Sheriff’s department investigating double homicide
Two Hispanic males were found shot to death Saturday morning at a rural location on Smith Grove Road, according to Lt. Kelly McMillen of the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department.
The bodies were found inside a white Nissan Armada SUV parked in a wooded area viewable from the road. The location is about two miles off Highway 4 West.
McMillen said each died from multiple gunshot wounds. Eight to 10 shell casings were found on the ground near the vehicle.
“After the victims were shot, it appears the suspect
or suspects tried to burn the vehicle,” he said.
Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers, 1-800-729-2169, or McMillen at 662-252-9335.
Supervisors reverse zoning decision
Businessman Young Don Shin will be allowed to build a strip mall and include a service station on four acres he owns on Highway 72 in the Slayden area.
The Marshall County Board of Supervisors decided to reverse a decision by the zoning board and allow Shin to rezone four of his 32 acres from agricultural-residential to commercial -1 to pursue his business interests.
Shin is considered a successful businessman and already operates a number of businesses in the Byhalia area and in Warsaw, according to Eddie Dixon, the supervisor in District 2 where Shin asked to start up a business.
District seeks vocational center
By SUE WATSON
The Marshall County School District is looking at a plan to build a vocational education center, according to superintendent Jerry Moore.
He said a program to offer another diploma to students who want to learn trades and be work ready is under discussion with individuals in the private sector who say they will help with a facility.
Groups pull together to promote Byhalia
By SUE WATSON
The Town of Byhalia and the Chamber of Commerce are getting ready for action.
A new Welcome to Byhalia sign has been designed by Scott Hill with TigerWorks Graphics in Olive Branch and can be viewed at the fire department and on new literature.
Cotton Office ‘wonderful gift’
By BARRY BURLESON
Strawberry Plains Audubon Center recently celebrated a project nine years in the making.
The grand opening of the historic Cotton Office on the grounds of the center near Holly Springs was celebrated Saturday, April 26.
City policemen go to 107 calls
Officers with the Holly Springs Police Department responded to 107 calls last week, according to Capt. Darryl Bowens.
The calls included – disturbances, 9; alarms, 15; accidents, 7; domestics, 6; assists to other agencies, 3; assaults, 1; larcenies, 4; malicious mischief, 5; checks on the homebound, 1; 911 hang-up calls, 1; shots fired, 1; burglaries, 1; auto burglaries, 1; and 52 miscellaneous calls. The dogcatcher responded to eight calls.
Activity at Jobs Resource Center picks up
By SUE WATSON
In a report to the Holly Springs Board of Aldermen, Betty Yates, director of the Jobs Resource Innovation Center, said work with manufacturing and industry to place people in jobs is picking up.
The center was recently visited by human resource personnel from ROXUL, she said. The stone wool insulation manufacturer at Chickasaw Trail Industrial Park has hired four people who completed the manufacturing basic skills program at the center, she said.
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