DeBerry keeps mayor’s job
Holly Springs Mayor Andre’ DeBerry held his seat Tuesday night, beating challenger Barry Thomas by 489 votes.
Unofficial results from the runoff race show DeBerry with 1,533 to Thomas’ 1,044.
DeBerry was reelected to his third full term as mayor of the city.
An intensive investigation of several weeks has resulted in recovery of two tractor-trailer loads of bagged animal feed thought to be stolen from Cargill Animal Nutrition in Marshall County, according to Sheriff Kenny Dickerson.
He expects there could be as many as five to eight arrests when the investigation by his department, the Memphis Police Department, and state and federal agencies is concluded.
Hwy. 4 work forces detour
Highway 4 West is closed 12 miles west of its intersection with Highway 7 South while the Mississippi Department of Transportation replaces two culverts, according to Bill Minor, transportation commissioner for the Northern District.
The replacements are mandated by federal regulations that would withhold federal funds until the culverts and bridges on state roads meet federal standards, he said.
The mandate came from the federal highway commission after a bridge collapsed in Minnesota about a year ago.
Potts Camp, Byhalia elections June 2
Municipal elections are less than two weeks away in both Potts Camp and Byhalia.
Those general elections are set for Tuesday, June 2.
Twelve candidates are seeking five at-large alderman seats in Potts Camp.
Running for aldermen are Joan Cox, Carol Jean Davis, Mary Houston, Wanda N. Love, Herbert Luther, Deborah L. McCullough, Dollean Porter, Sabrina Porter, Lela Reed Stevens, Robert Swinford, James (Johnny) C. Westmoreland and Craig Work.
House fire claims life of Potts Camp resident
Lynda McAlexander, an employee with Mississippi Department of Transportation at the Holly Springs office, died Wednesday, May 13, when her house went up in flames.
The cause of the fire has not been determined, according to Potts Camp firefighter Lt. Ricky Barnett. It was called in by a patrolling deputy for the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department who noticed the smoke while on patrol.
Verna McAlexander honored at banquet
Verna Rogers McAlexander of Holly Springs was inducted into the Mississippi School Nurse Association Hall of Fame at a banquet held on April 16.
Purple bows for American Cancer Society
The staff at Jennie’s Flowers & Gifts and the Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers from Marshall County made purple bows for The American Cancer Society’s Marshall County Relay for Life Paint the Town Purple month.
Man shot on MLK Drive
Holly Springs police officers are investigating a shooting, several burglaries and a property theft reported last week, according to chief Robert Pearson.
Pearson said officers responded to shots fired in the 200 block of Martin Luther King Drive Friday, May 15.
When they arrived on the scene at the north Holly Springs shopping mall, he said Rodney McGee of New Albany had been shot in the left thigh in the parking lot. McGee was transported to The Med in Memphis for treatment and is recovering, he said.
Byhalia police respond to burglary, theft
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 29 calls during the week ending May 11.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – alarm calls, 4; motor vehicle accidents, 1; burglaries, 1; disturbances, 1; thefts, 1; assists, 3; medical assistance, 4; harassment, 1; miscellaneous calls, 13.
Byhalia police officers also made eight arrests during the past week.
The Garden Cafe to open for needy
A group of area churches sponsoring The Garden Cafe, a weekly hot evening meal for individuals and families out of work and food, will serve its first meal Thursday, June 11 from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Catholic Social Services building behind St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
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