January 17, 2013
Man injured in highway shooting
A Memphis, Tenn., man was a victim of a drive-by shooting on Highway 78 last week, according to chief William Hollowell.
Lee Brantley, 38, was driving back to Memphis after a day’s work in Oxford, when a vehicle pulled alongside his car and someone shot several times, one bullet striking the victim, Hollowell said. There were at least five bullet holes in the car, he said.
Heavy rains that set in early Sunday morning and continued to fall throughout the day caused some roads to flood, according to the Marshall County Board of Supervisors.
Then Monday, with the area under a winter weather advisory, the board passed an emergency order that would enable the county to take necessary steps to handle any hazardous conditions that could arise this week.
Metro Narcotics Unit coming
The Mississippi attorney general has approved a request from Marshall County and the City of Holly Springs for a Marshall County Metro Narcotics Unit.
The measure awaits the interlocal agreement sign-off from both jurisdictions.
Supervisors vote to dissolve Dailey Subdivision
The Marshall County Board of Supervisors passed a motion January 7 to allow developer John Dailey to dissolve a subdivision plat. The measure will give tax relief to the developer for the 2012 year.
Supervisor George Zinn III, in making the motion, asked the board to make the motion retroactive to December. Dailey appeared before the board of supervisors last year requesting his platted subdivision, Dailey Heights, be dissolved because he was unable to sell lots.
Holly Springs police respond to 106 calls
Holly Springs police officers responded to 106 calls for the week, according to chief William Hollowell.
The calls included – disturbances, 12; alarms, 15; larcenies, 4; assaults, 2; accidents, 7; assist to agencies, 5; domestics, 4; funeral escorts, 7; burglaries, 1; auto theft, 1; 911 hang-ups, 2; shots fired, 2; malicious mischief, 1; checks on homebound, 3; and 40 miscellaneous calls. The dog catcher responded to 6 calls.
Hill Crest cemetery work to be bid
The cleaning and restoration of stones in historic Hill Crest Cemetery may begin soon.
Mayor Andre’ DeBerry said the city is cleared by the Mississippi Department of Building and Grounds to advertise for bids.
Red Banks Post Office may cut office hours
A public meeting at the Red Banks Fire Department Tuesday, Jan. 8, was held to advise postal customers that the Red Banks Post Office hours may be cut to four hours a day.
Byhalia police officers go to 33 calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 33 calls this past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – alarm calls, 3; miscellaneous, 7; escorts, 5; disturbances, 2; animals, 1; assists, 1; motor vehicle accidents, 4; fires, 3; and medical, 7.
Byhalia police officers also made three arrests during the past week, according to Chief Looney.
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