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The Martin Luther King Jr. Day panel included, from left, Mozell Kelley, Paul Lampley, Johnquail Lyons, Ejeera Dukes, Bishop Robert Davis, Rosie Ladd, Gary Anderson and Marketta Liggins Steward.

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Bill Stone and Derrick Simmons

Sen. Bill Stone of Holly Springs is stepping into a key role at the state capitol.

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The Martin Luther King Jr. Day panel included, from left, Mozell Kelley, Paul Lampley, Johnquail Lyons, Ejeera Dukes, Bishop Robert Davis, Rosie Ladd, Gary Anderson and Marketta Liggins Steward.

Byhalia resident and county consultant Gary Anderson provided the keynote address at the 32nd Annual Commemoration of the Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.

The Holly Springs Board of Aldermen has approved about 1.4 more miles of street improvements that will begin in the spring.

Marshall County is preparing for quality jobs and needs quality housing to go along with that growth, said Gary Anderson, consultant for the board of supervisors.

The Marshall County Board of Supervisors elected District 4 supervisor George Zinn III chairman of the board and District 1 supervisor Charles Terry vice-chairman for 2017.

Two denominations of counterfeit bills, $100 and $20, have been turning up in Holly Springs with the first big report on January 12, according to police chief Dwight Harris.

The Holly Springs Board of Aldermen and mayor finished out 2016 with some appointments.

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Josh Skelton and Earnest Campbell with the Holly Springs Utility Department begin removing a rotting tree from the right-of-way on Market Street.

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Airport director Justin Hall inspects repairs to the runway in advance of a final layer of asphalt.

The Marshall County Airport Committee has a $935,303 project underway to repair cracks and correct surface issues in the runway and then put on a fresh layer of asphalt, thanks to a

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Truck traffic is backed up Friday morning on I-22 westbound near Lake Center.

School children in Marshall County got a snow day Friday as some areas were blanketed with two and three inches of snow, according to county administrator Larry Hall.

The Holly Springs mayor and board of aldermen are discussing usages of facilities on the Sims School campus taken over by the city once the new intermediate school opened at the sta

The Byhalia mayor and board of aldermen continued discussion on several topics during their January 3 meeting, including the animal control ordinance and the WIN Job Center.

Opinion

Most families have their favorite vacation spots.

Ours has always been somewhere near the beach.

Apparently, it’s going to run in the family.

One the perks of being a general interest columnist is getting to write about your vacations. It’s a tough job, but somebody has to do it.

Sports

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Jacob Gadd (14) of Marshall goes for the lay-up as a Cougar provides opposition.

The Marshall Academy Lady Patriots continued their winning ways last week, beating Lee Academy (Ark.) by 43 points and Oak Hill, the defending Class AA state champion, by 28.

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Byhalia’s Corvell Todd, looking to score, gets a Lion airborne

In their second district competition of the new year, Byhalia basketball teams played host to Rosa Fort Friday night.

The Holly High basketball teams earned a pair of district wins Tuesday, Jan. 10, against M.S. Palmer.

Shretta Jeffries came through under pressure Friday night for the Holly Springs Lady Hawks.

Yes, it actually happened – the title drought has ended for Clemson.

Potts Camp basketball teams earned close wins in neighboring DeSoto County on Tuesday of last week.

The Holly Springs Parks and Recreation Department announces basketball registration for three separate basketball leagues.

The H.W. Byers Lions fell short versus Ingomar on the road Tuesday night, Jan. 10.

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Trell Kimmons goes to the goal versus Hickory Flat last week.

Potts Camp split with rival Hickory Flat Tuesday, Jan. 3 – the boys winning by 41 points and the girls losing by one.

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Lady Indian Soniya Mixon (15) applies pressure defense versus Lady Hawk Tayla Alexander (10).

Holly Springs basketball teams started the New Year by playing host to rival Byhalia.

The NFL postseason kicked off last weekend with the wild card playoffs and what a whirlwind it was.

The Marshall Academy Lady Patriots celebrated the new year by dominating a couple of out-of-state opponents – one from Tennessee and another from Louisiana.

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