Holly Springs police chief Robert Pearson has resigned, effective June 30, 2011.
For the full story, see the June 16 edition of The South Reporter.
Photo by Sue Watson
Alvenice Brown talks to the mayor and board
about better communication.
Speaking out at
• Citizens remain uneasy about possible subdivision
number of residents of the West Woodward Avenue and Swaney Drive area
continued to express concerns over the possibility that a new
subdivision may be built on the old Holly Springs Country Club property.
Brown, who lives near the area, thanked the board of aldermen for the
opportunity to re-express her concerns. Primarily, she and others want
to know on a frequent basis any movement on the proposed subdivision.
It would provide homes to rent – a maximum of 101 single family units –
with an option to purchase after 15 years.
Board works to
stretch funds for county roads
Marshall County Board of Supervisors is making its list of scheduled
road projects and checking it twice.
to make improvements are stretched thin due to the downturn in the
economy and the increased price for fuel-based road materials and
engineer Larry Britt reviewed a
list of roads eligible for STP (Federal Surface Transportation Program)
monies. He said the county will be eligible to receive some STP money
it can spend this year, if the road is programmed.
by Sue Watson
Fun at school
Elementary and Middle School held field day activities near the end of
the school year. There were lots of fun activities available. Ameleah
Palmer, fourth grade, shows her expertise at jumping rope. For more
photos from the fun-filled day, click
Relay For Life
sets $70,000 goal
County Relay For Life is set for 6 p.m. Friday, June 10, at Sam
Coopwood Park in Holly Springs.
teams are signed up to try to raise $70,000 this year, said Connie
Mason, co-chair of the Relay For Life Committee.
‘welcome home’ at luncheon
Byhalia Chamber of Commerce’s quarterly luncheon, held in May at
Trinity Mission of Great Oaks, was a festive affair with the welcoming
back of director Denise Stacks, who opened the facility.
had been serving in the Collierville, Tenn., area.
Peebles, who joined Trinity Mission Health and Rehab of Great Oaks in
Byhalia in 2008, also served as a chamber board member and won many
awards, including the 2010 Chamber Board Member of the Year
Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce and the new Craw de Lis Cajun
CafÈ recently held a ribbon cutting at the
located at the corner of Hwy. 178 West and Vinson Road. It is owned by
Terry Rodgers, Dave Young and Brent Fontenot who serves as the chef and
is originally right from the heart of Cajun country in South Louisiana.
Pictured at the ribbon cutting are: front row, from left: chamber
executive director Sarah Sawyer; BACC board member Bill
Kinkade (Champion Awards), Angela Calhoun, Damron Simpson,
waitress and cashier Mary Ann McBay, Marshall County Supervisor George
Zinn III, Mission director Allison Adams of Trinity Missions Health
& Rehab; chef & co-owner Brent Fontenot, Byhalia
Hamblin; co-owner Terry Rodgers holding grandson Bryson; waitress Linda
Reed; Christy Hall; cooks Roxanne Keele and Melody Williams, Carla
Rodgers and past chamber president Pam Thomas (WESCO). Back row, from
left: Mike Goode, Mitchell Allen, Brian Rodgers,
Jim Tunstall, State Representative Tommy Woods, Tracy Davidson of
Citizens Bank/Byhalia; Byhalia alderman Daylon Cannon; State Senator
Bill Stone; Charles Crain, Paul Summers and Bashar Jawhar.
by Sue Watson
from left, are recent new members of the Byhalia Area Chamber
Commerce - Mary Ruth and Bob Rice, Kristen Wilburn (Oh Taste &
Catering and Meals To Go), Chris Harville (Homer Skelton Hyundai),
Tyler Clancy (JT’s Crossroads Fish House), Denise Stacks and Allison
Adams (Trinity Mission Health and Rehab of Great Oaks),
Swicegood (pastor, First Baptist Church in Byhalia), and
Rodgers (Craw de Lis Cafe).
by Barry Burleson
in Bridgett Dailey’s second-grade class at Marshall Academy got a wagon
ride courtesy of Frank Swords during the final few weeks of school.
Swords jumped aboard with the children, while Vernon Stroupe drives the
horses around campus.
by Sue Watson
honor of fallen officers
County Sheriff’s Department employees recently traveled to Washington,
D.C., to attend a memorial service for fallen officer Carol Scruggs at
the National Police Memorial. Sheriff Kenny Dickerson was joined by
Karla Burns, Det. Cody Teel, Jennifer and Yolanda Jones, Det. Jason
Mills and Patricia Glass for a picture with the list of names,
including Scruggs, who were remembered at the memorial. Not pictured,
but also attending the memorial service on behalf of the sheriff’s
department, were Det. Tammy Thompson, deputy Bernita Fountain,
specialist Jimmy Warren and Ethal Smith.