Thursday, July 26, 2007
Local News Briefs
National Night Out activities set for Aug. 3 in Holly Springs
The Holly Springs Police Department is sponsoring National Night Out on August 3. The celebration starts at the Spring Hollow Walking Trail at 7 p.m. and goes till 10 p.m.
National Night Out is intended to bring community residents out of their homes to meet and become acquainted with their neighbors.
“We invite each of you to come out and celebrate the night of fellowship with your neighbors,” said police chief Robert Pearson.
The police department will be serving free hot dogs, hamburgers and cold drinks. There will be entertainment, and prizes and trinkets will be passed out to the children.
“Please come and help us enjoy a wonderful National Night Out,” Pearson said.
School year just few weeks away for area students
The start of a new school year is just around the corner.
The first day for students in the Marshall County School District is August 6.
Holly Springs School District students start classes August 9.
The first day for students at Marshall Academy is August 16.
About $400 taken in robbery of Holly Springs business
Holly Springs police are investigating a recent armed robbery, plus a burglary.
Officers responded to an armed robbery call from a business in the 600 block of Martin Luther King around 10 p.m. Wednesday, July 18.
The victim stated two black males entered the business as he was letting two females out.
Suspects demanded all the money and told him to get down. One suspect had what appeared to be a 9mm handgun. The suspects left the business on foot with approximately $400 in cash.
Officers are also investigating a burglary in the 300 block of Ridgecrest. The homeowner stated she returned home and discovered her shed had been broken into. Items reportedly taken were several 16-inch tires and antique furniture. The items are valued at over $3,000.
Holly Springs police responded to the following activities last week – no proof of insurance, seven; no driver’s license, four; simple assault/domestic violence, five; no tag/expired tag, one; concealed weapon, one; stalking, one; disregard for traffic device, one; leaving the scene of accident, one; trespassing, one; malicious mischief, three.
Anyone having information regarding any crime committed in Holly Springs/Marshall County is urged to please contact the police department at 662-252-2122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-729-2169.
Crime Stoppers does not need your name, just your information. The caller may be entitled to a reward of up to $1,000. If you would like to be a member of Marshall County Crime Stoppers, please contact detective Elijah Wilson at 662-252-2122.
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