Investigations continue in shootings
Three recent shooting incidents are under investigation at the Holly Springs Police Department and at the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department.
Detective Elijah Wilson, with the police department, said a suspect has been arrested in the shooting of three people at Citgo on Martin Luther King Drive July 19.
Officers round up drug suspects
Officers with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department, Holly Springs Police Department, and U.S. Marshals Service served a number of grand jury indictments Friday, according to Sheriff Kenny Dickerson.
Fifteen drug-related indictments, many for possession or sale of cocaine powder or crack cocaine, were served in Byhalia, Holly Springs and Marshall County. Most of the 15 suspects on drug-related charges bonded out Friday and Saturday, he said. The suspects will report to Marshall County Circuit Court August 18.
HSUD readies Plus One campaign
A community coalition is being built to increase participation in Plus One at the Holly Springs Utility Department.
A group of supporting agencies and individuals met at Catholic Social Services July 10 to brainstorm various approaches to increasing participation in the plan to help people temporarily without means with a portion of their bill.
Couple seeks help from city leaders
A Holly Springs couple living in Ward 4 says they are proud of what they have worked for and they want the city to be available when they try to call about a concern.
Annette and Oran Mitchell, with Rev. R.J. Wilson by their side, presented an official complaint to the board of aldermen and mayor about trash and overgrown weeds and also asked for help with driveway problems.
Thank you to the Lynn family
By CHELIUS H. CARTER
With truly mixed feelings I write this tribute to the passing of an era here, in Holly Springs, and of “Walter Place” -- the final word towards physical interpretation of the antebellum “Big House.”
This is not really so much a tribute to a house but the family who purchased it in 1983 and lovingly restored it, then freely gave it back to the City of Holly Springs and the State of Mississippi to be utilized often for the public good, in a selfless civic gesture of generosity.
Historic Preservation in Holly Springs – why it matters
By JAMES M. KNOX
Holly Springs is well known for its colorful Civil War history, its many beautiful antebellum mansions and cottages, as well as commercial buildings on the historic square, several old and important churches, museums, the Depot, Rust College, and many others.
Hollywood comes to Holly Springs
Hollywood has just become a bit closer to reality for many of the Mid-South and Holly Springs natives and locals.
Star of Showtime’s popular drama series and former BET star, Pooch Hall, had the city in an uproar as he hosted the first annual Champions of Character Excellence parade and basketball tournament held at Holly Springs High School this past Saturday, July 26. The events commenced at 11:30 a.m. with a parade, beginning at the Multi-Purpose Building, through the square and around to the location of the event.
Gipson presses on open records
By SUE WATSON
In voicing Ward 2 concerns, alderman Sharon Gipson continued to press the administration for documents and requests on a list of concerns she has presented a number of times earlier.
City hires officers
By SUE WATSON
The City of Holly Springs hired five new police officers, one information technician and a part-time worker at the Department of Streets, Buildings and Grounds in July.
The five new hires in the police department include – Johnny Glover and Daniel Green, both certified officers; and Kenneth Jones, Dianechia Patterson and Coya Jackson, all three uncertified officers.
Byhalia officers go to 28 calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 28 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – miscellaneous, 8; escorts, 2; juveniles, 1; domestic, 1; motor vehicle accidents, 3; assists, 3; damaged property, 1; medical, 6; alarm calls, 3.
Byhalia police officers also made three arrests during the past week, according to Chief Looney’s report.
Police respond to 104 calls
Officers with the Holly Springs Police Department responded to 104 calls last week, according to Capt. Darryl Bowens.
The calls included – disturbances, 7; alarms, 10; accidents, 7; domestics, 5; assists to agencies, 5; assaults, 3; larcenies, 8; malicious mischief, 1; check-ups on the homebound, 5; burglaries, 1; 911 hang-ups, 2; fraud, 1; and 49 miscellaneous calls.
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