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Photo by Sue Watson

Joseph Cirrito, with Progressive Construction, operates the "fingers" of the track hoe that takes hold of heavy concrete slabs and loads them in truck beds for removal.

The City of Holly Springs tied the bow and knot on the end of 2019 with some good audit reports.

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Local elected officials and some county employees joined Martha Fant in honoring the late Bobby Fant for his service to the county as tax collector/assessor by naming the building in his memory. From left are tax collector Betty Byrd; tax assessor Juanita Dillard; supervisor Charles Terry; Donna Cooper, administrative secretary for the board; supervisor Eddie Dixon; Larry Hall, county administrator; supervisor Keith Taylor; board attorney Kent Smith; circuit clerk Monet Autry; Justin Hall, executive director of IDA; Martha Fant; supervisor George Zinn III; sheriff Kenny Dickerson; supervisor Ronnie Joe Bennett; chancery clerk Chuck Thomas; and county comptroller Susie Hill.

The board of supervisors celebrated the memory of the late W.R. "Bobby" Fant, longtime tax assessor/collector who set a very high standard for the office.

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This mobile home on Highway 4 West was destroyed as a severe thunderstorm rumbled through Marshall County January 11.

The worst damage during the early Saturday morning storm was in DeSoto County and Memphis, Tenn., with trees and poles down and widespread outages and in the Northcentral Electri

The Marshall County Board of Supervisors appointed District 3 supervisor Keith Taylor president of the board and District 4 supervisor George Zinn III vice president for the new

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Photo courtesy of the Office of the Attorney General

Holly Springs native Lynn Fitch waves to the crowd after being sworn in last week as the State of Mississippi's first female attorney general.

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The swearing-in ceremony for Marshall County elected officials was held Monday at the courthouse.

Two state inmates who escaped last weekend from the Mississippi Penitentiary at Parchman are back in custody. One of those is from Marshall County.

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Photo by Janice Wagg

The Town of Byhalia held its first annual Byhalia Christmas Festival December 21 at the high school.

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The 22nd annual Light Up the Town Lighting Contest was held December 12. The event is sponsored by the Byhalia Garden Club and Byhalia Area Chamber Main Street.

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Sheriff’s department personnel and other emergency responders work the scene adjacent to North Red Banks Road Christmas Eve.

A body found by a hunter in Marshall County on Christmas Eve has been identified by authorities as a Tennessee woman missing since early November.

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Construction workers take out rotted material from the base of the clock tower on the courthouse roof.

Opinion

Last week I was looking back through the top headlines in The South Reporter for the past year, 2019. And, wow, there were some big ones.

I added a cat to the menagerie several months ago. The dog I had, Teddy, decided that he was going to eat cat food instead of his dog food. Cat food is bad for dogs.

On Monday night of last week, I decided to surprise my husband by making his favorite football food while he watched the National Championship game.

Sports

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Photos by Theresa Bolden Devore
Marshall's Rusty Bolden looks to the goal with a Lee Academy player trailing.

The Holly Springs Lady Hawks saw their win streak increase to nine last week.

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Kailyn Smith of the MA Lady Patriots drives in the lane, trying to get around a Tishomingo County Lady Brave.

The first round of facing District 1-3A opponents went perfectly for the Marshall Academy Patriots.

If you were watching pro football Sunday, Jan.

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Battling under the goal are Potts Camp's Martavious Frost (1), Byers' Malik Glover (3) and Potts Camp's Walter Hamilton(4).

Coach James Sales' message to his H.W. Byers Lions came true.

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Celekiesha Brown (23) makes a move toward the hoop.

Holly Springs girls and boys combined to score 158 points in a sweep of Ashland January 7 at home.

Last time I talked to Mike Leach was in October of 2018. Gardner Minshew, his Washington State quarterback from Brandon, a graduate transfer, was leading the nation in passing.

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Hawks Dylan King (31) and Derek Fountain (right) apply defensive pressure in the win over Evansville Bosse, Ind.

Holly Springs stacked up well against stiff competition 250 miles from home.

Ded’drick Faulkner only scored two points Saturday night but those were the biggest.

Ole Miss recently hired its 38th head coach over 126 years of football, bringing in 44-year-old Lane Kiffin to unbridled glee of a large part of its fan base.

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(Left photo) Derek Fountain (20) moves toward the goal with Xzaverion Crockett (21) defending. (Right photo) Julia Vaughn (4) goes up for a shot versus Jasmine Malone.

The Holly Springs versus Byhalia intra-county rivalry means even more this season.

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From left are all-stars Jeremiah Jones and Philip Parks, both seniors at Marshall Academy.

The all-star game experience for a couple of Marshall Academy football players and their head coach was a winning one.

As this is written, we don’t know what the future holds for Eli Manning, just completing his 16th season in the NFL.

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