Thursday, August 4, 2005

‘End of An Era’

Burdett’s under new ownership

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

Burdett’s 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.”

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School board set to review prospects

By BARRY BURLESON
Editor

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.

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Strategic planners will regroup in fall

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

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.

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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 OK’d 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.

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‘In the Potter’s Hands’
Time Out for Women Aug. 19-20 at First Baptist

By BARRY BURLESON
Editor

“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.

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Policemen respond to hit-and-runs

Holly Springs Police reported the following incidents for the week July 25-August 2.

  • July 25. A 1989 Buick Park Avenue, valued at $1,800, was reported missing from a residence in the 500 block of Craft Street.
    • A breaking/entering of an auto was reported in the 200 block of Chesterman Street with a radio valued at $165 missing. A breaking/entering of an auto on the 100 block of Stafford was reported with no items missing.
    • A vehicle was vandalized in the 500 block of Robindale and a portable DVD player was taken.
  • July 26. An auto was vandalized in the 300 block of East College. Nothing was missing.
  • July 27. A breaking/entering of an auto was reported in the 600 block of Highway 178 E. A handgun was taken from the vehicle.
  • July 28. A wallet was stolen in the 900 block of Mackie Drive.
  • July 31. A hit-and-run in the 300 block of Van Dorn around 8 p.m. was reported.
    • A lawn mower was stolen from a parking lot in the 900 block of Mackie Drive.
  • Aug. 1. A hit-and-run was reported on College Street.
  • Aug. 2. A handgun and cell phone were reported taken from a vehicle in the 100 block of West Woodward.

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. TALLO
Freelance Writer

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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