Liddy, Gipson, Owens big winners in runoff
By BARRY BURLESON
There will be a complete change in Holly Springs city government in July.
A new mayor and five new aldermen will take the oath of office to serve the next four years.
In Tuesday’s runoff election, Tim Liddy regained his old seat, defeating incumbent Johnnie Bagley-Johnson for the alderman at-large position. Liddy got 995 votes to Bagley-Johnson’s 475.
SPAC faces cutbacks
By SUE WATSON
Strawberry Plains Audubon Center (SPAC) may be without an executive director at the center in Holly Springs by the end of June.
State Audubon Director Jay Woods said the center has to reduce costs of operations for its long-term survival.
Employees with the Holly Springs Post Office collected 4,150 cans of food for the pantry at New Hope Village in Holly Springs.
As members of the National Association of Letter Carriers 2202, the union that provided the bags and posters, the local group was successful in getting the word out about this year’s food drive through mail routes and inside office boxes. The drive, which concluded May 11, was probably the most successful in recent history for the city post office.
School district recognizes stakeholders for their support
The words “thank you” were heard many times during April and May as the Holly Springs School District took time to show appreciation to stakeholders in a two-part district recognition program, “Leadership through Scholarship and Service.”
The first District Recognition Program focused on students, staff and parents who have gone above and beyond what is expected in the areas of scholarship and service.
Moore’s newest novel available
By SUE WATSON
“Game Drive,” written by “Ree” Moore, is her second novel in a series of three that is now available.
Moore recently held a book signing at the Marshall County Library to help promote her novel locally.
Shooting suspect turns himself in
By SUE WATSON
The victim of a May 14 shooting at Ruth Cove remains in critical condition in The Memphis Med, while the suspect has turned himself in, according to sheriff Kenny Dickerson.
Keena Boyce, 30, of the 100 block of French Road, Byhalia, has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, the sheriff said.
Byhalia officers respond to 36 calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 36 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – alarm calls, 8; miscellaneous, 6; escorts, 4; juveniles, 1; thefts, 1; disturbances, 2; animals, 2; assists, 1; motor vehicle accidents, 1; fires, 2; and medical, 8.
Byhalia police officers also made one arrest during the past week.
City police go to 125 calls
Officers with the Holly Springs Police Department responded to 125 calls last week, according to chief William Hollowell.
The calls included – disturbances, 12; alarms, 18; larcenies, 4; accidents, 3; assists to other agencies, 2; burglaries, 4; 911 hang-ups, 2; malicious mischief, 4; domestics, 2; checks on homebound, 2; assaults, 2; funeral escorts, 5; shots fired, 2; auto theft, 1; and 62 miscellaneous calls. The dogcatcher responded to five calls.
Election June 4 in Potts Camp
By BARRY BURLESON
Election day is less than two weeks away in the Town of Potts Camp.
The municipal general election will be held Tuesday, June 4.
Incumbent mayor Mary Houston is unopposed.
Summer reading starts June 11
The Marshall County Library in Holly Springs, Potts Camp and Byhalia has planned the Summer Library Program to keep children reading and learning all summer.
Come register your child at any branch so they can enjoy storytime and crafts. The theme this year is “Dig Into Reading!” Let your child come learn about dinosaurs, gardening, creepy crawly critters and more while having fun at the library. Every program is free and open to children of all ages. Refreshments will be served.
• Holly Springs – Tuesdays, June 11, 18, 25 and July 9, 16, 25.
• Byhalia – Wednesdays, June 12, 19, 26 and July 10, 17, 24.
• Potts Camp – Thursdays, June 13, 20, 27 and July 11, 18, 25
All programs start at 2 p.m.
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