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Marshall Academy hosts Indianola Academy Friday

The Marshall Academy Patriots, who received a first-round bye as District 1-3A champions, will host Indianola Academy this Friday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. in the second round of the state playoffs. This is the 13th straight post-season appearance for Marshall. The Patriots (5-4) are the number three seed in the playoff field and the Colonels (7-4) are the sixth seed. Indianola defeated 11th-seeded Tunica Academy 35-6 last week in round one. This is the Patriots’ first meeting with the Colonels, a former district rival, since 2012. The Marshall versus Indianola winner will advance to the Friday, Nov. 15, state semi-finals versus the winner of Winona Christian and Centreville Academy. Team members are (front row) Anthony Mayfield, Jeremiah Jones, Sam Greer, Rod’Drickas Moore, Philip Parks, Rusty Bolden, Walker Sanders, Colton Neal, Landon Houston; (second row) Dawson Baxter, Will Merrell, Gavin Coleman, Jack Smith, Jordan Bonds, Slater Knox, Taylor Cox, Trevor Knox, Dillon Houston; (third row) Terrance Pittman, Maddox Vanzant, Noah Smith, Keaton Morgan, Winston Fant, Presley Allen, Brady Jeanes, Allen Anderson. Not pictured are Jimmy Morales and Gary Love. In back are coaches Gary Hickman, Barrett Donahoe (head coach), Jason Taylor and Bruce Branch.

News

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John Porter explains the location of land he owns at the corner of Highway 302 and Barringer Road for a zoning change request. In back are some of those against the change.

A number of residents living at Riverside Estates, on Farley Road, at Rachel Cove, Landon Circle, Jessie Cove and Addison Lane fought to stop rezoning of property in their neighb

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Trick-or-treating was held on the downtown square in Holly Springs October 31.

Incumbents are going back to Jackson to represent Marshall County in the state Legislature.

Marshall County and Holly Springs received good news last week regarding a 1,200-acre site alongside the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad.

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Gov. Phil Bryant praises Corelle and Mississippi’s teamwork in economic development.

The community was invited to Corelle in the Chickasaw Trail Industrial Park Thursday for an official ribbon-cutting.

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Ahmad Gatewood

A third suspect in the shooting death of a 23-year-old Holly Springs woman is in custody.

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The City of Holly Springs opened bids October 15 for professional services on a proposed wellness/aquatic center.

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Ernest Cunningham

Longtime justice court judge Ernest Cunningham, praised for his common sense, fairness and knowledge, died last week at age 67.

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Glass is shattered at the front entrance to the house, and numbers signify where some bullets struck.

One person is dead and two injured following a shooting on Moss Avenue Thursday, Oct. 17, according to Holly Springs Police Chief Dwight Harris.

The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a burglary from a home construction site at Laws Hill.

Opinion

Last week a paving project was happening on a street adjacent to the newspaper office, East Gholson Avenue.

I guess I just have to face it. I’m officially an old lady.

“Never was there a sharper turn in the fortunes of war.”—Naval historian Samuel Eliot Morrison.

Sports

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Indianola Academy struck Marshall twice with long passes, one early and one late, and both costly for the Patriots.

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Jeremiah Scott (5) of the Cardinals reaches for an East Webster ball-carrier in playoff action Friday night.,

Coach Darrow Anderson knew his team faced an uphill challenge in round one of the Class 2A state football playoffs. “East Webster is 10-1 for a reason,” he said.

If a lifetime of covering sports in Mississippi has taught me anything, it has taught me this: There’s never really a good time to play LSU or Alabama in football.

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Marshall Academy hosts Indianola Academy Friday

The Marshall Academy Patriots, who received a first-round bye as District 1-3A champions, will host Indianola Academy this Friday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. in the second round of the state playoffs. This is the 13th straight post-season appearance for Marshall. The Patriots (5-4) are the number three seed in the playoff field and the Colonels (7-4) are the sixth seed. Indianola defeated 11th-seeded Tunica Academy 35-6 last week in round one. This is the Patriots’ first meeting with the Colonels, a former district rival, since 2012. The Marshall versus Indianola winner will advance to the Friday, Nov. 15, state semi-finals versus the winner of Winona Christian and Centreville Academy. Team members are (front row) Anthony Mayfield, Jeremiah Jones, Sam Greer, Rod’Drickas Moore, Philip Parks, Rusty Bolden, Walker Sanders, Colton Neal, Landon Houston; (second row) Dawson Baxter, Will Merrell, Gavin Coleman, Jack Smith, Jordan Bonds, Slater Knox, Taylor Cox, Trevor Knox, Dillon Houston; (third row) Terrance Pittman, Maddox Vanzant, Noah Smith, Keaton Morgan, Winston Fant, Presley Allen, Brady Jeanes, Allen Anderson. Not pictured are Jimmy Morales and Gary Love. In back are coaches Gary Hickman, Barrett Donahoe (head coach), Jason Taylor and Bruce Branch.

Marshall Academy hosts Indianola Academy Friday

The Class 3A Holly Springs Lady Hawks tipped off their season Saturday by dominating last year’s 1A state runnerup.

Notes, quotes and an opinion or three, as this college football season heads into its stretch run...

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Charles Powell (7) of the Indians falls forward for extra yardage as a pair of Hawks (on the ground) make the tackle. Other Indians block, while Holly High players close in.

Byhalia didn’t lead until the fourth quarter Friday night, and it was a freshman quarterback who delivered.

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The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum last week announced its Class of 2020.

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Patriot quarterback Jeremiah Jones (2) scrambles in the pocket Friday versus Winona with protection from Brady Jeanes (78).

In two of three Marshall Academy losses this season, the Patriots relinquished the lead in the fourth quarter, but not this time.

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Kenzaki Jones is taking over the reins of the Holly Springs boys basketball program.

Kenzaki Jones is filling a coaching seat that comes with high expectations. But that’s perfectly OK with him.

Back in September, I gave Mississippi State a solid B, even writing the following sentence: “Seems little doubt, even this early, that Mississippi State (3-1) has the Magnolia St

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