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By BARRY BURLESON
A 6-3 decision by the Mississippi Supreme Court means the race is definitely on between two incumbent senators.
Sen. Steve Hale had contested that his opponent, Sen. Bill Stone, had not met the two-year residency requirement to run in the newly-configured District 10.
After the circuit court had ruled in Stone’s favor, Hale appealed to the Supreme Court. The majority of the high court also validated Stone’s residency change.
Hale and Stone, both Democrats, are the only candidates running for the District 10 seat in the primary election next Tuesday, Aug. 4.Read more...
Photo by Sue Watson
Kira Simon-Kennedy and Allison Waid film activities in downtown Holly Springs. The two are on their third trip from Nashville, Tenn., to the city to produce a documentary on David Caldwell. A World War II veteran who made Holly Springs his home after the war, Caldwell is known worldwide for his unique record shop, Akei Pro’s. Not pictured is Stephen Sutton with the photography group.
By SUE WATSON
A lone voice was heard recently in protest of the City of Holly Springs’ proposed no-smoking ordinance.
After Mayor Kelvin Buck and the board of aldermen combed over the proposed ordinance, Mac McCulloch, who moved here from the Portland, Oregon, area six years ago, called the proposed ordinance “appalling.”Read more...
By SUE WATSON
Attorneys with Watkins Ludlam Winter Stennis presented quotes for interest rates on a proposed $1.5 million bond to repair streets in Holly Springs.
Randy Walls and Brad Davis with the agency presented three bids – Hancock Bank, at 3.508 percent, Duncan Williams at 3.10749 percent and FTN Capital for 2.79127 percent.
By SUE WATSON
The westbound lanes of Highway 78 were closed about four hours Monday while first responders assisted the Mississippi Highway Patrol in getting five people with injuries to the hospital, according to Maj. David Cook with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department.
Byhalia police and fire responded to the accident near mile marker 16 just east of the Town of Byhalia, according to Det. Kerry Reid with the Byhalia Police Department.
An 18-wheeler collided with a car, which had four occupants, according to Reid. The truck driver and three passengers in the car were transported by ambulance to the Regional One Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn., while one passenger in the car nearest the point of impact was airlifted.
By BARRY BURLESON
Coach Jerry Nichols expects his Australian to blossom at the junior college level.
Johnny Crnogorac, a 7-footer from Holly Springs via Sydney, New South Wales, has the same hopes. He recently signed a basketball scholarship with Southwest Tennessee Community College in Memphis.
“Southwest will provide Johnny the opportunity to grow and develop,” Coach Nichols said. “It will be really, really huge for him. It’s a great opportunity for him to showcase his skills.”Read more...
Photos by Barry Burleson
Two 8-year-old all-star teams from Marshall County recently participated in the Dizzy Dean North State Tournament at J.P. Hudson Memorial Park in Batesville. (Top photo) Ja’Maryon Warren of the Marshall County All-Stars makes a throw with teammate Mitchell Higganbothan in the background. (Bottom photo) Dennis Kimbrough of the Marshall County Blue Jays reaches for a tag. The ball popped free. For more photos from the all-star games, see pages 2 and 3.
Locals enjoy vacationing on the Gulf Coast
Diane and Leon Bolden, Garett Bailey, Christie, Chad and James Bolden Mcclatchy, Breanna and Landon Scruggs, Carri, Larry and Mary Catherine Hutchens and Christian Compton returned Sunday from a long weekend on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. They went to the water park in Biloxi and enjoyed the local scenery.
Mary Grace and William Carlton of Birmingham, Ala., attended Camp Mississippi this week with Vicki and Walter Webb. They split the week between them, so each had their special time participating in wonderful activities.
Happy birthday wishes go out to Thomas Stewart, who celebrated over the weekend.
Congratulations to Anita Barnett, Kathy Elgin and Angie Vanzant, who recently purchased Levy’s on the square. How fantastic it is to see interest being taken in our town! Cannot wait to see what the ladies have in store for all of us!
New history of Chalmers Institute published
Hubert H. McAlexander, eminent Marshall County chronicler, historian and descendant of several Chalmers Institute alumni, has written and privately published a new history of this proud edifice:
“CHALMERS INSTITUTE 1837 – 1879”
Within the account of this historic structure in Mississippi’s educational legacy are thoroughly developed histories of the three educational institutions to occupy the building: The Holly Springs Literary Institute 1837-1839; The University of Holly Springs 1839-1843; Chalmers Institute 1847-1879. It was its brief tenure as the University of Holly Springs that earned it the designation “Mississippi’s first university.”Read more...