Festival attendance high this year
All things worked for the good at the Byhalia Festival, this year put on by the Byhalia Lions Club with assistance of several community volunteer groups and the town.
Attendance was high all three nights (June 14-16), according to Terry Rodgers with the festival committee. An estimated crowd of 2,500 attended the carnival and musical entertainment Thursday night, he said. Around 3,500 were in attendance Friday night and 4,200 Saturday night. The J Bar B Rodeo was a crowd pleaser and successful due to a good field for cowboys and cowgirls to work on.
Woman faces murder charge
By SUE WATSON
A Southaven woman is charged with murder after allegedly running over an acquaintance with a vehicle on Highway 72 Friday, sheriff Kenny Dickerson said.
Karen Lee Farr, 42, is being held under a $1 million bond set by justice court judge Mae Garrison, he said.
Study: upgrade needed at Ashland substation
By SUE WATSON
A Holly Springs Utility Department consultant has recommended a new power line from Mt. Pleasant along Highway 72 to the Ashland substation and an upgrade of the Ashland facility.
The suggestion comes after a study of the reliability of electricity during difficult weather conditions.
Grand opening of Farmers Market a hit
By SUE WATSON
The official grand opening of the Farmers Market on the court square in Holly Springs was well attended, according to Lisa Liddy, a supporter of the event.
Seven vendors, if you include the free water table, were present June 16 for the official kickoff.
Picnic this weekend
Now in its seventh year, the North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic will be held June 29-30. It will be hosted by Betty Davis BBQ, corner of Highway 7 and Highway 310 (12 miles south of Holly Springs and 15 miles north of Oxford) in Waterford.
This year’s festival lineup features Hill Country musicians Kenny Brown, Duwayne Burnside, Jimbo Mathus, Garry Burnside, David Kimbrough, Blue Mountain, Rising Star Fife and Drum Band and many more. The two-day festival takes place in the rolling hills of Marshall County and will run from 4 p.m. on Friday, June 29, until after midnight on Saturday, June 30.
Byhalia police go to 40 calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 40 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – alarm calls, 4; miscellaneous, 8; escorts, 3; juveniles, 1; disturbances, 3; animals, 2; assists, 1; motor vehicle accidents, 4; fires, 2; and medical, 12.
Byhalia police officers also made three arrests during the past week.
South Reporter early deadlines for its next edition
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City police go to 117 calls
Holly Springs police officers took 117 calls last week, according to interim chief John Norman.
District 1 supervisor to host forum July 6
District 1 Supervisor Charles Terry will have a District 1 Forum at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, July 6.
It will be held at the David L. Beckley Conference Center located on Rust Avenue (across from Rust College).
All concerned citizens living in the immediate area of Highway 178, Bicycle Road and McAlexander Road are encouraged to come.
The item for discussion will be the proposed RV park and water slide to be located on Highway 178.
Board speculates on bond bill
By SUE WATSON
The Marshall County Board of Supervisors is holding out hope that this year’s state Legislature may find some money for counties to help pay for items they need.
Gary Anderson, lobbyist for the board, advised supervisors that there is some speculation in Jackson that a small bond bill may be passed in July that will be tied to economic development. The Legislature is debating whether to put some bond money into the Local System Bridge Program (LSBP), the Rural Fire Truck program and some money for local school districts, he said.
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