March 17, 2011
Stolen truck recovered
The tractor of an 18-wheeler rig was recovered last week near the Mississippi/Alabama line off U.S. 78, according to Marshall County Sheriff Kenny Dickerson.
The rig, stolen February 4 from a truck stop in Slayden, was recovered March 8, he said.
Photos by Barry Burleson
Big crash on Hwy. 178Amazingly, no one was seriously injured Tuesday morning in a multiple-vehicle accident on Highway 178 at Victoria. According to officials on the scene, the driver of a commercial vehicle (left), towing a small truck, swerved to miss an automobile that pulled out in front of him at the intersection.
Portion of 78 to honor Minor
The local delegation, including Sen. Bill Stone and Rep. Tommy Woods, have asked the Marshall County Board of Supervisors for a resolution to name a section of Highway 78 the Bill Minor Memorial Highway.
‘Zap the Gap’ comes to county
Brandon Presley, public service commissioner for the Northern District, drew a crowd of about 184 to Bethlehem Church of the Lord Jesus Christ last week to gather information about poor cell phone coverage.
Area job seekers find hope
There were real job opportunities available at the recent Marshall-Benton Area Job Fair.
About 400 job seekers and 40 registered employers interacted to bring good things to the area.
City plan to be updated
By SUE WATSON
The Holly Springs comprehensive plan is in the process of being updated.
The original comprehensive plan was written in 1997 by Bob Barber of DeSoto County.
Boat ramp reopened
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District has reopened the Wyatt Crossing boat ramp at Sardis Lake.
The boat ramp and surrounding area was closed in March 2010 for renovations.
The renovations and upgrades include a new parking lot, four newly resurfaced boat ramps, and a new restroom facility.
These projects are improvements designed to better accommodate the increase in visitors to the area.
Police go to lots of calls
Officers with the Holly Springs Police Department responded to 96 calls for the week, according to chief Robert Pearson.
Byhalia policemen respond to 43 calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 43 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – alarm calls, 4; miscellaneous, 15; escorts, 4; juveniles, 2; disturbances, 1; assists, 3; motor vehicle accidents, 1; fires, 1; medical, 12.
Byhalia police officers also made 15 arrests last week.
Church to honor minister of music
By SUE WATSON
The First Baptist Church of Holly Springs will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the church’s minister of music, Robert Williams, Sunday, March 20.
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