By SUE WATSON
The Holly Springs Board of Aldermen voted 3-2 last week to release Mike Parker, general manager of the Holly Springs Utility Department, effective immediately without cause.
A flurry of rumors preceded Parker’s termination of employment and they were unfounded, according to several aldermen.
Alderman Bernita Fountain Lowe made the motion to release Parker without cause, followed by a second by alderman Tim Liddy. Alderman Mark Miller also voted in favor.Read more ...
Photo by Sue Watson
Workers apply a coat of paint to the elevated water tank in the downtown area of Holly Springs last week. The tank is under routine cleaning, inspection, repair and repainting.
By SUE WATSON
Two people brought signed petitions requesting the rezoning of residential areas located in the path of Chickasaw Trail Industrial Park.
Theresa Devore and Debbie Kirk made the presentations to the board of supervisors following a study by the University of Southern Mississippi that recommended new uses for properties located in the Cayce Road and Highway 72 areas. Some residents there are concerned about heavy truck traffic on Cayce Road coming into the Chickasaw Trail Industrial Park. They want to sell out.
The Marshall County Board of Supervisors paid $17,000 for a study that would provide information on how to best use the properties should residents want to sell out and several public meetings have been held to gauge the sentiments of the community.Read more ...
By BARRY BURLESON
Marshall Academy put it all together on homecoming night.
“Our offense and defense complemented one another and because of that we were highly successful,” said head coach Barrett Donahoe. “It was a great job – a great effort.”
The end result was a 38-6 win over previously unbeaten Fayette Academy (Tenn.)Read more ...
By BARRY BURLESON
Marshall Academy recognized five seniors last week who have made big contributions to the school’s softball program.
Honored on Senior Day, when the Lady Patriots crushed Oak Hill Academy 13-1, were Hailey McMinn, Darcie Gibson, Blake Martin, Jordan Holt and Hannah Carpenter.Read more ...
Square alive for Holly High parade
Thursday afternoon, the square was alive with bands, maids, football players and cheerleaders as the Holly High Hawks held their annual homecoming parade. Parents, children and townsfolk lined the streets to wish the Hawks well on their game Friday night and to catch some candy thrown from floats. Their parade never disappoints with dancers and fabulous music supplied by their band.
Congratulations to Blake Martin, Marshall Academy senior, who was crowned homecoming queen Friday night. She was also voted Miss Marshall Academy, along with Erin Burleson, freshman, who was voted Miss Junior High Marshall Academy. Whitt Rodgers, also a senior, was voted Mr. Marshall Academy, and freshman Grady Brooks was voted Mr. Junior High Marshall Academy. Those four outstanding students are an incredible representation of the young people who will set the world on fire. Congratulations!
Fayette Academy came to play Friday night, as they took on the Patriots for their homecoming. Slow out of the gate, the first half was a bit scary for Marshall fans. Second half, the Patriots came on strong and sealed the deal early in the third quarter. This week, the team takes on the Knights of West Memphis Christian in conference play.
Happy Birthday to Jane Farris; get well wishes to Greg and Grace
Jane Farris flipped a number last week, turning 60. A large celebration was enjoyed by friends and family.
Greg Shaw is recovering from a heart procedure. Prayers and well wishes for a super speedy recovery.
Get well to Grace Bonds, who had a minor procedure last week. Wynne and Josh Clark and beautiful son, Paxton, of Fulton, stayed with her throughout the weekend.
Marshall Academy has homecoming this Friday night. Be sure to look out for their floats Friday morning, as each grade will be represented going around the square. Go out and cheer them on to victory Friday night!