September 26, 2013
districts ‘C’ or Successful
The latest accountability ratings released by the Mississippi Department of Education show several positives for the Holly Springs School District.
The district as a whole maintained its Successful label, which is now termed a “C” in the state’s new grading system.
• Marshall County sees overall progress
The Marshall County School District moved up a level based on state tests taken during the 2012-2013 school year.
The district progressed from a “D,” which was Academic Watch under the old accountability system, to a “C” or Successful this time around.
Board seeks grant for city hall
By SUE WATSON
Architect Belinda Stewart from Eupora presented a proposal to the Holly Springs mayor and board of aldermen. She said she will help the city apply for a community heritage grant on short deadline.
Problems at city hall were listed following a tour of the inside and outside of the structure. Mayor Kelvin Buck explained that the deadline for the grant came up quickly and the city has to file an application by Friday, September 27, in order to be eligible for consideration for this round of funding.
Vision, unity keys to development
By SUE WATSON
A group of community leaders and elected officials met recently at the Marshall County Industrial Development building to hear Kristi Brown share her views on economic development partnerships and recruiting business.
Brown serves with the Tennessee Valley Authority as community development project manager.
McMillon leaves with love for community
By SUE WATSON
Andy McMillon, senior vice president of operations at First State Bank and community volunteer, is leaving for a new job in Meridian. He moved from Kosciusko in Attala County to Holly Springs in October 2003.
McMillon will assume the job of senior vice president of Great Southern Bank in Meridian.
Police go to 35 calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 35 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – miscellaneous, 7; escorts, 5; juveniles, 3; thefts, 1; disturbances, 1; animals, 2; assists, 1; motor vehicle accidents, 2; fires, 1; damaged property, 1; and medical, 11.
Byhalia police officers also made four arrests during the past week, according to Chief Looney.
Holly Springs police go to 90 calls
Officers with the Holly Springs Police Department responded to 90 calls last week, according to chief William Hollowell.
The calls included – disturbances, 5; alarms, 9; larcenies, 6; accidents, 7; burglaries, 3; domestics, 3; funeral escorts, 2; 911 hang-ups, 2; assists to other agencies, 3; assaults, 6; checks on homebound, 2; robbery, 1; and 42 miscellaneous calls.
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