Thursday, November 20, 2008
• Program salutes heroes
Area veterans turned out in larger numbers this year for the second annual Veterans Day celebration in Holly Springs.
School participation also swelled with several sets of bleachers filled, as well as one section of floor seats occupied by students. Holy Family’s Drill Team put on a spectacular performance, while Holly Springs High School JROTC presented its drill team and presented the colors.
• Traveling tribute comes to courtsquare next week
The “Cost of Freedom Tribute” will roll into Holly Springs next week with a helicopter escort and parade.
The Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Collins-Hurdle VFW Post #5697 are hosting the tribute, which is slated to be on the courtsquare Tuesday through Monday, November 25-December 1.
Owners upset about cleanup
By SUE WATSON
After supervisors had a property cleaned up at the expense of the landowner, the owners came in to have their say about the matter at the meeting of the board November 10.
Edna Bernice Jones and her husband Leroy said if they had known the board had an order out for them to clear a deteriorating old store on their property on Highway 178 East, they would have cleaned it up themselves.
City police investigate break-ins
Holly Springs Police Department reported three breaking and entering incidents and one burglary of a business for the week ending November 17.
A structure in the 100 block of Walthall was broken into on Monday, Nov. 10, according to police chief Robert Pearson. Thieves took a Vito clarinet, two Holton trombones and one King trombone.
Officers investigated a breaking and entering report in the 100 block of East College and another break-in in the 200 block of East College, Thursday, Nov. 13. Some change was reported missing from a desk drawer at the East College structure.
Officers responded to a burglary alarm in the 100 block of Clarice Drive Friday, Nov. 14. Burglars got away with $300 cash.
Officers responded to these other activities last week - no driver’s license/expired license (4); driving while license suspended (2); no proof of insurance (2); expired tag (2); speeding (5); careless driving (2); improper passing (1); disturbance of a family (1); disorderly conduct (1); petit larceny (1); and false pretenses (1).
Planning district, county get national recognition
The Northeast Mississippi Planning and Development District in Booneville received a 2008 Innovation Award from the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) for its Marshall County Strategic Planning Project.
Byhalia to unveil 20-year plan
After much work, Byhalia’s 20-year plan will be presented at the “Community and Chamber Celebration” on Thursday, Nov. 20.
The theme for the celebration is “Pride in the Past, Faith in the Future.”
Byhalia police respond to variety of calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 28 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report on Monday, Nov. 17 – seven alarm calls, one motor vehicle accident, six disturbances, one domestic call, one theft, two escorts, one assist, two medical assists, one fire and six miscellaneous calls.
No arrests were reported for the week.
Patriot Performers in concert Dec. 13; reservations required
On December 13 at 6:30 p.m. the Patriot Performers will present “Songs of the Season,” a Christmas dinner concert. The program will be at the Kate Freeman Clark Art Gallery and will feature a variety of sacred and secular Christmas songs for both soloists and choir. Tickets are $25.
To make a reservation please contact Marshall Academy at 662-252-3452. Reservations are required and will not be accepted after December 3. Space is limited, and reservations will be taken on a first come, first served basis.
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