Suspects ID’d in Victoria shooting
A shooting of four individuals with birdshot in the area of Watkins Grocery and Deli in Victoria Sunday night has netted three suspects, according to sheriff Kenny Dickerson.
He said a call about 10 p.m., July 7, drew investigators to the scene.
First to arrive was investigator Michael Garner, who discovered there had been four people who sustained multiple peppering with birdshot fragments.
New city board
goes to work
The first meeting of the new Holly Springs mayor and board of aldermen was held July 2 in a packed boardroom at city hall.
A crowd estimated at close to 100 contained many who wanted to get a first glimpse of how this board and mayor will conduct city affairs. Other concerned citizens, those with business to bring up, and a large contingent of city employees were among the crowd.
• Departments under review
With new winds of leadership blowing in the City of Holly Springs, the new board of aldermen has approved a top down review of all department heads and staff and of departments.
Alderman at large Tim Liddy made the motion July 2. He said the comprehensive review is needed to “get the maximum efficiency and effectiveness out of each department.”
Marshall County residents enrolled in the household solid waste collection service will see an increase of 17 cents a month, according to county administrator Larry Hall.
He said quarterly payments will go up from $36.50 to $37 a quarter, or $2 a year. The increase is an annual cost of living adjustment Waste Connections took this year as part of their contract with the county.
Holly Springs police seeking two suspects
Two subjects are being sought by Holly Springs police officers following a routine traffic stop around midnight July 4.
Chief William Hollowell said officers stopped a vehicle on probable cause at the intersection of Martin Luther King Drive and West Woodward Avenue while patrolling the area. The vehicle pulled over in the parking area in front of New Dimensions Church and the two subjects fled on foot, he said.
Suspect returned to Byhalia; police make other arrests
By SUE WATSON
Byhalia Police Chief Gary Looney reported the arrest of a suspect who had fled the scene several weeks ago, plus arrests in four cases of residential burglary.
Michael Dwayne Smith, 24, of the 1100 block of University Street, Memphis, Tenn., was picked up by Memphis police and extradited back to Byhalia, he said. Smith fled from law officers when they were called to investigate a stolen pickup that had been taken to Martin Brothers in Byhalia for sale as scrap metal, Looney said.
Byhalia police go to 38 calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 38 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – alarm calls, 3; miscellaneous, 13; escorts, 9; thefts, 1; assists, 1; fires, 4; burglaries, 1; medical, 5; recovered stolen vehicle, 1.
Byhalia police officers also made six arrests during the past week, according to Chief Looney.
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