Volvo execs meet community
By SUE WATSON
Community leaders from Marshall County, plus Rossville, Collierville and Memphis, Tenn., and several other counties and municipalities, turned out for a meet and greet with Volvo Group executives Thursday.
The event provided an opportunity for Volvo Group officials to inspect the site of their new North American After Parts Central Distribution Center that will support Volvo, Mack and UD truck brands, as well as Volvo Construction Equipment and Volvo Penta.
All members of the Marshall County Board of Supervisors and two state representatives from Marshall County were present. Municipal officials from Byhalia and Holly Springs were at a state convention and were not present.
Fun at Byhalia
The show went on at the Byhalia Festival after a heat wave Thursday and Friday nights, June 19-20, and a downpour right before dark Saturday night, June 21, that lasted a good hour.
The annual event was put on by the Byhalia Lions Club and dozens of volunteers.
Attendance was fair Thursday, good Friday, and festival-goers came back after the rain Saturday night and trudged through the mud to enjoy the carnival, music and J Bar B Championship Rodeo, according to Charles Crain with the Lions Club.
Mission reaches out for assistance
By SUE WATSON
Catholic Social Services visited the board of aldermen recently to discuss homelessness and hunger in the region.
Ed Savage, director of programs with Sacred Heart Southern Missions in Walls, and Paul Shahan, community service liaison, arrived with Eleanor Clayborn from CSS in Holly Springs “to show support and to voice some concerns about the community,” Clayborn said.
‘Alliance experience’ takes another step up
By SUE WATSON
Regina Williams was surprised and honored by her husband, Dr. Kenneth Williams, and Perry Williams recently with the dedication of a room in her mother’s name.
Freddie Ward Zealey died when her daughter, Regina Williams, was 3 years old. The room “New Beginning,” dedicated in Zealey’s memory, will provide that extra loving touch for the elderly during their rehabilitation days at the hospital.
Police task force to report findings in July
By SUE WATSON
The task force appointed to study the needs of the Holly Springs Police Department is nearing completion of its findings.
Mayor Kelvin Buck said the findings of the police task force are about to be concluded and a report would be ready in July. An advertisement for a new police chief could be placed, he said.
Abandoned water wells can present risks
Household water well owners should act to address any improperly abandoned wells on their property, as they can present threats to both people and animals, the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) said recently.
“Abandoned wells can be a physical danger to people and animals who may fall into them, but an even greater threat may be the pathway that an abandoned well provides for surface contamination into an aquifer used for drinking water,” said Cliff Treyens, NGWA’s public awareness director.
Police go to 118 calls
Officers with the Holly Springs Police Department responded to 118 calls last week, according to Capt. Darryl Bowens.
The calls included – disturbances, 6; alarms, 13; accidents, 5; funeral escorts, 7; domestics, 1; assists to other agencies, 1; assaults, 7, larcenies, 10, malicious mischief, 2; checks on the homebound, 2; burglaries, 4; robberies, 1; and 59 miscellaneous calls. The dog catcher responded to eight calls.
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