April 11, 2013
seeks new school
The Holly Springs School District will ask members of the community to pass a school bond referendum on the May 7 election ballot.
The school bond will help pay for a new Intermediate School, which houses grades 4-6 students in the district, as well as needed renovations to the other schools, including air conditioning for the high school gym, building upgrades and a roof replacement for the Junior High School, and safety additions and roof replacement for the Primary School.
The 75th Pilgrimage will take place in historic Holly Springs this Friday through Sunday, April 12-14.
Set in the Antebellum Capitol of the Mid-South, the tour features selected antebellum homes hosted by costumed guides, local storytellers, organ recitals in the town’s historic churches, horse-drawn carriage rides, Civil War re-enactors, luncheons, a character-guided cemetery tour, arts and crafts and a Southern supper in the antebellum Montrose mansion.
Sting in city leads to arrests
By SUE WATSON
Law enforcement action Friday night in Holly Springs netted the arrests of three individuals on gambling-related charges and one on drug-related charges, according to sheriff Kenny Dickerson.
Agents with the Attorney General’s office, the Holly Springs Police Department and the Marshall County Sheriff’s department participated in the sting.
Legislative update – board discusses possible megasite
By SUE WATSON
County consultant Gary Anderson, in a report to the board of supervisors, suggested Marshall County could be poised to ask for a megasite.
He said a proposed Nissan expansion in Canton to add 1,000 jobs had been under consideration but the site lacks rail to move new vehicles to market. A proposal to locate a 1,000-acre megasite in Chickasaw County has also surfaced.
Barton needs new fire truck to protect ratings
By SUE WATSON
Barton Volunteer Fire Department is in line for the next rural fire truck grant.
Hugh Hollowell, emergency management coordinator, said the fire department, which has a Level 8 rating inside its fire district boundary and 9 outside the boundary, risks losing its grading if an 1980 model truck is not replaced. The fire department equipment is also graded, he said, by the state.
Roxul location project receives CiCi Award from Trade Industry Magazine
Trade & Industry Development magazine, dedicated to an audience of corporate site selectors in vertical industry segments, recently announced the recipients of its eighth Annual CiCi (Corporate Investment & Community Impact) Awards.
The Roxul project in Marshall County has received a CiCi Award in the area of Community Impact.
Byhalia police respond to 34 calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 34 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – alarm calls, 4; miscellaneous, 8; escorts, 3; juveniles, 2; thefts, 3; disturbances, 2; assists, 1; motor vehicle accidents, 2; fires, 1; damaged property, 1; medical, 4; DUI, 3.
Byhalia police made eight arrests during the past week.
A public hearing notice for the Town of Potts Camp, Mississippi, 2013 CDBG Public Facility project for sewer improvements recently published in the March 28, 2013, edition of The South Reporter. The time of the public hearing was incorrectly stated as 10:00 p.m. The time is hereby “Corrected” to 10:00 a.m. All other information remains the same.
Candidate debates next week
Rust College will host debates next week for municipal candidates in the City of Holly Springs.
The debates, which will be in the television studio on campus, begin at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, and Thursday, April 18, and will conclude at 8:30 p.m.
The April 17 debate will includes candidates for aldermen in Wards 1, 2, 3 and 4.
The April 18 debate will incudes candidates for alderman-at-large and mayor.
The public is invited to attend the debates.
Drama set for April 21-23
Heaven’s Gates and Hell’s Flames, a live drama presentation you will never forget, is coming soon to Barton First Baptist Church. This drama has been done in years past and was very effective in presenting the gospel.
This special presentation will be held Sunday through Tuesday, April 21-23, 7 p.m. nightly. The church is located at 523 Quinn Road, Byhalia.
A nursery will be provided. For more information call 662-895-2306. Everyone is welcome but parental discretion is advised.
Friends, family honor Garrison
By SUE WATSON
John Garrison, funeral director at the Holly Springs Funeral Home, recently celebrated his 80th birthday.
Friends and family at the funeral home honored him with a dinner and birthday cake. Garrison has been with the funeral home 20 years and also serves as deputy coroner. He was elected and served one term as county coroner.
Holly Springs police respond to 110 calls
Officers with the Holly Springs Police Department responded to 110 calls last week, according to chief William Hollowell.
The calls included – disturbances, 11; alarms, 8; larcenies, 5; accidents, 6; funeral escorts, 3; domestics, 6; assists to agencies, 11; 911 hang-ups, 1; assaults, 1; malicious mischief, 1; burglaries, 6; and 51 miscellaneous calls.
Charges against Joy Leticia Williams, 25, of the Tallahassee, Fla., area, were misstated in last week’s issue of The South Reporter.
Williams was only arrested for possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, according to the justice court clerk, Monet Autry.
Also arrested on possession with intent to sell charges was Venice Lorenzo Gilliam, 29, of Tallahassee.
Neither were charged in Marshall County justice court with dogfighting.
The South Reporter apologizes for the error and is glad to set the record straight.
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