One person is dead late Wednesday night, Jan. 21, in a Marshall County house fire on Carey Chapel Road, according to Sheriff Kenny Dickerson, and a murder investigation is underway.
By SUE WATSON
The Mississippi Legislature responded to Initiative #42, that will be on the November 3 ballot, with an alternative last week.
Initiative #42 won its spot on the November ballot by petitioning voters through a grass-roots effort backed by Better Schools Better Jobs.
The Legislative response was taken up in the Mississippi House and Senate last week. Marshall County Supervisor District 4 George Zinn III was present on the House floor when the alternative House Concurrent Resolution 9 was discussed.Read more...
Photo by Barry Burleson
The Holly Springs Fire Department responded to a brush fire Sunday afternoon behind the former Abby Manufacturing location on Highway 178 East. Fire chief Kenny Holbrook said the fire apparently started from an electrical problem in the power line. “It set the grass on fire, and the wind carried it,” he said. “But thank goodness we were able to catch it before it got too heavily involved.” He said overgrowth around the old plant had not been trimmed back. The corner of one building was damaged with minor interior damage. “Quick action by firemen limited the damage,” Holbrook said. Three pumper trucks, two brush trucks and about 20 people responded. “Forestry also brought in a couple of bulldozers to help in areas we couldn’t access,” he said.
By SUE WATSON
Some travelers are not noticing changes in traffic signals in several areas of the county and lives are being endangered.
The Marshall County Board of Supervisors discussed signage changes and a new traffic light at Highway 302 and Cayce Road. The Mississippi Department of Transportation has put up an arrow board at the new red light at the intersection.Read more...
By SUE WATSON
A theme of justice, equality, freedom and peace for all highlighted the commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday Monday.
Business leaders, educators, elected officials, students, and families with children helped make the celebration a day to remember in Holly Springs.
It was the 30th annual commemoration sponsored by the Marshall County Chapter of the NAACP.
By CLAUDE VINSON
Excitement runs rampant whenever these two county rivals clash on the hardwood and this one was no different.
In the latest edition, host Holly Springs took a pair of victories over Potts Camp Friday night.
In the girls’ game, both teams had a trip each down the floor to start and both came up empty. Then Dana Jeffries positioned herself in the far right corner and popped a three to give the visiting Lady Cardinals the first points of the game.Read more...
By BARRY BURLESON
District wins are the biggest ones in regular season basketball, and the Byhalia boys picked up two more last week.
The Indians, ranked third in the state in Class 4A, swept both Senatobia and Lafayette to go to 5-0 in District 2-4A.
The Lady Indians split against the same two squads and went to 2-3 in the district.Read more...
Kay Wheeler celebrates
Happy 17th birthday to Hailey and Hunter Huff! The dynamic duo had their birthdays over the weekend.
J.J. and Steven Tutor and children, Patsy, Mitch and Grace, of Hattiesburg, were the weekend guests of Martha Mitchell and Jamie Brigance.
Big birthday wishes go out to my Momma, Kay Wheeler. Her birthday was Sunday. She celebrated with a girl trip to Pickwick Lake. Pam Bray, Robin Seale, Diane Greer, Bea Green, Becky Cupp, Linda Seale and Carol Karr helped her celebrate.
Marshall County settlers could have purchased land directly from Indians
Following the American Revolution, the British ceded their Trans-Appalachian Western land claims to the new United States in the 1783 Treaty of Paris. This area ranged from the Appalachian Mountains to the Mississippi River and from the Great Lakes to, generally, the 31st parallel of latitude, the northern boundary of West Florida. West Florida extended across the southern portions of what is now Alabama and Mississippi, to the Louisiana Territory. Between Hattiesburg and Gulfport, in the median of the divided highway is an historical marker, delineating the boundary of West Florida.Read more...