Thursday, December 18, 2008
Troops enjoy Christmas party
Members of Detachment 1, Company A, 2/198 Combat Arms Batallion were given Christmas with all the trimmings December 7 at the National Guard Armory in Holly Springs.
About 40 military troops and their loved ones were fed a delicious turkey and dressing dinner prepared by Sheriff Kenny Dickerson and his staff. Ronnie and Brenda Luther with the Clydesdale Christmas Store footed the bill and numbers of volunteers, including the men and women of the Collins-Hurdle VFW Post 5697, helped serve lunch.
station work begins By SUE WATSON
By SUE WATSON
A much-needed, modern police station is in the works and should be ready for occupancy in April 2009, according to Don Hollingsworth, director of public works in Holly Springs.
City schools land half-million grant
By SUE WATSON
The Holly Springs School District has been advised it will receive a $490,000 grant to continue its distance learning initiative for another year, according to Jones Mays with the district.
Clinic celebrates opening
By BARRY BURLESON
Dr. Kenneth Williams said the the celebration of a new 24,000-square-foot medical clinic is not about him.
He was addressing a large crowd on hand December 10 for the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Williams Medical Clinic, which recently relocated to Crescent Meadow Drive.
“This is not Dr. Williams’ clinic,” he said. “This is the community’s clinic.”
Burrow’s legacy – service to others
By SUE WATSON
One of Byhalia’s beloved died last week after a short battle with cancer.
Jean Burrow, remembered as a mother to many, a health care professional, a mentor and friend, a promoter of the Town of Byhalia and servant of her church, will be missed.
Byhalia police officers respond to accidents, shooting, burglary
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 55 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – 10 alarm calls, seven motor vehicle accidents, one burglary, six disturbances, two domestic-related calls, one shooting, eight escorts, two animal-related calls, one juvenile-related call, three assists, five medical assists, two fires and seven miscellaneous calls.
Byhalia police also made four arrests.
Congressman hosting Economic Stimulus Forum
Congressman Travis Childers will host an Economic Stimulus Forum Thursday, Dec. 18, to brief local leaders on potential funding for North Mississippi projects from the economic stimulus package that Congress is expected to pass in early January.
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