Thursday, October 29, 2009
Vice mayor Bagley first woman to preside
By SUE WATSON
Another likely first took place in Holly Springs at last week’s board of aldermen meeting at city hall.
In Mayor Andre’ DeBerry’s absence, vice mayor and first term alderman Johnnie Bagley took up the gavel and presided over the meeting.
She could very well be the first woman to conduct a meeting and function as mayor in the city, a moment not lost on those present, particularly several department heads who referred to Bagley often as “Madam Mayor.”
Deputies arrest carjack suspects
By BARRY BURLESON
Three Corinth men are jailed in Marshall County on carjacking charges.
Arrested Thursday after an incident at Moore’s Grocery on Highway 72 were Bobby Durand Prather, 26, of 203 S. John St. in Corinth; Brandon Shane Harris, 27, of 806 N. John St. in Corinth; and Christopher Bernard Patterson, 18, of 402 Persimmon Dr. in Corinth, according to Sheriff Kenny Dickerson.
Youth leadership gains momentum
By SUE WATSON
Networking, time management and goal setting were the topics of the recent Youth Leadership class, held at The Flame in Byhalia this month.
Youth are finding that they already are exercising social networking muscles but some may be spending more than adequate time on social networking sites on the Internet. Linda Mitchell, Mississippi State Extension professor, told the select Marshall County group to be careful what they put online because photos and words can “come back to haunt you.”
Veterans Day Parade set for Nov. 11
There will be a Veterans Day Parade in Holly Springs on Wednesday, Nov. 11.
Line-up will be at Dollar General on Craft Street at 9 a.m. with the parade starting at 10 a.m., according to Amy Heaton with the chamber of commerce. It will proceed north on Craft Street, ending up on the square.
There will be a ceremony on the square after the parade with Rep. Kelvin Buck as the guest speaker.
For more information on the parade, call the chamber office, 662-252-2943.
Police investigate burglaries
The Holly Springs Police Department is investigating some burglaries that took place last week.
Burglary of a dwelling was reported in the 300 block of Cuba Street. Entry was gained through the back door. Three heaters were taken – two valued at $200 and one valued at $150.
Wicker named to Senate leadership role
Sen. Roger Wicker has been named the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee’s Seapower Subcommittee. Wicker said the leadership role will put him in a strong position to influence matters relating to the Navy and Marine Corps, including their shipbuilding needs and priorities.
“My position as the ranking Republican on the Seapower Subcommittee will give me a unique opportunity to work with the Navy and Marine Corps to help keep our country secure,” he said. “A strong domestic shipbuilding industry is absolutely critical to providing that security.”
Wicker noted this is an especially important assignment, considering the Navy’s increased responsibilities with regard to sea-based missile defense and the Marine Corps’ increased participation in the war in Afghanistan. These relatively new responsibilities are in addition to the Navy’s traditional mission of sea control and shipping-channel protection, which ensures the safety of the nation’s shipping industry.
Search and rescue training
By SUE WATSON
K-9 search and rescue training was big two weeks ago around the city of Holly Springs and at Wall Doxey State Park as about 70 members of the Network of Canine Detector Seminars visited again this year.
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