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.


Photo by Barry Burleson
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.

Photo by Sue Watson

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

Photo by Sue Watson
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

A proud group of Byhalia Chamber Main Street members from Rockwool had the program at a recent Chamber luncheon.

The Byhalia Police Department responded to 34 calls during the past week.
Police 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, according to Chief Looney.

Marshall County’s own Jesse Holland Jr. visited Holly Springs in an impromptu appearance after a cancellation in Atlanta, Ga. He is the son of Yvonne and Jesse Holland Sr.

Qualifying ended Friday for the non-partisan judicial elections set for November 6.

Photo by Sue Watson

Henry Harris (back), with Jeffries Construction in Holly Springs, breaks up the old steps in front of Holly Springs City Hall.

The South Reporter office will be closed Monday, May 28, for Memorial Day.
Early deadlines for the May 31 edition of the newspaper are set for Friday, May 25. The deadline that day for classified advertising is 12 noon. The deadline for all other advertising, including legal notices, plus news items being submitted is that day at 5 p.m.
The newspaper will be delivered on the regular schedule that week.

Earlier this year members of the Marshall County Board of Supervisors addressed rumors that the Fairgrounds Association was charging $10 a cooler at the gate.

Photo by Sue Watson
Bill Kinkade

The Mississippi House and Senate are split on how to come up with a $100 million plan this year to repair roads and bridges – the state’s crumbling infrastructure, according to Rep.


There are good things happening in our downtown areas of Marshall County.

And as we all know, a healthy downtown is key to a strong community.

I might have mentioned a time or two that I really love gadgets. I really love new gadgets.

Here he lies where he longed to be,
Home is the sailor, home from the sea,
And the hunter home from the hill.
”—Robert Louis Stevenson


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.

Photos by DeMill Dixon

Photo by Barry Burleson
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.

Photo by Theresa Bolden Devore
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.

Years ago, when working on a book about baseball’s Boo Ferriss, I called one of his former Delta State players, West Lauderdale coach Jerry Boatner.

Photo by Penny Lomenick

Alexis McGreger, a senior at Marshall Academy, will play in the Class AA State Tennis Tournament on Wednesday of this week at Ridgeland.

Holly Springs High School will host a spring football jamboree on Friday, May 11, at Sam Coopwood Park.

The jamboree begins at 5:30 p.m.

Marshall Academy hosted the District 1-AA Junior High Track Meet on Wednesday, April 11, with several Lady Patriots and Patriots earning ribbons.

Several Byhalia athletes brought home first-place medals from the Class 4A State Track Meet Friday at Jackson.

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