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Fire strikes JB’s downtown • Electrical problem cause of fire

Fire strikes JB’s downtown • Electrical problem cause of fire

Photos by Barry Burleson Firemen battle the fire in the historic building from the ground and...

OnePlate America set for September

OnePlate America set for September

Photo by Sue Watson From left are Kerry Patton, Cassi Davis and supervisor Charles Terry. By...

Summer football – seven-on-seven style • Offseason work keeps players active

Summer football – seven-on-seven style • Offseason work keeps players active

Photos by Barry Burleson The Holly Springs Hawks and Byhalia Indians compete in seven-on-seven...


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OnePlate America set for September

Photo by Sue Watson
From left are Kerry Patton, Cassi Davis and supervisor Charles Terry.

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

Actress Cassi Davis and her friend Kerry Patton, both graduates of Holly Springs High School, met with Marshall County supervisors recently to get their nod on putting on a two-day cultural arts show in Holly Springs.

Davis said she was “a tad bit full because I’m at home and standing before the board of supervisors in the old Ben Franklin (store). I’m used to buying school supplies here and I bought furniture in Buford’s.”

Supervisor Charles Terry noted that Davis “is our Oprah Winfrey.”

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Bucket garden magic • Andersons grow corn, squash, more

Photo by Sue Watson
Willie Anderson stands among a few of
approximately 1,000 buckets in his vegetable garden.

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

Willie Anderson, a retired farmer and contractor, gave up his regular garden for a bucket garden about 22 years ago. He developed his technique by trial and error.

Vegetables are grown in about six inches of potting soil in five-gallon buckets that are equipped with half-inch holes so that water drains away following watering or a rain. He also uses plastic grocery bags set atop a five-gallon container.

As a child, Anderson, 83, raised a garden and truck patches. He has lived in the Red Banks area for a while now.

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Two face robbery, assault charges

By BARRY BURLESON
Editor

Two suspects are in custody after a business person was attacked and robbed while making a night deposit Wednesday, June 15, at Citizens Bank in Byhalia.

Antony Corthion, 20, and a 16-year-old juvenile, both of Byhalia, are charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault, according to police chief Gary Looney.

He said a manager from Piggly Wiggly got out of his truck at the bank to make a deposit. That’s when the two masked suspects, who were hiding in front of the bank in a ditch, “rushed him and attacked him, slamming his head into the brick wall.”

The victim dropped the money bag, and the suspects took it and ran to a local residence, investigator Kerry Reid said.

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Summer football – seven-on-seven style • Offseason work keeps players active

Photos by Barry Burleson
The Holly Springs Hawks and Byhalia Indians compete in seven-on-seven football on a recent Monday afternoon at Byhalia High School.

By BARRY BURLESON
Editor

One of the top goals of seven-on-seven football in the summer is to get the competitive juices flowing.

“Seven-on-seven is not really realistic,” said Donald Deans, head coach of the Holly Springs Hawks, “but it gives the players a sense of competition. It helps them compete in the off-season.’

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Behind The Scoreboard By Willie Ann Shelton

WNBA turns 20

Twenty years ago, David Stern, the NBA’s commissioner for three decades before retiring in 2014, put together a financial blueprint for a women’s professional basketball league.

This quest for the women’s sport came from several of Stern’s staff members – namely Val Ackerman, a former college basketball player at Virginia. Ackerman had long been urging Stern to get into the women’s game. After being sold on the idea, Stern realized that he was about to alter the landscapes of women’s sports drastically and to make some kind of a social statement.

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Meredith Donahoo and Kirby Jones to wed Aug. 6 at Slayden Baptist

Kirby Jones and Meredith Donahoo

Ron and Cathy Donahoo of Collierville, Tenn., are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Meredith Donahoo, to Kirby Jones, son of Chris and Lisa Jones of Slayden.

Meredith is a 2011 graduate of Collierville High School and a 2015 graduate of Baptist College of Health Sciences with a bachelor of science in nursing. She is employed at Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southaven as an emergency room nurse.

Her grandparents are Thomas and Peggy Donahoo of Kilmichael.

Kirby is a 2012 graduate of Marshall Academy and attends the University of Mississippi, where he will graduate in December 2016 with a degree in business management. He is currently employed in the family business, Jones Greenhouses and Berry Farm. He plans to continue working alongside his father after graduation.

His grandmother is Betty Jones of Slayden.

The wedding will be held on August 6, 2016, at Slayden Baptist Church.

Melissa Echols to wed Timothy Bridgeforth June 25

Timothy Bridgeforth and Melissa Echols

It is with great pleasure that Jimella Echols announces the engagement of her daughter, Melissa Echols, to Timothy Bridgeforth of Memphis, Tenn. She is also the daughter of the late John K. Echols.

Timothy is the son of Timothy Bridgeforth Sr. and the late Marie Bridgeforth.

The ceremony will be held at the Hickory Ridge Mall in  Memphis on June 25 at 4 p.m.

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