City plans street improvements
By SUE WATSON
Although there is little wiggle room for infrastructure improvements in the City of Holly Springs, Mayor Kelvin Buck gave a rationale for how to go about making improvements in small increments.
There is personnel restructuring he requested in the gas department to get ready for a citywide, federally-mandated change-out of old cast-iron gas lines to modern ones. Another crew is needed in the gas department to prepare for the changes in gas mains.
Photo by Kerry Reid
Santa Claus visited with children on Brunswick at the gazebo prior to the beginning of the Byhalia Christmas Parade Saturday night. A grinning Harmony Perkins enjoys spending a little time with the man from the North Pole, particularly sharing her wish list for Christmas. This week’s South Reporter, in Section 2, includes Letters to Santa from children across Marshall County, plus holiday greetings.
Lady Lions, Hawks win in rivalry
By CLAUDE VINSON
H.W. Byers and Holly High went to war last week in the second of their home and home season series. This time the contests were held in the Lions’ Den.
Back on November 14, the Lady Hawks had beaten the Lady Lions in a modern, history-making upset. Obviously, the Lady Lions were trying to even the score.Read more...
MA crushes district foes
By BARRY BURLESON
Marshall Academy continued its dominance over district opponents last week and also battled a couple of much larger public schools.
The Class A Patriots and Lady Patriots swept both DeSoto (Ark.) and West Memphis (Ark.) in District 1-A action. They then split with Class 4A Lafayette County and lost both games to Class 5A Oxford in the O-Town Showdown at Oxford High School.Read more...
Mary Clay Brooks
Artist Ann Seale of Jackson was showcased over the weekend with an array of her works at the Kate Freeman Clark Art Gallery. Hamilton and Jim Moriarty of Bentonville, Ark., and Ben Seale Jr., of Jackson, were here to attend her show. Ann is the daughter-in-law of Robin and Ben Seale.
With Christmas quickly approaching, remember to shop locally for all of your last minute gifts. The Funky Monkey, Angie’s Boutique, Connie’s Flowers and Jennie’s Flowers & Gifts all have a wide variety of gift items for everyone on your list! Keep it local, y’all! Also, giving someone a gift of a subscription to The South Reporter is always a great idea! That way, people afar can keep up with the happenings right here in Holly Springs!Read more...
Mary Clay Brooks
Belles and Books’ annual luncheon outstanding
Congratulations to Mary Catherine Hutchens, daughter of Carrie and Larry Hutchens. She, along with her family, spent Thanksgiving week in New York. She participated in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, representing Marshall Academy, where she is a senior.
Congratulations to Dakota Dailey, Jordon Harris and Devin McGreger. The three young men, all seniors at Marshall Academy, were chosen for the North All-Star football team. They traveled to Jackson last week. They were honored with a banquet dinner Thursday night and played Friday. The North beat the South.
Thursday night, the Marshall Academy Junior High Lady Patriots and Patriots hosted Holy Family’s basketball teams. It is so invigorating watching the Holy Family coach. He is young, full of energy and always encouraging to his players.
The Jr. Lady Patriots handily beat Holy Family’s ladies. The Jr. Patriots had a tougher road. The game was neck and neck for a while until the end, when the Patriots pulled ahead 31-27.
The square was filled with merriment and cheer throughout the weekend with the annual holiday tour of homes and Christmas parade.
The Belles and Books ladies club hosted their annual luncheon Saturday at the Kate Freeman Clark Art Gallery. The food was outstanding, as always, and the tables were impeccably decorated. If you were unable to attend, it is a must for next year!