Thursday, December 31, 2009
City pushes projects forward
By SUE WATSON
The Holly Springs Board of Aldermen authorized a loan agreement for $638,000 with Rural Development/USDA that will extend community water to the area of Marianna Road.
City leaders, during their December 15 meeting, also approved advertising for pole lights that will go up on Mary Rahe Drive and West Boundary Extended, bringing the new streets in the Holly Springs Commons area closer to completion.
Norfolk to boost economy
By SUE WATSON
Huge economic spinoffs and job opportunities are expected for Marshall County as a result of the construction of the Memphis Intermodal Yard in the Rossville and Piperton, Tenn., area just across the county line from the Chickasaw Trail Industrial Park.
Attorney Ralph Doxey recently reviewed the timeline and projected reaping of jobs and tax revenues. He asked the board of supervisors for a letter of support for the Crescent Corridor Intermodal Freight Project, a $600 million development which will add five new intermodal yards to the Norfolk Southern system.
Holly Springs’ history
By SUE WATSON
What is today known as Crump Place on Gholson Avenue in Holly Springs was first known as the Sam McCorkle House, built in 1836 by the first banker and first land commissioner to the Indians in Marshall County.
His family plot is located at the last entrance to Hill Crest Cemetery on South Center Street and once was surrounded by a beautiful wrought-iron fence which was stolen, according to Marie McClatchy, a descendant to other families who lived at Crump Place.
Police respond to rash of burglaries
Numerous burglaries of homes and break-ins of automobiles were reported to Holly Springs police during the week of Christmas.
Byhalia police respond to 21 calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 21 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – alarm calls, 2; motor vehicle accidents, 3; juvenile-related arrests, 1; medical assistance, 6; fires, 1; miscellaneous, 7; and damaged property, 1.
Byhalia police officers also made five arrests during the past week.
Deadlines same for next week’s newspaper
The South Reporter’s deadlines during the holidays will remain the same.
The newspaper offices will close at noon on Thursday, Dec. 31, and reopen after the New Year’s holidays on Monday, Jan. 4, at 8 a.m.
Deadline for classified advertising is Monday at 10 a.m. Deadline for all other advertising, including legal notices, and news items is Monday at 5 p.m.
‘Book Blitz’ set for January 5
The Friends of the Marshall County Library System will hold their monthly meeting January 5 at 12 noon at the Holly Springs library.
The speaker will be library director Diane Schule, who will present a “Book Blitz,” a rapid review of several recently published titles.
Refeshments will be served, admission is free, and the public is encouraged to attend.
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