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(Left) Charisse Harris, band parent and school district board member, waves to the crowd. (Right) Drummer Marvin Myrick entertains with the Rust College band.

News

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Glass is shattered at the front entrance to the house, and numbers signify where some bullets struck.

One person is dead and two injured following a shooting on Moss Avenue Thursday, Oct. 17, according to Holly Springs Police Chief Dwight Harris.

The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a burglary from a home construction site at Laws Hill.

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The H.W. Byers drum line entertains during the school’s homecoming parade held October 3. For more photos, see page 14.
 

Photo by Colet Pierce

 

Holly Springs has had another first.

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(Left) Charisse Harris, band parent and school district board member, waves to the crowd. (Right) Drummer Marvin Myrick entertains with the Rust College band.

The Holly Springs High School homecoming parade rolled through the downtown area on Thursday afternoon, Oct. 3. It’s always a big event as the streets are lined with people enjoying the parade.

Consultant Gary Anderson recently reported to the board of supervisors on the county’s housing study.

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New owner Terry Cook, realtor Marty McClatchy with Crye-Leike and designer Timothy Garner are shown on the walkway at Walter Place.

“We hope to be open for pilgrimage,” said an excited Terry Cook, new owner of Walter Place.

The Marshall County Housing Study group has assembled an economic data report presented recently to the Marshall County Board of Supervisors.

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A flower on Chulahoma Avenue in Holly Springs attracts a beautiful butterfly.

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Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture Andy Gipson (left) takes questions and comments from Charles Woodard, a Master Gardener and interested in growing hemp, and Patty Griffin, interested in veterans in farming as an agenda item.

The fourth annual Lady Landowners Seminar was well attended with Marshall County Homemaker Volunteers, Master Gardeners, and farm men and women filling up the meeting room at the

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Robert Kimbrough Sr., Dan Torigoe of Japan and Duwayne Burnside bring some lively blues to the square outside The Bottomless Cup.

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Phil Walker and Ralph Moore led a community meeting to discuss strategic planning for the City of Holly Springs as it relates to general tourism and heritage tourism. Walker has been hired to help the city determine what it wants to emphasize and to offer tourists in order to attract them to the city. The event was held at The Bottomless Cup.

Downtown revitalization and heritage tourism were the topics of a community gathering to help build consensus on attracting visitors to the City of Holly Springs.

Opinion

I went through another Senior Night Friday.

I’ve experienced several, with three children participating in lots of high school activities.

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. Food, family and tradition, especially turkey, make me very happy.

One of the great pleasures of being in the news business is getting to know some of the great leaders in the community. Jackson’s Leland Speed is right up there on my list.

Sports

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Patriot quarterback Jeremiah Jones (2) scrambles in the pocket Friday versus Winona with protection from Brady Jeanes (78).

In two of three Marshall Academy losses this season, the Patriots relinquished the lead in the fourth quarter, but not this time.

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Kenzaki Jones is taking over the reins of the Holly Springs boys basketball program.

Kenzaki Jones is filling a coaching seat that comes with high expectations. But that’s perfectly OK with him.

Back in September, I gave Mississippi State a solid B, even writing the following sentence: “Seems little doubt, even this early, that Mississippi State (3-1) has the Magnolia St

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Jeremiah Scott (5) of Potts Camp carries a few Mustangs with him as he picks up additional yards Friday night.

A 98-yard, 15-play drive put Potts Camp in the state playoffs for the first time in school history.

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Philip Parks (5) and Sam Greer (3) of Marshall Academy celebrate one of Parks’ four touchdowns.

Marshall Academy stepped up two classifications Thursday night and came oh, so close to pulling off the shocker.

Same jerseys, different team. If it seems as if you New Orleans Saints fans are watching a dissimilar football squad these last few weeks, well, you are.

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MA quarterback Jeremiah Jones (2) tries to escape from the grasp of a Tunica player.

All last week in practice, Marshall Academy football players and coaches repeated two words, “championship week.”

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Potts Camp quarterback Josh Blake (13) is tugged from behind by a Mustang Friday night during the Cards’ homecoming game.

Potts Camp rallied Friday night in the second half for a win in its district opener.

Ole Miss football has had two more mascots than winning seasons since 2015.

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(Left) Kylie Gurley fields a grounder versus Tri-County.(Right) Zoey Rippee shows off her home run ball from the win over Winona Christian.

Marshall Academy’s softball season came to an end Monday morning at the Class 3A State Tournament in Magee.

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Marshall’s Philip Parks (5) gains some of his 283 yards.

The touchdowns just kept on coming for Marshall Academy on the last Friday night of September.

New Orleans Saints fans—and surely there are tens of thousands in Mississippi—always talk about “being in that number.”

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