After 32 years with the Holly Springs Utility Department, general manager Don Hollingsworth is retiring. His resignation was brought before the mayor and board of aldermen at the June 17 meeting.
“We reluctantly will accept his retirement letter,” said alderman Tim Liddy, mentioning that Hollingsworth served under five or six mayors.
ROXUL shipping soon
The new ROXUL facility in the Chickasaw Trail Industrial Park is up and running with an official ribbon cutting planned for September.
Leslie McLaren, North American manager of government affairs and corporate communications, said it is hard to believe that only a short year ago ROXUL was celebrating and reporting the groundbreaking for its first USA facility located in Marshall County.
Book details life of general
By SUE WATSON
A great-great-grandson of Confederate General Alfred Jefferson Vaughan Jr. has published a book about his ancestor’s participation as a citizen soldier in the Civil War.
Lawrence R. Peterson, whose great-great-grandfather was one of 428 Confederate generals, began collecting the material for his book, “Confederate Combat Commander, The Remarkable Life of Brigadier General Alfred Jefferson Vaughan Jr.” in 1995. He spent 18 years doing the research for the book.
Jawhar ‘at home’ as Byhalia librarian
By JOY BETH WORSHAM
Jennifer Jawhar, pronounced Joe-har, is the newly-hired librarian at the Ruth B. French Public Library in Byhalia. She has been working at the library since May of this year.
According to Jawhar, when she came to the library, there was a lot of work to be done, especially in the kids’ area.
Fireworks and blues July 3 downtown
A big fireworks show is set for July 3 during the kickoff of the Bikers ’N Blues Night in downtown Holly Springs.
Contract Fabricators and the city are sponsoring the fireworks show. The Holly Springs Main Street Chamber’s promotions committee organized the Bikers ’N Blues, which this year enters its fourth season.
Bikers Night will continue each Thursday night through the summer and ends the last Thursday night in September.
The sound stage will be set up July 3 on the east side of the square for this night only, then move back to North Center Street for the remainder of the season.
Music starts at 7 p.m. July 3 with fireworks about 9 p.m.
Wildlife photographer signs copies of his latest book in Holly Springs
By JOY BETH WORSHAM
Joe Mac Hudspeth Jr. – “Joe Mac” – not “Joe,” not “Mac,” but “Joe Mac,” is an acclaimed wildlife photographer and famed among Mississippi sportsmen. His images have been featured on the Mississippi Sportsman License and the Mississippi Duck Stamp for the past 18 years. His images, in fact, are the only ones that have ever been used on the license.
Hudspeth was in Jennie’s Flowers & Gifts Thursday, June 12, from 4-7 p.m. signing copies of his latest collection of wildlife and nature photographs, “My Southern Wild.” This is the third in a series of photographic wildlife collections Hudspeth has completed. His first was “In the Southern Wild,” published by University Press in 2003. His second was his first self-published collection, “Return to the Southern Wild,” published in 2011.
Holly Springs officers respond to 122 calls
Officers with the Holly Springs Police Department responded to 122 calls last week, according to Capt. Darryl Bowens.
The calls included – disturbances, 14; alarms, 13; accidents, 8; funeral escorts, 5; domestics, 5; assists to agencies, 3; assaults, 3; larcenies, 9; malicious mischief, 2; 911 hang-up calls, 1; checks on the homebound, 4; shots fired, 1; burglaries, 4, missing persons, 2; auto theft, 1; robbery, 1; and 46 miscellaneous calls. The dogcatcher answered nine calls.
Town of Byhalia police officers go to 43 calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 43 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – miscellaneous, 8; escorts, 9; thefts, 2; disturbances, 2; domestic, 1; animals, 1; motor vehicle accidents, 2; assists, 2; damaged property, 1; medical, 8; harrassment, 1; and alarm calls, 6.
Byhalia police officers also made 11 arrests during the past week, according to Chief Looney.
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