September 2, 2010
Sheriff’s department searches for escapee
Marshall County authorities were searching late Tuesday afternoon for a convicted criminal who escaped after his sentencing.
Kelly McMillen with the sheriff’s department said Latrell Wilson, 20, of the Wall Hill Road area in Marshall County, was sentenced to 15 years, six suspended and nine to serve for burglary in circuit court Tuesday.
“As we were taking him into custody, he fled on foot out of the courtroom,” McMillen said.
The search Tuesday about 5 p.m., just before the newspaper’s press time, was focused in the Chulahoma Avenue area of Holly Springs.
Check the website, www.southreporter.com, for updates.
If not caught on Tuesday, McMillen said there will be a reward offered for information leading to his arrest. Anyone with information can call the sheriff’s department, 252-1311.
County school board schedules next meeting
The Marshall County Board of Education’s next regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 14, at 4:30 p.m.
The meeting is in the board room of the Marshall County Board of Supervisors, 103B Market Street, Holly Springs.
This new time will be for all future board meetings.
Hummingbird festival just eight days away
One of the largest nature festivals in the nation, the Hummingbird Migration Celebration at Strawberry Plains Audubon Center, is set for Friday-Sunday, September 10-12, in Holly Springs.
Expert naturalists from the Hummer/Bird Study Group will be on hand to interpret the life of the ruby-throated hummingbird. Watch as these tiny birds are caught and banded; you may even have a chance to release one back to the wild.
The event also features lectures and demonstrations with live bats and other wildlife, hummingbird viewing in the historic Davis House sunroom, a nature trade show, tours of native plant gardens, children’s activities, food and much more.
Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, $5 for children under 12; admission for 12-passenger vans and buses is $10 per person. All parking is free. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be for sale.
For more information on the 11th annual event, visit http://strawberryplains.audubon.org or call 252-1155.
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