Photo by Sue Watson
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.

Photo by Sue Watson
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.

Some Holly Springs High School fans are pictured loudly supporting their Hawks during the Class 3A state championship game Saturday afternoon at Mississippi Coliseum.

All schools in the Marshall County School District need repairs, safety enhancements, and some campuses need additional classrooms.

It’s not official yet, but Kellogg’s may be coming to the Chickasaw Trail Industrial Park, according to the Memphis Business Journal.

Photo by Barry Burleson

A few of those featured in this year’s South Reporter Profile Edition, clockwise from top, are Boris Davis, Davis and Sons’ Grocery; Anitria Jeffries, with Holly Springs Buildings and Grounds; and

Let the politicking begin. Qualifying deadline was last Friday at 5 p.m., and the races are on go.

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Sheriff Kenny Dickerson points to a bullet mark on the vehicle as Maj. Kelly McMillen and investigator Kenny Laughter look on.

A third attempted murder suspect was arrested at the Marshall County jail when bringing in contraband while visiting a friend, according to Sheriff Kenny Dickerson.

Photo by Lt. Steve Gurley/Marshall County Sheriff’s Department
Heavy rainfall caused this damage to Hubbard Road at Lake Center.

One culvert washed out and creeks came over their banks from the north to the south end of the county during heavy rainfall last week, according to county administrator Larry Hal

File photo by Sue Watson
Lucy Carpenter

The state’s longest-serving circuit clerk will not seek re-election. Lucy Carpenter is wrapping up her 11th term in the Marshall County Courthouse.


I’ve always been up for a challenge.

We spent a few days last week, for spring break, at Lake Catherine State Park near Hot Springs, Ark.

Along with much of the southern part of Marshall County, our power went out the other night. It was the first time since I’ve been on oxygen, so of course, I freaked out.

“It hurts to be in love, day and night,
“Night and day,
“It hurts to be in love this way.”  —Gene Pitney.


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.

Photo by DeMill Dixon
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?

Photo by Chris Todd
Cori Bell (15) shoots over a Falcon in the title match-up Saturday.

Holly Springs got off to a rocky start at Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson Saturday afternoon and couldn’t recover.

Photo by Chris Todd
Deveon Miller (22) and Derek Fountain (20) do work around the rim against the Saints.

Different players step up each time out for a balanced Holly Springs High School basketball team.

It was my good fortune to know what I wanted to do for a living from the age of 12, about the time I learned I could not touch a curve ball.

Photos by DeMill Dixon
(Left) Dylan King (31) releases a jump shot as Deveon Miller (22) positions for a possible rebound. (Right) Ded’Drick Faulkner splits the Houston defense.

The big-game experience came in handy for the Holly Springs basketball team at home Thursday night.

Photo by Chris Todd
Mitchell Saulsberry stretches for a rebound Monday at Mississippi Coliseum.

A gutsy Potts Camp team bounced back strong from a shaky start Monday at Mississippi Coliseum but came up short in the Class 1A state semi-finals.

Sometimes when it rains, it pours, even on the basketball court.

Vic Schaefer’s Mississippi State Bulldogs lost four starters from last season’s SEC championship team.

Photo by Penny Lomenick
Philip Parks (5), surrounded by three Cougars, gets off his shot Saturday night in the title game.

Points were at a premium, and unfortunately for Marshall Academy, Brookhaven Academy cashed in a few more.

Photo by Dillon Day
Kylan Conners releases his shot in the lane Saturday against Shaw.

Nothing comes easy in post-season basketball. But the Potts Camp Cardinals were up to the tough task Saturday night.

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