August 9, 2012
K-9 nabs bank robbery suspect
By SUE WATSON
The strong-arm robbery of BancorpSouth in New Albany drew lots of attention Thursday afternoon as the suspect was pursued through city streets, along Highway 15 and to the intersection of Highway 78.
As the flight ensued, New Albany police officers anticipated the suspect would go west toward Memphis, Tenn., and they were right, according to New Albany Police Chief David Grisham.
By BARRY BURLESON
Dog Days of Summer 2012 was a big success.
The annual silent auction to benefit the Marshall County Humane Society was held Friday night at the VFW in Holly Springs.
Two suspects bound over to grand jury
By SUE WATSON
A preliminary hearing for four defendants charged with aggravated assault and kidnapping of an H.W. Byers student was held in justice court Tuesday of last week.
Two defendants, Gregory Jenkins, 30, of Hardeman County, Tenn., and Alexander Carter, 24, of Saulsbury, Tenn., waived their rights to a preliminary hearing and await the outcome of a grand jury proceeding. Jenkins was represented by attorney John Keith Perry of Southaven. Carter was represented by attorney Kent Smith, public defender in Marshall County.
MDOT to sell bonds to complete I-269
By SUE WATSON
The Marshall County Industrial Development Authority board of directors approved borrowing $163 million on behalf of the Mississippi Department of Transportation last week.
The money will be raised in bonds to complete the construction of I-269 through Marshall County. MDOT has already sold $52 million in bonds and the money has been either committed or spent, according to Steve Pittman, financial consultant to MDOT. The first $52 million was for paying for the engineering, design, rights-of-way and some construction on the highway that has already begun.
Twins tell life stories
By SUE WATSON
A pair of twins, who grew up in Oxford, have written their first book, “y’all twins?,” packing it with stories about their elementary school age experiences in the town famous for producing literary giants like the late William Faulkner.
Margaret and Katherine King were recent guests of Friends of the Library in Holly Springs, where they read excerpts from their book and told stories. They enjoy spelling out what they think about their personalities and how they played pranks. They switched places while in school and still do it occasionally to enjoy the sense of shock and surprise they get from unsuspecting friends and associates.
City police go to 125 calls
Holly Springs police officers responded to 125 calls last week, according to interim chief Lt. John Norman.
The calls included – disturbances, 11; alarms, 22; larcenies, 5; accidents, 4; assists to agencies, 3; assaults, 3; funeral escorts, 2; burglaries, 2; auto theft, 1; domestics, 4; checks on shut-ins, 1; 911 hang-ups, 3; malicious mischief, 1; robbery, 2; shots fired, 3; auto burglary, 1; suicide, 1; and 56 miscellaneous calls. The dog catcher responded to four calls.
Sounds of Summer Aug. 25
Sounds of Summer Music and Art Festival will be held Saturday, August 25, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Byhalia.
The event, to be held at the walking track, will include a 5K walk/run and a kids’ parade. There will be good food, sky lanterns, live music, arts and crafts, kids’ zone with games and exhibits, a corn hole tournament and more activities for the entire family.
For information on setting up a booth or giving a donation, call the Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce, 662-838-8127, or go to www.facebook.com/byhaliachamber.
Byhalia police respond to 38 calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 38 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – alarm calls, 3; miscellaneous, 12; escorts, 8; disturbances, 1; motor vehicle accidents, 5; fires, 1; medical, 6; harassment, 1; and recovered stolen vehicle, 1.
Byhalia police officers also made six arrests during the past week.
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