April 10, 2014
The 76th Pilgrimage will take place in historic Holly Springs this weekend, April 11-13.
Set in the Antebellum Capital of the Mid-South, the tour features selected antebellum homes hosted by costumed guides, local storytellers, organ recitals in the town’s historic churches, horse-drawn carriage rides, Civil War re-enactors, luncheons, a character-guided cemetery tour, arts and crafts and a Southern supper in the antebellum Montrose mansion.
The Mississippi Department of Transportation has several tens of millions of dollars in road and bridge projects ongoing in Marshall County, according to engineer Mitch Turner with the Batesville office.
Bridge work currently let to contractors includes the following:
• Highway 309 North. One long bridge is replacing three bridges over the Coldwater River. Tree clearing started the last week of March. The expected completion date is November 13, 2015. N.L. Carson Construction Company won the contract at a bid price of $8,103,059.28.
Storms go light on county
Thursday night storms last week did not create much havoc in the area.
Michael Bellipanni, with Northcentral EPA, said outages over the cooperative’s area topped out at around 1,100 customers.
Strahans headed to Russia
If everything goes as planned, in about two years a family from Slayden will be living with the Small Peoples of eastern Russia.
The tribal peoples are like the indigenous Indians of the Americas and live in the very cold climes of Siberia and the Far North East of Russia. They herd reindeer and fish for a living, said Joel Strahan.
Former Marshall County supervisor Willie Flemon Jr. died at his home Thursday following a bout with renal disease that struck him in 2011.
A public servant, he served 12 years as constable and then 16 years as a member of the board of supervisors.
Baseball registration going well; fireworks OK’d for Independence Day
By SUE WATSON
Gary Hayes, director of Parks and Recreation, reported to the Holly Springs board of aldermen in mid-March that registration for baseball and softball is picking up.
He said basketball camps start in July, and the leagues will start play in October or November. The waterpark will open Memorial Day. The department is looking at a seven-days-a-week schedule, but rules say someone has to be present at the water pad when it is in operation, he said.
Shooting under investigation
By BARRY BURLESON
The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department was on the scene of a shooting Tuesday morning on Chewalla Lake Road.
Maj. Kelly McMillen said a 61-year-old white male had suffered a gunshot wound to the stomach area, and the incident was still under investigation.
The victim was being airlifted to the Regional Medical Center (The Med) in Memphis, Tenn.
McMillen said it appeared the victim was the only one at the residence at the time of the shooting, which occurred around 10 a.m. April 8.
“We are interviewing some neighbors,” he said.
Deadline set for county’s summer youth program
May 15 is the deadline for applications for the Marshall County Summer Youth Program, according to county administrator Larry Hall. The program starts June 2.
Applicants must be between the ages of 16 and 19 and plan to return to high school in the fall, he said. Thirty-five youth will get to work about 20 hours a week and pay is $7.25 an hour.
Walk of Faith is April 17
The Wednesday Morning Prayer On The Square Group will conduct a Walk of Faith event April 17, beginning at 4:45 p.m., on the north side of the courthouse.
The pre-service begins at 4:45 p.m. followed by a service at 5:20 p.m.
Holly High athletes plan car wash
The Holly Springs High School Hawks and Lady Hawks will have a car wash on Saturday, April 19, from 7 a.m. until noon at the Serenity parking lot.
People are encouraged to support the athletic teams and get their automobiles cleaned up for Easter.
The cost is $7.
Couple invests in Holly Springs
By SUE WATSON
A couple of years ago, David and Leisa McElreath of Oxford visited Holly Springs and fell in love with the city of flowers.
Now they own two homes they purchased to remodel and rent. And they are looking at other properties that could be good investments.
Holly Springs police respond to 112 calls
Officers with the Holly Springs Police Department responded to 112 calls last week, according to Capt. Darryl Bowens.
The calls included - disturbances, 12; alarms, 14; accidents, 11; domestics, 5; assists to agencies, 8; assaults, 4; larcenies, 2; malicious mischief, 1; burglaries, 5; auto thefts, 1; 911 hang-ups, 3; and 46 miscellaneous calls. The dog catcher responded to 13 calls.
Byhalia Police Department responds to variety of calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 38 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – miscellaneous, 7; escorts, 3; disturbances, 4; motor vehicle accidents, 3; assists, 3; fires, 2; medical, 11; harassment, 1; trespassing, 1; and alarm calls, 3.
Byhalia police officers also made six arrests during the past week, according to Chief Looney.
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