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Photo by Sue Watson
(From left) Four members of the Marshall County Housing Committee Task Force, Ken Jones, Juanita Dillard, Gary Anderson and Steve Gresham, report to supervisors. Not shown is Chuck Thomas.

Consultant Gary Anderson and members of the Housing Committee Task Force recently updated the Marshall County Board of Supervisors on the group’s work.

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Gary Pegues, owner of Pegues Painting, and Beu Jackson, are busy repainting the exterior of the Holly Springs Fire Department.

Marshall County will get some road repairs completed this summer as bids were accepted on 31 miles of various county roads and then 4.1 miles on Wall Hill Road.

Holly Springs Mayor Kelvin Buck opened the fourth “Business on the Square” meeting with a big announcement.

About 70 vendors participated in the 18th Annual Eddie Lee Smith Health Fair in Holly Springs.

Phoenix Fabricators, low bidder on an elevated water tank to be located near the Niagara Bottling facility in Chickasaw Trail Industrial Park, is the provisional winner of the co

As CEO and president of the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce Jon Maynard read off the accomplishments of the not-yet-named Citizen of the Year, David Sherwin Haynie st

The Byhalia Police Department responded to 44 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – alarm calls, 11; assists, 2; damaged property, 3; disturbances, 2; DUI, 1; escorts, 2; harassment, 3; juveniles, 1; medical, 5; miscellaneous, 12; thefts, 1; vehicle thefts, 1.
Byhalia police officers also made one arrest during the past week, according to Chief Looney.
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The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department works the scene of a shooting May 9 at Red Banks.

A suspect has been arrested in an early Sunday morning shooting on French Road, according to sheriff Kenny Dickerson.

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A passerby stops on the courthouse lawn to reflect at the memorial to slain Marshall County Sheriff Osborne Bell.

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Assistant fire chief Leland Reed (back) and fire chief Rodney Crane present a plan for the construction of a new fire station. The plan was borrowed from DeSoto County.

Design for a new fire station, taken from one in Horn Lake, was recently presented to the mayor and board of aldermen of Holly Springs.

The Marshall County Board of Supervisors honed its strategy on ways to control litter on roadsides and in ditches following a protest by citizens in District 5 at a recent meetin

Opinion

Often we forget the true significance of holidays.

Such I’m afraid is the case for Memorial Day.

Fido is one of our stranger pets. He follows us around growling and “talking” constantly. I think his tail wags 24 hours a day.

Without debate, without criticism, no administration and no country can succeed—and no republic can survive.”—John F. Kennedy.

Sports

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Coach Donald Deans (right) looks on as quarterback Dylan King prepares to take the snap from center Anthony Gulledge. At left is running back Joshua Kimble.

There’s a good feeling as the Holly Springs Hawks look to a new football season.

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Bruce Branch

Bruce Branch is ready to put his stamp on the Marshall Academy baseball program.

Billy Cannon, who died at age 80 over the weekend, remains the answer to a most interesting trivia question:

Players and coaches shake hands after the game.

Photos by DeMill Dixon

Teams from Holly Springs and Byhalia enjoyed a fun game of T-ball recently at Sam Coopwoard Park in the Marshall County Dizzy Dean league.

The Holly Springs Parks and Recreation Department announces its summer camps for 2018.

• June 2, Girls Empo­werment Day Camp, free, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Billy “Dog” Brewer was nothing if not a motivator of men. His Ole Miss teams were known for winning games they weren’t supposed to win.

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Darrow Anderson

Rebuilding high school football programs is nothing new to Darrow Anderson.

Northwest sophomore second baseman Dakota Dailey has been selected to the Google Cloud Academic All-District 1 Baseball Team, as announced last Thursday afternoon by the College

The Holly Springs Parks and Recreation Department announces its summer camps for 2018.

• June 2, Girls Empo­werment Day Camp, free, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Photos by Chris Todd
(Left photo) Trell Kimmons soars to first place in the long jump Saturday at Jackson. (Right) Malasha Faulkner competes in the high jump. She finished fifth in the event.

The Potts Camp boys claimed second in the Class 1A State Track Meet Satur­day at Jackson, only four points behind the first-place finisher.

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MA’s Javion Smith receives one of his two gold medals from state competition on Saturday.

The Marshall Academy boys wrapped up the 2017-2018 athletic year in fine fashion.

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