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Cardinals beat Lions, Rebels

Cardinals beat Lions, Rebels

By BARRY BURLESONEditor Photo by Ronnie Day Potts Camp’s Hunter Farr starts his slide as Byers’...

Sprucing up for spring

Sprucing up for spring

Photo by Sue Watson Holly Springs Streets, Buildings and Grounds employees apply mulch last...


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Spring Industrial Park gets nod

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

Both houses of the state Legislature have approved measures that will create the Spring Economic Develop­ment Area Industrial Park and extension of natural gas from New Albany to southern areas of Marshall County.

Sen. Bill Stone said the Senate unanimously passed HB1640. It authorizes Marshall County and the City of Holly Springs, through the Marshall County Industrial Develop­ment Authority, to create the new Springs Economic Development Area Indus­trial Park. The park will be situated north and west in the city and westward into the county on both sides of Highway 78. The area will be suitable for large industrial sites.

Justin Hall, executive director of the Marshall County Industrial Develop­ment Authority, said creating the Springs Industrial Park is very important to the City of Holly Springs and Marshall County.

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Sprucing up for spring

Photo by Sue Watson

Holly Springs Streets, Buildings and Grounds employees apply mulch last week to the bedding in front of city hall. Pictured doing the work are Gerald Jones, Lonnie Luellen and John Isom.

Graceland Too items up for bid again

By BARRY BURLESON
Editor

Photo by Mary Minor Graceland Too is filled with Elvis Presley collectibles.

If you were “all shook up” because you didn’t get a souvenir from Graceland Too in January, you can return May 2 for another chance.

There will be another auction that Saturday at Paul MacLeod’s famous shrine to Elvis Presley in Holly Springs.

Phillip Knecht, attorney for the Graceland Too estate, said there was a problem with the online bidding company, which essentially allowed the bidder to back out of his bid ($54,500). He said the confusion came over whether the bid was for just the contents or the house and land, too.

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Felony abuse suspected in child’s death

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

Marshall County Sheriff’s Department investigators are working a case of suspected felony child abuse/neglect, according to sheriff Kenny Dickerson.

His office received a call Friday around 2:30 p.m. from Le Bonheur Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., about a two-month-old girl they were caring for at the Intensive Care Unit, he said. 

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Byhalia Middle School receives state recognition

By BARRY BURLESON
Editor

Byhalia Middle School was honored last week in Jackson for its outstanding academic progress.

On March 25, BMS was recognized with two awards at the Mississippi Depart­ment of Education’s Champi­ons of Change Conference.

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Cardinals beat Lions, Rebels

By BARRY BURLESON
Editor

Photo by Ronnie Day Potts Camp’s Hunter Farr starts his slide as Byers’ Courtney Bean starts his reach for a tag.

Potts Camp dominated a pair of rivals last week on the baseball diamond.

The Cardinals beat fellow Marshall County school, H.W. Byers, 11-0 Friday night and then crushed Hickory Flat 11-1 the next evening.

Also last week, the Cards fell to both Strayhorn and Bruce.

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MA gets wins over Tunica, Rossville

By BARRY BURLESON
Editor

Photo by Barry Burleson MA’s Tucker Fant pitches versus Tunica. He struck out 12.

The Marshall Academy baseball team stayed undefeated last week, upping its record to 6-0 with two district wins over Tunica and a non-district victory over Rossville (Tenn.).

Left-handed pitcher Tucker Fant struck out 12 as the Patriots blanked the Blue Devils 6-0 at home on Tuesday, March 24, in District 1-A action.

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City Personals Mary Clay Brooks

Happy Birthday, Caitlyn Brooks

Happy 18th Birthday to Caitlyn Brooks, who celebrated Wednes­day. Hard to believe my sweet girl is now a legal adult. The world is your oyster; now go crack it!

Spring has sprung! It is so nice that Mother Nature has finally decided to grace us with her presence, especially with the Pilgrimage right around the corner.

How beautiful our town is this time of year – the cemetery is breathtaking and totally picture perfect with the Bradford pear trees in full bloom. All of the yards are full of yellow jonquils, with azaleas sure to follow. Winter was hard and thank goodness it’s over! Be sure to get out and enjoy this beautiful weather!

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Birth announcement

Buffington

Christian Jadé Buffington was born March 9, 2015 at 8:56 a.m. to Christopher Buffington and Tana Sykes. She weighed five pounds, 15 ounces.

She is the granddaughter of Deborah and Joel Johnson of Sardis and Billy Ray and Julie Thomas of Holly Springs.

Also welcoming baby Christian are her sister and brother, Shakayla and Jerimiah.

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