behaviors that contribute to traffic fatalities, he said.
Things motorists should be aware of when driving is if they are exceeding the speed limit, following too close or driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.
Troopers will be working checkpoints, too, asking to see motorists’ driver’s licenses, looking to see if seatbelts are in use and doing sobriety checks, White said.
“We just encourage all motorists to allow extra time to get to their destination, to obey the traffic and speed laws and to refrain from drinking and driving,” he said.
Extra patrols and checkpoints will be set up from December 21 through midnight December 25 and during the New Year holiday period, too.
White said the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol’s “Take Back Our Highways” program held during Thanksgiving was successful, with only three traffic fatalities in the entire state.
“It was a tremendous effort as far as saving lives,” he said. “We really had good results.”
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