The City of Holly Springs ended year 2018 with support for a resolution to the State Legislature in Jackson to provide $500,000 in bond money to complete the restoration of the h

Lois Swaney Shipp

Lois Swaney Shipp, the retired, long-time director of the Marshall County Historical Museum in Holly Springs, died January 9. She would have been 93 in February.

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Michael Howell and Chester Lesueur work on a creek bank on McAlexander Road to rebuild a damaged line. Not pictured are Kervin Daugherty and Dejuan Wells.

A brief, but windy storm passed through the Holly Springs Utility Department service area New Year’s Eve, leaving behind several outages affecting some electric customers.

Three suspects have been arrested and charged in a commercial burglary ring over multi-county jurisdictions, according to sheriff Kenny Dickerson.

A heavy wind storm that blew through the area New Year’s Eve created widespread outages over the North East Mississippi Electric Power Association’s system, according to Jason Lo

Sheriff Kenny Dickerson said his law enforcement team has suspects in two break-ins of convenience stores in Marshall County.

John Dabney Brown

One of Holly Springs’ most celebrated World War II veterans and prisoners of war died December 23.

Photo by Joyce Brook
The annual Potts Camp Christmas Parade rolled through the downtown area December 15 with many entries and onlookers.

Amazon is coming to Marshall County.

Photo by Sue Watson
Craig Bjorgum takes photographs as Ashtyn Krusee looks over areas that need repair. Both are with Belinda Stewart Architects. Accompanying Krusee in the bucket is Torris Brown with the Holly Springs Utility Department.

Craig Bjorgum and Ashtyn Krusee, both with Belinda Stewart Architects, took a good look at the roof, eaves, and attics at the Marshall County Courthouse December 12.


I got to Hamilton, Ala., about five hours before the basketball reunion.

Lois Swaney-Shipp was a force of nature. A tiny woman, she had enough determination for about six big men. I’ve done stories with and for her, I guess, for 30-plus years.

“Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall;
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men


Photo by DeMill Dixon
Tangela Mosley (5) leads a fast break versus Palmer.

It’s always sweet to get a district sweep.

Photo by Dillon Day
Kedavian Faulkner (2) of Potts Camp makes his move versus Byhalia’s Jerrell Bronson (1).

Potts Camp and Byhalia blistered the nets Friday night, the two teams combining for 171 points.

Photo by Theresa Bolden Devore
Wyle McMillen (25) drives to the goal versus Winona Christian last week.

The Marshall Academy Patriots scorched a pair of district foes last week, one at home and one on the road.

When you get to the quarterfinals of the NFL playoffs – as the New Orleans Saints had this past weekend – there are no easy outs.

Photos by DeMill Dixon

(Left) Arkajah Sims (12) slipls past Darianna Wilson (22) for a shot. (Right) Dylan King (31) takes a shot with Antwon Porter (10) opposing.

It’s always an electric atmosphere when Holly Springs and Byhalia collide on the court, and Friday night was no different.

The Potts Camp Cardinals ended 2018 on a good note and began 2019 the same way.

Photo by Mary Clay Brooks

Pictured with their championship trophy from the Denny Brewer Classic at Magnolia Heights are (front, from left) Philip Parks, Rod’Drickas Moore, Anthony Mayfield, Sam Greer, Jeremiah Jones, Logan Friend; and (back, same order) Drayton Potts, assistant coach David Hoggatt, Zach Sorrell, Wyle McMillen, Everette Jones, Grady Brooks, head coach Jeremy Ervin and Terrance Pittman.

The holidays were happy for the Marshall Academy Patriots.

When Cody Parker’s field goal deflected off first the left upright and then the crossbar Sunday, thus preserving the Philadelphia Eagles’ 16-15 victory over the Chicago Bears, ma

Photo by Penny Lomenick
Zach Sorrell of MA scores two points versus Fayette Academy.

Coach JeremyErvin said his Marshall Academy Patriots “rose to the occasion” at the FedEx Forum.

Photo by DeMill Dixon
Lady Indian Darianna Wilson shoots over a Lady Warrior.

Byhalia High School basketball teams wrapped themselves up an early Christmas gift with a December 21 sweep of Corinth at home.

NFL MVP, who you got?

Photo by Chris Todd
Coach Brad Boyette and his Horn Lake Eagles celebrate a state championship November 30 on the University of Southern Mississippi campus in Hattiesburg.

Brad Boyette was raised in Holly Springs on things like hard work and caring for one another.

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