Thursday, October 25, 2007
Local News Briefs
Aldermen appoint Hood to Holly Springs school board
The Holly Springs School District Board of Trustees has a new member, Fergenia Hood.
The city’s board of aldermen made the appointment during a meeting October 9. It is a four-year appointment that will expire in 2011.
“I am very excited about serving,” said Hood, parental involvement director for ICS Head Start. “It’s something I wanted to do. I love the Holly Springs School District.”
Hood is a retired public school teacher. She taught 27 years, most of it in her hometown. She was a junior high English and reading teacher in Holly Springs from 1976-1997.
“I feel I have something to offer that may help improve our school system,” Hood said.
She has a bachelor of arts degree with a major in English from Rust College, plus master of education degrees in reading and English from the University of Mississippi. She has also done additional study at Ole Miss and received extensive training in early childhood development. Hood is involved in numerous community and church activities. She’s a member of Anderson Chapel C.M.E. Church.
Others on the Holly Springs School District Board of Trustees are Michael Crittle, Paul Lampley and Ray Von Autry, who is the only elected member. Another appointment is expected soon by aldermen to fill another vacancy on the five-member school board. Stepping down from the board are Martha Thomas and Alonzo McClinton. A reception for Thomas and McClinton was scheduled for this past Monday at 6 p.m.
City police make arrests for robbery, grand larceny
Three people were picked up on outstanding warrants for arrest last week, according to chief Robert Pearson.
Amanda Mullins, 29, of Oakland, Tenn., was arrested October 16 on an outstanding warrant charging armed robbery.
Corey Andrews, 24, of Granite City, Ill., was arrested and charged with grand larceny, he said.
Tacaris Kuykindall, 20, of Memphis, Tenn., was arrested October 20 on outstanding warrant charges of grand larceny.
Other activities for the week ending October 22 included 30 arrests for: driving while license suspended (6); expired or no driver’s license (5); no proof of insurance (5); expired or no tag (2); switched tag (2); seatbelt violation (1); driving under the influence (1); careless driving (1); improper lane change (1); simple assault (3); trespassing (1); malicious mischief (1); and disorderly conduct (1).
Anyone having information regarding any crime committed in Holly Springs or Marshall County is asked to contact the police department at 662-252-2122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-729-2169. Officers do not need your name, just your information.
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