Thursday, December 22, 2005

Photo by Barry Burleson
Growing in Holly Springs
Joining in the ceremony last week are (front row, from left) Dick Sanders, Orma Smith, Jay Tindall, Sherwin Haynie, Steve Gresham, S.B. Gresham, John Dabney Brown, Gertrude McAlexander, Dennis Carlisle and Bill Wage; (back row, from left) Brad Ewing, Mike Cunningham, Jeanine Steele, Kasey Haynie, Gary Hickman, Rodney Whaley, Wesley Stanton, Virginia Owen, Lexine Smith, Charles King and Elton Bray. Not shown are John Roy and J.M. Ash.

Bank breaks ground for branch

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

A south branch of the Bank of Holly Springs may be ready to open in 10 months to a year, according to bank president Steve Gresham.

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Group wants to help with garbage

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

A Tennessee professional services group has offered to help Marshall County with its residential garbage and solid waste disposal plans.

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Photos by Sue Watson
Holiday musical
The first grade at Holly Springs Primary School celebrated the coming of Christmas with a musical - “A Musical Play For Young Voices.” The play dealt with the true meaning of Christmas. The play was attended by students at the school and many parents. Carol Trott, director of music at the school, organized the event. The program, “A Teddy Bear Christmas,” was dedicated in memory of Velita McKinnon, who loved doing Christmas programs. Characters were played by Toria Folsom, Corrina Jones, Delandria Dowdy, Juwoyn Lyles, Shequanda Johnson, Alexis Jones, Nikita Mays, Joyce Johnson (a Teddy Bear, pictured above right), Lakeidra Smith, Ajah Barksdale, Deante Crutchfield, Lemuel Walters and Santa Claus Taiwon Hughes (above left).

Wilson selected Leader of Year

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

The Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce handed out its two top annual awards last week at its 2005 Chamber Celebration.

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Fischer urges businesses to prepare for disaster

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

A big lesson business owners and operators have learned from Hurricane Katrina is be prepared for disaster, said Don Fischer, director of the Small Business Development Center at Ole Miss.

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• Hurricane Katrina evacuees
Spending Christmas away from home

By Cynthia Bullion
Contributing Writer

Juanita Alonzo is excited she will be going home for the holidays. However, many of her friends will not be so fortunate and spend the holidays not only away from their hometowns, but the facility they have called home for years.

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