October 16, 2008
Stiffer housing permits possible
With rapid development of subdivisions in some supervisor districts the last few years, more problems with flash flooding of houses are being reported, according to the Marshall County Board of Supervisors.
Thursday, Oct. 2, was a day of epiphany for at least one Holly Springs resident.
Sandra Holpe put out a fire to save a stranger’s house and the two came to know each other like Good Samaritans.
After spending two days at Alliance Hospital in Holly Springs recovering from smoke inhalation, Holpe was back home recovering and doing most of the daily activities she is used to doing. Last week she talked about what happened on a day of yard sale hopping.
“It seemed like fate had it this way,” she began.
Main Street needs volunteers
The Holly Springs Main Street program needs 60 volunteers to serve on standing committees, according to organizer Clencie Cotton.
Field Day emphasizes importance of forests
Marshall County Forestry Association’s annual Field Day, held at McAuley Farms Saturday, drew a crowd of over 100 and numerous exhibits.
The field day featured four stops, led by John Gruchy who discussed food plots; Jason Fly, who talked about pine thinning; Justin Dewberry, who talked about controlled burning; and Chad Anderson, who discussed understory hardwood control.
Three guilty of voter fraud
Three people have pled guilty to voter fraud in Benton County, announced Attorney General Jim Hood earlier this week.
All three appeared before Benton County Circuit Court Judge Henry Lackey last week (Monday, October 6).
“The judge deferred sentencing to a later date not yet set, but all three are facing up to five years in prison,” Hood said.
Fish fry to benefit homeless shelter
The fifth annual fish fry to benefit New Hope Village (homeless shelter) is this Friday, Oct. 17, at the VFW building. Donation is $8. The fish fry is from 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. A live auction begins at 7 p.m. Proceeds go to restocking the food pantry at New Hope Village.
Police investigate burglaries
The Holly Springs Police Department investigated two burglaries and one malicious mischief incident last week.
Guard unit appreciates sheriff
By SUE WATSON
Members of Detachment 1 Company A of the 2-198th CAB Regiment presented Sheriff Kenny Dickerson with a U.S. flag that flew over the U.S. Capitol and with a plaque and PT jacket.
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