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Joseph Cirrito and Dustin Roberts, with Progressive Construction, are creating new curbs for the landscaping beds to be installed in downtown Holly Springs this year.

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The City of Holly Springs and Holly Springs Utility Department got a big morale boost with the recent completion of an independent external audit in December that showed a clean

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Joseph Cirrito and Dustin Roberts, with Progressive Construction, are creating new curbs for the landscaping beds to be installed in downtown Holly Springs this year.

Work being done by the City of Holly Springs and Marshall County on the square is expected to reap great rewards going forward.

A Love's Travel Stop & Country Store is coming to Holly Springs.

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Marshall County Supervisor Ronnie Joe Bennett (right) looks at some of the technology in the John Deere Ag Tech building at Northwest.

Marshall County elected officials recently toured North - west Mississippi Com munity College, getting a firsthand look at the variety of programs it offers students.

Falando Marion, constable for the southern district of Marshall County, asked the board of supervisors about particulars regarding the possible receipt of donated vehicles from D

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The Holly Springs Utility Department repairs a 10-inch water main in the industrial park near Cite Armored.

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Philip Parks collides with a North Delta player as he takes the ball to goal in the semi-finals.

For Marshall Academy, it was a picture-perfect game on championship Saturday.

The Holly Springs mayor and board of aldermen held an extra meeting in January to go over projects on the drawing board the city wants to act on this year while the sun is shinin

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Some recent good weather has allowed progress on replacing the Marshall County courthouse roof. Progressive Construction has thecontract with the county.

Wanda Christian, with Northeast Mississippi Planning and Development District, presented several pay requests to the Marshall County Board of Supervisors and reported on jobs cre

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John Paul Carpenter addresses the county board of supervisors while citizens in opposition of the city's annexation of Area 3 are seated behind him in the board room.

Some residents who would have their property annexed by the City of Holly Springs recently appealed to the Marshall County Board of Super - visors for support against the plan.

Holly Springs Mayor Kelvin Buck took to the airwaves last week to make counterpoints to citizens opposing the city's annexation.

Opinion

Holly Springs lost one of its unique characters last week.

And The South Reporter lost a family member.

Louis Greene had probably more character than just about anyone else in town. He could have been a character on television except no one would have believed the character.

Over the last 30 years as a member of the Mississippi Press Association (MPA), I have attended dozens of “roasts.” It is MPA’s main fundraiser for its education foundation, which

Sports

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MA Rusty Bolden (1) of the Patriots plays defense versus Oak Hill in the semi-finals

Marshall Academy could never get its game totally on track Saturday evening in Lexington.

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Byers’ Cedric Watson (10) takes a jump shot versus Coldwater.

The H.W. Byers Lions brought the intensity their head coach wanted to the district championship game.

There are moments – and then there are moments.

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Joining the 1,000 point club
Holly Springs senior Arriyunna Washington was honored on Senior Night, February 4, for scoring more than 1,000 points in her high school career. Presenting Washington a commemorative basketball highlighting her achievement is head coach Andre Jones. The Lady Hawks, with Washington as one of the team leaders, enter this week's Region 2-3A Tournament with a 17-8 record. Washington again took center stage in the gymnasium on Monday of this week, as she signed a basketball scholarship with Mississippi Delta Community College.

The Holly Springs Hawks put up almost 100 points versus Water Valley as a tune-up for post-season play.

As a sports official, Hattiesburg's Forrest Phillips did not specialize. No, he called football, basketball and baseball.

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KaDerious Rhyan (23) of the Lions scores on a lay-up versus district opponent West Union last week.

The H.W. Byers Lions find themselves right where they want to be come post-season tournament time.

The Holly Springs Hawks left Senatobia Friday night as the number one seed in the upcoming Region 2-3A Tournament.

So many memories come to mind where Eli Manning is concerned, and one of the earliest is from 1994, when older brother Peyton Manning was throwing touchdowns for Tennessee as a f

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Julia Vaughn looks to the goal with Ahlayiah Loveberry in pursuit.

Holly Springs teams invaded the home of county rival Byhalia Friday night and left with a pair of double-digit district wins.

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Philip Parks of MA takes the ball to the hoop with opposition from a Lee player.

It was a satisfying road trip to the Delta Thursday for Marshall Academy.

You may recognize the names of the co-defensive coordinators of the 2007 Delta State football team. One was Dave Aranda.

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Marshall's Rusty Bolden looks to the goal with a Lee Academy player trailing.

The Holly Springs Lady Hawks saw their win streak increase to nine last week.

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