Thursday, August 4, 2005
of An Era
Burdetts under new ownership
Burdetts Cleaners, in one family since 1948, is about to be turned over to new owner B.J. Thomas Jr.
Owner Garrie Colhoun, who began working at the cleaners for his grandpa, Garrie Burdett, as a teenager, called the turnover of the business the end of an era.
School board set to review prospects
The Holly Springs School District Board of Trustees will have superintendent of education applications in hand on Friday and begin the review process.
Board president Martha Thomas has called a special meeting of the board for Friday at 6 p.m. at the central office building.
Strategic planners will regroup in fall
Some members of the Marshall County Strategic Planning Committee say they will rethink and reprioritize goals this fall. Interest and attendance at planning meetings has fallen off the last three months, according to Jack Russell, facilitator.
Highway bill approved
A transportation bill containing funds for major highway projects in north Mississippi passed the U.S. House of Representatives Friday, Rep. Roger Wicker said. The Senate also OKd the measure July 29 and sent it to the White House to be signed into law.
The bill provides $286.4 billion for highways, public transportation and safety programs across the nation, including Marshall County.
the Potters Hands
Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand. Jeremiah 18:6
The 11th annual Time Out for Women, hosted by the ladies of Holly Springs First Baptist Church, is set for Friday and Saturday, Aug. 19 and 20.
Policemen respond to hit-and-runs
Holly Springs Police reported the following incidents for the week July 25-August 2.
Anyone with information regarding any of the incidents listed above are asked to call HSPD at 1-662-252-2122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-729-2169.
Manslaughter sentence revoked for drug charge
By LAJUAN K.
A Holly Springs woman has been sentenced to 18 months following a violation of her probation on a 20-year manslaughter sentence.
Latanya Pegues, 25, of Highway 311, Holly Springs, appeared before Judge Andrew Baker in Tate County on July 25. Pegues and the state agreed that she would have 18 months of her sentence revoked for a drug charge that was a violation of her probation.
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