By SUE WATSON
The Springs Industrial Park recently passed the zoning board by a 4-0 vote. Board member Joe Hurdle was absent on a mission trip.
Justin Hall, executive director of the Marshall County Industrial Development Authority, and Ken Jones, executive director of the zoning board, fielded questions from an audience of about 30 people.Read more ...
Photo by Kerry Reid
Ollie Grace Gates, 2, enjoys her look at the goats during the Sounds of Summer Festival Saturday at Byhalia. The annual event is a project of the Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce.
By SUE WATSON
The Holly Springs and Marshall County community gathered recently for the annual prayer service put on by the Mayor’s Pastors Advisory Council.
Elected officials, law enforcement officers, pastors and educators, as well as city employees, met to hear words about the need for a unified community, state and nation.
The one-hour meeting, held August 4 at the Eddie Lee Smith Multi-Purpose Building on North Memphis in Holly Springs, was attended by about 30 people.
Rev. R.J. Wilson, president of the Pastors Advisory Council, opened the prayer service with song, “Near the Cross.”Read more ...
By WILLIE ANN SHELTON
The Mayors’ Cup is staying with Byhalia.
The Indians had won the rivalry last season on Holly Springs’ home turf and were looking to make it two in a row, this time playing at home. And Byhalia used a fourth-quarter rally to beat the Hawks 14-6.
“It was a good, hard-fought game, as usual, and we came out on top,” said Kendrick Smith, head coach of the Indians. “It’s a huge game to start the season – a lot of emphasis is put on it, of course.”Read more ...
By BARRY BURLESON
Benton County, which made its first playoff appearance last season, served notice Friday night it’s a team to be reckoned with in 2016.
The Class 3A Buccaneers made the short trip over to Class 2A H.W. Byers, in neighboring Marshall County, and left with a convincing 52-0 win.
“Benton County has become one of the toughest opponents that we face on a regular basis,” said coach Jason Taylor of the Lions. “Coach (Eric) Rice and his staff have built a tough, hard-nosed program over there, and you know that it will be a physical game when you play them.”Read more ...
Sarah Coop honored on birthday
On August 13, Teresa Campbell and Rachel Coop hosted a “Mermaid Birthday” party for Sarah Coop, who turned 5 that day. The party was thrown in Olive Branch at their home with a giant water slide in the front yard for all of the kids and grown-ups alike to enjoy. The kids enjoyed cake and ice cream, blowing bubbles and shooting Silly String all over each other. Best of all, they enjoyed watching all of the huge smiles come over Sarah’s face as she opened her wonderful gifts! Sarah is the great-granddaughter of Betty Moore of Holly Springs.
Mary Glen and Patrick Carlton and children, Mary Grace and William, of Birmingham, Ala., were the weekend guests of Vicki and Walter Webb. Kate and Will Carlton and son, Bridger, of Steamboat Springs, Co., were also in town for the weekend.
Happy Birthday wishes to Grace Bonds, whose birthday was Sunday. Wynne and Josh Clark and son, Paxton, of Fulton, spent Friday night with Grace and her son, Dunn, to celebrate.
Heaven gains two more precious souls
Sunday, the world stood still as word of a small aircraft crash in Tuscaloosa, Ala., made its way here. Six young lives were lost. Eleven children were orphaned in an instant. Parents lost their adult children, brothers and sisters lost their siblings, cousins lost their lifelong friends, aunts and uncles lost their nieces and nephews. A community lost couples who were making a positive difference, both professionally and personally.
Oxford mourns the loss as Lea and Jason Farese, Kim and Michael Perry and Angie and Austin Poole made their homes there. Their children attend local schools in Oxford and their businesses are also there.Read more ...