City, county honor heroes
By SUE WATSON
About two dozen veterans were honored November 11 for their military service – with songs, speeches, and pins placed on lapels by an elected official.
The ceremony was coordinated by the City of Holly Springs and Marshall County. It was praised by local leaders for the take-home message – one community, united, and grateful for the service to the community and country for all who served at any time – especially those who served in foreign wars and conflicts.
Veterans and their families were served lunch after the service.
Veterans from World War II and beyond were offered an opportunity to give testimony of their experiences after the pinning ceremony.
But first, the program was kicked off with the Holly Springs High School Color Guard and the singing of the National Anthem by Armistine Gipson.Read more...
Old lines in city a problem
By SUE WATSON
Some residents are experiencing leaking gas in their yards due to outdated cast-iron lines in Holly Springs.
One resident on East Bryant has had something going on in her yard since 2012, according to a daughter who sees after her 85-year-old mother, who has lost her sense of smell.
“I would like to see something done,” the daughter said.Read more...
Rivals on the court
• Lady Hawks, Lions get big wins
By CLAUDE VINSON
One of the oldest rivalries in the county was renewed last Friday night as the H.W. Byers Lions invaded the Hawks’ territory.
The Holly High girls were able to carve a slice of modern history for themselves.Read more...
Pats go out in semi-finals
By BARRY BURLESON
Marshall Academy’s gutsy comeback try after halftime Friday night couldn’t quite erase what coach Sam Pearson called a “nightmare second quarter.”
The Patriots were eliminated in the Class A state semi-finals via a 52-48 home loss to Newton Academy. They finish 11-2.Read more...
Mary Clay Brooks
Andy Burleson new president of IFC
What a bizarre feeling waking up Saturday morning and not having a state championship football game to look forward to next week. We have not had this in two years.
I have been humbled by our senior players and cheerleaders - a group of young people who have been bound by sheer determination and will for more years than I can count. The senior boys have competed in two state championships, played their hearts out, hurting and some bleeding, until the last second ticked off the clock. The tears shed Friday night were for a bunch of hard-working, big hearted players who gave it all they had, which is all any of us could have asked of them. Christian Compton, Dakota Dailey, Stephen Elgin, Tucker Fant, Thomas Faulkenbery, Jordon Harris, Jake Jones, Devin McGreger and Colt Lindsey made the season for all of us watching from the stands. Not a one of those young men did not play to their full potential. They represented Marshall Academy well, on and off of the field. Great things will come to those who lead, which encompasses this group.Read more...
Mary Clay Brooks
Let’s win Friday, MA Patriots
Rowan Thompson of Dallas, Texas, was the weekend guest of Kay and Laura Wheeler for the Ole Miss-Auburn football game. While here, he got to visit with old friends and his family.
Thursday, Holy Family hosted the Marshall Academy Jr. High basketball teams. Everyone there was so welcoming and friendly! It was a fun time seeing old friends and having our children play against one another. Holy Family certainly has some phenomenal athletes and an amazing coach. I thank them for opening up their gym to our teams!Read more...