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A subdivision off Cayce Road near Highway 72 is surrounded by land that has recently been rezoned in­­dus­trial.

Photo by Sue Watson

Photo by Sue Watson
Gary Adams (left) and Harvey Payne discuss the Holly Springs Rotary Club’s goal to reduce juvenile delinquency by 50 percent in Marshall County in five years. Payne is chairman of the initiative for the Holly Springs Rotary Club. The goal is to organize the initiative in all 40 Rotary Clubs in District 6800.

An effort by the Holly Springs Rotary Club and District 6800 to put a dent in juvenile delinquency is taking shape.

Three members of the Marshall County delegation to Jackson recently provided summaries of what is going on in the political arena.

The Byhalia Police Department responded to 33 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – miscellaneous, 9; escorts, 3; thefts, 2; disturbances, 3; animals, 1; motor vehicle accidents, 4; assists, 1; fires, 3; medical, 5; and alarm calls, 2.
Byhalia police officers also made three arrests during the past week, according to Chief Looney.
Holly Springs police officers made a recent felony arrest in a burglary, according to chief Dwight Harris.
Thaddeus Scales, 41, of the 100 block of Randall Drive in Holly Springs, was arrested and charged in a residential burglary that took place January 19 in the 100 block of Shelby Drive, Harris said.
Scales was charged with taking two televisions and some linens, Harris said.
The linens were found in an abandoned house on Melody Drive, the chief said. The televisions were not recovered.

Photo by Kerry Reid/Marshall County Sheriff’s Department
Firefighters battle the fire on Thursday night of last week.

About 40 firefighters from six departments battled a house fire in the 1800 block of Cayce Road Thursday night, Feb. 9.

Photo by Sue Watson
Marshall County Sheriff Kenny Dickerson looks over documents related to the case.

Four suspects have been arrested regarding an early Friday morning shooting in the Highway 72/Slayden Road area, according to sheriff Kenny Dickerson.

Courtesy photo
Mayor Kelvin Buck and Gary Adams are pictured with some of the youth as they help complete a much-needed cleanup project for the city of Holly Springs.

A group of about 150 youth from the Collaborative Missionary Network (Southern  Baptist Churches in Marshall and Lafayette counties) recently visited Holly Springs to participate in

Completion of the last four miles of four-laning Highway 72 in Marshall County is expected in the summer of 2018, according to MDOT engineer Mitch Turner, with the Batesville office

The purposes and accomplishments of the Holly Springs Main Street Cham­ber were emphasized during the annual membership meeting January 31.

Two Marshall County men worked security as part of the recent Presidential Inauguration.

Opinion

I thought about skipping church Sunday based on the powerful message I heard Friday night at Rust College.

The fifth week of the 2017 Legislative Session was defined more by what legislation died than what was passed.

“Just mail me a check,” I told a young man who I was doing business with.

Sports

Photos by Penny Lomenick
Jacob Gadd of the Patriots dives for a loose basketball Saturday in the district title game versus West Memphis Christian.

It was a double dose of success for Marshall Aca­demy basketball teams Saturday.

Photos by Willie Ann Shelton
Camee Faulkner (right) of Holly Springs drives. At far left is teammate Jessica Bohana.

They were easy victories for Holly Springs basketball teams as they welcomed Water Valley Tuesday night of last week.

What will the Dallas Cowboys do with Tony Romo? And where will the 36-year-old finish out the remaining years of his career?

It came down to the last shot for Potts Camp Tuesday night, Feb. 6, and Micah Powers came through in the clutch.

Class 4A Byhalia basketball teams traveled to neighboring Benton County to wrap up their regular season and won both games versus Class 1A Ashland.

Marshall Academy basketball teams wrapped up the regular season last week with a sweep of intra-county foe H.W. Byers.

H.W. Byers basketball teams dropped a pair of games at home Friday night to end the regular season.
The Lady Lions fell 64-11 to Alcorn Central. Dallas Fitzpatrick scored 10 of Byers’ 11 points.
The Lions lost a close one, 45-42, to the Bears. Kaderious Rhyan had 10 points for Byers.
The Lady Lions (0-23) and the Lions (4-19) opened play in the District 1-2A Tournament on Monday night of this week at Man­tachie.
Registration will be held every Saturday in February for Potts Camp Sports Association T-ball, baseball and softball. Sign-up is set from 10 a.m. to noon at the Potts Camp Fire Station.
Please bring birth certificate of each child (ages 3-12). Deadline to register is February 28.
Umpires are also needed (ages 16-70). Please visit on one of the registration dates or contact Blake at 662-278-9284.

Photo by Willie Ann Shelton
Kendrick Fountain (20) is defended closely by a Wildcat as he goes up underneath the hoop.

Things didn’t quite turn out the way coach Andre Jones and his Lady Hawks had hoped in Tuesday’s game against Independence.

Photo by Penny Lomenick
Blake Martin (33) of MA uses a screen from teammate Julia Nicholson (3) on her drive toward the lane.

It came down to two free-throw attempts with no time left on the clock Tuesday night of last week inside the Frank Swords Gymnasium.

It almost didn’t happen – a few weeks ago, the New England Patriots were picked as the favorites to win.

The Potts Camp boys won two of three games last week and put up a strong fight in the other.

The Lady Cardinals won one of three versus the same opponents.

Holly Springs South Reporter

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