Thursday, January 26, 2006

Moving Marshall Forward
Leadership training in second season

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

The 2006 LeadershipPlenty class got underway last week with orientation at a two-day retreat at Kirkwood.

The leadership course is a project of Marshall County Strategic Planning, undertaken three years ago to help solve some of the county’s concerns relating to the economy, education, health and safety, business and industry and taxation.

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Active legislative session stirs interest locally

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

A new grab for tax revenue alternatives in the Mississippi Legislature, stirred in part by the debate over a bill to roll back grocery sales taxes and increase tax on cigarettes, provides one of many clues that there is a move on to tax-shift this year.

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Byhalia’s growth spawns projects

By CYNTHIA BULLION
Contributing Writer

According to Byhalia Mayor Scooter Dempsey, residents can stop predicting growth and begin acknowledging that growth has already come to the north Mississippi town.

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IDA works on Mt. Carmel Road funding

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

Innovative ways to kick-start construction of Mt. Carmel Road at Chickasaw Trails Industrial Park were brought before the Marshall County Board of Supervisors last week. Mt. Carmel will be the main access road to the industrial park.

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Holly Springs man killed in accident

Willie Nelson, 51, of Holly Springs, died in an automobile accident around 9 p.m. January 17 near the railroad overpass on Highway 7 North, according to coroner John Garrison.

Nelson was involved in a two vehicle collision with a Benton County Sheriff’s Department patrol car, he said. A passenger in the car with Nelson was taken to the hospital.


Police investigate break-ins

There were two automobile break-ins and one burglary of a residence reported in the City of Holly Springs last week, according to police chief Patricia Selman.

A burglary was reported January 15 at a residence in the 300 block of West Street. Entry appeared to be through the front door, but nothing was reported missing from the residence.

An MTX amplifier valued at approximately $250 and a Pioneer/FM/CD valued at $350 were taken following the breaking and entering of an auto in the 300 block of Chulahoma Avenue, January 18.

A breaking and entering of an auto in the 1300 block of Highway 4 East was reported January 22. A purse containing $180 was reported missing from the vehicle.

Anyone with knowledge regarding these incidents is encouraged to call the Holly Springs Police Department at 662-252-2122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-729-2169.


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