Thursday, December 15, 2005

County sets sights on large projects

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

Marshall County supervisors are carefully laying the groundwork to reel in more large projects like the new Exel warehousing and distribution facility, set to open January 3.

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Elderly woman dies in house fire

By BARRY BURLESON
Editor

An 81-year-old Holly Springs woman died in a house fire early Wednesday, Dec. 7.

Holly Springs Fire Chief Kenny Holbrook said Lannie Mae Scott was killed in the fire at 208 Jarrott Street.

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Jurors in Hargon trial tell their stories

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

Some Marshall County people who sat on the jury for the Yazoo County murder trial two weeks ago shared their experiences.

Juror Sharon Holloway said on a spiritual level she believed she would be impanelled on the jury that heard the case of Earnest Lee Hargon when she got her letter of summons.

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Olita qualifies for Boston

By BARRY BURLESON
Editor

Donna Olita will be living a dream next spring on the streets of Boston, Mass.

Olita, of Holly Springs, has qualified to run in the world’s oldest and most prestigious footrace, the Boston Marathon. The 110th edition of the road race, 26.2 miles, will be run on Monday, April 17, 2006.

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City works toward sewer upgrades

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

The City of Holly Springs passed a resolution December 6 to issue bonds in the amount of $594,830 to replace sewer lines from the area of Owen Grocery to the Craft Street Lagoon, install water lines from Hernando Road to Marianna Road and make improvements on the Rocky Mountain Lagoon.

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Clark seeks federal help for elections infrastructure in counties damaged by Hurricane Katrina

Secretary of State Eric Clark stood in front of a destroyed polling place in Harrison County Monday and outlined the state’s request for $7.4 million in congressional assistance to rebuild the elections process in Mississippi.

“Across a good portion of Mississippi, polling places were damaged by the hurricane,” Clark said. “In addition, all of our counties must meet new federal mandates for voting machines and polling place accessibility even if their budgets were devastated by Katrina. On top of these challenges, it appears unlikely Congress will fund the final year of the ‘Help America Vote Act (HAVA). For that reason, it is essential our local governments get help to keep our elections running smoothly and in accordance with federal law. We have worked to gather information from the counties and provided it to our leaders in Washington so they can know what is needed.”

The next regularly scheduled elections will be congressional primaries in June 2006.


Repair of ‘Little Church’ begins

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

The foundation corners and supporting structures at the rear of Holly Springs’ historic “Little Church” have been repaired as well as the floors in the kitchen and bath at the rear of the building, according to members of the Town and Country Garden Club in Holly Springs.

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