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Front, from left, Hannah Swallers, Hannah Champion, Jessica Deming, Alexis McGreger; second row, same order, Faith Shankle, Erin Lomenick, Sarah Jackson, Baylee Floyd, Tyler Vannucci; back row, same order, assistant coach Traci Rodgers, Peyton Stephenson, Lillian Lykens, Karina Mays, X’zorria Jones, Carlie Vannucci, Scarlett Newman, head coach Carlton Gibson. Not pictured is Heather Honeycutt.

News

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Steven Cash, with the Holly Springs Utility Department, works to restore power to businesses located on the downtown square Sept. 5. A number of areas in the system were temporarily out of power following a fusing of a switch at the North Substation in Holly Springs.

Electrical engineers with Mid-South Utilities are trouble-shooting an incident that took place Tuesday, Sept. 5, around 11 a.m.

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Heather Gallagher gives school children an opportunity to feel the rapid tiny heartbeat of a hummingbird.

About 6,500 hummingbird watchers enjoyed this year’s Hummingbird Cele­bra­tion at Strawberry Plains Audubon Center in Holly Springs, according to center director Mike Muraco.

The Marshall County Board of Supervisors met face-to-face recently with representatives of North­west Mississippi Community College and Three Rivers Planning and Development Distric

The City of Holly Springs is participating in a Flood Bucket Drive for the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

The Byhalia Police Department responded to 46 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – miscellaneous, 12; thefts, 3; disturbances, 2; domestic, 2; animals, 1; motor vehicle accidents, 3; fires, 3; damaged property, 2; burglaries, 1; medical, 12; and alarm calls, 5.
Byhalia police officers also made four arrests during the past week, he said.

Having witnessed three hurricanes while living in or visiting south Florida, Ricky Butler knows firsthand the devastation one can cause.

A Friendship Road resident died after being struck by two separate vehicles and a Tunstall Road resident died in a house fire, according to Marshall County Sheriff Kenny Dickerson.

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A Time for Healing is the theme of an upcoming Saving the Family Con­ference, sponsored by Rivers of Faith Ministries.

The Holly Springs Police Department will be on the lookout for those driving four-wheelers and other off-the-road recreational vehicles on city streets, according chief Dwight Harris.
“Be advised you are putting at risk more than your own life and these actions will no longer be tolerated,” Harris said.
Anyone who is seen driving these off-road-vehicles will be fined and their vehicles seized, he said.
“We appreciate your full cooperation in this matter,” Harris said

The remnants of Hurricane Harvey made their way across the Mid-South Thursday, starting around noon in Marshall County and moving out about 2 a.m Friday.

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Simpson Lumber Co. was uncovered recently while demolition workers took down the old Marshall County Lumber building.

People still recall Simpson Lumber Co., which was covered up when the building was expanded by Hardy and Roy Ray to become Marshall Lumber.

Opinion

Even in Little Rock, I like to visit the homegrown businesses.

Sunday, Sept. 17, would have been Doyle’s (Butch or Pop) 66th birthday. He’s been gone for three years but sometimes it’s almost like he’s out in the shed working.

Woke up this morning. Put on my slippers, walked in the kitchen and died…"
     – John Prine

Sports

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Front, from left, Hannah Swallers, Hannah Champion, Jessica Deming, Alexis McGreger; second row, same order, Faith Shankle, Erin Lomenick, Sarah Jackson, Baylee Floyd, Tyler Vannucci; back row, same order, assistant coach Traci Rodgers, Peyton Stephenson, Lillian Lykens, Karina Mays, X’zorria Jones, Carlie Vannucci, Scarlett Newman, head coach Carlton Gibson. Not pictured is Heather Honeycutt.

The Marshall Academy softball team celebrated a district championship last week about 100 miles from home.

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Joshua Kimble (33) of Holly High picks up some of his 119 yards rushing versus Strayhorn.

Holly Springs had its opportunities Friday night.

“We were in the red zone three times and couldn’t punch it in,” said coach Donald Deans.

Two weeks into the college football season, Mississippi’s three NCAA FBS teams are pretty much where we thought they would be.

Barrett Donahoe wanted a good start Friday night. He got it.

Unfortunately for Potts Camp, the Falkner Eagles controlled the line of scrimmage and the game Friday night.

An injury-plagued H.W. Byers football team had a tough road trip to Okolona last Friday night.

The Deep South Champion­ship Rodeo will be held Saturday, September 23, at 8 p.m. at the Robert Rainey Jr. Memorial Arena, 928 Quinn Road, in Barton.
The event is produced by J Bar B Rodeo Company of Holly Springs.
Ticket prices are $8 adults, $6 children, and ages 3 and under free.
For more information on the Deep South Championship Rodeo, call Jerry Bolden at 662-551-0475.

It was an electrifying start for the Byhalia Indians Friday night – a touchdown on the opening kickoff.

The last few years they played together. This season they were opponents.

The Marshall Academy soccer team turned in two of its best efforts of the season last week, falling 2-1 to Lee Academy and 4-2 to Colum­bus Christian.

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Holly Springs High School quarterback Dylan King (2) is protected in the pocket by his teammates, including Tyrell Battle (53) and Tyren Williams (58).

Chalk up a win for the defense Friday night at Sam Coopwood Park.

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MA’s Bailee Floyd takes a swing at the plate versus Carroll.

Marshall Academy continued to crush the district competition on the softball diamond last week.

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