Thursday, January 11, 2007
Renick enters governor’s race
Bill Renick, the executive director of Marshall County Industrial Development Authority, threw his hat into the ring Tuesday by filing his papers in Jackson to seek Mississippi’s top job. He is running as a Democratic candidate for governor.
Suspect dies of gunshot wound
A Cayce Road resident died following a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head during an attempt by Marshall County deputies to serve an arrest warrant at the deceased’s home, according to Sheriff Kenny Dickerson.
Supervisors reappoint department heads, attorney
The Marshall County Board of Supervisors breezed through a short agenda on the first meeting of the new year, January 2, with the reappointment of all positions, including the board attorney, consulting engineer, zoning director and administrator/road manager.
May named postmaster
Debbie May has been steeped 19 years in postal service work. It’s a job that has kept her an active learner and provided opportunities for leadership, as well.
New leadership class launches this month
The final call is out for enrollment in the 2007 LeadershipPlenty Class, according to Susan Jordan, executive director of the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce.
Lester’s Absolute crowned open champion
By Lisa Cole
The annual Fitch Farms-Galena Plantation National Qualifying Open All-Age Field Trial and Derby commenced Dec. 11, 2006 at the popular 7,000-acre estate of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Fitch in Holly Springs. With a prize package worth over $14,000, competitors traveled from all parts of the country to vie for the championship. There were 55 dogs competing in the Open All-Age and 10 entries of the Derby.
Jones honored with plaque
Zebedee R. Jones, a native of Gunnison and director of the Renowned Rust College A’Cappella Choir, has definitely made a profound impact upon the lives of many people throughout the world; through the sharing of his musical talents. And the lives of people in Holly Springs are no exception since he arrived to our city.
Byhalia Chamber celebration Jan. 18
The ninth annual Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce Celebration Thursday, Jan. 18, will include awards, food, entertainment and more.
Fire chief reports on grant application
By SUE WATSON
The Holly Springs Historic Preservation Commission will continue meeting monthly at City Hall.
Two die in accident
By SUE WATSON
Two people died and two passengers were transported in Byhalia police and fire’s first call of the year to an accident scene, according to police chief Mike Novay.
County to get grant funds
Governor Haley Barbour, along with the Commissioner of Public Safety George Phillips, through the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security, are pleased to announce that 75 jurisdictions have been awarded a total of $2,778,570 directed at enhancing Mississippi’s ability to act and respond during a disaster.
Byhalia police make arrests
By BARRY BURLESON
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 60 calls during the past week and made several arrests.
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