By SUE WATSON
The Robinson family in Holly Springs wants to be the first to install a solar power farm in Mississippi.
Ryan and Othello Robinson, of Robinson Solar Solutions, asked the board of aldermen and mayor to provide a connection so a 25-acre solar power farm, located just outside the city, can generate electricity to sell to the Tennessee Valley Authority.
In the proposal, the city would provide the connection to the power grid for a fee but would not make any revenue off the power sold to TVA.Read more...
Photo by Sue Watson
David Cook (front) and Eric Yeager fry fish for a fund-raiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The cookout was recently held at Foxfire Ranch, provided free for the event by William Hollowell. Yeager holds a cookout each year to raise money for St. Jude. He is helped by friends in the Waterford community and co-workers at the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department.
By SUE WATSON
Supervisor George Zinn III recently reported to fellow board members on plans to celebrate Community Pride Day in Holly Springs.
The celebration would include recognition of individuals who have helped in “Teamup to Cleanup” days in the county and the municipalities.
The organizing committee, including R.J. Wilson, Mayor Kelvin Buck, Rep. John Faulkner and others, is promoting the event.
The event is proposed to take place September 12 at Spring Hollow Park. Kickoff would take place at 10 a.m. and the program would begin at 11 a.m. and run to 2 p.m.
The committee suggested there be speakers, presentations of certificates of appreciation, refreshments, vendors cooking out, and fellowship.
“I want to know if the board wants to be a part of it,” Zinn said. “We will get personal donations for food and would invite Holly Springs, Potts Camp and Byhalia.”Read more...
By SUE WATSON
Betty Liddell, with the United Stated Department of Agriculture/Rural Development office in Oxford, visited the Marshall County Board of Supervisors recently to answer questions about loans and grants that are available for eligible applicants.
After her presentation to the board of supervisors, she met with about 20 local residents.
By WALTER WEBB
Good deals, good food, good music and a great time were had by 150 attendees of the Kate Freeman Clark Art Gallery Gala and Auction on Saturday, May 9.
Good deals were found among the 99 items donated by businesses, artists and individuals. Arrangements of orange roses and white hydrangeas at each table added a festive mood to the 3,200-square-foot tent erected in front of the art gallery.
By CLAUDE VINSON
The coaching staff of the H.W. Byers Lions inserted a spring football jamboree to wrap up its training schedule for the upcoming season.
There were five high schools invited with some junior high teams accompanying. There were simulcast contests going on both ends of the field Thursday.Read more...
By MICHAEL BONNER
Erica Bougard trailed the first lap of the 1,500 meters. The final leg of the heptathlon offered an opportunity to capture her first Southeastern Conference Track and Field Championship on Friday, May 15, in Starkville.
Coming around the final turn, the Mississippi State junior kicked into a second gear.
Moriarty speaks to MA grads
Hank Wheeler of Newnan, Ga., was here Monday for the graduation of his granddaughter, Caitlyn Brooks.
Congratulations to the graduating class of Marshall Academy! They had a busy few days with the academic banquet Thursday night, held at the First Baptist Church, baccalaureate Sunday afternoon at Christ Episcopal Church and finally their commencement Monday night in the Frank Swords Gymnasium.
This class is one very dear to my heart, as Caitlyn has been a part of it for 15 years. Each one of the children in the class of 2015 has touched the lives of everyone they have met. The generosity and kind nature of them all is a true gift.Read more...
Lynn and Rita Burge of Potts Camp are proud to announce the upcoming marriage of their son, Brent, to Kristan Franklin of Bruce.
The groom is the grandson of Travis and Betty Leopard of Potts Camp, Carolyn Burge of Blue Mountain and Marlin Burge of Adamsville, Tenn. He is a 2014 graduate of Potts Camp High School. He is currently employed with Big M.
The bride is the daughter of Paula and James Franklin of Bruce. She is the granddaughter of Johnnie Sally Franklin of Bruce. She is a 2014 graduate of Bruce High School.
The wedding will take place on June 13, 2015, at 5 p.m. at Salem Baptist Church, located on Hwy. 349 South. A reception will follow in the church hall. Everyone is invited. No invitations will be sent.