Thursday, July 10, 2008
Mississippi Blues Trail
By SUE WATSON
The Hill Country was honored Thursday in Holly Springs with a marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail.
City closing pool
By SUE WATSON
After many discussions about the possibility of refurbishing the city swimming pool, the board of aldermen voted Tuesday, July 1, to officially close the facility.
St. Paul Road work, other projects on go
By SUE WATSON
Construction on a much awaited road project is expected to be underway soon.
Paving of St. Paul Road has taken several years to get ready to let to contract due to the difficulty in getting some property owners to sign easements, including several properties with multiple heirs.
Judge sets bond for suspects
By SUE WATSON
Two suspects charged with the murder of Terrell Richmond, a Byhalia teenager, had their bond hearing Monday in Lafayette County Circuit Court before Judge Andrew Howorth.
Bond was set for each at $200,000, according to Sheriff Kenny Dickerson.
The suspects, both teenagers, are being charged as adults.
Remill Cortez Mason, 15, and Telvin Terrell Campbell, 16, both of the Byhalia area, will remain in jail in Marshall County, unless either suspect attempts to make bond, according to Dickerson.
If either do, another hearing would be held to set the terms and conditions of their release on bond, he said.
A third suspect, Brydetric S. Richmond, 21, of the Byhalia area, was arrested June 27 and charged with directing or causing a youth to commit a felony. Richmond also remains in jail, held under a $50,000 bond, Dickerson said.
Terrell Richmond, 17, was shot and killed at his residence June 24.
Board discusses treatment facility with state official
By SUE WATSON
Ed LeGrand, executive director of the Mississippi Department of Mental Health, and consultant Gary Anderson recently met with the Marshall County Board of Supervisors to discuss strategy for getting an alcohol and drug treatment facility in Marshall County.
R.E.S. to meet with supervisors concerning possible rate increase
The Marshall County Board of Supervisors will meet with Resourceful Environmental Services (R.E.S.) Monday to discuss a rate increase request.
County residents currently pay $10.10 monthly for once a week household solid waste removal.
Under the current contract with R.E.S., the county agreed to allow the company a rate adjustment based on the consumer price index in the third year of the contract.
R.E.S. is also asking for a fuel adjustment to offset a $2 per gallon increase in the price of diesel since the contract went into effect.
Steve Horton, president, asked the board for an increase in rates from $10.10 to $11.50, which would reflect a 3 percent consumer price index increment and a fuel adjustment.
If the board approves the CPI rate increase as agreed to in the contract, the increase alone would raise residential rates to $10.42, Horton said.
Immunization clinic scheduled
The Marshall County Health Department, located at 225 S. Market Street in Holly Springs, will hold a special immunization clinic on July 24-25, July 29, 31 and August 4-5 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
During this clinic, health department staff will focus solely on providing childhood immunizations so that parents can complete the process quickly and efficiently. Parents should bring a copy of their child’s immunization record.
Relay for Life’s 25 teams recognized for hard work
First State Bank was inadvertently omitted from the list of Marshall County Relay for Life teams in a story printed June 26.
Team captain for First State Bank was Barbara Redditt.
The South Reporter apologizes for the mistake.
A special “thank you” to the committees and the following teams and captains (in brackets): Anderson Chapel (Devetta Bell); Asbury U.M. Church (Connery DeBerry); Big Star Baggers (Frances Adkins); Christians for a Cancer Cure (Carolyn Hewlett); Chulahoma MB Church (Dorothy Young); CSI (Chawanna Harris); Delta Sigma Theta (Barbara Redditt); First State Bank (Barbara Redditt); Hopewell #1 M.B. Church (Melvin DeBerry); ICS Head Start (Jaqueline Mora); Merchants & Farmers Bank (Kathy Ritts); Mt. Olive M.B. Church W.H.O. (Mable Lester); Mt. Pleasant U.M. Church (Amanda Broughton); Parker Hannifin (Christie Humphrey); Phi Beta Sigma (Terry Hood); Powell Chapel Church (Dorothy Lesure); Holly Springs Marshall County Rust Club (Landry Hearn); Sons of Thunder (Omegas) (Ishmell Edwards); St. Paul CME Church (Brenda Faulkner); Trinity Mission Health & Rehab (Rener Shafer); Union Valley Church (Gracie Echols); Wal-Mart (Mary Dillard); Watson World (Elaine Watson); XI-MU Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi (Deles Farley); and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority (Eva Lay).
“Each of the 25 teams worked really hard and should be recognized for the time and effort they put into this Relay,” said Jaqueline Mora, team development chair. “We’ve gotten so much wonderful support from the community that I do not want any team to be omitted. We reached our goal of $63,000 and set a new record for Marshall County Relay for Life and we never would have made it without you. Thank you.”
Leadership in changing times
By SUE WATSON
“The question to you is, are we getting the type of leadership nationally that we need in these changing times?” asked Dr. Jim Biedenharn, pastor of Byhalia United Methodist Church.
Police nab drug suspects
The Holly Springs Police Department made two drug arrests last week.
Chief Robert Pearson said Michael D. Turner, 23, of Holly Springs, was arrested July 1 on charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell.
Terrance W. Peoples, 20, of Holly Springs, was arrested July 4 on charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, Pearson said.
Holly Springs police officers responded to an alarm call on Friday, July 4, about 12:20 a.m. in the 100 block of Whaley Drive. Officers arrived at the scene and found the double pane glass window on the north side of the building had been broken out. The key holder arrived on the scene and said several bottles of liquor were missing.
Officers responded to the following activities last week – driving while license suspended, nine; no driver’s license/expired driver’s license, three; seat belt violation, two; child restraint, two; no tag/expired tag, one; no proof of insurance, 27; disregard for traffic device, one; simple assault, one; simple assault domestic, two; disorderly conduct, two; public drunk, one; driving under the influence, one; leaving the scene of an accident, one; littering, one; parking in handicapped zone, two; violation of dog ordinance, one; violation of city ordinance (fireworks), two.
Anyone having information regarding any crime committed in Holly Springs or Marshall County is asked to contact police at 662-252-2122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-729-2169.
Marshall County man killed in four-wheeler accident
Davis Pegues, 52, of 2607 Highway 311, was killed Saturday, July 5, in a four-wheeler accident, according to county coroner James R. Anderson.
Pegues lost control of the ATV while riding on McAlexander Road and hit a tree, he said.
Pegues was pronounced dead by deputy coroner John Garrison at 2 p.m., Anderson said, after the call came in to himself at 1:48 p.m.
Pegues had been employed with the Marshall County Road and Bridge Department as a truck driver, according to workers at the county administrator’s office.
Byhalia officers respond to 28 calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 28 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – eight alarm calls, two motor vehicle accidents, three burglaries, one domestic call, three escorts, one animal-related call, two assists, three medical assists, one fire, three miscellaneous calls and one damaged property report.
Byhalia police also made two arrests on the following charges –
• No driver’s license, DUI 2nd, careless driving.
• Warrant, Byhalia Police Department, no proof of insurance.
Celebrating Fifty Years of Service to the Lord
By Laura Grubbs and Joe SallingThe Rev. William V. Kemp was born on March 30, 1926, in Corinth. He met and married his lovely wife, then Geraldine Fowler, subsequent to graduation from Corinth High School on June 6, 1943
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