October 17, 2013
Internet a priority
The City of Holly Springs needs to be serviced with fiber optic cable, according to Kingsley Onwuemenyi, in tech support with the city’s Regional Technology Center.
He urged the city to stretch its muscle to try and get high-speed optic fiber service out to residents and businesses.
Onwuemenyi said a recent trip to Jackson to a conference revealed that CSpire would increase Internet speed by 100 times. Some fiber optic lines are already laid in the city, he said.
• Industry meets with communication providers
In an attempt to form a coalition of industries in Holly Springs that need improved broadband and Internet connectivity, the Marshall County Industrial Development Authority and the city jointly sponsored a face-to-face meeting of industry with providers.
To kick the meeting off, Kingsley Onwuemenyi, tech support specialist with the Holly Springs Regional Technology Center, encouraged providers and industry leaders to work together to solve a problem of slow service or dropped connections at the industrial park and elsewhere around the city.
Chief asks for tasers
By SUE WATSON
Chief William Hollowell aired some requests before the Holly Springs mayor and board of aldermen recently.
He asked for tasers to be used by his patrolling officers and expressed a need for a temporary full-time animal control officer.
New group focuses on healing wounds of history
By SUE WATSON
Gracing The Table, a group of citizens, students, teachers and professionals, has been meeting in Holly Springs for about a year and a half.
Its purpose is to bring understanding and healing to the community through dialogue, said David Person, one of the originators of the group.
Board of supervisors to honor veterans Nov. 4
With the number of World War II veterans decreasing due to death, supervisor George Zinn III recommended to the board of supervisors that the county recognize them this year in conjunction with Veterans Day.
Chancery clerk Chuck Thomas suggested that the county invite veterans to the November 4 board of supervisors meeting which could be dedicated in their honor.
County FCA members to carry cross this week
By BARRY BURLESON
Athletes from high schools across Marshall County will participate in Mississippi Glowing for Christ this Thursday and Friday, October 17-18.
The representatives of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes from the various schools will carry a lighted cross as part of a procession from the Benton County line, through Marshall County, to the Tate County line.
Library has new Kids’ Corner
By SUE WATSON
The Marshall County Library in Holly Springs is constantly bringing on new products, arrangements and services. One of the most recent arrangements is a new Kids’ Corner housing about 2,800 books, according to director Amanda McDonald.
The books target young readers from kindergarten to about the seventh grade. The area is located in a great spot, where employees can keep a watchful eye on youngsters and can assist them in finding good reads.
City police go to 100 calls
Officers with the Holly Springs Police Department responded to 100 calls last week, according to chief William Hollowell.
The calls included – disturbances, 3; alarms, 2; larcenies, 1; accidents, 9; domestics, 2; funeral escorts, 5; 911 hang-ups, 2; assists to other agencies, 3; assaults, 4; shots fired, 2; robberies, 2; malicious mischief, 1; and 64 miscellaneous calls.
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