Thursday, February 5, 2009
Utilities send crews to other states
By SUE WATSON
The Holly Springs Utility Department (HSUD) and Northcentral Electric Power Association in Byhalia have sent electric line crews to Kentucky and Arkansas to help companies restore power to the areas stricken by ice storms last week.
HSUD general manager John Collins said a crew of five men with three bucket trucks left Tuesday, Feb. 3, to work in the area around Mayfield, Ky., just across the line from Union City, Tenn.
Leadership Marshall 2009
By AMY S. HEATON
Twenty-one business and community leaders from Marshall County gathered at Kirkwood Golf Course and Cottages for a two-day retreat January 22-23 to kick off the 2009 Leadership Marshall Class.
Leadership Marshall is an intensive six-month program developed as a result of the Marshall County Strategic Plan and coordinated by the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce, Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce, MSU Extension Service and Marshall County Board of Supervisors. The ultimate goal of Leadership Marshall is to provide Marshall County with lifelong leaders with the skills and commitment to lead our county into the future.
Mailbox video Monday
By SUE WATSON
The Marshall County Board of Supervisors will run a short video on new federal and state regulations regarding mailboxes at noon Monday, Feb. 9. The public is invited to come view the video.
The mailbox rules are in effect countywide but will initially be enforced on Cayce Road due to state and federal guidelines that require dangerous mailboxes be removed prior to disbursement of funds on road projects.
Blue Mountain’s best
By BETH BREITHAUPT
Numerous studies have been done on birth order, with results most often suggesting that firstborns are usually more driven to succeed than siblings coming after them.
However, the Teel children of Paulette Whaley Teel and the late Maynard Teel of Mt. Pleasant didn’t get that memo.
By BARRY BURLESON
The deadline is still a month away but several have already turned in qualifying papers for municipal elections.
Potts Camp saw the most activity from candidates in January.
Signing up to run for alderman were Dolleen Porter, Sabrina Porter, Johnny Westmoreland, Carol Jean Davis, Robert Swinford, Hurbert Luther, Deborah McCullough and Craig Work.
Police investigate burglaries
Holly Springs police are investigating a home burglary, a vandalism complaint, an attempted kidnapping and two auto burglaries that occurred the week ending February 2, according to chief Robert Pearson.
Officers responded to a burglary call in the 600 block of Rosaland Drive Monday, Jan. 26, he said. The owner reported his residence had been entered between 11 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. through an insecure window. Missing after the burglary were an LG Plasma T.V., a Sony DVD player and a Toshiba laptop computer, Pearson said.
Two face assault charges
By SUE WATSON
Two people in Byhalia were charged last month with aggravated assault in separate incidents, according to sheriff Kenny Dickerson.
Cortez Richmond, 37, of 97 McCray Road in Byhalia, was arrested and charged in an alleged attempted shooting January 25, he said, following a confrontation with the victim.
Richmond was arrested and released on $15,000 bond and awaits arraignment proceedings in Marshall County Justice Court.
On January 26, sheriff's deputies arrested Derrell Gene Melear Jr., 47, of 159 Pin Oak Drive, Byhalia. Dickerson said Melear had been in an alleged confrontation with two victims prior to an attempted shooting in the Sandridge Road area in Byhalia.
Melear was released on bond after his arrest, Dickerson said.
Miller records hole in one
On February 1, Jim Miller of Red Banks aced the Par 3, #15 hole (114 yards) at Kirkwood National using his Cobra eight iron and Pro V1x ball.
The hole in one was witnessed by Ray Vance, Johnny Valentine, John Wilson, Ron Hamilton, Sam Wilson, Spencer Ritts and Tim Wilson.
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