By BARRY BURLESON
The Potts Camp girls and boys claimed second and third place, respectively, in the Region 1-2A Track Meet April 23 at Tupelo.
The Lady Cardinals, with 95 points, trailed first-place East Union (151). Mantachie was third with 87. The H.W. Byers girls placed sixth with 35 points.
The Cardinals, with 92 points, finished behind champion East Union (147) and second-place Strayhorn (134). The Byers boys were sixth with 26 points.
The top four in each event moved on to North State.
By SUE WATSON
Holly Springs Police Chief Dwight Harris and Marshall County Sheriff Kenny Dickerson held a press conference Wednesday, April 27, to answer questions about the details of last week’s murder/suicide.
The incident that sent ripples throughout the community was followed by many rumors until Keith Berry took his own life in Panola County less than 48 hours after he walked into BDC Personnel and fatally shot Sharon Denise Walls Smith.Read more ...
Photo by Sue Watson
Eric Rooks and Joey Bolden, with the Holly Springs Utility Department, replace the bulbs on the canopy lamps with LED lights downtown recently.
By BARRY BURLESON
H.W. Byers has received a much-needed boost for its athletic budget from a surprising source.
A group of student leaders from Lewisburg High School, located in neighboring DeSoto County, conducted a recent fund-raiser and presented the proceeds, $6,500, to the athletic program at the Marshall County school.
Terry Boler, facilitator of the Chick-Fil-A Leader Academy at Lewisburg, said the group was looking for an impact project and found out the Byers athletic program was in need of financial assistance.Read more ...
By BARRY BURLESON
It’s playoff time for the Marshall Academy baseball team.
The Patriots, who received a first-round bye last week, are facing Canton Academy in a best-of-three series this week.Read more ...
Sip and see honors baby Maia Richey
Precious baby Maia Richey, infant daughter of Cathryn and Drew Richey of Tupelo, was the honoree at a sip and see held Saturday morning. Jane Farris and Michelle Stuber hosted the sweet affair which was held in the home of Maia’s grandparents, Maia and Mark Miller.
Sunday afternoon, the Kate Freeman Clark Art gallery was the venue for a baby shower honoring Laura Bray Williams. The tables were adorned with arrangements of hydrangea blooms and the centerpiece for the buffet table was an assortment of white tulips and hydrangea. The buffet items were served out of brown McCarty pottery pieces and the dessert, beautiful petit fours with the baby’s initials and other boy baby items, were served on a silver stacked serving piece.
Hostesses for the baby shower included Margaret Brown, Carole Glidewell, Margie Havens, Maia Miller, Susanna Moldoveanu, Ree Moore, Cathryn Richey, Leslie Settle, Vicki Swords and Betty Carole Wittjen.
Rowan Thompson visits with family, attends festival
Rowan Thompson of Dallas, Texas, was the weeklong guest of his sister, Kay Wheeler, and niece, Laura, last week. While here, he attended the Double Decker festival in Oxford and enjoyed cocktails and appetizers with friends Sunday afternoon.
Midge Bagwell went with her son, Blake Bagwell, and grandson, Sam, to Disney World in Orlando. The trio traipsed around the Magic Kingdom, rode the rides and enjoyed being with one another.
Happy Birthday wishes go out to Margaret Brown, who flipped a magical number. Here’s to many, many more fabulous years!
Warm weather tends to bring about sticky fingers. Please be aware of your surroundings and keep an eye on your belongings. When coming home one day last week (I had only been gone 20 minutes), someone had gotten into my backyard and attempted to steal Grady’s bicycle. When the would-be thief saw me around the corner, he dropped the bicycle and took off running. He left the gate to the backyard open and this was late afternoon. Be safe everyone and on the lookout, even for your neighbors.