Thursday, October 6, 2011
Deadline to register is Saturday
By SUE WATSON
The deadline to register to vote in the November 8 general election is this Saturday, Oct. 8, at noon in the Marshall County circuit clerk’s office, according to Lucy Carpenter.
Anyone not registered to vote must meet this deadline if they expect to vote in the general election in November, Carpenter said. An individual who is not registered, however, may register to vote at the circuit clerk’s office during regular office hours for future elections beyond the November general election.
City receives tourism award
The Holly Springs Tourism and Recreation Bureau was presented with the Convention and Visitors Bureau of the Year award for an organization with a budget less than $250,000 by the Mississippi Tourism Association.
The award was given at MTA’s annual awards ceremony for tourism achievement during the Mississippi Governor’s Conference on Tourism, held in Biloxi on September 26-27.
Main Street beautification
By SUE WATSON
The Depot area is one of five points the Holly Springs Main Street design committee is emphasizing to beautify the city.
Volunteers for this project included Frank Swords, who donated the sandstones; Harvey Payne, who suggested the flower bed and helped get the stones; the city street department workers, who moved the stones to the location; and the individuals who have donated perennials from their home landscapes. Payne, Frances Underwood and Judy Smith provided most of the bedding plants and the sweat for the project.
Officials tour rail yard, other sites
By SUE WATSON
A number of local and state officials met with developer William Adair last week to tour the Norfolk Southern Intermodal Yard in Rossville, Tenn. The facility is expected to open in October 2012.
The group, including U.S. Sen. Alan Nunnelee, members of the local delegation, board of supervisors and Mississippi Department of Transportation engineers, visited Adair’s properties under development in Mississippi and Tennessee.
Fund-raiser Saturday to benefit Chalmers
The Wrecking Ball, an event to preserve the historic Chalmers Institute, will be held this Saturday, Oct. 8, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Constructed in 1837, Chalmers Institute in Holly Springs was Mississippi’s first legislatively recognized university. Within these walls countless leaders, writers, educators, and citizens received the educational foundations that would help to shape their lives, careers, and region’s history. Its enrollment actively continued until 1879 when it became another casualty of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878. It now awaits its next life as a contributing member of the community, with your help.
Life after liver transplant is good
By SUE WATSON
A Holly Springs native is proud to be alive after receiving a liver transplant. He believes his story could benefit others who may have to undergo such operations to extend their life.
Harold Conrad grew up in Holly Springs, graduated from Holly High, and worked a while at a sandpaper factory before moving on to a career which included running a bread route. Up until about five years ago he noticed he was tired and rundown and had to stop at the top of the stairs to catch his breath. It was getting harder and harder to work and he retired August 2, 2009, from the bread route.
Mississippians can buy four- or eight-year driver’s licenses
Mississippi residents can renew their driver’s license for up to eight years starting Monday, thanks to a bill authored by state Rep. Johnny Stringer and signed into law by the governor.Full Story
Byhalia police go to 32 calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 32 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – alarm calls, 3; miscellaneous, 8; escorts, 6; thefts, 1; disturbances, 2; domestic calls, 1; animal-related calls, 1; motor vehicle accidents, 4; fires, 1; and medical-related calls, 5.
Byhalia police officers also made four arrests during the past week.
Fine-free days Oct. 6, Oct. 13 at county library
The Marshall County Library System is offering fine-free book and audiobook returns.
The fine-free days are Thursdays through October 13.
The overdue items may simply be dropped in the outside drop slot on any of these Thursdays. Or the person can bring the book in and put it on the return cart or ask a librarian to print them a receipt showing they have returned the book or tape.
Holly Springs police respond to 104 calls, make two felony arrests
Holly Springs police officers made two felony arrests and responded to 104 calls last week, according to interim chief John Norman.
Bikers/blues wraps up with good attendance
By SUE WATSON
The last Bikers Night in Blues Alley for the year drew a crowd of about 500 Thursday and 50 bikes.
Weather was good and the public enjoyed good music and dancing and food. Entertainment was provided by Mr. Sam (Sam Fallie, "Love Attack” album, Memphis), Will Easley (“Don't Ya Like It,” voted number one entertainer in Alabama), Funk Rhythm Blues band of North Mississippi, and Ms. Sheila of Memphis with Melvino Smith.
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