November 3, 2011
Burglaries rise; take precautions
There was an average of three home or business burglaries each week in Holly Springs from July 13-October 20, according to reports from the police department.
During that period when 40 were reported, two arrests were made for burglary. Although the majority of burglaries were residential, five were at commercial businesses.
Med Stat offers to extend contract
With the economy and the state of federal government budgets up in the air, the Marshall County’s ambulance provider for the last three years, Med Stat, has offered to extend the current contract as is until the company is more sure.
Barry Etheridge, with Med Stat, said changes in reimbursements from Medicare/Medicaid are possible. Eighty percent of the company’s revenue comes from these sources, he told the board of supervisors.
Election day arrives next Tuesday, Nov. 8.
The ballot in Marshall County includes 12 contested races, 20 unopposed candidates and three statewide initiatives.
Paint brush keeps him busy
Local artist and writer Tom Dulaney was guest speaker at a recent Friends of the Library meeting. He provided lots of jokes, many examples of his artwork, some history of his life experiences and a view into his inner life.
Dulaney taught art and history for 30 years at Itawamba. One of his students was his present employer, George Poteet of Holly Springs.
Lots of activities on tap in Byhalia
Marshall County’s delegation provided the program for the recent Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon, and officials with Methodist Hospital, who are spearheading the new Olive Branch hospital to be completed in 2013, were also on the program.
The meeting was kicked off by words of gratitude from executive director Sarah Sawyer and president Leah Grant for new members, sustaining members, sponsorships, and those who support the chamber, in existence since 1988.
One charged with burglary
Holly Springs police responded to 88 calls for the week, according to interim chief John Norman.
Investigators seek tips in larcenies
The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department is seeking tips regarding the theft of copper cores from outside air conditioner units at residences and churches, according to sheriff Kenny Dickerson.
Holly Springs parade Dec. 3
The annual Holly Jolly Christmas Parade is set for Saturday, Dec. 3, at 5 p.m.
The parade will start on Highway 178 East, in the old Colonial parking area. Lineup begins at 3 p.m. with judging at 4 p.m. Call the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce, (662) 252-2943 for entry information or other questions.
A walkathon this Saturday, Nov. 5, at 8 a.m. in the downtown Holly Springs area, organized by Van Rayford, is to benefit the niece of Dorothy Pearson.
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