September 17, 2009
Our 7-year-old is excited about reading.
Sunday night after her bath, Erin positioned herself beside me on the couch and continued her reading of “The Secret of the Old Clock,” the first ever of the famous Nancy Drew Mystery Stories.
The Preacher’s Corner
Church camp puts things into perspective
Last Saturday we had a 60th anniversary celebration for Camp Hopewell, our Presbyterian camp on Highway 30, six miles east of Oxford. Many a Holly Springs and Marshall County young person has gone to Camp Hopewell through the years. Denton O’Dell, of Chulahoma, was director of the camp for many years, and as a witness the activities building is named in his honor.
Report from U.S. House
Last week marked the eighth anniversary of one of the most tragic days in our nation’s history. As we remember September 11, my thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the attacks, as well as their families, friends, and loved ones.
Warden Lyons retires to Holly Springs
By STELLA DAVIS
CARLSBAD, N.M. – Eddy County Detention Center Warden D.P. Lyons has announced his retirement, 30 months after taking the helm at the detention center.
Lyons will leave his position and return to Holly Springs, Miss., where he still has a home.
He said he plans to teach a criminal justice course two days a week at the college in Holly Springs, try to relax and take each day as it comes.
Letters To The Editor
Best site for city park:
As most of you know, there is a new offer for land to build a city park in Byhalia.
The reason for this new offer is the reality of a city park.
The Ingram family has offered to sell the City of Byhalia 150 acres located in the city limits of Byhalia. This land is located behind the Ingrams Place Subdivision on Hwy. 309 N. and across the street from our nice new high school.
Yes, this offer has been extended before to past administrations.
All of our schools and new fire station are located on the other side of the railroad tracks in Byhalia too, making this an ideal location.
The construction of I-69 will make the park a highly visible location.
There are several outlets that can access the park throughout the city limits.
In 2005/2006 the city purchased some land off Lynett Road, (the old Huey Jones cattle ranch.)
This land is located outside the city and requires a 16-acre road access, which would make the location be off Stonewall Road.
The city will then have to build this famous swinging bridge to cross over the Byhalia Creek.
So let’s try to add this all up – one-half million dollars for land, maybe a million for the bridge, then another million for a two-lane, paved, 16-acre access road, (cost: another $150,000).
I am not an engineer, lawyer, politician, construction engineer, realtor, or candle stick maker!
I’m just a concerned citizen that would like to see Byhalia go forward and grow.
I’m not here to quote prices, just some “ballpark figures” after researching the proposed city park.
The new mayor and aldermen have been very open and honest with us, and will, I’m sure, do the right thing for their town.
We thank them for their time and consideration.
We thank you also to all the citizens we spoke with and hope this answered all your calls and comments.
Leave healthcare alone:
The healthcare bill is not about helping, us the people, but moving this country more toward government control.
Leave healthcare alone, as it is, but stop fraud and the illegals’ use of its services.
The condition of the Hill Crest Cemetery is all about respect, responsibility and being accountable, not the excuse that it rained in July.
Many of us do not live here anymore, but our family and friends are now at Hill Crest and the gates are a gateway to heaven, and need to be repaired also.
Please take time to remember our local “heroes” who are serving in war zones around the world.
Shanika Buffington, National Guard, Iraq
Supporting Our Troops
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