November 13, 2008
One defendant enters guilty plea, sentenced
Cordett Isom, 20, of Holly Springs, entered a plea of guilty before Judge Henry L. Lackey in circuit court Thursday, Nov. 6, in the death of James Lockett, 32, of Holly Springs. The crime occurred September 6.
Isom pled guilty to murder and Lackey sentenced the defendant to life imprisonment with possibility of parole, according to court documents. By entering the plea, Isom bypassed the grand jury due process and did not have to face trial.
Two other suspects face charges in Lockett’s death by shooting at his home.
Main Street workshop set for next week in Holly Springs
Mississippi Main Street Association will host a planning charrette in Holly Springs on Nov. 17-19.
The charrette consists of a team of professionals working with citizens to develop a plan and vision for the future of the North Mississippi town.
The charrette will kick off Monday, Nov. 17, at 6 p.m. in the Eddie Lee Smith Multi-Purpose Building, 235 North Memphis Street. A final presentation will be made on the evening of Wednesday, Nov 19, at 6.
The Holly Springs project is part of a program funded by a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC).
Job Corps representatives in Holly Springs Thursday
The Batesville Job Corp Center is ready to help you prepare for your future. If you need a skill, more education, or personal development, the Batesville Job Corps Center may be the place for you.
Representatives of the Batesville Job Corp Center will be at the Holly Springs Library, 109 East Gholson Avenue on Thursday, Nov. 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to talk with individuals ages 16 to 24 who are interested in a successful career.
Contact 662-563-4656 ext. 266 or Roger Givens at 662-609-9424 for more information.
Career training available in the following areas – brick masonry, carpentry, culinary arts, material and distribution operations, nurses assistant/home health aide, office administration, painting, retail sales clerk, welding.
Christmas parade Dec. 6; deadline to enter Nov. 28
Two highlights of the Christmas season in Holly Springs are the annual Christmas Parade and the Holiday Lighting Contest.
In keeping with tradition, the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce will host the 19th annual Christmas Parade on December 6, and judge the lighting contest on December 19. Application forms for both are available at the chamber office, 104 E. Gholson, or call 662-252-29433. They must be returned by November 28.
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