Thursday, January 20, 2011
Farmers market on go
By SUE WATSON
Anyone who has a green thumb and wants to put it to use this year to help support a farmers market on the square in downtown Holly Springs needs to get their planting dates set.
The Holly Springs Main Street Association is sponsoring the Holly Springs Farmers Market beginning Saturday, May 7. It will continue each Saturday through October 29, according to committee president Gary Adams.
The market will offer growers within a 100-mile radius of the town an opportunity to bring home-grown produce to the square. Holly Springs is joining other towns like Oxford, Batesville, New Albany, and Collierville, Tenn., in bringing back the old-style farmers market.
Adams said a growers’ meeting is scheduled for February 15 at 7 p.m. at the David Beckley Center at Rust College.
Anyone interested in an application to become a part of the association is encouraged to attend this meeting and to fill out an application, he said. Applications can also be obtained directly from Adams by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 662-544-1145.
Local interest has been fostered by interest in reducing childhood obesity through healthy nutrition and active lifestyles, a spinoff of the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi initiative “Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities.”
Establishing farmers markets is one of several activities suggested by the initiative to help families and children old, have been turned over to the custody of relatives, he said. The children, in the house at the time of the shooting, were not injured.
Octavia Crumb was a mass communications major at Rust College, according to Sy Oliver, chair of the Humanities Division. He said she was to have graduated in April.
“She was a wonderful student, a very talented and gifted student – analytical and thoughtful,” Oliver said. “She wanted to make a contribution to the community and to live out her mother’s dream – a very good student.”
Marshall County sheriff’s deputies assisted police in collecting crime scene evidence and in securing the crime scene, sheriff Kenny Dickerson said.
“When our deputies arrived, the suspect had already been transported to the Marshall County jail for detention,” said Maj. Kelly McMillan with the sheriff’s department.
Dickerson said his department is always ready to help anytime another agency requests assistance during investigations.
In a separate incident, a 17-year-old male was arrested Saturday and charged with burglaries in the Laws Hill area, according to Dickerson.
Christian C. Bobo, 17, of the 700 block of Laws Hill Road, was taken into custody following an investigation into as many as three burglaries in the area, he said. Several items of stolen property, including some guns taken from homes, were recovered, he said.
Bobo remained in detention in Marshall County jail awaiting an appearance in Justice Court Tuesday in connection with one of the burglaries, the sheriff said. Evidence collected in two other burglaries in the area is expected to be presented to a grand jury.
Dickerson said a homeowner who was returning to his house Saturday in the Laws Hill area found a window broken out and firearms missing. Bobo is believed to have stashed items taken in other burglaries in other locations and is cooperating with investigators, the sheriff said.
Bobo had a previous charge of burglary and was out of jail on house arrest on those charges, Dickerson said. The Mississippi Department of Corrections will be notified, he said.
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