Thursday, January 10, 2008
Byhalia gets DUI officer
By SUE WATSON
Byhalia Police Chief Gary Looney announced last week that his department has hired a DUI officer with money from a state/federal grant.
County officials take oath
By SUE WATSON
Several hundred friends and family of the elected officials serving Marshall County for the 2008-2011 term gathered at the courthouse Thursday for an auspicious ceremony and swearing in to office.
Deputy on leave after shooting
By SUE WATSON
The state medical examiner’s office has not released to authorities its findings in the death of Bailey Pearson, 34, of the Barton area following a shooting in self defense by a Marshall County deputy New Year’s Eve, according to Sheriff Kenny Dickerson.
Wicker visits Holly Springs as part of campaign kickoff
By SUE WATSON
U.S. Senator Roger Wicker kicked off a campaign bus tour Monday in small communities across North Mississippi.
Police make arrests in shooting
Officers responded to a drive-by shooting call in the 300 block of South Chesterman Street around 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, and found two individuals shot, according to Holly Springs Police Chief Robert Pearson.
“When officers arrived on the scene, they discovered that 18-year-old Carl Sanderson had been shot once in the right leg and a 15-year-old juvenile had been shot once in the left leg,” he said.
Four individuals were arrested in connection with the shooting and charged with two counts aggravated assault, he said. They are Damien K. Haman, 16; Quincy A. Hoyle, 16; Jarvis I. Poplar, 18; and Erick Lashun Gibson, 17, all of Benton County. The four were released on $30,000 bond and await preliminary hearings in court.
Pearson said he expects the case will be bound over to the Marshall County circuit court for further action.
A Virginia woman was arrested Dec. 21, and awaits extradition to Virginia on identity theft charges, he said. The woman is identified as Vera Shantea Yawn, 25, of Colonial Heights, Virginia.
Also arrested Friday, Jan. 4, on uttering forgery charges is Karen L. Jeffries, 47, of Snow Lake.
Officers responded to the following activities last week: driving while license suspended (2); no proof of insurance (5); no tag/expired tag (2); switched tag (1); careless driving (2); no driver’s license (1); seatbelt violation (1); no child restraints (2); simple assault (3); and driving under the influence (3).
Anyone having information regarding any crime is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-729-2169.
Deadline near for leadership class
Leadership Marshall County 2008 begins with an overnight retreat January 24-25.
This is the fourth session of Leadership Marshall, which trains today’s leaders to become visionaries for the future of the area.
Class enrollment is set for about 30, with the enrollment deadline of January 15.
Monthly meetings will be rotated around the county. Those dates are February 28, March 20, April 17, May 15, with graduation June 19.
To sign up for Leadership Marshall County class, contact Sarah Sawyer in Byhalia at 662-838-8127.
In Holly Springs, contact Janet Jolley at 662-252-3541 or Susan Jordan at 662-252-2943.
Liddy reappointed to tourism board
The City of Holly Springs conducted a short meeting January 2, to take care of department claims and concerns and appointed Chris Liddy to the Tourism Board of Directors.
Liddy had resigned his previous appointment to make a career move, but subsequently returned to the city.
Robert Barber presented an overview of amendments to the city’s comprehensive zoning plan and the board set a public hearing for Feb. 5 at 5:30 p.m. to take public comment.
The proposed zoning changes will be published in The South Reporter prior to the public hearing, according to city clerk Belinda McDonald.
The recessed January meeting of the board of aldermen has been moved to Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 5:30 p.m.
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