August 1, 2013
board take pay cut
After receiving an audit report that included the city’s debt, the new Holly Springs Board of Aldermen voted to give back 5 percent of their salary for this year.
Harry Stevens with Watkins, Ward and Stafford presented the financial update for fiscal year 2012 Tuesday night, July 23.
Beautiful, sunny, but breezy summer weather made Holly Springs a playhouse last week for film construction and paint crews working on sets for the pilot film, “Quarry.”
The film is being shot in the city and elsewhere in North Mississippi. Several locations in Holly Springs were selected as sets – Holly Inn, Rust College, upstairs studios at the corner of Memphis Street and Van Dorn, and the National Guard Armory.
Some changes in county schools
By BARRY BURLESON
A new school year will mean some administrative changes in the Marshall County School District.
“Most were precipitated by people leaving or moving people from one position to another,” said superintendent of education Jerry Moore. “I feel good about the changes.”
Suspect faces assault charge
By SUE WATSON
A Victoria resident survived a 1:50 a.m. shooting Sunday, according to sheriff Kenny Dickerson.
Officers responded to a call to 1243 French Road to find a black male lying on the porch with a gunshot wound in the right leg, he said.
The victim told investigators who had shot him, the sheriff said.
Moore liaison to film commission
By SUE WATSON
With all the excitement in Holly Springs about filming by Able Kane Productions for “Quarry,” Marie Moore has volunteered to serve as liaison between the city, the company and the Mississippi Film Commission.
Moore has served in that capacity before.
Dalton new pastor at Holly Springs UMC
By SUE WATSON
Jeff and Becky Dalton are the new kids on the block – heading up the ministry at First United Methodist Church in Holly Springs and the United Methodist Church in Waterford.
They are originally from Corinth.
The Daltons spent the last five years ministering to the United Methodist churches in Mendenhall and Braxton – churches located on Highway 49 about 30 miles below Jackson.
Lynn materials donated to Grant Presidential Library
On Thursday, June 13, Mississippi State University Libraries honored Jorja Lynn of Holly Springs for her contribution to the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library.
Lynn formally donated a Grant collection that belonged to her husband, the late Michael Edward Lynn III, in ceremonies held at 3 p.m. in the John Grisham Room at Mitchell Memorial Library, Mississippi State University. The public was invited.
Holly Springs police respond to 97 calls
Officers with the Holly Springs Police Department responded to 97 calls last week, according to chief William Hollowell.
The calls included – disturbances, 5; alarms, 13; larcenies, 3; accidents, 2; burglaries, 2; domestics, 5; funeral escorts, 1; 911 hang-ups, 2; malicious mischief, 2; assists to other agencies, 2; checks on homebound, 2; auto thefts, 3; shots fired, 1; assaults, 1; and 53 miscellaneous calls. The dogcatcher responded to 10 calls.
Byhalia police go to 47 calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 47 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – alarm calls, 6; miscellaneous, 10; escorts, 7; thefts, 2; disturbances, 2; domestic, 2; assists, 1; motor vehicle accidents, 2; fires, 2; burglaries, 2; medical, 9; harassment, 1; trespassing, 1.
Byhalia police officers also made five arrests las week.
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