Photo by Sue Watson
The Wilson sisters clasp hands in unity with Ward 3 alderman Mark Miller after last week’s election in Holly Springs. From left are Annie Moffitt, Lucatheryn Wilson, Brenda Rogers and Miller.


Gary Anderson, consultant to the Marshall County Board of Supervisors, recently discussed the special session called by Gov. Phil Bryant for June 5.

Municipal elections are less than two weeks away in both Byhalia and Potts Camp.

Photo by Sue Watson
The Wilson sisters clasp hands in unity with Ward 3 alderman Mark Miller after last week’s election in Holly Springs. From left are Annie Moffitt, Lucatheryn Wilson, Brenda Rogers and Miller.

A street party consisting of friends, the Team Buck re-election committee, and other revelers took to the downtown square Tuesday night, May 16, after Kelvin Buck won re-election to

The Town of Byhalia has moved from an associate member of Mississippi Main Street to a Downtown Network member.

The Holly Springs School District is asking for a special bond of $1.1 million to run over a period of no more than 10 years, according to superintendent Irene Walton Turnage.



The Byhalia Police Department responded to 30 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – miscellaneous, 10; escorts, 3; disturbances, 3; motor vehicle accidents, 1; medical, 8; trespassing, 1; and alarm calls, 4.
Byhalia police officers made no arrests during the past week.

Mayor Kelvin Buck

Kelvin Buck was re-elected to a second term as mayor of Holly Springs during a runoff election Tuesday.

A Thursday afternoon chase of two suspects by a Marshall County narcotics agent resulted in the arrest of a female suspect.

Community leaders and volunteers, and a few tornado victims who received new homes, gathered at Rust College to hear a summary report of the volunteer effort put together by the Mar

Three people died in a traffic accident Sunday, May 14, at 1:44 a.m., according to coroner James Richard Anderson.
The three were riding together in a vehicle on Highway 72 when it collided head-on with another vehicle, he said.
The accident took place in the 8000 block of Highway 72 near the state line with Tennessee, he said.
The three were pronounced dead on the scene by the coroner. They are the driver, Gabrielle Brewer, 18, of Falkner, and passengers Doneshia Ford, 17, and Garfield A. Campbell III., 21, both of Ripley.
The driver of the other vehicle was transported to Regional One Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn.


Putting together our annual graduation edition, and trying to get all the photos and names straight, can be a chore.

Did you know that out of every three bites of food we eat, one of those bites was made possible by bees and other pollinators. They spread the pollen that crops need to grow.

Memorial Day is set aside to honor the 1.2 million Americans who died fighting for this country. About half of those soldiers died in combat.


Photos by Ronnie Day
Bringing down a Vardaman ball-carrier are Potts Camp players Alex Hawkins (22), Kalif Alford (55) and Marterrian Donnell (1).

Change is happening with Potts Camp High School football.

Photo by Janice Wagg
Corvell Todd

Friday, May 5, began as a sad day for the Byhalia High School track team.

For the first time in five years, the Boston Celtics made their debut in the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday of last week.

Photo by Penny Lomenick

Marshall Academy will host basketball camps for girls and boys in fourth, fifth and sixth grades on May 30, 31 and June 1.
The girls camp will be from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and the boys camp from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The camps will be led by coach Traci Rodgers and held in the Frank Swords Gymnasium on the MA campus.
Players will be instructed on the fundamentals of the game, plus there will be a variety of competitions.
Cost of the camp is $60 payable at the time of registration. This will include a camp T-shirt. For more information, call Coach Rodgers at 662-544-2112.
The Deep South Champion­ship Rodeo will be held Saturday, June 3, at 8 p.m. at the Robert Rainey Jr. Memorial Arena, 928 Quinn Road, in Barton.
The event is produced by J Bar B Rodeo Company.
Ticket prices are $8 adults, $6 children, and ages 3 and under free.
For more information on the Deep South Championship Rodeo, call coordinator Jerry Bolden at 662-551-0475.

Photos by Ronnie Day
Three H.W. Byers Lions, Zachary Snow, Jaylen Gibson and Lequavious Jenkins, take down a Vardaman ball-carrier during the jamboree Friday.

H.W. Byers hosted a spring football jamboree Friday, and coach Chris Daniels called it successful with all teams benefiting from good competition.

Is it possible that the San Antonio Spurs could be the underdogs in the Western Conference Finals versus the Golden State Warriors?

Photo by Barry Burleson
Adrian Branch, a former NBA star and now ESPN analyst, talks to high school students at Marshall Academy.

Former NBA star Adrian Branch delivered a powerful message to teen­agers in Mar­shall County.

The motivational speaker encourages positive choices.

Photo by Theresa Bolden-Devore

Photo by Dillon Day
Marshall Academy shortstop Wil Summerlin touches second base and throws to first. In back is Jacob Gadd.

A Marshall Academy rally try in game one fell short and a three-run lead slipped away in the final inning of game two.

Courtesy photo
Javion Smith is the 2A state champion in the 110 hurdles.

H.W. Byers had a first-place finish in the Missis­sippi High School Activities Association Class 2A State Track Meet Saturday and Potts Camp three second-place finishes.

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