November 29, 2012
Armour, Kinkade win runoff races
Winners in the runoff election Tuesday, Nov. 27, were Virginia Armour and Bill Kinkade.
Armour was re-elected Marshall County election commissioner, District 3. Unofficial totals show Armour with 272 votes and Clista Ash with 222.
Kinkade was elected state representative District 52. According to unofficial totals from both Marshall and DeSoto counties, Kinkade received 1,346 votes to Jeremy Bryan’s 874.
Kinkade will fill a position vacated by long-time legislator Tommy Woods, who retired in July.
The story of the founding of the City of Holly Springs involves the story of powerful family alliances between the Chickasaw Nation in Mississippi and European settlers from the East.
In celebration of the 175th anniversary of the founding of the city, some descendants of the Chickasaw Nation and the European settlers try to connect the dots to show how the city came into being.
Downtown popular on Saturdays
By WILLIE MALLORY
The scale of the Holly Springs square is one of the largest of any North Mississippi town, laid out using the square design. It is a courageous layout with broad streets and avenues.
This article looks back on how black people impacted the town’s commerce and culture and enriched its history simply by putting aside field labor on Saturdays at noon and coming to town in massive numbers.
Activities set for 175th
By BARRY BURLESON
Holly Springs’ big birthday bash is set for this weekend with activities planned November 30-December 2.
The City of Holly Springs is celebrating 175 years (1837 to 2012) Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Suspects caught after shooting
By SUE WATSON
Holly Springs police officers, together with a number of local and state agencies, coordinated a search Tuesday of last week to apprehend four suspects following a shooting incident on South Chesterman, according to chief William Hollowell.
The suspects, in the apparently drug-related incident that started in the city, were pursued into Union County by additional officers with Marshall and Union county sheriff’s departments, the New Albany and Myrtle police departments and agents with the U.S. Marshals, the chief said.
Aldermen approve Hill Crest committee
By SUE WATSON
Buildings and grounds supervisor Larry Miller presented a policy proposal for the operations of historic Hill Crest Cemetery to Holly Springs aldermen last week.
He asked the board for feedback on the document and presented a list of citizens he contacted about the policy.
Alderman Russell Johnson motioned there be an advisory committee established to help provide guidance over the operations of the cemetery and alderman Harvey Payne seconded.
OK of mini-storage heats up boardroom
By SUE WATSON
Where one man’s rights end and another man’s rights’ begin continues to be the fodder for drama at the Marshall County Board of Supervisors meetings.
The approval of a special exception to build a mini-storage of 30 to 50 units in an area on Highway 311 zoned Residential Estates drew controversy recently as the pros and cons were brought to the attention of supervisors.
Police go to 75 calls
Holly Springs police officers responded to 75 calls last week, according to chief William Hollowell.
The calls included – disturbances, 7; alarms, 12; larcenies, 2; assaults, 3; accidents, 3; assists to other agencies, 2; 911 hang-up calls, 1; domestics, 1; funeral escorts, 2; shots fired, 1; and 41 miscellaneous calls. The dog catcher responded to six calls.
Man dies in Saturday accident
Arthur Stephen Pannell, 55, of 616 Old Highway 4 West, was killed in a single vehicle accident on Beale Road over the weekend, according to coroner James Richard Anderson.
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