Thursday, January 1, 2009
Ice causes wrecks
By BARRY BURLESON
The third day of winter brought icy conditions and along with it several accidents.
“About every exit in Marshall County off Highway 78 had three or more cars spun off the bridges,” said Kenny Holbrook, chief of the Holly Springs Fire Department. “We started getting calls at about 6 in the morning (December 23). Thank goodness, most were not injury-related.”
Clydesdale spreads Christmas cheer
By BARRY BURLESON
The Clydesdale Christmas Store is all about the giving.
This year more than 400 children got gifts from Santa and his elves during the annual event at the National Guard Armory in Holly Springs. The Clydesdale Christmas Store also made the holidays brighter for 15 school children in Byhalia, 25 to 30 families in need and 30-plus nursing home residents. And a new Clydesdale Christmas Store in the Harmontown area, in its second year, delivered gifts to 62 children.
Chase leads to burglary arrest
By BARRY BURLESON
A neighbor watching out for a neighbor gave law enforcement a boost in solving a recent burglary in the Byhalia area.
Marshall County Sheriff Kenny Dickerson said dispatch received a call Friday afternoon, Dec. 19, from a resident on Pine Hill Road who was witnessing a break-in at a neighbor’s house in the 300 block of Tunstall Road.
The caller advised that two male subjects were let out of a light-colored, small car. He said he saw them approach the front door of the house and kick the door in.
Birthday party honors community columnist
By SUE WATSON
Dale Hollingsworth, a 26-year community news correspondent from Potts Camp, was honored December 19 for her years of service to the town and to The South Reporter.
She is 90 years old and still writing, and friends and family gathered for a reception at the Potts Camp School cafeteria where she worked 18 years while her three children were in school there. She went to work at the cafeteria to help make ends meet after her husband had a heart attack.
Holly Springs police arrest suspect on assault, failure to stop charges
Wednesday, Dec. 24, at approximately 2:15 p.m., Marshall County E- 911 dispatch put a call out on a green and brown pick-up truck chasing a gray vehicle and shooting at the vehicle.
The vehicles were reported as being near Sunset Acres and headed east into the City of Holly Springs.
Police chief Robert Pearson said the truck was observed on Martin Luther King near Colonial Drive. He said when the driver, Markeith Mayfield, observed the police vehicle, he made a right turn onto Colonial and attempted to flee.
After a brief vehicle and foot pursuit, Pearson said Mayfield was apprehended in the parking lot of the retail complex at 277 Martin Luther King Drive. He was arrested on charges of aggravated assault with a firearm and failure to stop a motor vehicle when officer signaled, according to the police chief. He was transported to the Marshall County Jail.
Anyone having information regarding any crime committed in the Holly Springs/Marshall County area, please contact the Holly Springs Police Department at 662-252-2122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-729-2169. Officers do not need your name, just your information. The caller may be entitled to a reward of up to $1,000.
Extra troopers on highways
The New Year’s holiday period brings more danger to the roads.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol is stepping up its enforcement through 12 midnight January 4. The Department of Public Safety has received extra funds from the federal government to have troopers working on their days off, according to Sgt. Leslie White with the Batesville District.
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