Walter Place and contents for sale
By SUE WATSON
One of Mississippi’s most prominent estates is up for sale. The owner, Jorja Lynn, is severing her connections to Walter Place, built in 1859, and to most of the furnishings and valuables collected over half a lifetime.
“I’m selling almost everything in this house and on the grounds. Everything,” she said.
Featherston and Polk Place and the gardens are also included in the sale, she said.
‘It was a great
The people of Holly Springs made history Thursday night, mayor Kelvin Buck said.
“It’s amazing what the city of Holly Springs can do when everybody works together,” he said of the kickoff to Bikers and Blues Night coordinated with the city’s first fireworks show to celebrate Independence Day.
Buck praised the private sector, the Main Street Chamber, Contract Fabricators Inc., and police, fire and street department employees for a seamless night of entertainment that drew an estimated 2,500 people to the city. The number of bikes counted at the event at 8:30 p.m. was about 70, while the number of bikes counted lined up at JB’s was about 50.
Sheriff’s office probes shooting
By SUE WATSON
One man is in jail for questioning in connection with a shooting incident in Byhalia July 2 that took the life of an alleged attempted armed robber, according to Kenny Dickerson, Marshall County Sheriff.
Investigators were called to the scene at 848 St. Paul Road in the Byhalia area around 11:04 p.m. in reference to a possible home invasion/shooting, said Maj. Kelly McMillen with the sheriff’s office.
City hall gets facelift
By SUE WATSON
Mayor Kelvin Buck said the board of aldermen issued an emergency order to repair the facade and cornice of the city hall building.
Buck said the repair work was necessary because of the risks it could pose to the city if even a small chip of material fell on someone.
Commissioner fields questions, complaints
By BARRY BURLESON
Brandon Presley said it over and over again – “Don’t leave here without giving me your name and phone number.”
One person at the “Town Hall” meeting even asked the Northern District public service commissioner how in the world he could follow up and contact everyone who has a problem.
Plan to apply early for positions at new Volvo facility
By SUE WATSON
Local residents are advised to apply early for new jobs at Volvo, according to Justin Hall, executive director of the Marshall County Industrial Development Authority.
He said Volvo may begin moving in by October if the distribution center on Highway 72 is substantially complete. He said the public should apply in August or September in order to get a shot at the first jobs.
City police go to 139 calls
Officers with the Holly Springs Police Department responded to 139 calls last week, according to Capt. Darryl Bowens.
The calls included – disturbances, 13; alarms, 20; accidents, 4; funeral escorts, 3; domestics, 8; assists to other agencies, 3; assaults, 1; larcenies, 6; malicious mischief, 1; checks on the homebound, 1; burglaries, 3; 911 hang-ups, 1; auto theft, 1; shots fired, 2; rape, 1; fraud, 1; auto burglary, 1; and 69 miscellaneous calls.
Byhalia police respond to 37 calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 37 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – miscellaneous, 9; escorts, 5; juveniles, 1; disturbances, 7; motor vehicle accidents, 1; assists, 4; fires, 1; medical, 4; trespassing, 1; and alarm calls, 4.
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