December 13, 2012
No suspects yet
in murder case
Law enforcement officials in Marshall and Tate counties say they have no clues as yet into the murder of Patrick Antonio Jones, 33, of the Tate Marshall Road area.
The body was found by family members after a missing person’s report was filed with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department Wednesday, Dec. 5, according to sheriff Kenny Dickerson.
City OKs bid for garbage
By SUE WATSON
The Holly Springs Board of Alderman accepted the bid of Waste Connections Inc. to pick up and dispose of household and light commercial solid wastes.
Waste Connections (ASCO Sanitation) was low bidder at $8.81 per container a month. Other bidders were Red River Waste Solutions, $10.25; Resourceful Environmental Solutions, $9.42; and Waste Pro, $10.49.
The Holly Springs-Marshall County Airport recently opened a new T-hangar that has space for six airplanes.
The facility is built to maintain environmental control and already has a list of pilots who want to store their planes in the new hangar, according to Justin Hall, airport manager.
District 3 supervisor named Leader of Year
By SUE WATSON
The Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce announced its high-profile awards for 2012 at its annual celebration November 29.
The event, for the first time, was held at the new facilities of Northcentral Electric Power Association at Hacks Cross Road/Highway 178 near Olive Branch.
Holly Springs police officers respond to assaults, burglaries
Holly Springs police officers responded to 118 calls last week, according to chief William Hollowell.
The calls included – disturbances, 17; alarms, 12; larcenies, 3; assaults, 3; accidents, 7; assists to agencies, 1; domestics, 3; funeral escorts, 6; burglaries, 3; shots fired, 3; malicious mischief, 3; 911 hang-ups, 2; missing persons, 1; and 54 miscellaneous calls. The dog catcher responded to 13 calls.
Byhalia Arts Council grows
By SUE WATSON
Membership in the Byhalia Area Arts Council sits at about 30 businesses and individuals, according to Faye Woods, one of the organizers of the non-profit.
The renewals and new members are asked to pay dues in the January 2013, she said.
An adolescent murder mystery set in Holly Springs in 1959 is Margaret Delashmit’s first novel, “Thief.”
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