By Barry Burleson
the look back at 2004 pick ups in June.
thunderstorm wreaked some of the worst tree damage across
Marshall County in 12 years.
County Historical Museum curator Lois Swanee was
recognized as Mississippis Outstanding Older
Worker of the Year.
of Oxford won the Killer Kudzu 5K Run for the third
Annual Kudzu Festival was held in Holly Springs at Thomas
Arena with activities enjoyed by young and old alike.
Springs Police Chief Robert Burby resigned after almost
two years on the job. He accepted the same position in
Texas City, Texas, population 43,000.
Selman took over as acting chief, on appointment by the
Holly Springs Board of Aldermen.
County bank was robbed at gunpoint by a suspect who
traveled to and from the bank on a bicycle. A suspect was
annual Byhalia Clydesdale Festival was held despite
steady rain and overcast skies.
Springs was added to the Sabers and Saddles Tour circuit
put on by the Blue and Gray Educational Society.
A hearing at
Byhalia High School on the proposed routes of I-69 was
attended by more than 400 people.
suspect in the recent bank robbery surrendered to
First Lady Marsha Barbour toured Strawberry Plains and
was invited back to launch the annual Hummingbird
Migration Celebration later in the year.
Dawkins scored 11 points in the Norths win over the
South in the annual Mississippi High School All-Star
A new Pop
Warner Football League was organizing in Marshall County.
community, guests and family members participated in the
annual Ida B. Wells Celebration in Holly Springs.
Jorja Lynn were busy getting ready to open stage one of a
three-part garden and historic home tour in Holly
held his first practice as head coach of the Marshall
Academy football Patriots.
commander Doug Ferguson encouraged the community to give
soldiers a good sendoff. The troop had been mobilized for
deployment to Iraq.
coaches were hired for the Holly Springs Lady Hawks
basketball team head coach Wilbert Beard and
assistant Errine Malone.
Springs was the setting for the opening scenes of
Oh, Mr. Faulkner, Do You Write? starring John
Maxwell. Film crews were in town.
One of Holly
Springs loved historic mansions, Airliewood,
survived an almost devastating fire, thanks to the
efforts of firefighters.
County Sheriffs Department made three arrests in a
Family Health Center held the grand opening of its
expanded facility with Congressman Roger Wicker on hand.
A flyover of
various areas in Marshall County led to the discovery of
a small field of marijuana plants, and an arrest
followed. Local and state authorities were involved in
Guardsmen packed their bags for Camp Shelby for advanced
training before going to Iraq.
the look back through August. I will wrap it
up there. The past four months should still be fresh on
everyones mind. Next week its back to the
regular column - I hope.
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