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Eurasians visit industrial parks

Eurasians visit industrial parks

Photo by Sue Watson Guests from foreign countries snap photos with their cell phones at the...

Amish/Mennonites rebuild church

Amish/Mennonites rebuild church

Photo by Sue Watson A couple of volunteers work on the new roof of Beverly Chapel CME Church on...

Hustle on the base path

Hustle on the base path

Photo by Barry Burleson Ian Brock of Byhalia shows determination as he runs the bases in the...

MA continues district dominance

MA continues district dominance

Photo by Linda McKinney (Front row, from left) Waylon Langston, Rusty Bolden, Elijah McCarter,...


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Murder suspect commits suicide

Photo by Barry Burleson
K9 officer Perry Pipkin, his dog Fox and Daniel Tatum, all with the sheriff’s department, comb south Holly Springs after the murder.

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

The suspect in the murder of a woman at her workplace in Holly Springs took his own life Tuesday evening, according to Marshall County Sheriff Kenny Dickerson.

Keith Berry, 41, of the 8800 block of Oak Grove Road, Olive Branch, was approached just before dark Tuesday by U.S. Marshals and other law enforcement officers and would not give himself up, Dickerson said.

Berry was in the front yard at the residence of a friend off Highway 6 at the edge of Panola County. He walked behind the house when law enforcement approached him and shot himself in the head, Dickerson said.

Berry had threatened suicide earlier Tuesday, according to Dickerson.

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Board of supervisors continues focus on litter

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

The issue of people throwing trash on roadsides and in ditches in Marshall County won’t go away.

The board of supervisors rehashed the discussion about the many facets of the problem, including inadequate county-operated rubbish areas, at a recent board meeting.

Supervisor George Zinn reported “a serious problem with dumping on Tyro Road.”

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Hustle on the base path

Photo by Barry Burleson

Ian Brock of Byhalia shows determination as he runs the bases in the recent Dizzy Dean Pre-Season Tournament held in Holly Springs. Regular season play is in full swing as T-ball, baseball and softball teams from Byhalia, Holly Springs, Potts Camp and Hickory Flat participate.

MA continues district dominance

Photo by Linda McKinney (Front row, from left) Waylon Langston, Rusty Bolden, Elijah McCarter, Jeremiah Jones, Jason McDoniel and Drew Kazemba; (second row, same order) Boyce McKinney, Tanner Taylor, Everett Jones, Dre Jones, Everett Hickman, Ryan Brock, Luke Hobson, Tyler Bolden, Tyler Rhodes, Wesley Bolden, Peyton Taylor, Wil Summerlin and Ethan Hilton. Not pictured are head coach Jon Mungle and assistant Ron Bolden.

By BARRY BURLESON
Editor

For the 10th straight season, the Marshall Academy Patriots are district champions in baseball.

MA finished unbeaten in the District 1-AA race this year with an 11-1 rout of West Memphis Christian on Monday of last week.

“It says a lot about being consistent – the talent of the kids and their hard work,” said coach Jon Mungle, in his first season at Marshall and the fifth head coach in that 10-year span.

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Lady Cardinals first in division

Photo by Dillon Day
Everet’nequa Gardner runs in a
relay race.

By BARRY BURLESON
Editor

The Potts Camp Lady Cardinals finished 66 points ahead of their closest competitor to take the Division 2-2A track championship Monday, April 18.

The Lady Cards, on their home track, earned 134 points for the day. Coahoma AHS was second with 68. H.W. Byers and Coahoma County tied for third, with 54 points each.

The Potts Camp boys placed second in the district meet. They had 107 points, trailing Strayhorn with 136. Coahoma AHS was third with 49 points and Byers fourth with 24.

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City Personals By Mary Clay Brooks

City Personals

Rowan Thompson visits with family, attends festival

Rowan Thompson of Dallas, Texas, was the weeklong guest of his sister, Kay Wheeler, and niece, Laura, last week. While here, he attended the Double Decker festival in Oxford and enjoyed cocktails and appetizers with friends Sunday afternoon.

Midge Bagwell went with her son, Blake Bagwell, and grandson, Sam, to Disney World in Orlando. The trio traipsed around the Magic Kingdom, rode the rides and enjoyed being with one another.

Happy Birthday wishes go out to Margaret Brown, who flipped a magical number. Here’s to many, many more fabulous years!

Warm weather tends to bring about sticky fingers. Please be aware of your surroundings and keep an eye on your belongings. When coming home one day last week (I had only been gone 20 minutes), someone had gotten into my backyard and attempted to steal Grady’s bicycle. When the would-be thief saw me around the corner, he dropped the bicycle and took off running. He left the gate to the backyard open and this was late afternoon. Be safe everyone and on the lookout, even for your neighbors.

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City Personals Mary Clay Brooks

Pilgrimage weekend brings family and friends back home

Sisters Helen Tyson of Nashville, Tenn., and Frances Winter of Monroe, La., met in Holly Springs Thursday to enjoy the pilgrimage weekend. They stayed at the Court Square Inn Bed and Breakfast where Arthur and Betty Collins of Atlanta, Ga., also stayed. I was fortunate enough to have dinner with the group, along with Nancy Smith and Kay and Laura Wheeler, Thursday night at Southern Eatery. After having a phenomenal meal, we went upstairs and toured the accommodations. The Liddy family has really outdone themselves with their beautiful bed and breakfast units. They are very well appointed with gorgeous furniture and nice colors. Dinner was so entertaining, listening to the ladies reminisce about their days growing up in Holly Springs. That particular trio could write a best seller with their memories!

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