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Byhalia boys second in division meet

Byhalia boys second in division meet

Photo by Barry Burleson Sullivan Dean of Byhalia places first in the discus competition during the...

Nine straight district titles for MA

Nine straight district titles for MA

Photo by Lisa Faulkenbery Pictured with their championship trophy are (front, from left) manager...

Behind The Big House • Reception stresses entire history

Behind The Big House • Reception stresses entire history

Photos by Sue Watson Students from Ashland gather at Burton Place to tour old slave quarters....


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Bridges on list for replacement

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

The Mississippi Legis­lature ended the 2015 regular session with the passage of a $200 million bond bill that will help fund road and bridge repairs, said Gary Anderson, consultant for the Marshall County Board of Supervisors.

Another $200 million is expected to be taken up next year, he said.

The original bond bill started out as a $400 million revenue bond bill for roads and bridges, he said.

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Behind The Big House • Reception stresses entire history

Photos by Sue Watson Students from Ashland gather at Burton Place to tour old slave quarters. Joseph McGill (on porch, at left) presents the reason for the occasion as Fergenia Hood (on porch, at right) looks on.

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

Close to a hundred residents of the City of Holly Springs and special visitors turned out for the fourth Behind The Big House Tour reception at the Smiling Phoenix Thursday, April 9.

The unique preservation initiative to honor the history and culture of the slaves and their contributions to the antebellum culture was started by Preserve Marshall County and Holly Springs in 2012.

Chelius Carter and Jenifer Eggleston are the main drivers behind the initiative.

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Behind The Big House • Tour tells another side of antebellum life

Michael W. Twitty, culinary historian, interpreter and writer, cooks greens and onions, white tail rabbit and sweet potatoes outdoors over an open fire at the Hugh Craft House, owned by Chelius Carter.

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

“We are including more of the story,” said Joseph McGill, field officer with the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

He said the story that enslaved people were happy is not true.

“The folks who built this house (Burton Place) were a very proud people,” he said. “We have learned that those who lived Behind the Big House have a story, too.”

The 1860 U.S. Census showed there were about 4.5 million slaves, McGll said. The Census did not provide the slaves’ names.

“So, as we as a nation started to tell the story, we left out the slaves’ story,” he said.

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Board grants appeal

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

A request to replace a damaged roof on a house on South Center Street honed in on some Historic Preservation concerns at a recent board of aldermen meeting in Holly Springs.

Elizabeth Kriss, representing her mother Connie Hensley, appealed to the board to overturn a Historic Preservation Commission decision to deny her mother to cover a damaged shingled roof with a metal one.

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Workforce study planned

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

An in-depth workforce study is planned for several northern counties as a part of I-269, a new highway stretching from Canada to Mexico.

The study will involve questioning people on the street in Tunica, DeSoto and Marshall counties, according to Justin Hall, executive director of Marshall County Industrial Development Authority. All three counties will be a part of the I-269 corridor.

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Nine straight district titles for MA

Photo by Lisa Faulkenbery Pictured with their championship trophy are (front, from left) manager Si Pearson, Ryan Brock, Boothe Gresham, Eli Pearson, Everett Hickman, Boyce McKinney, Tyler Bolden, Wil Summerlin, Mitchell Lafever, Juston Mask; (standing, same order) coach Craig Dailey, Canaan Pearson, Stephen Elgin, Hunter Huff, Tobe West, statistician Perry Mask, Dakota Dailey, head coach Sam Pearson, Tucker Fant, Thomas Faulkenbery, coach Greg Gresham, Colt Lindsey, Wesley Bolden and Kros Joyner.

By BARRY BURLESON
Editor

The streak continues for the Marshall Academy baseball team.

For the ninth consecutive season, the Patriots are district champions.

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Byhalia boys second in division meet

Photo by Barry Burleson Sullivan Dean of Byhalia places first in the discus competition during the Division 2-4A meet Thursday.

By BARRY BURLESON
Editor

Some Byhalia athletes will be moving on to the next round in track competition.

The Lady Indians and Indians qualified for regional competition by placing in the top four in events at the Division 2-4A Track Meet Thursday at Potts Camp.

The Byhalia boys placed second overall in the meet with 117 points. Senatobia was first with 187 points.

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City Personals Mary Clay Brooks

Grady gets to help with K9 search and rescue dogs training at Strawberry Plains

Marshall Aca­demy’s baseball team starts their post-season play this week. The senior players, Dakota Dailey, Stephen Elgin, Thomas Faulkenbery, Tucker Fant, Colt Lindsey and Tobe West will be recognized at their home game Friday. Come on out to Patriot field and support this great group of young men as they start their journey for the title!

Saturday afternoon, I received a bizarre text from Grady. He asked, “Can you sign a form so I can get chased by dogs?” Being a big fan of Greg Isles and his books, one can only imagine what went through my mind when I read that!

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Brittney Allen and Steven Banks say vows at Trevecca Manor

Mr. and Mrs. Steven Alan Banks

Wayne Allen and Terri Allen of Potts Camp are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Brittney Renna Allen, to Steven Alan Banks, son of Dean and Lisa Banks of Greenfield, Tenn.

Brittney is the granddaughter of Eunice Waldrop of Byhalia and the late Earnest Waldrop Jr. and Barbara Allen of Potts Camp and the late Donald Allen.

Steven is the grandson of the late Charles and Nona Cantrell and the late Okie and Else Mae Hornsby.

The bride is a 2007 graduate of Potts Camp High School and a 2008 graduate of NWCC for cosmetology and is currently employed at Dollar General in Bethel Springs, Tenn.

The prospective groom graduated from Greenfield High School. He is currently employed at TbdN in Jackson, Tenn.

The wedding was held at Trevecca Manor in Red Banks, April 11. The newlyweds are at home in Henderson, Tenn.

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