January 29, 2009
Nancy Hutchens has spent 24 years on the Holly Springs Board of Aldermen simply doing her best. She has no regrets.
“I’m sure some didn’t agree with me,” she said, “but I have no guilty conscience about anything. I did what I thought was right at the time.”
Hutchens, 61, was the first female elected to the board when she won her first four-year term in 1985. And she’s still the only female to serve.
Passerby alerts firemen
A “good Samaritan” alerted a family of a house fire in the early morning January 17 and work by Holly Springs firemen limited damage to the roof area.
“A passerby saw a large amount of smoke coming out of the attic,” said fire chief Kenny Holbrook. “They (the family) was still in there asleep and didn’t know about it. Thanks goes to a ‘good Samaritan’ who stopped and got them out of the house.”
Board rehashes problem mailboxes
County supervisors watched a video last week about dangerous mailboxes, and next they plan to make it part of a public hearing on the problem.
Accident victim robbed; one charged with fraud
A Marshall County man is jailed after being accused of using a credit card taken from an automobile accident victim.
Dennis Brittenum, 33, 3690 Highway 72, was arrested January 15 at the intersection of Taska Road and Highway 72, according to Sheriff Kenny Dickerson. He is charged with credit card fraud.
Death likely accidental
Preliminary autopsy results show a Holly Springs woman died of hypothermia, according to police chief Robert Pearson and coroner James Richard Anderson.
Officers were called to a location Wednesday, Jan. 21, in the 100 block of West College Street at 7:40 a.m. in regards to a person being trapped in a donation box, Pearson said.
knives and Brooks & Dunn help retailer compete in Global Economy
Booker Hardware Cutlery announces it has joined forces with Case Knives and country music superstars Brooks & Dunn to promote “Making a Case for America” – a movement to support and pay tribute to small-town independent businesses, small-town values and the spirit of all things “Made in America.”
Humane Society of U.S. assists in seizing 225 birds from cockfighting operation
The Humane Society of the United States has joined with the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department to shut down a suspected cockfighting operation in Olive Branch. Authorities seized 225 birds Friday.
Robinson experiences history
By BARRY BURLESON
Like many others, Larry Robinson and his 10-year-old son Nicholas cried January 20 outside the nation’s capitol.
“Sitting there, when President Obama took the oath, it brought tears to my eyes,” said Robinson, a Byhalia resident. “My thoughts went to my family – my dad and mom.
Job fair March 3 in Holly Springs
By BARRY BURLESON
The Marshall-Benton Area Job Fair is just six weeks away.
Byhalia police go to 37 calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 37 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – alarm calls, 5; motor vehicle accidents, 3; disturbances, 5; animal-related calls, 1; assists, 6; medical assistance calls, 6; fires, 3; miscellaneous calls, 7; damaged property, 1.
Byhalia police officers made five arrests during the past week.
Friends of Library meeting Feb. 3
The Friends of the Marshall County Library will hold its monthly meeting on February 3 at the Holly Springs Library.
The business meeting will start at 11:30 a.m., and the program at 12 noon. The presenter of the program will be Marjorie Gerald of the Memphis Independent Speakers Bureau. Gerald will speak on “The Heart of the Nation: Our Capitol Building,” and show images of this most important structure in our national identity, where the work of our unique democracy actually gets done.
Refreshments will be served, and the program is, as always, free of charge and open to the public.
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