October 24, 2013
Police investigate armed robberies
The armed robbery of Money Matters Thursday and the holdup of a woman in the library parking lot Monday are under investigation at the Holly Springs Police Department.
Chief William Hollowell said three suspects are being held in the Marshall County jail in connection with the armed robbery of Money Matters on West Van Dorn Avenue at Craft Street. And investigators are seeking clues to the robbery in the library parking lot, he said.
In a show of unity, students from secondary schools across the state are carrying a cross into every county.
Mississippi Glowing for Christ started at the state capitol steps August 7 and returns to Jackson October 27 for a celebration.
Representatives of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes from the Holly Springs School District and Marshall Academy bore the cross from the Marshall/Benton county line to Holly Springs Thursday. Friday morning students from Byhalia, Potts Camp and H.W. Byers carried the cross on to Galena where they were to meet up with students from Tate County who were to carry the cross.
School district briefs city on project
Irene Turnage, superintendent of the Holly Springs School District, and attorney Tom Freeland explained how the agreement with the City of Holly Springs to turn over the old intermediate school property was forged.
They attended the board of aldermen meeting recently to answer any questions the new mayor and board had about the agreement put in place by the previous administration.
Voters overwhelmingly approved a bond issue earlier this year to build a new intermediate school. It is planned on a site near the primary school on South Maury Street.
Reward offered for ID of burglars
Two black males are on the run after burglarizing the Potts Camp Pharmacy early Tuesday, according to sheriff Kenny Dickerson.
The alarm system was set off when the two subjects broke out the front window at the pharmacy with stones taken from the roadside, he said. Surveillance cameras captured images of the break-in and of the subjects inside the business.
(Editor’s Note – The following story is reprinted, with permission from The Daily News Journal in Murfreesboro, Tenn. It was printed on October 9. Valera Bailey Jones lived five years in Holly Springs when her father moved to the city to pastor the First United Methodist Church, according to her childhood friend, Helen Tyson. The family arrived in 1950, she said. The two have kept in touch over the years. Valera Bailey Jones graduated from Holly High in 1953.)
By NANCY DE
When Valera Jones crosses the finish line at Saturday’s Murfreesboro Half Marathon, she’ll be heading for a GiGi’s cupcake – with a birthday candle in it.
“I’ll be 78 on Saturday. Running the Middle Half, that’s the main thing I’ll be doing for my birthday,” the grandmother, who is retired, says.
Police officers go to 95 calls
Officers with the Holly Springs Police Department responded to 95 calls last week, according to chief William Hollowell.
The calls included – disturbances, 5; alarms, 16; larcenies, 7; accidents, 2; burglaries, 2; domestics, 3; funeral escorts, 2; 911 hang-ups, 1; assists to other agencies, 7; assaults, 2; shots fired, 1; robberies, 1; check on homebound, 1; auto theft, 1; auto burglary, 1; and 43 miscellaneous calls.
‘Outrageous ’80s’ Nov. 2
Friends of Marshall Academy will host “Outrageous ’80s” on Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Oak Palace in Holly Springs.
The fund-raiser will be held from 7:30 p.m. until midnight and feature entertainment by “Almost Famous” of Memphis, Tenn. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. There will be hors d’ oeuvres, raffle, silent auction and dancing.
Everyone is invited. For ticket info, call (662) 252-9230 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
County supervisors to honor veterans
With the number of World War II veterans decreasing due to death, supervisor George Zinn III recommended to the board of supervisors that the county recognize them this year in conjunction with Veterans Day.
Chancery clerk Chuck Thomas suggested that the county invite veterans to the November 4 board of supervisors meeting which could be dedicated in their honor.
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