Thursday, September 15, 2005

Festival draws 4,000 guests

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

Hurricane Katrina did not steal the show this year after all as the 2005 Hummingbird Migration Celebration enjoyed 4,000 visitors - 700 of them turning out for Kids’ Day.

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Gentry takes city superintendent post

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

After a two-month search, the Holly Springs School District has hired a new superintendent, Dr. Cynthia Gentry of Memphis, to fill the position vacated by Judy Smith in June.

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• Storm’s aftermath •
Recovery efforts slow some projects

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

With state agencies still recovering from storm damage in Jackson last week and leaders redirecting attention to needs on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, paperwork will be a few weeks coming back to Marshall County on some state aid road projects, according to engineer Larry Britt.

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County residents help with hurricane relief

By BARRY BURLESON
Editor

Towns, schools, individuals, churches and others in Marshall County continue to help victims of Hurricane Katrina.

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Holly Springs aldermen hear county’s requests

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

Marshall County officials met with the Holly Springs Board of Aldermen last week to press for financial help with E-911, the airport authority and a comprehensive solid waste management plan.

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New doctor in place at Alliance

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

Alliance Health Care System and Williams Clinic recently added a new doctor of internal medicine to their roster of physicians. Dr. David Pizzimenti has been working one month in the clinic, emergency room and hospital.

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Locals attend VFW National Convention

By DANNY TATE

The Veterans of Foreign Wars 106th National Convention was held in Salt Lake City, Utah, Aug. 20-25.

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Tax sale draws crowd

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

Turnout at for the Marshall County tax lien sale Monday, Aug. 29, was good with 104 registered bidders and about 10 investment companies represented, according to tax collector Betty Byrd.

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Police investigate burglaries

Some Holly Springs businesses were burglarized the night of September 7 or in the early morning hours of September 8.

The burglaries in the 100 block of Van Dorn were discovered while businesses were opening on Thursday morning, according to police chief Patricia Selman.

Items taken were reportedly cigarettes, a cell phone, various rolls of scratch-off raffle tickets and approximately $50 in change. Another business reported that approximately $200 was taken from their offices. The phone lines to several businesses were cut, deactivating the alarm system. There also appeared to be extensive damage to a wall between the adjoining businesses.

In a separate incident, a breaking and entering of an auto was reported Friday, Sept. 9, in the 500 block of Craft Street. A bookbag containing several seventh grade text books (science, math, social studies and English), along with a trombone mouthpiece, were taken from the vehicle.

Anyone having any information regarding these incidents should contact the Holly Springs Police Department at 662-252-2122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-729-2169. Callers will receive a code number, and names will remain anonymous. Tips may be worth up to $1,000 if the information leads to an arrest or apprehension of a fugitive.


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