Thursday, January 17, 2008
Bennett new president, Zinn VP
By SUE WATSON
The Marshall County Board of Supervisors elected Ronnie Joe Bennett president last week. George Zinn III is vice president for the four-year term of 2008-2011. The two were elected by a vote of 3 to 2.
Fugitive caughtBy SUE WATSON
A fugitive on the lam from Shelby County, Tenn., was arrested in Marshall County last week by members of the U.S. Marshals Mid-South Fugitive Task Force, according to Sheriff Kenny Dickerson.
Brick plant closing
After serious consideration of available options and alternatives, Acme Brick Company has made the difficult decision to temporarily discontinue operations at the Holly Springs brick production facility, effective January 31.
City dog ordinance requires registrationBy SUE WATSON
The City of Holly Springs has an amended dog ordinance that goes into effect immediately.
ARC group visits county sitesBy SUE WATSON
Officials with the Appalachian Regional Commission in Washington, D.C., and the Tupelo office visited Holly Springs Thursday to participate in a two-day meeting of Planning and Development Districts.
Property taxes due Feb. 1By SUE WATSON
Marshall County Tax Collector Betty Byrd reminds property owners that 2007 taxes are due by Friday, Feb. 1, 2008.
Holly Springs tabbed one of 50 best small towns in The South
As you are aware, Holly Springs has many amenities often taken for granted in larger cities, mixed with a charm and hospitality that is often absent from those cities.
Gerald Sweitzer and Kathy Fields, authors of “The 50 Best Small Southern Towns” (Peachtree Publishers, Oct. 2007), wholeheartedly agree.
Six years ago, Sweitzer and Fields set out to produce a guide that provided detailed information on the best places to find an alternative to the bustle of city living. They thoroughly researched and visited 150 Southeastern towns and selected Holly Springs for inclusion in this definitive guide.
The second edition of “The 50 Best Small Southern Towns” is an updated reference guide for each of the 50 cities in nine Southeastern states that were represented in the first edition of the book. The guide takes into account overall increases in the cost of living, recent changes in the housing market, and the effects of Hurricane Katrina on one coastal town in Mississippi.
As in the first edition, Holly Springs met stringent criteria regarding environment, recreation, culture, economics, healthcare and education. The guide captures important aspects of Holly Springs, such as the annual Pilgrimage as well as some of the town’s best kept secrets like Strawberry Plains Audubon Center.
For more information about “The 50 Best Small Southern Towns,” 2nd edition, a copy of the book or to speak with the authors, contact Mimi Schroeder APR at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stone appointed vice chair of Municipalities
Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant on Friday said he made committee assignments based on what he thought was best for maximizing the Senate’s ability to make positive changes.
“There are so many capable leaders in the Mississippi Senate it was encouraging to see how many senators said they would serve wherever they were assigned - to rise above their own self-interests for the people of Mississippi,” Bryant said.
“I think the people of this state are more interested in what we accomplish than what position we hold.”
District 2 Senator Bill Stone, in his first year at the capitol, was appointed vice chair of the Municipalities Committee, and he was also assigned to Appropriations, Business and Financial Institutions, Executive Contingent Fund, Public Property, and Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.
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