Thursday, November 10, 2005
By SUE WATSON
Exterior work on the restoration of Burton Place, built circa 1840, is well underway this fall.
Police investigate rash of burglaries, shooting
Holly Springs police are investigating almost $83,000 worth of stolen goods taken in six different incidents last week. They also made an arrest in a shooting.
More than half of the burglaries involved auto break-ins, while the biggest single theft was an 18-wheeler.
Deadline set in dispatch conflict
An unresolved conflict between the Marshall County Board of Supervisors and the Holly Springs mayor and board of aldermen over the citys failure to agree to a request for dollars to provide dispatch service to the city continues to brew.
Hunt at Galena Plantation
Country music entertainer Gary Morris, a member of Celebrity Hunt at Galena Plantation now in its second year, was in Holly Springs last week to promote wildlife conservation and Conservation Buck Challenge.
Burglary suspect in custody
A man suspected of involvement in burglaries of commercial-type buildings in four counties is in Tippah County Jail, according to sheriff Kenny Dickerson.
Tyrone a.k.a. Tireroam Rogers, 33, with addresses of 291 Richmond Street in Holly Springs and also Prescott Avenue in Memphis, was picked up and charged with burglaries in Tippah County.
We were contacted by authorities in Tippah County regarding the possibility of Rogers being involved in burglaries in our county and the city of Holly Springs, Dickerson said. He is believed to be responsible for many, many burglaries in these counties. Evidence so far here has linked Rogers with three burglaries in Marshall County and five or more in Holly Springs. I do anticipate several burglary related cases in Marshall, Tate and DeSoto counties regarding alleged activity.
Rogers also has a hold placed on him for charges of probation violation with the Mississippi Department of Corrections relative to charges in Tippah County and pending charges in the other three counties, Dickerson said.
Libertyland in Memphis, Tenn. has officially closed and will not reopen. The last day of operation was October 29, 2005.
Libertylands closing became official Thursday, November 4, when the board of directors and certificate holders met for a final vote to close the 30 year theme park. The decision to close was based on lagging attendance and decreasing revenue.
The officers, board of directors and staff want to thank everyone for their support and interest in Libertyland over the years.
Acme Brick honors Bean
Curtis Bean, a 43-year employee at the Holly Springs plant in the burning department, was the recipient of the Acme Brick, Holly Springs Plant Outstanding Contribution Award for second quarter 2005. Acme typically selects one employee per quarter for recognition at the Holly Springs facility.
Government offices closing Friday for Veterans Day
Marshall County offices will be closed Friday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day. City hall and other offices that do not provide essential services will be closed Friday in Holly Springs and Byhalia, also.
An observance ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday in the school gym at Marshall Academy. Veterans will celebrate the day with a free spaghetti dinner for veterans at the Collins/Hurdle Post in Holly Springs Friday. Non-veterans are invited to come join the dinner for a donation of $5 a plate.
Buddy Poppies will be sold by the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Thursday in Holly Springs and Friday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Potts Camp, according to Donna Boyuka. Donations go to Disabled Veterans, Boyuka said.
The next event veterans have on tap is Thanksgiving Dinner for families with needs at the VFW Post, according to John Boyuka. Donations are accepted. The community is invited to dinner at the VFW from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Thanksgiving Day.
Literacy Council celebrates 25th year
The Marshall County Literacy Council has held on for 25 years teaching basic skills in reading, writing and math and GED preparation.
One of countys oldest laid to rest
John Parker of the Red Banks area was laid to rest October 29, 2005, after living to a ripe age of 102 years and one month.
Commons planning on fast track
The mayor and board of aldermen passed several motions and resolutions at last weeks meeting that notches ahead funding for infrastructure at Holly Springs Commons
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