November 7, 2013
robbed at gunpoint
Two Dollar General robberies are under investigation by Marshall County authorities, according to sheriff Kenny Dickerson.
The first robbery took place at 133 Taska Road in Mt. Pleasant about 8:30 p.m. on October 31, he said.
A black male entered the Dollar General wearing blue latex gloves, a dark-colored hoodie, and a purple bandana over his face, according to the sheriff. The subject was armed with a small caliber semi-automatic handgun and demanded the money from the registers, he said. Investigators recovered a set of blue latex gloves about a mile and a half from the store on Taska Road. The gloves are being tested for DNA evidence.
of Holly Springs’
The “First Ladies of Holly Springs” brought together a diverse group of ladies and gentlemen to work together for the improved prosperity of the city.
Cultural prosperity, as it was shared recently at the Kate Freeman Clark Art Gallery, is the beginning of a new unified vision to tap the city’s vast wealth of heritage. The concept was conceived by first lady Kimberly Buck to kick off a fund-raising effort to improve the looks of City Hall. The First Ladies of Holly Springs Tea was organized and paid for by the Alliance Charitable Foundation.
Industrial park in planning stages
By SUE WATSON
The Marshall County Industrial Development Authority has proposed the city and county join together to form a heavy industrial park on the northwest corner of Holly Springs, inside the north bypass road.
Russell Johnson, president of the IDA board, and Justin Hall, with IDA, presented the proposal of the joint city/county heavy industrial park that would take advantage of the connectivity of the highways 78, 178, 311, 7 and 4, and rail and airport in the area. Approximately 1,850 acres would be set aside from Eddie Lee Smith Drive westward to where the bypass ties into Highway 78 at Zinn’s Plumbing, Electric and Heating Services. About 160 acres near the airport would be included.
A family tradition
By SUE WATSON
The owners of Carlisle’s Big Star in Holly Springs are saying “thank you” to the community and to their many past and present loyal employees this week with a 50th anniversary celebration.
The store was purchased by Dennis Carlisle Sr. and his wife Martha in 1963 and later moved into a new building which has just undergone another renovation completed this year.
Prayer crusade set for Saturday
By SUE WATSON
Holly Springs is poised on the brink of transformation. The city has a new government, several churches have new ministers, Main Street Chamber is uplifting the city, and a local group, “Gracing the Table,” has formed to talk about the healing of cultures.
And just a week or two ago, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Mission Mississippi carried a wooden cross across the state, winding its way through Marshall County and the city.
Byhalia police go to 33 calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 33 calls during the past week. Chief Gary Looney released the following report – miscellaneous, 8; escorts, 7; juveniles, 1; disturbances, 2; animals, 2; motor vehicle accidents, 1; assists, 2; fires, 2; medical, 5; and alarm calls, 3.
Officers also made three arrests last week.
Parade Dec. 7
The annual Holly Jolly Christmas Parade will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. All entries must be received by Nov. 29. Pick up an entry form at the Holly Springs Main Street Chamber and Holly Springs Tourism offices at 148 East College Avenue.
City police go to 129 calls
Officers with the Holly Springs Police Department responded to 129 calls from October 26 to November 3, according to chief William Hollowell.
The calls included – disturbances, 17; alarms, 10; larcenies, 5; accidents, 9; domestics, 1; 911 hang-ups, 4; assists to other agencies, 4; assaults, 1; shots fired, 1; burglaries, 2; malicious mischief, 7; auto theft, 2; funeral escorts, 6; and 60 miscellaneous calls.
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