Thursday, December 15, 2011
Board overrides mayor’s veto
By SUE WATSON
The Holly Springs Board of Aldermen upheld a recommendation by public works director Micheal Crittle to secure GCA Service Group in Hernando to provide house janitorial services for five city buildings.
The board overrode Mayor Andre’ DeBerry’s veto 5-0 on a motion by alderman Russell Johnson. If the mayor’s veto had been sustained, the annual cleaning contract would have gone back to the prior service provider, Miracle Workers Cleaning Services of Memphis, Tenn.
Suspect nabbed; another at large
By SUE WATSON
One person has been arrested in the Memphis, Tenn., area after a manhunt for suspects in the burglary of a home at Piperton, Tenn., and an ensuing flight to Marshall County, Sheriff Kenny Dickerson said.
The incident occurred on Friday, Dec. 2.
Israel Taylor, 31, of the Memphis area, was picked up by Shelby County authorities following the extensive manhunt, Dickerson said. She remains in jail awaiting extradition proceedings back to Marshall County on charges of accessory to the fact.
‘State of County’ meeting focuses on ‘coming together’
By BARRY BURLESON
It’s time to unite for a better Marshall County, particularly when it comes to educational attainment.
That was the overriding message that came from a recent “State of the County” discussion led by representatives of the CREATE Foundation.
Mike Clayborne and Lewis Whitfield, from the Tupelo-based community foundation that covers 16 counties, presented information on where Marshall County stands now and asked for input from a small number of community leaders in attendance concerning what comes next.
Alderman discusses land swap with county
By SUE WATSON
Holly Springs alderman Harvey Payne visited the board of supervisors recently to discuss a possible property swap.
He said the county could take over the city shop and technology center as a road and bridge depot and the city could assume the county’s road and bridge property located at 1261 West Woodward. That would solve the destruction of West Woodward by county trucks hauling materials, he said. And the city shop would be close to entrances to highways going east and west and north and south.
The South Reporter will have a Friday, Dec. 23, deadline for its December 29, 2011, edition and a Friday, Dec. 30, deadline for its January 5, 2012, paper. Our office will be closed December 26 and January 2. Happy Holidays!
Holly Springs police respond to 93 calls
Holly Springs police officers responded to 93 calls last week, according to interim chief John Norman.
Those included – disturbances, 7; funerals, 2; alarms, 19; accidents, 3; burglaries, 3; assist to agencies, 1; domestics, 2; malicious mischief, 1; 911 open line/hang up, 2; checks on shut-ins, 1; and 42 miscellaneous. The dog catcher responded to three calls.
Two plead guilty in puppy mill case
The Marshall County Prosecutor’s Office and the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) announced last week that John and Nancy Garrison pleaded guilty to one count each of the 97 cases of misdemeanor animal cruelty charges in connection with a February 4, 2010, puppy mill raid.
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