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The Lady Patriots celebrate a District 1-AA championship after beating Central Holmes on Monday night of last week. In front (from left) are managers Lucy Tomlinson, Charlie Johnson and Laila Grace Clifton. Kneeling (from left) are Carly Martin, Hailey Honeycutt, Emma Michael, Karina Mays, Scarlett Newman, Faith Shankle, Carlie Vannucci, Hallie Turner, Zoey Rippee, Evelyn Greer and Katherine Neeley. Standing (from left) are head coach Carlton Gibson, Audrey Worsham, Rayne Rippee, Tyler Vannucci, Abby Bell, Victoria Gurley, Baylee Floyd, Erin Lomenick, Sarah Jackson, Molly Busby, Xzorria Jones and assistant coach Wayne Vannucci.

News

The Marshall County tax lien sale brought in a whopping $200,932 in overbids, according to tax collector Betty Byrd.

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Cotton harvest

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Don Buford discusses upgrading security at city hall with the mayor and board of aldermen.

Bids for electric system bonds were opened September 4 at the Holly Springs Board of Aldermen meeting.

The five bids were:

State Rep. John Faulkner reported to the Holly Springs mayor and board of aldermen on the August 23 special session of the Legislature called by Gov.

The Little Place, an over 100-year-old business in Marshall County, recently closed its doors.

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Best buddies

Ron Applewhite, a disabled Army veteran, and his friend Psycho, a 22-year-old umbrella cockatoo, are best buddies.

Father/son

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Remembering 9/11

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Marshall County Chancery Clerk Chuck Thomas lowers the flag to half mast on September 11.

The Byhalia Police Department responded to 41 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – alarm calls, 2; animals, 3; damaged property, 1; disturbances, 4; domestic, 1; escorts, 2; fires, 2; harassment, 1; medical, 8; miscellaneous, 14; motor vehicle accidents, 1; thefts, 1; trespassing, 1.
Byhalia police officers also made five arrests during the past week, according to Chief Looney.

The Holly Springs Board of Aldermen approved its fiscal year 2018-2019 budget September 4 following a public hearing and also fixed the tax levy for the city and the municipal sc

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Elizabeth Sherman, chaperoning a group of Oxford Elementary School students, gets to release a hummingbird.

Holly Springs’ largest tourist attraction, the Hum­mingbird Migration & Nature Celebration at Strawberry Plains Audubon Center, was a resounding success this year, according

Recent data released by the Mississippi Department of Education shows the highest percentage of students in the Marshall County and Holly Springs school districts scoring at Leve

Opinion

One day last week I was having an informal conversation with an educator about state testing.

Sunday afternoon, in a bright, sunny glade in the forest, a fairy tale princess married her Prince Charming.

“Time is a sandpile we rub our fingers in."

—Carl Sandberg.

Sports

Photo by Theresa Bolden Devore
The Lady Patriots celebrate a District 1-AA championship after beating Central Holmes on Monday night of last week. In front (from left) are managers Lucy Tomlinson, Charlie Johnson and Laila Grace Clifton. Kneeling (from left) are Carly Martin, Hailey Honeycutt, Emma Michael, Karina Mays, Scarlett Newman, Faith Shankle, Carlie Vannucci, Hallie Turner, Zoey Rippee, Evelyn Greer and Katherine Neeley. Standing (from left) are head coach Carlton Gibson, Audrey Worsham, Rayne Rippee, Tyler Vannucci, Abby Bell, Victoria Gurley, Baylee Floyd, Erin Lomenick, Sarah Jackson, Molly Busby, Xzorria Jones and assistant coach Wayne Vannucci.

The biggest play of the District 1-AA softball championship game was the last one.

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Terrance Davis (2) of the Indians looks to make the catch as a Caledonia player pursues.

Byhalia got back in the win column Friday night after two straight losses.

Going into the season, a balanced offensive attack was a big goal for the Holly Springs Hawks.

Marshall Academy left Lexington Friday night looking for answers.

MA soccer vs. St. Joe’s

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Things got off to a not-so-good start for Potts Camp Friday night at Smithville and the Cardinals couldn’t recover.

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Holly High wide receiver Xavier Scruggs (17) reaches for the ball with two Mustangs approaching.

Holly Springs was dominant from the get-go Friday night.

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Marshall’s Rod Moore (4) avoids a couple of Kirk Academy players during a home victory last Friday night.

Coach Barrett Donahoe saw crispness at times and some sloppiness, too.

But thankfully, he said, he watched a win.

Notes, quotes and an opinion or two while considering the fact that Ole Miss gave up 629 yards and 41 points to Southern Illinois and still won by 35 points...

The Marshall Academy softball team made a 245-mile trek south last weekend, and the long road trip was well worth it.

Byhalia turned the ball over six times in a 35-24 loss Friday night at Indepen­dence.

The H.W. Byers Lions faced a stiff challenge Friday night and then turned the ball over four times.

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