Photo by Sue Watson
Earl Fleming and Wesley Morton (right) put the base of the monument on a slab.

The burial plot of Spires Boling, the man responsible for much of the architectural grandeur of Holly Springs, recently received a monument.

Photo by Sue Watson

This Friday through Sunday is the Holly Springs Garden Club’s 80th annual Tour of Historic Homes. One of the featured homes is Walthall, built in 1848.

Photo by Sue Watson
David Person (left, foreground) greets members of the National Trust tour on the steps of Burton Place.

Holly Springs welcomed visitors from the National Trust for Historic Preservation Friday.

Officers responded to a house fire call to 1342 Mt. Zion Road Monday, April 16, around 2 p.m.

On Wednesday, April 11, author Jesse J. Holland returned to the place where his writing began, H.W. Byers.

Photo by Barry Burleson

The Holly Springs Fire Department responded to a house fire Thursday at 3:24 p.m. on North Randolph Street.

CGI Communications will begin filming several videos for the City of Holly Springs Thursday and Friday of this week.

The Marshall County Board of Supervisors has decided to rebid two road projects.

The Byhalia Police Department responded to 34 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – alarm calls, 4; animals, 1; assists, 1; disturbances, 1; domestic, 1; escorts, 3; fires, 4; harassment, 1; medical, 7; miscellaneous, 7; motor vehicle accidents, 2; thefts, 1; and trespassing, 1.
Byhalia police officers also made two arrests during the past week, Looney said.

Ishmael A. Almintoser

Monday, March 26, at approxi­mately 4:03 a.m., the Holly Springs Police Depart­ment was dispatched to Sam’s Wireless at 161 Van Dorn Avenue in reference to a burglar alarm.

Example only, not actual mower stolen

Thursday, March 29, at approximately 6:33 a.m.

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Pictured with the pontoon boat recovered after the theft in Pontotoc County are investigator Kenneth Jones, sheriff Kenny Dickerson, investigator Jason Mills, chief investigator Maj. Kelly McMillen and investigator Cody Teel.

Two suspects have been arrested in separate murder cases in Marshall County, according to Sheriff Kenny Dickerson.


One night last week I carried our dog Lady out for a walk.

It was a beautiful night, a sky filled with stars.

• We received an update Monday from about the Necco Wafer crisis.

“And everything is gonna work out tight
If you ain’t like you been told
Just don’t try to lay no boogie woogie


Photos by DeMill Dixon
Competing in hurdles are (from left) Joshua Blake of Potts Camp, Martavious Smith of Byers, JaBryan Pegues of Potts Camp and Stennet Walls of Ashland,

Potts Camp hosted the District 2-1A Track Meet Thursday and claimed first in the boys and second in the girls.

You want a favorite for this weekend’s North Mississippi Classic, Mississippi’s brand new stop on the PGA’s Tour?

Potts Camp went 2-2 in Region 2-1A baseball action last week –  sweeping Ashland and dropping two games to Myrtle.

Photo courtesy of Northwest
MC Hutchens of Holly Springs is continuing her soccer career.

Northwest Community College redshirt sophomore midfielder Mary Catherine Hutchens will continue her soccer career at the four-year level, signing with first-year program Mississippi

The Byhalia Indians, continuing their rebuilding process, saw plenty of positive in a loss Friday at Ripley.

The Potts Camp softball team is advancing to post-season play this weekend.
The Lady Cardinals picked up a pair of district wins last week over Ashland, 15-0 and 23-0, and also lost a district contest versus Hickory Flat, 8-2.
They improved to 4-2 in Region 3, District 2-1A and 5-7 overall. They faced non-district opponent and county rival Byhalia on Monday of this week.
The postseason, play-in series will be held this Friday and Saturday with the winner advancing to the next round, April 24-26.

The Byhalia Middle School girls and boys track teams concluded their successful 2018 season April 5 by hosting the third annual Indians’ Invitational Track Meet.

Marshall Academy exploded for 23 hits last week in two games versus Carroll.

The Byhalia boys placed second and the girls third in the recent Division 1-4A Track Meet at Tishomingo County High School.

Photo by Penny Lomenick
Deandre Crutcher (left) of Byhalia and Walker Sanders of Marshall Academy compete in the hurdles.

Marshall Academy’s varsity girls and boys took first place in the school’s invitational track meet last week, and the Byhalia Middle School boys also claimed top honors in the junio

Jase Aldridge of Potts Camp rounds third on his way home.

It was a three-for-four week on the baseball diamond for coach Dustin Minor’s Potts Camp team.

As this is written, Delta State has played 34 baseball games and won 28 of those. If that sounds ridiculously good, know that’s just about average for Mike Kinnison’s teams.

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