Thursday, August 9, 2007
• Dickerson, Randolph win; assessor’s race to runoff
By SUE WATSON
Kenny Dickerson and Don Randolph won re-election in two of the high profile Marshall County primary races Tuesday night.
By SUE WATSON
The entire staff of the Marshall County School District kicked off the new year at Byhalia High School last week with a breakfast, words from superintendent Don Randolph, a review of the schools’ mission by Jerry Moore and a fine motivational speech by Janie Walters.
Suspects face charges in separate assaults
By SUE WATSON
A woman from the Battle Road area in Byhalia was in St. Francis Hospital Monday in critical condition following an aggravated assault that occurred Wednesday, Aug. 1, according to sheriff Kenny Dickerson.
Attorney general investigation leads to Benton County arrests
Attorney General Jim Hood has confirmed several arrests stemming from a voter fraud investigation in Benton County.
Notice of bridge closings
The two bridges on O’Dell Road are officially closed by order of the Marshall County Board of Supervisors and barricades have been placed at these bridges since their closing.
Anyone going around the barricades placed there since the spans were broken on one of the bridges does so at their own risk, according to county engineer Larry Britt.
The bridges are located about one mile west of the intersection of Blackwater and O’Dell roads. More specifically the bridges are located in Section 3, Township 6 South, Range 4 West. They are being replaced with funds from the State Aid Program under project number SAP 47(62).
Policemen arrest three on aggravated assault charges
Holly Springs police officers arrested three individuals last week on outstanding aggravated assault charges, according to Police Chief Robert Pearson.
Nancy J. Stewart, 51, Ioma Stewart, 39, and James Campbell, 28, of the Holly Springs area were served arrest warrants Wednesday, August 1, he said.
Officers responded to the following activities for the week ending August 6: no driver’s license/expired license (1); driving while license suspended (3); disregard for traffic device (1); careless driving (1); reckless driving (2); improper equipment (1); improper parking (1); failure to yield to blue light (1); resisting arrest (1); petit larceny (1); and possession of controlled substance (2).
Anyone having information regarding any crime committed in Holly Springs or Marshall County is asked to contact the Holly Springs Police Department at 662-252-2122 or to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-729-2169.
“We do not need your name, just your information,” Pearson said. “Callers may be entitled to a reward of up to $1,000.”
Anyone who wants to join Crime Stoppers should call Elijah Wilson at 252-2122.
Pearson announced a second detective, Brenda Kilpatrick, has been added to the force.
Officials investigate fire in old building
By BARRY BURLESON
The Holly Springs Fire Department is still investigating the cause of a blaze Friday evening in the old police department facility.
Circus Tuesday at fairgrounds
The Walker Bros. Circus is coming to the Marshall County Fairgrounds in Holly Springs.
The fun and exciting show is set for Tuesday, Aug. 14, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
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