Thursday, May 8, 2008
Renick leaving IDA for Three Rivers
By SUE WATSON
The Marshall County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) is losing executive director Bill Renick. He has accepted the position of division director of Workforce Investment with Three Rivers Planning and Development District.
County protects roads
By SUE WATSON
The Marshall County Board of Supervisors Monday approved a resolution and ordinance that fixes the maximum weight loads to be hauled over county roads and bridges.
Congressional runoff next Tuesday
By BARRY BURLESON
It’s back to the polls next week to decide who will serve as U.S. representative through the end of the year.
Artist to exhibit work at Wells Museum
By SUE WATSON
The Ida B. Wells Museum will present an exhibition of art by Mississippi native Randy Hayes in May.
A worldwide traveller who has photographed many cultures both abroad and in the United States, Hayes is recognized for his unique presentation by mixing photography and art media.
Anderson updates board on Medicaid bill, other matters
By SUE WATSON
Consultant Gary Anderson provided an update on legislative matters in Jackson to the Marshall County Board of Supervisors.
Police make burglary arrests
Three people were arrested and charged with burglary of a commercial building Tuesday, April 29, according to Robert Pearson, chief of the Holly Springs Police Department.
Pearson said the arrests were possible with the help of Marshall County Sheriff’s Department and tips called in to Marshall County Crime Stoppers.
Arrested were Michael Deshawn Taylor, 24, of Tchula, Charles Johnson, 21, of Holly Springs and Aaron Woods, 23, of Jackson, Tenn.
On Friday, May 2, officers arrested Ardelia Jeffries Roberts, 59, of Holly Springs on shoplifting charges.
Officers reported the following other activities for the week ending May 5: driving while license suspended (5); no driver’s license, expired license (1); no proof of insurance (5); expired tag/no tag (1); careless driving (1); reckless driving (1); disregard for traffic device (5); violation of dog ordinance (6); simple assault/domestic violence (2); disorderly conduct (3); concealed weapon (1); public drunk (1); driving under the influence (1).
Anyone having information regarding any crime committed in the Holly Springs/Marshall County area is asked to contact police at 662-252-2122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-729-2169. Callers are not asked to give their name when providing tips to law enforcement and may be entitled to a reward of up to $1,000.
Benefit set May 17 for Elliott family
A fish fry Saturday, May 17, will benefit the Elliott family on Cuba Street.
It will be held at the Marshall County Fairgrounds, 1569 Hwy. 7 North, in Holly Springs, from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Fish will be cooked by Sheriff Kenny Dickerson and his crew, and plates are $10 each.
For ticket information, please contact the sheriff’s department or go by Street’s Chevron on Memphis Street.
Volunteers are needed. Please call Eddie Mae Lucas, 252-1311.
Donations will also be accepted. Please make checks payable to Elliott Benefit Fund, in care of the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department, P.O. Box 5100, Holly Springs, MS 38634.
Clydesdale festival June 19-21 in Byhalia
The Clydesdale/Byhalia Lions Club Christmas Store Festival will be June 19-21 in Byhalia.
There will be first class entertainment, including “Little Texas” on Saturday night.
There will be a “Family Night” on Thursday and a rodeo on Friday and Saturday nights.
The festival benefits under-privileged children in the area at Christmastime.
More information on the festival will following in later editions of the newspaper.
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