Paul McLeod, owner of Graceland Too, was found dead today at his home of apparent heart attack. This follows a shooting Tuesday night at the residence when police say McLeod killed a man in self defense. Both incidents remain under investigation.
Drug bust uncovers pet problem
Officers with the Marshall County Metro Narcotics Unit and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics uncovered a house filled with dogs and cats while investigating a narcotics lead Thursday, according to sheriff Kenny Dickerson.
A number of live marijuana plants in pots were seized by the narcotics units at 110 Nonconnah Drive in Barton, he said.
Dickerson said when investigators knocked on the door, they found approximately 15 dogs and 20 cats inside, with more outside. The stench hit investigators when the door was opened, he said.
• Event celebrates Ida B. Wells-Barnett’s legacy
Activities throughout last weekend paid tribute to the courage and heroism of Ida B. Wells-Barnett.
“Her legacy is carried from generation to generation,” said Holly Springs Mayor Kelvin Buck, one of the speakers at the opening ceremony of the 18th annual Birthday Celebration/Arts and Crafts Family Festival.
“This is a wonderful event as we recognize the sacrifice of Ida B. Wells. The mayor and the board of aldermen, we fully embrace this and support it.”
County considers farmers market
By SUE WATSON
The Marshall County Board of Supervisors discussed finding a good location for a farmers market where local producers can bring their homegrown fruits and vegetables and homemade jams and jellies to sell.
Supervisor George Zinn III brought up the topic in connection with a similar project that consultant Gary Anderson is working on – the location of a commercial grade farm produce processing plant.
Storms cause power outages
By SUE WATSON
Monday evening thunderstorms knocked out power in locations in Marshall and Benton counties and several roads were blocked by fallen trees. One mobile home roof was stripped off.
Don Hollingsworth, general manager of the Holly Springs Utility Department, said some customers were without electricity for about an hour and 20 minutes Monday night when the main substation in Holly Springs had relay problems. Power was lost again for about 30 minutes Tuesday morning due to a relay situation and outside breakers at the same substation, he said.
Catholic Social Services helps feed the hungry
By SUE WATSON
Catholic Social Services, located behind St. Joseph’s Church on East Van Dorn, is still a place where people can come for help.
The parish in Holly Springs operates The Garden Cafe, where those hungry for a hot meal or for fellowship or both can come and eat in a welcoming setting.
Ralph Howard has taken charge of the kitchen at The Garden Cafe, where anywhere from 80 to 100 people gather to eat dinner on a Tuesday or Thursday night at 5:30. He also operates the small emergency food pantry.
Gipson asks for lists
By SUE WATSON
Alderman Sharon Gipson asked for a list of items she said are her concerns in Ward 2. Many of the requests she asked for at the June 17 meeting she has made in earlier board of aldermen meetings.
Several requests dealt with problems like tree limbs over power lines or trees that have fallen in ditches following thunderstorms.
Holly Springs police respond to 84 calls
Officers with the Holly Springs Police Department responded to 84 calls last week, according to Capt. Darryl Bowens.
The calls included – disturbances, 5; alarms, 8; accidents, 6; funeral escorts, 1; domestics, 3; assists to other agencies, 1; assaults, 3; larcenies, 5; malicious mischief, 2; checks on the homebound, 1; burglaries, 1; 911 hang-ups, 2; auto theft, 1; civil, 1; auto burglary, 1; fraud, 1; and 42 miscellaneous calls.
Town of Byhalia police officers respond to disturbances, theft
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 30 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – miscellaneous, 3; escorts, 8; juveniles, 1; thefts, 1; disturbances, 4; motor vehicle accidents, 1; fires, 2; medical, 5; trespassing, 1; and alarm calls, 4.
Byhalia police officers also made three arrests during the past week, according to Chief Looney.
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