Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007
With the chants of “We are Marshall” ringing in the air around them, the Lady Patriots made school history for the second time this season.
The Marshall Academy fast-pitch softball team won its first Mississippi Private School Association Class AA state championship Monday at Freedom Ridge Park in Ridgeland.
County moves projects ahead
By SUE WATSON
With the road and bridge construction season winding down, the Marshall County Board of Supervisors is trying to finish up some projects this year and look forward to programming more roads for State Aid funds for next year.
Governor tours Rust College
By SUE WATSON
Rust College was host to Governor Haley Barbour last week as he made a campaign tour in northern counties including stops in Ripley, Holly Springs and Byhalia.
Local groups strengthen partnership
By SUE WATSON
The City of Holly Springs, several local industries and Northwest Community College met recently to discuss workforce development needs and partnerships.
Bee Safe Online introduced in county
A joint venture between the Mississippi State Extension Service, Marshall County Schools and the Sheriff’s Department is underway this fall. The first program of its kind in Marshall County was presented at Potts Camp School recently during Back-To-School Night.
Bee Safe Online targets parents and children with information to help children become aware of the need to be safe online, according to Lemon Phelps with Marshall County Extension Service.
Some of the topics covered in the Bee Safe Online include: Learning the Lingo; Social Networking Websites; Creating Safe Places; Tracking Online Movement; and Creating a Plan of Action.
Anyone interested in having this program presented at their school or church group is encouraged to contact Lemon Phelps, 4-H Agent, Marshall County Extension Service at 662-252-3541 or Marshall County Sheriff’s Office at 662-252-1311.
Police respond to long list of incidents
Holly Springs Police reported 26 arrests for the week ending September 29,
Charges included – driving while license suspended (2); expired/no driver’s license (3); DUI/DUI refusal (4); careless driving (2); domestic violence (2); domestic aggravated assault (1); shoplifting (1); no insurance (2); telephone profane language (1); no proof of insurance (5); disorderly conduct (1); stalking/stalking harassing (2); improper equipment (1); sexual battery, trespassing, burglary (1).
Police made two felony arrests for the week, according to chief Robert Pearson.
Thaddeus Johnson, 17, of Holly Springs was arrested September 28 and charged with sexual battery, trespassing and burglary.
Walter Jefferson, 37, of Holly Springs, was charged with domestic aggravated assault on September 29.
Kudzu Fest drawing near
The 19th annual Kudzu Festival will be held October 25-27 in downtown Holly Springs on the square.
The festival will be bigger and better than ever before with activities such as a carnival, entertainment, barbecue championship, 5K run, arts and crafts and much more.
A tentative schedule is included in this week’s newspaper on page 8. More details will follow in later editions.
For more information, call the Chamber of Commerce, 252-2943.
Driving class October 22-23
An AARP safe driving class has been scheduled at the Marshall County Library, 109 E. Gholson St., in Holly Springs on October 22-23. The class will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each day.
AARP safe driving classes are eight-hour driver education refresher courses for drivers 50 years of age and over. The law in Mississippi mandates that students 55 years of age and over who complete the class be entitled to receive an appropriate discount on their automobile insurance premium for the following three years.
To register for this class, call the Marshall County Library at 662-252-3823 by October 19. A $10 materials fee is payable prior to the start of the first day of class. Class size will be limited to 15 students.
VFW, inn help with expenses
By SUE WATSON
The Collins-Hurdle VFW Post 5697 and Ladies Auxiliary teamed up with Courtsquare Inn Bed and Breakfast to help accommodate two people from the Shriner’s Hospital in Texas with expenses during their recent appearance at a criminal trial in circuit court.
“Katrina: Mississippi Women Remember” photography by Melody Golding
This exhibition is about the documentation of life on the Mississippi Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina, the worst natural disaster to have ever been recorded in American history and the experiences and resiliency of the American people to survive and endure after this catastrophic storm.
Benefit for Taylor Goode very successful
By Danny Cooper
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