Osborne Bell remembered
Twenty-five years ago on May 7, Marshall County Sheriff Osborne Bell was gunned down by 22-year-old Bart Mease on Highway 309. Also, this year, Mease was once again denied parole.
Bell’s life was celebrated once again this year on the courthouse lawn where a memorial is placed in his honor. Bell was the first African American sheriff of Marshall County.
His sister, Monet Autry, said the memory of her brother’s life and death does not fade with time.
Sheriff probes shooting, burglaries
Marshall County Sheriff’s Department officers made an arrest in a shooting and investigated a number of thefts of lawn equipment last week, according to sheriff Kenny Dickerson.
Deputies were called to a shooting in the Cayce Road area near Victoria May 23 around 7 p.m., he said.
Upcoming events to ring in summer
By SUE WATSON
There are going to be lots of events locally to take the family to this summer.
The local chambers of commerce and Main Street associations are making preparations for a month of business events, all to benefit local and nationwide charities or organizations.
Retirements bring staff changes at county library
By SUE WATSON
A retirement party for Jean Algee, assistant librarian at the Marshall County Library’s main branch in Holly Springs, was held May 1, according to head librarian Diane Schule, who will also be retiring in June.
Marshall Academy hands out academic awards for 2010-11
Marshall Academy honored its top academic achievers during a May 12 ceremony at the school.
Landowners work together to form prescribed burn association
A group of landowners in and around Marshall County have come together to establish the Coldwater Prescribed Burn Association (CPBA).
Saturday event benefits Tower of Hope
By BARRY BURLESON
A charity event fitting for Memorial Day weekend will be held Saturday in Marshall County.
The Southern Flight Hunting Retriever Club and the North Mississippi Amateur Retriever Club will host a fund-raiser for The Tower of Hope. It is set for 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. May 28 on the property of Frank and Houston Watson, 10 miles south of Holly Springs in the Waterford community. The address is 2123A Potts Camp Road.
Police make three felony arrests
Two people were arrested on drug-related charges and one arrested and charged with aggravated assault, according to chief Robert Pearson with the Holly Springs Police Department.
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