Photo by Sue Watson

Tim Hunt sandblasts old paint off the awnings in downtown Holly Springs. Hammer Time Construction (Tim Hunt and Ben Moorman, owners) has the contract as the awnings get a facelift.

Photo by Sue Watson

Red, white and blue

New flags surround the square in Holly Springs as the United States of America celebrates Independence Day, July 4. The annual  fireworks display, sponsored by the city and Contract Fabricators, was scheduled for Tuesday night, July 3, downtown.

News

Photo by Sue Watson
Elected officials, business people and other interested citizens participate in the review of the housing committee’s report.

A Marshall County report on housing development released May 7 was presented to a group of stakeholders at the Marshall County Industrial Development Authority June 28.

A 41-year-old man was hospitalized shortly after 7:30 p.m. Saturday following a call to the 440 block of Fields Road north of Byhalia, according to sheriff Kenny Dickerson.

Photo by Sue Watson

Tim Hunt sandblasts old paint off the awnings in downtown Holly Springs. Hammer Time Construction (Tim Hunt and Ben Moorman, owners) has the contract as the awnings get a facelift.

Sandblasting

The first Social Justice Weekend, coinciding with the Ida B.

The Byhalia Police Depart­ment responded to 26 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – alarm calls, 8; burglaries, 1; disturbances, 1; escorts, 2; fires, 1; medical, 6; miscellaneous, 2; motor vehicle accidents, 2; thefts, 2; and trespassing, 1.
Byhalia police officers also made one arrest last week, according to Chief Looney.

Marshall County businessman Randall Swaney has proposed erection of a new digital billboard on I-22 that would carry ads from the City of Holly Springs on the eastbound side and

Staff and members of the board of directors of North East Mississippi Electric Power Association visited the Waterford community re­cently to celebrate the rural cooperative’s 80th year of service.

Nine years ago, the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame inducted Tyrone Keys for all his considerable exploits on the football field — at Callaway High, at Mississippi State and in t

Osborne Bell

The Marshall County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously July 2 to name the new Marshall County Justice Complex in honor of the late sheriff Osborne Bell.

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Part of a record crowd, gathered downtown and in the surrounding areas, watches the fireworks celebration July 3.

Holly Springs has hit its sweet spot. A record crowd, estimated at 4,000 to 5,000, gathered the night of July 3 for the fifth annual Independence Day celebration.

The Holly Springs Board of Aldermen, in a 3-2 vote, approved a local power company grid access charge for wholesale power.

Sheri McClatchy, election commissioner in District 1, is seeking to move the Red Banks voting precinct from the fire department to the Family Life Center at Red Banks Baptist Church.

Opinion

I had not been on a Major League Baseball road trip in a couple of years.

And I’d missed it.

I knew it was Monday morning when I woke up Monday morning and had no idea what day it was.

“Grandma got run over by a reindeer. Walking home from our house, Christmas eve…” — Elmo and Patsy (your guess is as good as mine).

Sports

All-stars in action

Photos by DeMill Dixon

Photo by Barry Burleson
Coach David Hoggatt watches his Lady Patriots during a recent preseason practice.

June and July have been busy months for the Marshall Academy soccer team.

The Bethel Lady Wildcats, in McKenzie, Tenn., reached into The Magnolia State for their latest signing.

Potts Camp’s successful summer on the basketball court has just added to the anticipation.

Marshall County Nationals

Photos by DeMill Dixon

Photos by DeMill Dixon

Steve McNair, the most entertaining college football player I ever witnessed and surely among the best, was murdered nine years ago on July 4.

Christopher Suggs, new head football coach at Ashland, said his team is “a work in progress.”

Photo by Dillon Day
Potts Camp’s Ryan Jones releases a pass in seven-on-seven competition.

The new head football coach at Potts Camp is spending valuable time with his team this summer and seeing the fruits of the Cardinals’ work.

Today’s effort comes with two disclaimers. One, John Smoltz happens to be one of my favorite players in recent baseball history.

Photo by Dillon Day

On the diamond

Kadence Ware of the Potts Camp 10-year-old softball team makes a play during a recent game in the Marshall County Dizzy Dean League. 

On the diamond

Kadence Ware of the Potts Camp 10-year-old softball team makes a play during a recent game in the Marshall County Dizzy Dean League. 

Kourtney Coleman is bringing her own basketball camp to Marshall County.

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