Thursday, August 30, 2012
Hummingbird festival Sept. 7-9 at Audubon
The annual Hummingbird Migration Celebration and Nature Festival is just a week away. The big event will be held September 7-9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Strawberry Plains Audubon Center in Holly Springs.
Activities include hummingbird banding, live animal shows, expert speakers, kids’ nature activity tent, guided wagon tours and nature walks, nature trade show, native plant sale and concessions.
Admission is $15 for ages 13-64; $10 for ages 65 plus; $5 for ages 5-12; and free for ages 4 and under.
Early deadline in place for next week’s paper
The South Reporter announces early deadlines for its next edition due to the Labor Day holiday.
Deadlines for the Thursday, Sept. 6, South Reporter are this Friday, Aug. 31, at noon for classified advertising and this Friday at 5 p.m. for all other advertising (including legal notices), plus news items and photos.
The South Reporter office will be closed Monday, Sept. 3, for Labor Day.
Sheriff investigates shooting incident
The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a shooting incident involving two brothers, according to Sheriff Kenny Dickerson.
One was injured and the other killed by a single bullet, he said.
Investigators responded to a residence in the 100 block of Hunters Run in the Cayce Road area early Sunday morning to find Steven Allen, 26, of the Highway 72 area at Lamar, unresponsive with a single gunshot wound to the right shoulder area, the sheriff said. His brother, Mitchell Allen, 33, of the 700 block of Clear Creek Road, Holly Springs, was taken to the Memphis Med with a gunshot wound to the hand. He was treated and later released.
The incident remains under investigation and no charges have been filed, Dickerson said.
A 9 mm handgun was recovered at the scene.
Byhalia police officers respond to 37 calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 37 calls during the past week. Chief Gary Looney released the following report – alarm calls, 4; miscellaneous, 8; escorts, 5; thefts, 1; disturbances, 4; motor vehicle accidents, 2; fires, 5; medical, 8.
Byhalia police also made eight arrests last week.
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