City crews flush drains
The new camera system and vacuum truck purchased for the City of Holly Springs Utility Department was back in use last week flushing out a half century of buildup of silt and trash.
Public works director Clay Moore said the truck and camera system, valued together at about $600,000, has already saved the city $50,000 it would have cost to hire a contractor to do the work.
The area of interest last Thursday and Friday was at the corner of Gholson Avenue and Randolph Street. The storm drains in the area, beginning at Graceland Too and going on out to the end of South Randolph Street, were 85 percent blocked with caked mud.