November 21, 2013
Election results from Tuesday night for District 5 State Representative
John Faulkner: 1,013
Andre DeBerry: 862
Driver OK after car/train collision
By BARRY BURLESON
The driver walked away unharmed after the back portion of her automobile was struck by a train Thursday in the town limits of Byhalia.
Byhalia police investigator Kerry Reid, the first emergency responder on the scene, said Joyce Massey, 56, of Olive Branch was “shaken” but not injured.
Parties agree in Hill Crest dispute
By SUE WATSON
A complaint brought by Preserve Marshall County and Holly Springs Inc. was recently heard in judges’ chambers. The parties, defendants (City of Holly Springs, IMS Engineers, Barnes and Brower) and the plaintiff agreed on terms of settlement as outlined in an order signed by Chancellor Robert Whitwell.
The order dissolved the temporary injunction approved by the court earlier this year.
Ward 2 meeting draws interest
By SUE WATSON
A meeting of residents of Ward 2, set by alderman Sharon Gipson, was attended by community members from across Holly Springs as well as in the ward.
Gipson outlined some concerns and accomplishments before taking questions from citizens who numbered between 40 and 50.
Two parks (William Henley Sr. and Rosenwald Sims) were named in Ward 2. A drainage issue was brought forward. West Woodward Avenue improvement project should be watched. The use of the intermediate school facility on West Valley (once a new school is built near the elementary school) should be considered with care.
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Caldwell grand marshal for Christmas parade
By SUE WATSON
David Caldwell has been named grand marshal of the Holly Springs Christmas Parade.
He has been in Holly Springs since the 1960s when he started Aikei Pro’s record shop on North Center Street. At 87, he is an energetic man, interested in the blues and in helping kids. Bicycles are often found outside his little shack which he said contains thousands of blues tunes.
City of Holly Springs honors those who served in war
By SUE WATSON
The City of Holly Springs held a Veterans Day program November 11 to honor all veterans who have served in the armed forces of the United States. It was attended by a number of veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam, and by many veterans who are employed by the city.
Mayor Kelvin Buck and chief of police William Hollowell shared duties of conducting the ceremony.
Holly Springs High School AFROTC presented the colors and Donna Allred sang the National Anthem. Father Bruce McMillan offered the invocation, praying for those who sacrificed their lives for their country and for their families who were left behind to carry on.
Byhalia police go to 35 calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 35 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – miscellaneous, 9; escorts, 3; juveniles, 1; thefts, 3; disturbances, 2; domestic, 1; motor vehicle accidents, 4; fires, 1; medical, 6; vehicle thefts, 1; and alarm calls, 4.
Byhalia police officers also made four arrests during the past week, according to Chief Looney.
Relay For Life team captains to meet Dec. 5
Relay For Life of Marshall County will have their monthly team captains’ meeting on Thursday, December 5, at 5:15 p.m. at the Marshall County Library. Come ready to register your team if you have not already done so. Planning committee will meet directly after at 6:15.
It takes a lots of planning to have a successful relay. All committee members, please be present. We are we still in need of persons interested in helping finish the fight against cancer.
For more information contact Linda Whitlock Wilson at 601-731-4934 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline Nov. 29 for parade
The annual Holly Jolly Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, in downtown Holly Springs.
The parade is sponsored by the Holly Springs Main Street Chamber. Line-up starts at 3 p.m. at the Old Colonial parking area on East Van Dorn Avenue. Judging begins at 4 p.m. The parade starts at 5 p.m.
All entries must be received by November 29. Pick up an entry form at the Holly Springs Main Street Chamber office at 148 East College Avenue.
Holly Springs police respond to 94 calls
Officers with the Holly Springs Police Department responded to 94 calls last week, according to chief William Hollowell.
The calls included – disturbances, 3; alarms, 11; larcenies, 3; accidents, 6; domestics, 5; 911 hang-ups, 1; assists to other agencies, 3; assaults, 5; burglaries, 1; malicious mischief, 1; auto theft, 2; checks on homebound, 3; funeral escorts, 1; and 49 miscellaneous calls.
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