Thursday, January 12, 2012
Murder suspect caught in St. Louis
Rico R. Fleming, aka Rico Pool, wanted by the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department for one count of murder and five counts of drive-by shooting, was captured Tuesday by law enforcement officers.
Fleming, 22, of Moscow, Tenn., was taken into custody in the St. Louis, Missouri, area by officers with the United States Marshals Service, according to Sheriff Kenny Dickerson. The shooting occurred early Christmas morning 2011 on Highway 72.
Clydesdale goes to Smithville
The Clydesdale Christmas Store volunteers headed to Smithville in Monroe County in December to help families who lost everything during the April 2011 tornado that devastated their entire town.
“We thank Mayor Greg Kennedy and his assistants who provided a list of names of families to us,” said organizer Brenda Luther.
Twenty Clydesdale volunteers arrived in Amory on Friday to set up the party for 60 families of Smithville. The Amory National Guard provided the facility for the big event. More than 50 volunteers with the store were there on Saturday to assist in making it a special day for more than 300 people.
Portion of road renamed
By SUE WATSON
The children of Jeremiah and Hazel LeSueur asked the Marshall County Board of Supervisors in December to rename a portion of Rising Star Road, beginning at the city limits to the end of the road, in honor of their parents.
Supervisors said it is a lot of trouble and expense to rename a road and they suggested that portion of Rising Star be dedicated to the LeSueurs, instead, as other roads are often dedicated with a sign.
Field trials dedicated to John Rex Gates
By SUE WATSON
The youngest man ever to be inducted into the Field Trial Hall of Fame was honored at the field trials at Fitch Farms December 14.
John Rex Gates grew up in the bird dog world and developed and trained many great dogs, enjoying yearly trips to Broomhill, Manitoba, Canada, with his family.
Rust College holds press conference: Airliewood gift
By SUE WATSON
Rust College President David Beckley held a formal press conference December 28 to announce the estate gift to the college of the Airliewood mansion and property.
The college was sold the property for a nominal fee by owners Joe and Kathy Overstreet, who purchased the property in 2002 as a project. They made major restorations to the 153-year-old, two-story mansion containing 5,000 square feet, added 4,000 square feet of living space, and made other improvements on the grounds.
Police go to 75 calls
Officers with the Holly Springs Police Department answered 75 calls last week, according to interim chief John Norman.
They included the following – disturbances, 6; alarms, 11; larcenies, 1; accidents, 4; burglaries, 4; agency assists, 2; funerals, 4; auto thefts, 1; malicious mischief, 3; domestic, 3; run-away juvenile, 1; and 35 miscellaneous calls. The dog catcher answered 12 calls.
An error was made in the Holly Springs police report that ran in the January 5 issue of The South Reporter.
Anthony D. Greer, 34, of the 400 block of Coopwood Drive, Holly Springs, was not arrested or charged with any offense. His name was included in error in the weekly report submitted by the police department. The South Reporter regrets this error and apologizes for any inconvenience it may have caused.
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