March 6, 2014
Justin Hall took over the post of executive director of the Marshall County Industrial Development Authority March 1.
He has served with the IDA and as executive director of the Holly Springs-Marshall County Airport for about eight years.
Hall comes in behind retired director Bill Mobley, who helped launch a number of projects in the county, both large and small, and helped attract several large companies at the Chickasaw Trail Industrial Park.
‘Slice of Life
in Marshall County’
Thirty-nine years ago Lucy Carpenter was taking a few days off work and received a phone call.
The person on the other end of the line told her she should consider running for Marshall County circuit clerk.
Carpenter was at home, painting her son’s room.
Ice, snow problems minimal in county
Ole Man Winter packed another arctic punch Monday morning with heavy rains overnight Sunday turning to ice and light snow.
Holly Springs missed much of the wintry mix. Areas in the northern portion of the county had the most ice on the bridges and slopes, according to Larry Hall, county administrator/road manager.
Murphy Lane hosts grand opening
With approximately 80 percent occupancy of apartments at the new Murphy Lane townhomes in Holly Springs, developers are preparing to start work on Phase II, the construction of 56 single-family homes nearby.
Developer Stewart Rutledge and his partners celebrated the opening of Murphy Lane recently with elected officials and members of the Holly Springs community. U.S. Senator Roger Wicker was in attendance for the ribbon-cutting ceremony and praised Mississippi Home Corporation for its participation in a public-private partnership.
Main Street Chamber stresses teamwork key to economic growth
By BARRY BURLESON
The Holly Springs Main Street Chamber needs more members to join the community-building team.
That was the overriding theme of the combined quarterly meeting and yearly membership meeting held Wednesday night, Feb. 19, at Annie’s Restaurant.
Coleman renews friendships
By SUE WATSON
Former circuit court judge Kenneth R. Coleman was the guest of judge John Gregory, sheriff Kenny Dickerson and circuit clerk Lucy Carpenter in the Marshall County courthouse, recently.
He was back in his old stomping grounds.
Coleman was the district attorney when Carpenter became clerk. He came first to the DA’s office in 1976 and then to the bench in 1986. Coleman retired in 2001.
Byhalia police go to 38 calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 38 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – miscellaneous, 9; escorts, 4; juveniles, 1; disturbances, 4; motor vehicle accidents, 3; assists, 1; fires, 1; medical, 9; and alarm calls, 6.
Byhalia police also made six arrests last week.
Holly Springs police officers respond to 89 calls
Officers with the Holly Springs Police Department responded to 89 calls last week, according to chief William Hollowell.
Calls included - disturbances, 2; alarms, 15; accidents, 5; domestics, 3; assists to other agencies, 3; assaults, 1; burglaries, 1; funeral escorts, 4; auto burglary, 1; shots fired, 2; checks on the homebound, 1; 911 hang-ups, 2; forgery, 1; larceny, 4; and 44 miscellaneous calls. The dog catcher responded to four calls.
Police chief voices concerns about loitering, panhandling, vagrancy
By SUE WATSON
A number of businesses and just ordinary citizens are raising concerns about out-in-the-open drug dealing around certain businesses in the city, said Holly Springs Police Chief William Hollowell.
“The loitering is a problem,” he said to the board of aldermen. “Drug dealers have been arrested and indicted and they are coming right back and repeating the same behaviors.”
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