August 28, 2014
aims for the stars
The Holly Springs School District reviewed its history and its hopes for the future at a ground-breaking ceremony Wednesday, August 20.
The new $8.5 million Intermediate School is expected to be completed by October 30, 2015, according to architect Rud Robison with Pryor and Morrow Architects and Engineers. The contractor for construction is Murphy & Sons.
Suspect arrested following shooting
By SUE WATSON
An August 20 shooting, around 5:24 p.m., sent one man to the hospital and the other to jail.
Dwight Harris, chief of the Holly Springs Police Department, said the shooting occurred in the 200 block of Memphis Street, near the intersection of West Valley Avenue, after the victim had been tailing the suspected shooter around town.
Marshall County on the move
By SUE WATSON
The Marshall County Board of Supervisors is looking forward to the grand opening of the ROXUL stone wool insulation manufacturing facility in September.
Prominent officials from across the state are expected to attend, as well as those from ROXUL’s European headquarters in Denmark.
Serino new director at Strawberry Plains
By SUE WATSON
Strawberry Plains Audubon Center in Holly Springs has a new director.
Jamie Serino, who has been praised for his contributions to wildlife conservation, protection, education and as a leader in this field, caught the eye of the National Audubon Society to capture this position.
• Make a plan to prepare for an earthquake
According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), 42 states have a reasonable chance of experiencing damaging ground shaking from an earthquake, with 16 states having a relatively high likelihood.
The recent magnitude 6.0 Northern California earthquake is a reminder for residents in all the 42 USGS-identified earthquake states to prepare before an earthquake strikes the area.
Golf tournament Sept. 25
The 21st annual Holly Springs Rotary Club Golf Tournament is Thursday, Sept. 25, at Kirkwood National.
Lunch will be served at 11 a.m. Tee-off for the four-man scramble is at 12 noon. Cost is $125 per person. There will be refreshments on the course, and great door prizes after the tournament. For more info, call Kirkwood at 252-4888.
English Mastiff gives birth to 18 puppies
By JOY BETH WORSHAM
Upon entering a local veterinarian’s office with their pregnant, full-blooded English Mastiff, Amy and Richie Suggs of Red Banks thought they were about to be the proud owners of 11 puppies, according to an x-ray.
Little did they know, by the time they were headed home they would have their 11, plus seven more to care for.
Fun Day slated for Sept. 1
The first annual Angels Wings Community Outreach Labor Day Fun Day will be held Monday, Sept. 1, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building in Holly Springs.
All activities are free and will include bouncers, sack race, guessing game, prizes and much more.
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