September 5, 2013
Residents upset about rules
A number of residents of Spring Garden Apartments, located on West Woodward Avenue at Martin Luther King Drive in Holly Springs, recently expressed outrage at what they consider restrictive rules at the complex.
Three persons were allowed to speak for the entire group before the Holly Springs mayor and board of aldermen two weeks ago.
Sharron Washington, Joyce Crane and Clemmie McFadden, who has lived at the apartment complex 41 years, spoke for the group. The apartments were rebuilt two years ago by Rick Wishcamper’s Rocky Mountain Development Group and then were placed under a management company in Germantown, Tenn.
Armed robbery suspect arrested
Investigators with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department arrested a suspect on armed robbery charges and are seeking suspects in the theft of a race car, trailer and dualie, according to sheriff Kenny Dickerson.
One suspect was arrested Friday following an incident Thursday night around 11:57 in which a man waited to rendezvous with a buyer for some tires he had listed for sale on the Internet.
TVA to raise rates
The Tennessee Valley Authority has notified the city that it will raise its wholesale rates for electricity in October.
Don Hollingsworth, general manager of the Holly Springs Utility Department, said TVA notified him that its wholesale rate to distributors will be raised by 1.5 percent beginning October 1. Residential customers will see about $1.50 increase on every 1,000 kilowatts used, he said. That is the average consumption of electricity by residential customers, he said.
Tax sale brings in $1.85 million
The tax sale this year was completed in one day, according to Betty Byrd, Marshall County tax collector.
Eighty-four buyers were present to purchase the tax and penalties owed on 2,455 parcels, she said.Full Story
County’s I-269 corridor invited to planning area
Marshall County recently received an invitation to include a portion of the county in the Memphis, Tenn., Planning Organization.
Bill Mobley, executive director of the Marshall County Industrial Authority, said placing the county in the plan would give it representation and cost nothing. The area the planning organization wants added includes the northwestern corner of the county inclusive of areas inside the I-269 corridor. Fayette County, Tenn., is also invited into the plan area and includes the Piperton and Rossville areas and the Norfolk Southern Intermodal Yard.
Open-carry law upheld
The state Supreme Court last week upheld the right of Mississippians to openly carry a gun without a permit. It was a unanimous decision of the nine justices.
The Mississippi Legislature, this year, passed the legislation in an attempt to clarify the rules on concealed carry, according to writers of the legislation.
Carter updates on museum
By SUE WATSON
The interim curator of the Marshall County Historical Museum says the facility needs promoting on the Internet.
Chelius Carter reported to the board of supervisors recently that the facility is underused, while at the same time being packed with artifacts. He said he wants to streamline the inventory which packs three floors to the brim. First, Carter said he is having every item in the facility inventoried.
Byhalia police go to 39 calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 39 calls during
the past week. Chief Gary Looney released the following report – miscellaneous, 12; escorts, 7; juveniles, 1; thefts, 1; disturbances, 6; animals, 1; assists, 4; motor vehicle accidents, 3; fires, 1; medical, 2; and trespassing, 1. Byhalia police officers also made six arrests during that week, according to Chief Looney.
Police respond to 72 calls
Officers with the Holly Springs Police Department responded to 72 calls last week, according to chief William Hollowell.
The calls did not cover the Labor Day weekend.
Rust College, ex-professor named in sexual abuse lawsuit
By BARRY BURLESON
A lawsuit was filed last week in U.S. District Court in Oxford against Rust College and Sylvester Oliver, a former professor at the school who was indicted in October of last year on a sexual battery charge.
The complaint was filed by The Cochran Firm of Memphis, Tenn., on behalf of the female plaintiff, who was a student at Rust at the time of the alleged incident in September 2012. A police report and the lawsuit say the alleged incident happened in Oliver’s office on the college campus in Holly Springs.
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