March 27, 2014
Authorities suspicious about grass fires
By SUE WATSON
Tracy Jeffries, Marshall County Sheriff’s Department fire investigator, voiced concern that some of the recent grass fires could have been deliberately set.
Others, in a rash of grass fires, may have been set to burn debris off farmland and then got out of hand, he said.
A four-hour board of aldermen meeting last week was dominated by utility discussions and complaints.
Holly Springs Mayor Kelvin Buck opened discussions by saying he and aldermen have received “quite a few calls relating to utility bills.”
Board denies RV park appeal
By SUE WATSON
A Warsaw man has been denied his appeal to expand his existing mobile home park by adding RV hookups on a four-plus-acre lot.
Phil Campbell made a last-ditch appeal to the board of supervisors recently after the zoning board denied his request for a permit to develop one of his lots into an RV park. Campbell argued there is a demand that is not satisfied for more RV slots in Marshall County, especially with the new construction of I-269. People who are away from home working on large construction projects often live in their RVs while on a job.
New IDA leader says county ‘ready’ with sites
By SUE WATSON
Industrial activity is strong in Marshall County, according to Justin Hall, new executive director of the Marshall County Industrial Development Authority.
He was the speaker at the March 5 meeting of the Holly Springs Rotary Club.
After taking his seat as executive director, he made a speaking tour to schools to make students aware of what IDA does.
Rotarians get updates on city, ROXUL
The Holly Springs Rotary Club has moved its weekly meetings to the Beckley Conference Center at Rust College.
President Gary Adams expressed appreciation to college president David Beckley for the use of the facility on Wednesdays at noon.
Byhalia police go to 49 calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 49 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – miscellaneous, 12; escorts, 2; juveniles, 1; thefts, 3; disturbances, 1; motor vehicle accidents, 4; assists, 3; fires, 4; damaged property, 1; medical, 11; and alarm calls, 7.
Byhalia police officers also made two arrests during the past week, according to Chief Looney.
Police go to 102 calls
Officers with the Holly Springs Police Department responded to 102 calls last week, according to Capt. Darryl Bowens.
The calls included – disturbances, 14; alarms, 16; accidents, 5; domestics, 3; assists to other agencies, 5; assaults, 4; funeral escorts, 2; checks on the homebound, 3; larceny, 4; malicious mischief, 3; burglaries, 2; and 41 miscellaneous calls. The dogcatcher responded to 12 calls.
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