October 31, 2013
Police nab suspects in robberies
By SUE WATSON
Holly Springs police investigators have made arrests in two armed robberies and a residential burglary in the city, according to chief William Hollowell.
He said three suspects have been arrested and charged with the armed robbery of Money Matters that took place Thursday, Oct. 17, at about 5:20 p.m.
‘Get Your Pink
The community joined the fight back against breast cancer during a “Get Your Pink On” event last week on the Marshall County courthouse lawn.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Linda Wilson, a survivor of breast cancer, wants to share the hope.
Board discusses legislative priorities
By SUE WATSON
Rep. Bill Kinkade and consultant Gary Anderson briefed the Marshall County Board of Supervisors recently on upcoming issues that may be covered in the 2014 Legislative Session.
Kinkade said the Legislature has discussed next year’s budget needs and has chosen public safety and performance-based budgeting as top priorities.
Marshall Industries – in Holly Springs since 1989
By SUE WATSON
A nationwide campaign to bring attention to employment of disabled adults was celebrated locally.
Marshall Industries in Holly Springs opened its doors to the community to bring awareness to the work center and the need for employers with jobs to hire people from the center.
Blue Mountain students find lessons in Holly Springs history
Classes from Blue Mountain School’s elementary and high schools visited Holly Springs on a field trip Friday, Oct. 18, to tour places of historic importance.
The sixth grade English classes of Beatrice Cook and Jennifer McKee, the 11th grade U.S. history class of Brent Grisham, and the 12th grade class of Sarah Taylor (a citizen of Holly Springs) toured slave-built Christ Episcopal Church, Hill Crest Cemetery and historic home Montrose.
City police go to 72 calls
Officers with the Holly Springs Police Department responded to 72 calls for the week ending Friday, Oct. 25, according to chief William Hollowell. The remainder of the weekly report will be added to next week’s log.
Calls for the week included – disturbances, 7; alarms, 11; larcenies, 5; accidents, 4; domestics, 1; 911 hang-ups, 1; assists to other agencies, 4; assaults, 1; robberies, 1; checks on homebound, 3; auto theft, 2; auto theft, 1; auto burglary, 1; and 31 miscellaneous calls.
Byhalia police go to 43 calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 43 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – miscellaneous, 9; escorts, 5; juveniles, 3; thefts, 1; disturbances, 3; assists, 2; motor vehicle accidents, 3; fires, 5; medical, 11; and DUI, 1. Byhalia police officers also made two arrests during the past week, according to Chief Looney.
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