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Pictured with their team trophy, from front to the back, are Lily Tate, Cara Mitchell, Eliza Martinez, Tristan Johnson, Ryan Baldwin, Wyatt Feathers, Tevin Holtz, Bradley Nichols, Jesus Ramirez, Ian Montoria, Austin Martin, Braxton Clifton, Jade Cook, Myles Clifton, Allison Skelton, Brayden Clifton, Kacey Corbett, Nautica Thibodeaux, Madison Hutchens, Makayla Hooks, Lydia Hulsey, Madison Jones, coach Anthony Adams

News

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Ola Mae Rayford, 96, was the oldest female in attendance.

More than five years ago Rev. Andrew Cheairs had a vision of creating a way to honor, recognize, and bless the “Senior Citizens” of Marshall County.

The 81st annual Tour of Historic Homes, sponsored by the Holly Springs Garden Club, was held this past weekend.

Marshall County School District Superintendent Lela Hale dropped in to the board of supervisors’ meeting to update them on the May 7 special election where voters will decide on

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Shadow Lawn will be one of five historic homes open during the Holly Springs Garden Club’s 81st annual event.

The 81st Tour of Historic Homes will take place in Holly Springs this weekend, April 5-7.

A suspect is in custody following a residential burglary in the Potts Camp area late Sunday afternoon, according to Marshall County Sheriff Kenny Dickerson.

Work on completion of the Marshall County Workforce Training Center is coming together rapidly and will be ready for occupancy in late summer, according to Justin Hall, executive

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Superintendent Lela Hale (left) and Penne Robinson, business manager, go over information related to the bond issue.

Tuesday, May 7, is set for a vote on a proposed $8.985 million school bond issue by the Marshall County School District.

Dollar General in Red Banks was the recent victim of an armed robbery, according to Marshall County Sheriff Kenny Dickerson.

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DeSoto County Electric crews work up in the bucket to rebuild power lines at East Boundary and Highway 178 East.

Strong winds Wednesday night, March 13, caused damages to power lines or poles, and many in Marshall County lost electricity during the night.

As spring weather sits right around the corner, the board of supervisors and county engineer Larry Britt recently pressed on with current projects for the year.

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Maj. Kelly McMillen, left, and sheriff Kenny Dickerson point to the driver’s side window of a pickup that was riddled with bullets Sunday.

A suspect is in custody following a Sunday, March 10, shooting at a residence on Country Forest Drive, Byhalia, according to Marshall County Sheriff Kenny Dickerson.

Opinion

Youth baseball is underway in Marshall County – a good time to continue my tradition of publishing an “Open Letter to Parents.” Remember, at this age, it’s all about having fun.

My friend Marion Pryor was rushed into ICU about the time I was coming out.

“Let us sit upon the ground and tell sad stories about the deaths of kings.”—King Richard II.

Sports

Courtesy photo
Pictured with their team trophy, from front to the back, are Lily Tate, Cara Mitchell, Eliza Martinez, Tristan Johnson, Ryan Baldwin, Wyatt Feathers, Tevin Holtz, Bradley Nichols, Jesus Ramirez, Ian Montoria, Austin Martin, Braxton Clifton, Jade Cook, Myles Clifton, Allison Skelton, Brayden Clifton, Kacey Corbett, Nautica Thibodeaux, Madison Hutchens, Makayla Hooks, Lydia Hulsey, Madison Jones, coach Anthony Adams

The Potts Camp High School archery team wrapped up a successful season last week by finishing as state runner-up.

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Erin Lomenick of Marshall Academy competes in the hurdles during last week’s meet.

The Marshall Academy varsity girls claimed top honors Wednesday, April 3, in the Marshall Invitational Track Meet.

So many things I never expected to see, hear or write when I started writing about sports more than half a century ago. Here is just a sampling:

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Shown pitching during the Marshall County match-up last week are Ty Bolden (left) of the Cardinals and Jadarius Hurt of the Lions.

Potts Camp dominated cross-county rival H.W. Byers on the baseball diamond last week, got a win over Strayhorn and lost at Ingomar. 

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Kailyn Smith competes in the hurdles for the Marshall junior high Lady Patriots.

Marshall Academy hosted the Patriot Relays, varsity and junior high, on Wednesday of last week with lots of Lady Patriots and Patriots receiving ribbons.

Limping Chloe Bibby was in Oregon last weekend, supporting her Mississippi State teammates, while continuing the rehab process on her injured knee.

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Halley Robinson of Potts Camp slides home safely versus the Lady Lions.,

The Potts Camp softball team started district play with a dominant sweep of Marshall County rival H.W. Byers.

Hayes Rodgers, 3, throws out the first pitch prior to the Tracy Rodgers Memorial Game at the Marshall Academy baseball field Saturday.

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Jordan Bonds reaches for the baseball as a Winona Christian player tries to get back to first safely.

Coach Bruce Branch was almost speechless after Marshall Academy’s come-from-behind, extra-inning win over Winona Christian Friday night.

Byhalia’s Gavin Edwards puts the tag on Colton Neal (15) of Marshall Academy as he tries to swipe home.

The odds were stacked, really stacked, against Marshall Academy getting a win Saturday afternoon.

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Brittany Feathers of Byhalia runs to first.

The scoreboard was clicking a lot when cross-county rivals Byhalia and Potts Camp met on the softball diamond March 7.

Someone asked the other day: Who coined the term March Madness? Where did it come from?

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