Thursday, August 25, 2011
Potts Camp versus Benton County football game has been moved to the H.W. Byers field Thursday, Sept. 1, 7:30 p.m.
Final Run-off election results
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Moore wins superintendent
By BARRY BURLESON
The Marshall County deputy superintendent of education won his race for the school district’s top job Tuesday night.
Jerry Moore, who was only a few votes from winning a four-person race in the first primary August 2, defeated Felicia Anderson Harvell in the runoff. According to unofficial totals, Moore got 2,692 votes to Harvell’s 1,585. Harvell is a member of the Marshall County School District Board of Trustees.
Jury returns guilty verdict
By SUE WATSON
Two female suspects stood trial in U.S. Federal Court in Aberdeen last week. It began Monday, Aug. 15, and ended with a jury conviction late Monday, August 22.
They were charged with the robbery of the Bank of Holly Springs Slayden Branch in Mt. Pleasant on May 19, 2010, and the robbery of the Citizens Branch Bank in Barton on June 10 the same year.
Four-laning rest of 72
By SUE WATSON
A meeting for the public to view maps of the proposed widening of U.S. 72 – the remaining two-lane section of the highway situated in Marshall County – drew lots of interest from residents who own property that may be affected by the four-laning project.
There was no presentation from Mississippi Department of Transportation officials, who were on hand August 15 at H.W. Byers School to answer questions from the public.
Congressman talks face to face with Marshall Countians
By BARRY BURLESON
Marshall Countians questioned Congressman Alan Nunnelee Saturday about the national debt, the size of government, high gas prices and more.
Nunnelee visited the courthouse in Holly Springs for what was said to be the first ever “Town Hall Meeting” with a U.S. Congressman in the county.
Important Civil War documents found
By SUE WATSON
Preserve Marshall County & Holly Springs Inc. has purchased a historic Civil War document to add to its collection of artifacts related to historic events and sites in Holly Springs and Marshall County, according to Chelius H. Carter.
Police make pair of felony arrests
Officers with the Holly Springs Police Department took 77 calls for the week and made two felony arrests, according to interim chief John Norman.
Political antics under investigation
Racial slurs left on the driveway at the home of Marshall County Supervisor George Zinn III may have been intended to influence voter sentiment in the runup to the primary runoffs this week.
Zinn said the slurs were spray painted overnight Friday in lettering about a foot in height. His wife noticed the remarks on the garage apron in front of the garage door and called him while he was attending U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee’s town hall meeting, he said. He had left the house Saturday morning to go to the meeting and did not notice the writing on the pavement, he said.
Several bands on tap Thursday
A crowd of between 200-300 turned out last Thursday for Bikers Night in Blues Alley, according to Holly Springs Main Street Director Rebecca Bourgeois.
Duwayne Burnside did the honors for the entire night. It was a good night of street dancing and lots of participation, she said.
This week’s entertainment will include an Elvis impersonator, the Davide House Band and hopefully a drop-in by bluesman Duwayne Burnside. Other musicians may also come to contribute, Bourgeois said.
People are urged not to give up on the evening if there is rain – until 7 p.m. or later. Sometimes sprinkles only delay the performances. Bikers begin to arrive at 6 p.m. and the food vendors are usually already spreading wonderful aromas in the square by the time bikers begin to arrive. Bikers Night continues every Thursday through September 29.
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