April 22, 2010
Man shot, killed near city square
An argument outside Copper Kettle Monday afternoon ended with one man shot dead and the suspect in Marshall County Jail, according to chief Robert Pearson.
The victim, Charles Williamson, 27, and the suspect, Michael Newson, 25, both of Holly Springs, got into an argument in the parking lot on North Memphis Street as Williamson was leaving the restaurant and the suspect was entering, Pearson said.
• City buzzes for Pilgrimage
Holly Springs was richly blessed with interesting activities and lots of visitors over the weekend.
The skies smiled on the city as hundreds of out-of-town visitors to the 72nd Pilgrimage mixed with locals participated in several events Friday through Sunday. There was a “grand reopening” at the Marshall County Historical Museum, a Case knife show at Booker Hardware and lots of arts and craft offerings on the courthouse square. South of town, Holly Springs Motor Sports was packed. Civil War era re-enactors, including General Ulysses S. Grant (Dr. E.C. Fields, Jr.) added a historical dimension to the occasion.
More acreage added to park
By SUE WATSON
Six hundred and seventy acres owned by developer William Adair of Rossville, Tenn., will be rezoned industrial and commercial and added to the Chickasaw Trail Industrial Park.
Tag boosts Blues Trail
By SUE WATSON
The Mississippi Blues Foundation is spearheading the introduction and issuance of a new Mississippi specialty license plate to highlight the Mississippi Blues Trail.
Fitch family honored at gala
Bill Fitch, his daughter Lynn and granddaughter Mackenzie Mitchell were honorees at the 11th Annual Hope Gala put on by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) in January in Jackson.
Police respond to larcenies, shoplifting
Officers with the Holly Springs Police Department received the following calls for the week ending April 17, according to chief Robert Pearson.
Byhalia police go to 32 calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 32 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – alarm calls, 1; motor vehicle accidents, 2; disturbances, 1; domestic disturbances, 1; escorts, 1; animal-related calls, 1; medical assistance, 11; fires, 2; miscellaneous, 12.
Byhalia officers made 10 arrests during the past week.
Chamber announces work with consultant
Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce President Lynn Pullen has announced Suzanne Langley will work as a consultant to the organization beginning early April through June.
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