Thursday, December 11, 2008
Electric customers to get relief
By SUE WATSON
Holly Springs Utility Department announced last week that customers will see a decrease in the cost of electricity effective January 1, 2009.
The small rollback in costs for power is a result of a rollback in the fuel cost adjustment by Tennessee Valley Authority, provider of electricity to HSUD and other distributors across the Valley, according to John Collins, general manager at HSUD.
Byhalia kicks off Christmas season
By SUE WATSON
A group estimated at 300 turned out Friday in Byhalia to celebrate the Christmas season with entertainment, hotdogs and chili and a chance to sit on Santa’s knee and whisper in his ear.
Board considers funding strategy
By SUE WATSON
With a global economic squeeze gripping the world, the Marshall County Board of Supervisors met with other officials to plan a strategy for next year’s Legislative session and other agency requests.
Leadership Marshall seeks participants for new year
Organizers of the 2009 Leadership Marshall class are calling on business, industry and elected officials to select employees to enroll in the next group.
Woman dies in Tuesday morning accident A Marshall County woman was killed Tuesday morning in a one-vehicle accident on Cayce Road.
Coroner James Anderson said Deborah James, 36, was ejected from the Ford Explorer she was driving when it left Cayce Road near the intersection with Deer Creek Road. She was pronounced dead on the scene.
James, the only occupant in the vehicle, was traveling south on Cayce Road, he said. The accident happened about 6:15 a.m. in heavy rainfall.
Police charge man with assault
Holly Springs police officers made two recent arrests.
Herman Bernard Woods, 44, of Holly Springs, was arrested Friday, Dec. 5, and charged with aggravated assault, according to chief Robert Pearson.
Byhalia police officers respond to disturbances, fire
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 44 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – three alarm calls, two motor vehicle accidents, six disturbances, one domestic disturbance, eight escorts, two animal-related calls, six assists, one fire and 15 miscellaneous calls.
Byhalia police also made 15 arrests during the past week.
Ballard new webmaster at Rust
Marva G. Ballard, a native of Port Huron, Mich., recently joined the vice president/development staff as the webmaster for Rust College. Ballard is responsible for developing and maintaining the college’s website.
Writer chronicles journey back to God
By SUE WATSON
The Marshall County area continues to draw an eclectic group of new citizens. These individuals bring their stories, talents and energy to expand and enrich the culture of the area.
The South Reporter recently learned of a new resident who is a budding writer, and is also contributing some of her time and energy to Strawberry Plains Audubon Center in Holly Springs.
Kay Harper Sons has lived at Snow Lake Shores for a year and a half with her husband and son. She made her first appearance in this area as a young girl when she visited her aunt, Blanche Harper, now deceased, who owned homes on Snow Lake and in Memphis.
Potts Camp Volunteer Fire Department sponsoring holiday fund-raiser
The Potts Camp Volunteer Fire Department will be cooking Boston butts and turkeys for the Christmas holidays.
They will begin cooking on Dec. 17 and will sell through Dec. 23. Boston butts will be $25 and turkeys will cost $20.
If you would like to purchase a Boston butt and/or a turkey, please call George Chambell, 544-6074; Jason Mills, 333-4052; Greg Harris, 507-1182; or Joe Mills, 551-6649.
Everyone is urge to support this holiday fund-raiser for the fire department.
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