Thursday, February 7, 2008
Court finds Bossman’s a nuisance
By SUE WATSON
Bossman’s Barbecue is officially closed. The case that has lingered on the court dockets for nearly nine months was heard last week in circuit court before Judge Henry Lackey.
Holly Springs picks up tourism award
By SUE WATSON
The Holly Springs Tourism and Recreation Bureau has been tapped for recognition by tourism professionals across the state.
City named one of five ‘cultural corners’
Governor Haley Barbour has named five communities to the new Certified Cultural Corners program, grants designated to towns with a population of less than 20,000 to preserve and promote their cultural heritage significance.
Fugitive nabbed in county
A fugitive on the lam from Shelby County, Tenn., was arrested in Marshall County last week by members of three cooperating law enforcement agencies, according to Sheriff Kenny Dickerson.
Anthony Taylor, 34, living at 67 Richland Road, Byhalia, was arrested January 31 around 5:30 p.m. as he arrived at his residence in a vehicle, he said.
Investigators had determined Taylor might be living at the residence, conducted surveillance, and he was arrested without incident, Dickerson said.
Taylor signed a waiver and was returned to Tennessee to face charges lodged against him.
Taylor was wanted by Shelby County authorities on failing to timely register as a sex offender, Dickerson said.
Agencies assisting in the apprehension of the fugitive included the county sheriff’s department, the United States Marshals Service for the Northern District of Mississippi, and the United States Secret Service.
Sheriff Dickerson thanked the agencies for the teamwork in the arrest of the fugitive and also thanked the Marshall County 911 office for its assistance to the agents.
Police investigate vehicle theft
A vehicle stolen in the 100 block of Memphis Street Friday around 10:45 p.m. was later recovered wrecked on Hernando Road.
The victim stated she got out of her red 2001 Oldsmobile Alero to go inside the post office. On her way back out, she observed a black male driving off in her car, said chief Robert Pearson. The incident is still under investigation.
In a separate incident January 28, police arrested Eldridge Hampton, 27, of Holly Springs on an outstanding arrest warrant charging armed robbery, he said.
Twenty-two other citations were issued for the week ending February 4, including: driving while license suspended (4); no proof of insurance (4); no tag/expired tag (3); careless driving (2); expired driver’s license/no license (2); DUI (2); failure to yield to blue lights (1); disregard for traffic devices (2); and possession of marijuana (2).
Dog owners are reminded they must purchase registration tags for their pets. Proof of rabies vaccination is also required to register dogs. Licenses can be purchased at the police department on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday each week between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Anyone who has information on any crime committed in Holly Springs is asked to call the police department at 662-252-2122 or Marshall County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-729-2169. Callers need not give their name and may be entitled to a reward of up to $1,000.
‘Diverse group’ forms new leadership class
By SUE WATSON
A diverse group of men and women will get the ride of their lives in the next five months. Leadership Marshall 2008 will provide the ride.
Search on for new director of chamber
The Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce has formed a search committee to find an executive director.
Chamber president Joanne Huff said the office will probably not be open much until someone is found to work temporarily while the committee looks for a new director to replace Susan Jordan.
Anyone interested in applying for the vacancy can call board members Ronnie Luther, Huff, Don McDuffy or T.J. Vanzant.
The position is advertised in this week’s newspaper. The deadline for applications is February 29, Huff said.
Board member Betty Byrd said the chamber will try to boost membership, a matter that could be discussed at the February 4 board of directors meeting.
At the meeting, new officers will be elected, she said.
Two board members are expected to leave the board this year and the chamber is discussing expanding the board from 12 to 14 directors, Byrd said.
The number of directors would be completed by filling the two expected vacancies and by adding two additional ones, she said.
Current members of the board of directors are Lisa Cole, Ishmel Edwards, Huff, Byrd, McDuffy, Vanzant, Ronnie Luther, John Jones, Wesley Stanton, Ray Autry, Annie Moffitt and Lynn Pullen.
Movre elected 2008 treasurer of area Alliance
Hugh Stump, executive director of the Oxford Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB), has been elected president of the Mississippi Hills Heritage Area Alliance (Alliance) for 2008.
Weather events cause power problems
By SUE WATSON
Strong winds Tuesday night last week caused problems over the Holly Springs Utility Department’s (HSUD’s) service area. Most outages were caused by falling limbs and cross arm breaks on utility poles, said John Collins, general manager of the utility.
Byhalia police respond to accidents, other calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 49 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – seven alarm calls, three motor vehicle accidents, one disturbance, 11 escorts, one animal-related call, one juvenile-related call, two assists, one fire and 22 miscellaneous calls.
Byhalia police also made three arrests on the following charges -1) DUI 1st, careless driving, seatbelt violation; 2) no proof of insurance, driving while license suspended, expired tag; 3) driving while license suspended, no insurance, seatbelt violation.
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