Byhalia police go to 43 calls

The Byhalia Police Department responded to 43 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – alarm calls, 4; assists, 1; burglaries, 1; damaged property, 1; disturbances, 2; escorts, 2; fires, 2; medical, 8; miscellaneous, 17; motor vehicle accidents, 4; and thefts, 1.
Byhalia police officers also made two arrests during the past week, according to Chief Looney.

Pedestrian hit, killed by train in Holly Springs

A Holly Springs man was hit and killed Monday morning while walking on the edge of the railroad track, according to coroner James Richard Anderson.
Robert Hunt, 61, died when he was struck by the westbound train, Anderson said. It happened between Salem Ave­nue and Govan Avenue in Holly Springs, he said.
The call came in around 5:35 a.m. December 18. Anderson pronounced Hunt dead on the scene at about 5:53 a.m.
Cause of death was blunt force trauma, he said.

Photo by Sue Watson
Participants in the ribbon-cutting ceremony include (from left) Al Beck, David Parker, Eddie Dixon, Melinda McGrath, Tommy Woods, Andy Hughes, Mike Tagert, Bill Kinkade, John Faulkner, Kevin Blackwell and Michael Lee.

Photo by Sue Watson
Mike Tagert, transportation commissioner for the Northern District, says the I-269 project is “a crown jewel” in the state.

Second section of I-269 opens

There was much genuine celebration last week as local, state and federal officials opened a section of I-269 stretching from High­way 302 in Marshall County to Highway 305 in DeSoto


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