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Petting Khava Monday at the sheriff’s department are sheriff Kenny Dickerson and investigators Kelly McMillen and Jordan Brock. Khava was found along I-55 near Winona and taken to a veterinarian.

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Sarah Sawyer, executive director of the Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce, thanks Tom Pittman (left), CEO of Northwest Mississippi Community Foundation, and Kevin Doddridge, general manager of Northcentral EPA, for their presentations at the luncheon and also presents them gift bags.

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Petting Khava Monday at the sheriff’s department are sheriff Kenny Dickerson and investigators Kelly McMillen and Jordan Brock. Khava was found along I-55 near Winona and taken to a veterinarian.

A suspect in the death of Samuel Deward Smith, whose body was found floating in Chewalla Lake several weeks ago, has been identified.

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Sarah Sawyer, executive director of the Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce, thanks Tom Pittman (left), CEO of Northwest Mississippi Community Foundation, and Kevin Doddridge, general manager of Northcentral EPA, for their presentations at the luncheon and also presents them gift bags.

Mississippians are people who care about their neighbors.

John Lee Taylor, longtime educator, election commissioner and community leader, died last week.

SUE WATSON

Staff Writer

Mayor Kelvin Buck recently proposed a list of eight projects the city could consider in this new term.

The Byhalia Police Department responded to 26 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – miscellaneous, 4; escorts, 3; thefts, 1; motor vehicle accidents, 2; assists, 1; fires, 2; damaged property, 1; medical, 8; and alarm calls, 4.
Byhalia police officers also made one arrest during the past week, according to Chief Looney.

Holly Springs is the site of several of the state’s most intact slave quarters.

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The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a person of interest (below) and the victim’s pickup (above).

There have been plenty of leads from the public concerning the investigation into the death of Samuel Deward Smith, whose body was found floating face up in Chewalla Lake Saturday,

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The Marshall County tax collector’s office is getting ready for the 2016 tax lien sale. Pictured are collector Betty Byrd (front) and office manager Lynn Shaw.

This year, for the first time ever, Marshall County will conduct its tax lien sale online, according to tax collector Betty Byrd.

Justin Hall, executive director of the Marshall County Industrial Develop­ment Authority, was joined by Al Beck, Russell Johnson and Bill Dawson in a recent presentation on the stat

Arvern Moore

Well-known community leader and educator Arvern Moore died August 2. Moore, 81, was a forerunner for Head Start from the conception of the very successful program.

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Opinion

It’s a good thing when things fall into place for you.

It’s even a better thing when things fall into place for your children.

NASA says the last solar eclipse here was Feb. 26, 1979. I would have sworn there had been one since we moved here, but I’m pretty sure NASA’s records are better than my memory.

I thought nothing regarding the Kemper power plant could surprise me anymore, but I was wrong.

Sports

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Holly High’s Davionta Faulkner (8) intercepts a pass Saturday versus Coffeeville. At far left is teammate Cardarius Autry (21).

Donald Deans had a brief, to-the-point message for his Holly Springs Hawks after the jamboree Saturday.

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Sarah Jackson of MA makes a catch in right field.

The Marshall Academy softball team continued to play tough competition in the early portion of its schedule.

Sixteen seconds into the game Saturday, things looked good for Marshall Academy. The Patriots scored on the first play.

The College Football Playoff National Champion­ship is not until January 2018, but some football experts have already projected the title match-up will be the Alabama Crimson Tide v

The Marshall Academy soccer team dropped a 7-0 decision to Magnolia Heights on Tuesday, Aug. 8.
The Lady Patriots, who missed a few scoring opportunities of their own, were down 6-0 at the half.
In the second half, Marshall (0-3) held the Lady Chiefs to just one goal and again missed some chances to get on the scoreboard.
An all-day hunter education class is being offered at the Marshall County Extension Service, Saturday, Aug. 19, 8 a.m. until. Bring a lunch.
Registration online is at mdwfp.com.
The hunter education course includes 10 hours of instruction, including live shooting. To obtain hunter education certification, students must be at least 10 years of age and must attend all classroom hours and pass a written exam.
All persons born after January 1, 1972, are required to complete a hunter education course before purchasing a Mississippi hunting license.

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Dedqualon Faulkner of Holly High protects the football during a preseason drill last week.

Graduation in May hit the Holly  Springs Hawks hard, so coach Donald Deans is eager to get a look at his new football team.

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Hannah Swallers throws to Carlie Vannucci at first base for an out versus Magnolia Heights.

The highlight of a busy week for the Marshall Academy softball team was a thrilling, extra-inning home victory over Magnolia Heights.

As the NFL training camps are underway, here are some top position battles for the following teams:

It’s the earliest start to a football season ever for the Marshall Academy Patriots. And it will come this weekend 280 miles from home.

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