Thursday, August 23, 2007
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Runoff races next Tuesday
It's back to the polls next week, as five Democratic primary races will be featured on the runoff ballot in Marshall County.
County schools show progress
By SUE WATSON
Marshall County School District got some good news this week. Five schools improved their level indices and six of the eight schools met all Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) standards, according to curriculum coordinator Jerry Moore.
Supervisors hear budget requests
By SUE WATSON
With the fiscal year 2007-2008 budgeting process underway, groups are coming before the Marshall County Board of Supervisors with requests and some with congratulations now that some election races are settled.
Anderson hopes to carry momentum into general election
By BARRY BURLESON
A Marshall County native is one win away from being elected to a state-wide office.
Big Kudzu Festival in works
By SUE WATSON
The August meeting of the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors dealt with financial concerns and the upcoming Kudzu Festival in October.
Holly Springs police make burglary arrests
Four people were arrested over the week ending August 20, according to Holly Springs Police Chief Robert Pearson.
Anthony Tyrone Jones, 39, of Memphis, was arrested Monday, August 13 and charged with false identification and shoplifting, he said.
Charterius Hankins, 18, of Holly Springs, was arrested Tuesday, August 14, and charged with burglary of a dwelling, Pearson said.
Marco Antonio Rooks, 22, of Holly Springs, was arrested and charged with uttering forgery on Wednesday, August 15, he said. And Carla Jackson, 24, of Holly Springs, was arrested and charged with burglary on Monday, August 20.
Officers responded to the following activities for the week: driving while license suspended (five); expired tag (one); no proof of insurance (two); open container (one); trespassing (two); domestic violence (one); malicious mischief (two); simple assault (four); littering (one); seatbelt violation (one); sale of alcohol before hour (one).
Anyone having information regarding any crime committed in the area, please contact the police department at 662-252-2122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-729-2169. We do not need your name, just your information. The caller may be entitled to a reward of up to $1,000.
Police plan DUI crackdown
The Holly Springs Police Department has announced it is launching a new “Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest.” crackdown during the Labor Day holiday.
Nutrition program gets new educator
By SUE WATSON
The Marshall County Extension Service has brought in Lori Box of Ashland to serve as nutrition educator for the Family Nutrition Program.
Firefighters busy; burn ban still in effect
Firefighters have been busy putting out grass fires over the last two weeks, with several involving hundreds of acres, according to Kenny Holbrook, Holly Springs chief.
A fire August 11 involved about 250 acres on Isom Chapel Road, he said. Another on August 14 and 15 involved about 300 acres on Lester Road.
Another grass fire on Kizer Mountain Road August 15 involved about 200 acres. Joe Cox Road was the location of a 200-acre fire. Then August 17, four separate fires involving a total of about 100 acres burned along Highway 7 North.
“The only caution we have is a fire ban,” Holbrook said. “The public cannot control burn either.”
Holly Springs firefighters assisted in putting out a blaze in a mobile home on Felix Road last week. The home was a total loss, Holbrook said.
Other calls beginning August 13 and ending August 20 included: 13 medical assistance calls; seven grass fires (including those listed above); three motor vehicle accidents; six fire alarms; and one entrapment on Highway 178 West on August 15 with one fatality.
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