Photo by Sue Watson
Kenny Brown, far right, provides musical entertainment at the Wrecking Ball in Holly Springs. With him are George Seldon and J.J. Winburn. Group members donated their talents to the event.


Photo by Leigh Anne Sanderson
Sharon and Joe Maurey welcome everyone to Maurey Manufacturing’s big event.

Since 1917, Maurey Manufacturing has been all about family.

Photo by Penny Lomenick

Potts Camp schools were placed on lockdown Wednesday morning, Oct. 4, while law enforcement arrested a man who had allegedly made threats, according to sheriff Kenny Dickerson.

Mississippi is changing its vehicle registration system from Legacy to MARVIN, according to Marshall County tax collector Betty Byrd.

Elected officials from Marshall County joined Niagara Bottling and its employees for its official ribbon-cutting ceremony Thurs­day, Sept. 28.

Randall Swaney is moving forward with his application and preparations on the grounds for a resort district at his Marshall Steakhouse property on Highway 178 West.

One person was killed in an automobile accident Friday night in the city limits of Holly Springs. The accident happened about 10:40 p.m. on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive/Highway 178 West.
Marshall County Coroner James Richard Anderson said Montra Derell Bailey, 25, died when he lost control of the car he was driving and it left the road, hit two trees and flipped. Anderson said Bailey was ejected, and he was pronounced dead on the scene. He was the only person in the vehicle.
He said Bailey was traveling east, into Holly Springs, when the accident occurred. Anderson said he received the call at 11:03 p.m.

As the governor and state agencies pour over budget requests this fall, the Marshall County Board of Supervisors discussed the ramifications with county consultant Gary Anderson.

The Byhalia Police Department responded to 32 calls during the previous week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – alarm calls, 2; disturbances, 1; domestic, 2; fires, 4; harassment, 1; medical, 5; miscellaneous, 13; motor vehicle accident, 2; thefts, 2.
Byhalia police officers also made two arrests during the past week, according to Chief Looney.

Photo by Sue Watson
Kenny Brown, far right, provides musical entertainment at the Wrecking Ball in Holly Springs. With him are George Seldon and J.J. Winburn. Group members donated their talents to the event.

Friends of Preserve Marshall County & Holly Springs and guests recently enjoyed the seventh Wrecking Ball at historic Chalmers Institute in Holly Springs.

Wally Carter with Team Waste, the new household solid waste collection company that has contracted with Marshall County, recently reviewed progress on getting business up and going

The City of Holly Springs hosted a job fair September 21 with several companies looking to hire.


Short breaks can often be the best breaks.

Being a great-grandmother is hard. I find that other people are just not as fascinated by Shepard, now 10 months old, as I am.

After a 20-year hiatus, my golf bug is back.


Photo by Penny Lomenick
Coach Carlton Gibson lifts the Class AA state softball championship trophy as his players reach to touch the coveted prize.

Goal accomplished.

Photo by Theresa Bolden Devore
Everette Jones (22) tries to break free from a Carroll Academy player Friday night.

Marshall Academy, in what coach Barrett Donahoe labeled “a trap game,” left Carrollton Friday night with its seventh straight win.

So, I was following my electric twitter machine late Saturday night, checking for college football scores and comments from across the land.

H.W. Byers had some players back from injuries Friday night, and the difference was obvious.

A Region 1-1A clash Friday night between Potts Camp and Biggersville was decided in the last 12 minutes.

A Hunter Education Class will be held Saturday, Oct. 14, from 8 a.m. until at the Marshall County Extension Service office in Holly Springs.
Participants must be at least 10 years of age and must register online at
All persons born after January 1, 1972, are required to complete a hunter education course before purchasing a Mississippi hunting license.

Holly Springs trailed Independence by just three at the half.

It was a disastrous start for the Byhalia Indians Friday night at New Albany.

Photo by Penny Lomenick
Peyton Stephenson slides safely into third base Saturday at the state tournament.

The Marshall Academy softball team climbed back through the losers’ bracket for a spot in the Class AA state championship series.

Photo by Theresa Bolden Devore
Mitchell Lafever (50) and Will Hanggi (54) bring down a Magnolia Heights ball-carrier.

Homecoming night was about as sweet as sweet can get for Marshall Academy.

So that final score, this past Saturday: State of Alabama 115, State of Mississippi 13. All together now Mississippians: “Ouch!”

A gutsy H.W. Byers football team almost pulled off the upset Thursday night at Tupelo Christian.

Holly Springs South Reporter

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