About 1,200 attend picnic
The sixth annual North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic was a blast again this year according to Facebook accounts.
There was lots of energy put into hula hoop dances, doing the boogie and just plain shaking a leg.
Heavy rain Friday, June 24, probably slowed up attendance Friday night and checking in was muddy at Foxfire Ranch on Old Oxford Road south of Waterford. A heavy two-hour rain blew tents around a bit but the rain moved on by 4 p.m., in time for Shannon McNally to take the stage.
Byhalia receives grant
The Town of Byhalia has been notified it will receive a $100,000 grant to begin renovation of the auditorium at the old high school, now owned by the town, according to mayor Phil Malone.
The money is not expected to be available for the initial work until December 1 from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Utility considers pipe plan
A required cast-iron line replacement plan for natural gas is under consideration by the Holly Springs Utility Department and the board of aldermen.
A plan to increase the monthly cost of 100 cubic feet (ccf) of natural gas to customers is being considered – a 10-year assessment. Construction would take place in three phases.
McDonald named new library director
Amanda McDonald, recently of Columbus, has taken the lead position in the Marshall County Library System. She joined the staff June 6 and replaces librarian Diane Schule, who retired.
McDonald is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, where she received a bachelor’s in interior design. She earned a master’s in library science at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
Police go to 99 calls
The Holly Springs Police Department responded to 99 calls last week.
Those included – disturbances, 8; alarm calls, 13; domestics, 1; larcenies, 4; accidents, 3; burglaries, 6; funeral assistance, 2; 911 hang-up calls, 2; welfare check, 1; stolen auto, 1; assaults, 4; medical and assists, 4; shots fired, 1; and miscellaneous, 49.
Four arrested on drug-related charges
By SUE WATSON
A Marshall County resident, two DeSoto County residents and one person from Tunica County were arrested and charged with drug-related offenses following an investigation spanning several months, according to sheriff Kenny Dickerson.
By SUE WATSON
More than 100 law officers, friends and family members of the late Marshall County deputy Carol Scruggs met on the anniversary of her death Saturday, June 25, to remember her contributions to law enforcement and to the community.
Lesueur joins IDA board
By SUE WATSON
Jerome Lesueur has been appointed as member of the board of directors of the Marshall County Industrial Development Authority by supervisor Willie Flemon. His appointment is for three years.
Town of Byhalia police officers respond to alarms, theft, accident
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 39 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – alarm calls, 4; miscellaneous, 14; escorts, 6; thefts, 1; disturbances, 1; animal-related calls, 1; assists, 1; motor vehicle accidents, 1; fires, 3; and medical calls, 7.
Byhalia police officers made eight arrests during the past week.
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