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Fun with pottery

Fun with pottery

Photo by Kerry Reid Alexus Pound and Kwelayla Thomas have some fun at the Byhalia Area Arts...

Indians exit with Mayors’ Cup

Indians exit with Mayors’ Cup

Photo by Ronnie Day Going for a loose football Friday night at Sam Coopwood Park are Hawks...


In a close one, it’s Carpenter • Perkins elected North constable; D. Cothern wins South constable


The longest-serving circuit clerk in the state, with almost 40 years in office, has won an 11th term.

Lucy Carpenter survived a very close runoff Tuesday versus challenger Patricia Penilton Glass. Totals showed Carpenter with 3,015 votes and Glass with 2,923 – a difference of only 92 votes.

Carpenter first took office as Marshall County circuit clerk in January 1976.


Fun with pottery

Photo by Kerry Reid

Alexus Pound and Kwelayla Thomas have some fun at the Byhalia Area Arts Council interactive tent during the Sounds of Summer Festival on August 15. The annual event, coordinated by the Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce, also featured entertainment, a wellness tent, kids zone, local vendors with plenty of good food, antique cars and many more activities.

Hummingbird celebration two weeks away

September 11-13, Straw­berry Plains Audubon Center in Holly Springs will host its 16th annual Hummingbird Celebration.

The event will include renowned speakers on various nature topics, live animal shows, guided walks/wagon rides and a close-up look at the ruby-throated humming­bird, one of nature’s most fascinating creatures.

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Jury’s verdict: not guilty

Staff Writer

A murder trial last week ended with a not guilty verdict in a case stemming from a stabbing on Hurdle Club Road in September 2012.

A Marshall County jury, composed equally of males and females and black and white races, found Larry Pointer Jr. not guilty in the stabbing death of Robert Brown Jr. and also not guilty in the aggravated assault of Ray Crawford.

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Body cameras in use by city police officers

Staff Writer

Uniformed patrolling officers with the Holly Springs Police Force are now equipped with body cameras. The cameras, worn on the pocket or lapel, have been in use since mid-July, according to chief Dwight Harris.

The officer need only press a button to start the video camera and activate the microphone. The green light on the camera indicates the camera is ready and the red light means the camera is rolling.

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Indians exit with Mayors’ Cup

Photo by Ronnie Day Going for a loose football Friday night at Sam Coopwood Park are Hawks Lekendric Jones (40), Travion Jeffries (50), Ladavin Hardin (69) and Quay Kinkle (23) and Indians Travis Brown (77), Chauncey Lucas (1, nearest the football) and Tyrico Richmond.

Sports Editor

Byhalia traveled the short distance east Friday night and claimed the Mayors’ Cup in its annual clash with cross-county foe Holly Springs.

It was a nail-biter, 13-12.

The Hawks had won the cup last season on Byhalia’s turf and were looking to make it two in a row. Just before the start of the game, Holly Springs Mayor Kelvin Buck said it would be disappointing for the Indians to come to Holly Springs and “steal” the trophy. But in the end, he had to present the trophy to Byhalia.


MA beats Manchester, Sylva Bay in tourney

Photo by Tammy McGreger Erin Lomenick rounds third in a game Saturday.


The Marshall Academy softball team won two of three in the Tri-County Tourna­ment Saturday at Flora.

The Lady Patriots, coached by Carlton Gibson and Susan Ash, improved to 5-2 on the season.

The MA bats really came alive during the first game on Saturday, a 19-1 rout of Manchester Academy. The team combined for 11 hits and took advantage of 10 free passes.


City Personals Mary Clay Brooks

Congratulations to Susan and Reggie

Happy 50th birthday wishes to Tammy Cupp! She celebrated with friends Monday night for the grand occasion.

It’s hard to believe football season has begun. Mother Nature seems to be agreeing by giving parents and players alike a break in the weather. Good luck to all of our teams this season on wins and staying healthy!

Congratulations to Susan Warren and Reggie Holley. They joined their families over the weekend. Here’s to many happy years together!

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Allie Kriss and Chris Wells to wed August 29 in Florida

Allie Kriss and Chris Wells

Mr. and and Mrs. Paul Kriss of Holly Springs announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Alexandra “Allie” Kriss of Holly Springs to Christopher Wells of Memphis, Tenn. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Wells of Memphis.

Allie is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kriss Jr. of Chicago, Ill.; the late Loraine Bremmer; and Connie Hensley of Holly Springs, and the late Wilson Hensley; and the late Bernice Conrad.

Chris is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wells, Mrs. Latonia Rushing and the late Jesse Rushing.

Chris graduated from Warwick High School and the University of Memphis with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. He is employed by Coast to Coast Imports.

Allie graduated from Marshall Academy and Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. She is employed by Memphis Communications Corporation.

The wedding will be held August 29, 2015, at Panama City Beach, Fla. The couple will make their home in Collierville, Tenn.

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