Thursday, December 29, 2005

City wants closer communication with county

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

The Holly Springs mayor and board of aldermen discussed the issues related to a possible interlocal agreement with Marshall County government at the mid-December meeting in hopes of resolving issues around shared responsibility for the airport.

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Battery, burglary suspects in custody charged

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

A suspect was apprehended and taken to the Marshall County jail last week on charges of two counts sexual battery of two young girls, according to Sheriff Kenny Dickerson.

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Officers arrest two for weapons

By BARRY BURLESON
Editor

The Holly Springs Police Department made three recent arrests, one for weapons possession on school property and two on drug-related charges.

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• Assisting hurricane victims
Brame, Wright provide medical help on coast

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

Stories continue to be told of how Holly Springs and Marshall County people are pitching in to help out with recovery efforts on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

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Fire departments, Exel test equipment on site

A joint test of firefighting equipment at the new Exel facility at Chickasaw Trails Industrial Park a week ago was a success, according to Harry Willis, assistant chief of the Cayce Fire Department.

Altogether, 34 firefighters, five pumpers, one ladder truck, two tankers and six support vehicles were used in the training exercise, he said.

Participating fire departments were Cayce, Barton, Mount Pleasant, and Fairhaven from DeSoto County. Emergystat also took part in the exercise.

Willis said Exel General Manager Joe Oliver briefed emergency response teams on the layout and operations of the 700,000 square foot warehouse and distribution facility located on Wingo Road in Marshall County. The new facility is scheduled to open January 3.

“All personnel had the opportunity to climb the ladder truck and the 40-foot vertical ladder while in full protective gear,” Willis said. “We also used the deck guns to see how far they could reach on the roof. With all seven shooting at the same time, the fartherest was just shy of 300 feet.”

Willis thanked all fire departments and others taking part in the training.

“Our special thanks to Marshall County Water Association for the use of their water supply and to Joe Oliver for providing lunch as well as the opportunity to pre-plan their facility,” Willis said. “Job well done.”


Famous restaurateur signs cookbook at Jennie’s Flowers & Gifts

Maybe you were lucky enough this past week to be a recipient of a signed copy of “The Main Course,” a cookbook by Frank Grisanti and Sons, personally signed by Larkin Grisanti at Jennie’s Flowers and Gifts.

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