Thursday, January 22, 2009
IDA improves airport
By BARRY BURLESON
Goals are in place to grow the Marshall County Airport, and the the steps have already begun.
“The potential there is so great,” said Bill Mobley, executive director of Marshall County Industrial Development Authority. “We have a vision. The airport is a tremendous economic tool, and we believe it can grow and do wonders.”
IDA, at the request of owners Marshall County and the City of Holly Springs, took over operation of the airport in late 2001.
Two face robbery charges
By BARRY BURLESON
Two Tennessee men are in the Marshall County Jail facing armed robbery charges.
Ryan Sandson, 31, of Brownsville, and Quintez Hall, 30, of Knoxville, were arrested in connection with a November 12, 2008, incident at 8189 Highway 309 South, according to Sheriff Kenny Dickerson.
Teacher of Year
By LINDA JONES
Angela Goode, Marshall County’s “Teacher of the Year 2008-09,” has been a fifth grade teacher at Potts Camp School for 27 years. In all those years, she has taught in only two, self-contained classrooms.
“The only time I’ve changed rooms has been when they moved the elementary to the new building,” Goode said.
Lindsay retires from Audubon
By BETH BREITHAUPT
Another chapter has just been written in the long history of Strawberry Plains Plantation with the retirement of Audubon Mississippi director Madge Lindsay.
Lindsay was reared on a farm in Limestone County, Ala., near the county seat of Athens. Her dad grew cotton, corn, and soybeans, as well as most of what the family ate. They were self-sustaining, for the most part. Lindsay has two sisters and a brother. Her mother is 93 years old and is in remarkable health, she said.
Chief urges safety when using ATMs
Robert Pearson, Holly Springs chief of police, released some safety tips for Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) use.
Byhalia officers respond to accidents, burglaries
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 37 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – alarm calls, 4; motor vehicle accidents, 6; burglaries, 2; escorts, 3; assists, 2; medical assistance calls, 13; fires, 1; miscellaneous calls, 6.
Byhalia police officers also made two arrests during the past week.
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