Thursday, February 25, 2010
Mayor pushes fee hike for cemetery
By SUE WATSON
One of the hottest issues in the current administration in Holly Springs remains the upkeep, restoration and access to Hill Crest Cemetery.
The city’s buildings and grounds director, Larry Miller, proposed increases in plot fees and burial fees last week, saying the fees have not kept pace with those in neighboring areas like Oxford, Byhalia, Cottrell Memorial Garden (Holly Springs), Batesville and Pontotoc.
Mayor Andre’ DeBerry said reasonable fees should be charged for feasible services.
Talk on hauling, roads continues
By SUE WATSON
The Marshall County Board of Supervisors heard from concerned citizen Melvin Lay about the hauling moratorium at the Tuesday, Feb. 16, meeting.
Lay said he and his son, who make their living hauling gravel for driveways and logging, cannot support and feed their families as a result of the moratorium on hauling set to expire March 1. The board put the moratorium in effect in early January after loggers began to tear up county paved roads when coming in and out of the fields with heavy loads of timber.
Twenty years ago Jane and Paul Barrentine opened Memphis Performance, a mail-order house that sold high-performance racing automotive performance parts.
The business celebrated its first open house Saturday, an event that drew over 300 guests to tour the BTE facility on Highway 311 near Mt. Pleasant.
Over the years the business has changed, she said.
Job Fair expecting big turnout
By SUE WATSON
With 34 prospective employers signed up for space at the McMillan Gym on Rust College campus, volunteer organizers are putting out the highway signs signaling the upcoming Marshall/Benton Area Job Fair March 4.
The doors open for job seekers at 9 a.m. that Thursday, and the event continues until 2 p.m.
‘Best Old House’ list includes Holly Springs
Holly Springs has received national recognition as one of the “Best Old-House Neighborhoods 2010.”
As the housing market stabilizes, now’s the time to find masterfully crafted homes in communities that truly appreciate them, according to the editors of This Old House, and Holly Springs is one of those communities.
Lady Lions second in North
By BARRY BURLESON
The fourth time proved to be the charm Monday night for the Myrtle Lady Hawks.
H.W. Byers had beaten its district rivals three times this season. But the outcome was different in the championship game of the Class A North Half Tournament at Wheeler.
Holly Springs police officers respond to burglaries, mischief, simple assaults
The Holly Springs Police Department reported the following activities for the week ending February 21.
Be prepared for severe weather
Gov. Haley Barbour has declared February 22-26 Severe Weather Awareness Week in Mississippi.
“Education and preparation are the keys to staying safe during severe weather,” said Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Womack. “That’s why we take time each year to promote severe weather awareness in our state. Taking a few minutes to create a disaster kit and plan will go a long way in keeping you, your family and friends safe when severe weather strikes.”
The first step in being prepared for severe weather is to monitor local media for severe weather watches and warnings or monitor Web sites that provide weather information including that National Weather Service’s site at www.srh.noaa.gov.
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