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Escorting Brandon Chambers back to jail after the bond hearing are Kelly McMillen, Perry Pipkin and Josh Mask, all with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department.

Brandon Chambers, 28, the suspect who allegedly shot into two vehicles July 31, remains in jail with bond set at $1.5 million, according to sheriff Kenny Dickerson.

Sprucing up

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Photo by Sue Watson
Holly Springs Utility Department employees tackle a big job of putting up new poles and lines in the Salem Bridge area. Electric service has to be moved before the construction of the Salem Bridge overpass can begin.

Three projects in the works in Marshall County are progressing well, according to Mitch Turner, engineer with the Batesville office of the Mississippi Department of Transportatio

Kevin Doddridge, general mana­ger of Northcentral Elec­tric Power Association, gave an overview of the cooperative’s service and financial picture during the Byhalia Area Chamber

Seven employees retiring from the Marshall County School District were recently honored at a meeting of the board of trustees.

The Byhalia Police Depart­ment responded to 29 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – alarm calls, 8; disturbances, 1; escorts, 1; harassment, 1; medical, 10; miscellaneous, 7; and thefts, 1.
Byhalia police officers also made two arrests during the past week, according to Chief Looney.

Downtown dancing

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Photo by Barry Burleson
Law enforcement officers block Highway 72 at Slayden after reports Tuesday afternoon of an active shooter in the area.

A man suspected of shooting into two vehicles travelling on Highway 72 at Slayden was apprehended Tuesday afternoon after an intensive manhunt, according to sheriff Kenny Dicker­

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Holly Springs visitors tour the historic First Presbyterian Church downtown.

The theme of this year’s 45th annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference was slavery.

Sunday around 8 a.m., a suspect put an object to the head of the store clerk at Son’s Exxon in Barton and demanded cash, according to sheriff Kenny Dickerson.

The Northeast Mississippi Region of the Christian Metho­dist Episcopal Church (CME) held its 2018 conference at Anderson Chapel in Holly Springs the week of July 23.

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Downtown improvements

Opinion

Visiting Hamilton, Ala., a couple of Saturdays ago, I made it a point to ride by my old school.

I try to do it at least two or three times a year.

• We had a shower/party Sunday afternoon celebrating my youngest granddaughter’s upcoming nuptials.

“But words are things, and a small drop of ink, falling like dew upon a thought, produces that which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.”—George Noel Gordon, Lord Byron.

Sports

Introducing the Hawks and Patriots

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Photos by DeMill Dixon
Indians Kyle Edwards (top) and Lakealin Bronson catch passes.

A couple of head coaches in Marshall County will get a preseason look at their teams in action this weekend.

Pass coverage

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Casino sports betting is a reality in Mississippi. I saw it with my own eyes, veering back over through Biloxi on a weekend pleasure trip to New Orleans, La.

Photo by Penny Lomenick
Carlie Vannucci pitches versus Magnolia Heights.

The first edition this season of the Marshall Academy versus Magnolia Heights rivalry on the softball diamond did not disappoint.

Coach Barrett Donahoe got a preview of his Marshall Academy football team Fri­day afternoon.

Keranie Jones (3) moving toward the goal

MA soccer action

Photos by Theresa Bolden Devore and Barry Burleson

Photo by Barry Burleson
Head coach Donald Deans goes over a play with his offensive unit during the first practice Monday afternoon.

There’s excitement in the air as Holly Springs, Byhalia, H.W. Byers and Potts Camp begin practicing for a new football season.

Photos by Barry Burleson
Improvements to the MA softball complex include new fencing and a bricked backstop area (above) and brick dugouts (below).

New digs greet the Marshall Academy Lady Patriots as they begin the 2018 softball season.

Photo by Penny Lomenick
Rayne Rippee of Marshall Academy slides safely into third base during a game in the Magnolia Heights Tournament.

The Marshall Academy Lady Patriots got off to a good start on the opening weekend of the season.

Today’s theme: You can take the sports writer out of Mississippi, but that doesn’t mean he won’t find something Mississippi-ish to write about.

Kourtney Coleman held her Back to the Basics Basketball Skills Camp July 11-13 in the Holly Springs High School gymnasium.

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