Photos by Sue Watson
Five men and five women from the Chickasaw Nation Dance Troupe in Ada, Oklahoma, perform ancient dances and songs. The Chickasaw believe their songs have been here on Earth since the beginning of time.

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Front, from left, Hannah Swallers, Hannah Champion, Jessica Deming, Alexis McGreger; second row, same order, Faith Shankle, Erin Lomenick, Sarah Jackson, Baylee Floyd, Tyler Vannucci; back row, same order, assistant coach Traci Rodgers, Peyton Stephenson, Lillian Lykens, Karina Mays, X’zorria Jones, Carlie Vannucci, Scarlett Newman, head coach Carlton Gibson. Not pictured is Heather Honeycutt.

News

Photos by Sue Watson
Five men and five women from the Chickasaw Nation Dance Troupe in Ada, Oklahoma, perform ancient dances and songs. The Chickasaw believe their songs have been here on Earth since the beginning of time.

The first Chickasaw Celebration held in Holly Springs was a great consciousness-raising event.

A suspect in the Friday robbery at First State Bank is still at large.

Marshall County Tax Collector Betty Byrd told the board of supervisors the online tax lien sale brought in twice as much revenue to the county through overbidding.

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From left are Mike Farrow, Rick Dunning, Zach Looney, Matt Sones, Josh Bonds, Andy Denman, Robert Smith, Travis Boren, Cory Critcher, Zac Dias, Joel Barrett and Adam Conway.

Twelve men from Northcentral Electric Power Association left for Florida at noon Tuesday, Sept 12, to assist in areas hit by Hurricane Irma.

A fully-staffed Holly Springs Police Department is increasing public safety throughout the city, said chief Dwight Harris.

ROXUL Inc., the North American division of the ROCKWOOL GROUP, the world’s largest stone wool manufacturer, announces it will commence a full rebrand to ROCKWOOL.

There will be a kickoff meeting Thursday, Sept. 28, for the Byhalia Main Street program.

The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department responded to a one-car accident Tuesday morning, according to sheriff Kenny Dickerson.

Sunday, Sept. 10, at approximately 9:10 p.m, Holly Springs police officers were dispatched to Marshall County Correctional Facility in reference to contraband on the grounds.

The Byhalia Police Depart­ment responded to 21 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – miscellaneous, 4; escorts, 1; juveniles, 1; animals, 2; motor vehicle accidents, 2; assists, 1; medical, 6; alarm calls, 4.
Byhalia police officers also made five arrests during the past week, according to Chief Looney.

The City of Holly Springs applied for a Mississippi Forestry Commission grant to inventory and care for trees in the city.

Photo by Sue Watson
Steven Cash, with the Holly Springs Utility Department, works to restore power to businesses located on the downtown square Sept. 5. A number of areas in the system were temporarily out of power following a fusing of a switch at the North Substation in Holly Springs.

Electrical engineers with Mid-South Utilities are trouble-shooting an incident that took place Tuesday, Sept. 5, around 11 a.m.

Opinion

I was in a discussion with someone last week on the topic “how kids have changed.”

It’s not the first time I’ve had the conversation.

I love to sit out on the deck or the front porch in the rain. Or in the cool of the morning and evening. Actually anytime that it’s not hot. I don’t do hot anymore at all.

Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”—Benjamin Franklin

Sports

Photo by Theresa Bolden Devore
Tyler Bolden (4) of Marshall Academy moves toward the end zone after a catch Friday night in the district victory over Central Holmes.

The end result Friday night definitely pleased Barrett Donahoe.

It was a long ride but a good ride for Byhalia Friday night.

We probably should start with this declaration: I love football. I’ve watched it from the time I can remember anything at all. I’ve written about it for more than 50 years.

The Marshall Academy Lady Patriots wrapped up their unbeaten run through the district with a 13-0 shellacking of Central Holmes last week.

It was a crowd befitting a homecoming game. Approaching Sam Coop­wood Park in Holly Springs Friday night from any direction, one encountered a sea of vehicles.

H.W. Byers missed a couple of early scoring chances and struggled offensively the rest of the way in a 40-0 loss to Falkner Friday.

Markeith Washington continues to like the fight in his team.

Photos by Ronnie Day and DeMill Dixon

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Front, from left, Hannah Swallers, Hannah Champion, Jessica Deming, Alexis McGreger; second row, same order, Faith Shankle, Erin Lomenick, Sarah Jackson, Baylee Floyd, Tyler Vannucci; back row, same order, assistant coach Traci Rodgers, Peyton Stephenson, Lillian Lykens, Karina Mays, X’zorria Jones, Carlie Vannucci, Scarlett Newman, head coach Carlton Gibson. Not pictured is Heather Honeycutt.

The Marshall Academy softball team celebrated a district championship last week about 100 miles from home.

Photo by Dillon Day
Joshua Kimble (33) of Holly High picks up some of his 119 yards rushing versus Strayhorn.

Holly Springs had its opportunities Friday night.

“We were in the red zone three times and couldn’t punch it in,” said coach Donald Deans.

Two weeks into the college football season, Mississippi’s three NCAA FBS teams are pretty much where we thought they would be.

Barrett Donahoe wanted a good start Friday night. He got it.

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