On May 7, Marshall County voters approved a school bond issue of $8.985 million to repair and improve the infrastructure at its four campuses -– Galena, Byhalia, H.W.

H.W. Byers held its kindergarten graduation May 14.

The Marshall County Housing Task Force will be getting traction in June.

Photo by Sue Watson

Sharing smiles with deputy Daniel Tatum and his wife Morgan (standing at right) are, from left, Lindsey and Joe McGee and Lynda Williams.

The Marshall County community proudly gathered in support of injured deputy Daniel Tatum Friday.

Engineer Larry Britt reported on a number of projects working in the northern sector of the county to the Marshall County Board of Supervisors.

Photo by Sue Watson
The Marshall County Workforce Training Center is in the dry. Work on the interior of the building is underway and the job is expected to be finished by September 22 and ready to open in the fall. Pictured in front of the building is Justin Hall, executive director of the Marshall County Industrial Development Authority.

There are three active construction sites being prepared for occupancy in the Chickasaw Trail Industrial Park.

In an ongoing dispute on River Ridge Circle regarding the operation of a dog kennel as a home business, Chancery Judge Robert Whitwell has ordered the case go to circuit court.

Photo by Sue Watson

Tony Melendez applies a fresh bead of caulk to windows on the educational building at First Baptist Church in Holly Springs.

The Marshall County Board of Supervisors is putting used tire haulers on notice – no dumping in Marshall County.

Photo by Tom Andrews/Blues Festival Guide Magazine

Holly Springs bluesman Cedric Burnside performs this past weekend at the New Orleans, La., Jazz and Heritage Festival. It was the 50th anniversary of the event.

Next Tuesday, May 7, is set for a vote on a proposed $8.985 million school bond issue by the Marshall County School District. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Courtesy photo
Luberta Smith

Luberta Elliott Smith, the first African American to hold the role of first lady in the City of Holly Springs, passed away Monday, April 29. She was 84.


Often we forget the true significance of holidays.

Such I’m afraid is the case for Memorial Day.

You might have noticed that’s it’s been raining a lot lately.

Strangely enough, that’s caused me to rant and rave like a crazy person.

“Ninety percent of everything is crap.”—Theodore Sturgeon.


Photo by DeMill Dixon
Four Memphis Central players converge on Byhalia ball carrier Lakealin Bronson during a spring football jamboree May 13.

Byhalia squeezed in 11 spring football practices around all the rainfall and wrapped things up by hosting a jamboree.

Photos by Barry Burleson

Playing in the field, waiting on a ball to come their way are, Bradley Hymans (left) and Thomas Brown of the Holly Springs Baby Sharks, a T-ball team in the Marshall County Dizzy

Mississippi often is called a football state, and you can make a strong case because so many of the world’s greatest football players come from here.

Photos by Chris Todd
Balies Jones makes a first-place toss versus the other Class 4A competition in the shotput.

It was a big day for Byhalia High School at the Class 4A State Track and Field Meet in Pearl.

Mississippi State’s irrepressible Jake Mangum was hitting for a .401 average coming into this week. He had stolen 20 bases.

Photo by Leah Green
Kylan Conners (second from right) takes first place in the 300 meter hurdles at the Class 1A State Track and Field Meet.

For the second straight year, the Potts Camp boys placed second overall in the Class 1A State Track and Field Meet.

Photos by Penny Lomenick
(Left photo) Kaylan Parks does her part in the 4x100 relay. MA took second. (Right photo) Philip Parks (second from left) runs his way to first in the 100 meter dash.

Marshall Academy returned from the Class AA State Track and Field meeting with many medals.

This past weekend brought a drive through the Delta on a road not traveled in recent years. We were headed north on U.S.

Photo by DeMill Dixon
Anthony Bryson of Potts Camp places second in the triple jump at the North State Meet Saturday.

The Potts Camp boys had a strong showing in the North 1A Track and Field Meet Saturday, finishing second to Tupelo Christian Preparatory School.

Photo by Penny Lomenick
Keranie Jones (right) of MA turns up it up a notch in the 100 meter dash. She finished second.

Twelve Marshall Academy athletes are advancing to the Class AA State Track and Field Meet this weekend at Jackson.

The plan seemed a sound one to this wizened sports writer. Mississippi State’s Jake Mangum had pulled to within four hits of the all-time Southeastern Conference hits record.

Photo by Penny Lomenick
Marshall Academy’s Philip Parks (in front) takes the baton from teammate Sam Greer in a relay race during last week’s District 1-AA Track Meet.

Several Marshall Academy athletes are advancing to the Class AA North State Track Meet in Clarksdale.

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