November 14, 2013
GE to modernize
The City of Holly Springs and mayor Kelvin Buck is hosting a Town Hall Meeting to inform the public about a new GE Grid Modernization project that will soon be rolled out.
The meeting is set for Thursday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. at the Eddie Lee Smith Multi-Purpose Building in Holly Springs.
Veterans of World War II, the Vietnam and Korean Wars and Desert Storm, plus those who served when the country was not in conflict, were honored by the Marshall County Board of Supervisors November 4.
Turnout for the event by Veterans was excellent and each serviceman was recognized individually and thanked for his service. World War II vets, whose numbers are diminishing, were given pins and all veterans in attendance were given a flag and snacks provided by Annie’s Restaurant, the Chicken Coop and J.B.’s Restaurant. Supervisors also provided treats.
Byhalia Chamber celebrating 25 years
By SUE WATSON
Twenty-five years ago a group of men and women in Byhalia sought a greater vision for the town and the area. Thirty-two individuals or businesses joined hands as charter members in 1988.
Many of the founding members have passed on while many still play important leadership roles in the community, said Sarah Sawyer, who was named executive director of the Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce 15 years ago when the organization was just 10 years old.
Suspect charged in burglaries of house
By SUE WATSON
A suspect has been arrested and charged with three counts of burglary of a Red Banks Road residence, according to sheriff Kenny Dickerson.
Officers were called to a residence in the 100 block of Red Banks Road on Sunday, Oct. 20, when a householder found the back door kicked in after returning from church, he said. Jewelry had been taken from the bedroom area of the house while the resident was at church.
Bus involved in accident near H.W. Byers School
By SUE WATSON
A school bus was struck by a work truck on Knox Road Monday, slowing traffic on Highway 72, according to Jerry Moore, superintendent of the Marshall County School District.
Seven students were taken to medical facilities for follow-up observation by Emergency Medical Technicians, he said. There were no serious injuries reported by EMTs, according to the superintendent.
Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon
By SUE WATSON
A new ministry being birthed in Byhalia has already gotten off to a good start.
Hearts and Hands Ministries is a non-denominational, community-inclusive ministry that will provide a range of services to the needy of Byhalia, Marshall County and beyond.
Dr. Amy Woods introduced the ministry at the recent Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon.
City officers go to 110 calls
Officers with the Holly Springs Police Department responded to 110 calls last week, according to chief William Hollowell.
The calls included – disturbances, 8; alarms, 15; larcenies, 4; accidents, 8; domestics, 2; 911 hang-ups, 1; assists to other agencies, 6; assaults, 3; shots fired, 1; burglaries, 2; malicious mischief, 1; auto theft, 1; checkups on homebound, 1; and 57 miscellaneous calls.
Byhalia police go to 33 calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 33 calls this past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – miscellaneous, 10; escorts, 8; juveniles, 3; thefts, 1; disturbances, 1; animals, 1; motor vehicle accidents, 3; fires, 1; medical, 2; harassment, 1; alarm calls, 2.
Byhalia police officers also made five arrests during the past week, according to Chief Looney.
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