September 11, 2014
A driver was “very fortunate” Wednesday of last week, Byhalia Police Chief Gary Looney said, when a train struck just the trailer being pulled by his truck.
Looney said the accident happened at 1:35 p.m. at the railroad track’s intersection with Edwards Road in the town limits of Byhalia. The Burlington Northern Santa Fe train was going east toward Holly Springs, while the C5500 flatbed truck was leaving the industrial park area to enter Highway 178.
ever’ for bandings
The 2014 Hummingbird Migration Celebration at Strawberry Plains Audubon Center drew around 7,000 visitors over the three-day weekend, beginning last Friday.
SPAC director Jamie Serino reported guests from as far away as Colorado visited the center, where 419 ruby-throated hummingbirds were banded by the Hummer Bird Study Group.
Police seek suspect
By SUE WATSON
A Holly Springs resident is being sought in connection with a crime that took place in the city in July, according to police chief Dwight Harris.
The suspect, Cameron Alexander, 31, of the West Chulahoma Avenue address area, is being sought in connection with a burglary of a residence on Chulahoma Avenue July 28, he said.
Stolen tractor recovered
By SUE WATSON
Four people have been charged with grand larceny in connection with the theft of a tractor, according to sheriff Kenny Dickerson.
Investigators were notified Wednesday morning, Sept. 3, that a stolen tractor was about to be sold somewhere in the Victoria area.
City trims budget; no tax increase
By SUE WATSON
The Holly Springs mayor and board of aldermen held a public hearing on the proposed Fiscal Year 2014-2015 budget and set the tax levy last week.
The city is proposing a budget of $7,644,736.30 with 17 percent of the budget coming from ad valorem taxes. The budget is $63,167 slimmer than the current fiscal year.
Wrecking Ball September 20
Saturday night under the stars at Chalmers Institute is set for September 20 at 6 p.m.
The annual Wrecking Ball is a fund-raiser for the restoration of the historic structure under the care of Preserve Marshall County & Holly Springs, a non-profit group that hopes to restore the historic schoolhouse to its former luster.
Byhalia police go to 26 calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 26 calls last week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – miscellaneous, 8; escorts, 8; domestic, 1; motor vehicle accidents, 1; assists, 1; fires, 1; damaged property, 1; medical, 2; and alarm calls, 3.
Byhalia police officers also made one arrest during the past week, according to Chief Looney.
Adams director of development for Miss America Organization
By BARRY BURLESON
Brent Adams took a job two days after graduating from Ole Miss. He thought it was a temporary thing.
Entertainment icon Sam Haskell, who lives in Oxford, asked him to be his personal assistant.
In an article that started on the front page of last week’s South Reporter entitled, “Citizen wants to make a difference,” a statement should be clarified that appeared on page 16.
Glenda Boxley Hughes, from Park Avenue in Holly Springs, said her question to Mayor Kelvin Buck was “When are we going to get jobs in Holly Springs?”
Hughes said her emphasis was on jobs in Holly Springs as opposed to in the Chickasaw Trail Industrial Park area.
Landfill seeks expansion
By SUE WATSON
A public hearing was held before the Marshall County Board of Supervisors recently to hear comments on a request to add a non-municipal, commercial landfill adjacent to the existing Quad County Landfill site at 650 Wingo Road.
The request will require an amendment to the existing Marshall County Solid Waste Plan, said Jay Estes, with Allen Engineering Science.
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