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Marshall off to 3-0 start

Marshall off to 3-0 start

By BARRY BURLESONEditor Photo by Barry Burleson Wil Summerlin pitches versus West Memphis last...

Capitol recognition for Patriots • Overall champions honored with resolution

Capitol recognition for Patriots • Overall champions honored with resolution

By BARRY BURLESONEditor Courtesy photo Pictured last week at the state capitol in Jackson are...

Business development • Site cleared in Holly Springs for new Family Dollar

Business development • Site cleared in Holly Springs for new Family Dollar

Photo by Sue Watson David Woods operates a track hoe to load truck beds with the big items – tree...


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City board calls special meeting

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

The Holly Springs Board of Aldermen voted to hold a special meeting Thursday, March 26, at 6 p.m. to discuss some important items concerning the city.

Mayor Kelvin Buck, who requested the special meeting, said the board needs an extra meeting to review applications for the general manager’s position at the Holly Springs Utility Department. Buck has been serving as interim manager since last July when Don Hollingsworth retired.

Another item on the agenda is a Tennessee Valley Authority rate restructuring proposal. 

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Massive cleanup underway

Courtesy photo A county inmate road crew picks up trash in Potts Camp. Sheriff Kenny Dickerson has inmates picking up throughout the county on good weather days.

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

Spring Cleanup began in earnest last Saturday, with residents in the city, towns and county picking up trash on the roadsides and taking it to the county dumpsters.

The roll-off dumpsters positioned throughout the county are for things like used furniture and household clutter that residents want to dispose of, as well as any garbage picked up on the roadsides.

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Business development • Site cleared in Holly Springs for new Family Dollar

Photo by Sue Watson David Woods operates a track hoe to load truck beds with the big items – tree trunks and limbs.

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

Dirt work on a lot on North Memphis Street, the site for a new Family Dollar in Holly Springs, is taking place.

John Payton, site superintendent for the general contractor on the project (Paragon), said the location will be great for customers and the store will be very nice.

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Redistricting affects 800 voters

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

This year’s elections is the first time some supervisor district voters will change voting precincts, according to circuit clerk Lucy Carpenter.

This is due to the redistricting that took place following the 2010 U.S. Census.

District 3, represented by Keith Taylor, had experienced more growth since the 2000 Census. When this happens, district boundaries have to be redrawn to balance the number of voters in each district.

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City taking apps for summer youth work

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

This is the time for students between the ages of 16 and 21 to apply for a summer job with the City of Holly Springs. The deadline for applications is April 15.

Betty Yates, director of the Jobs Resource Innovation Center in Holly Springs, said students must fill out the application and write an essay for consideration. Applications are being taken now, she said. Students may obtain applications at the Jobs Resource Innovation Center, located at 1180 Highway 311, Holly Springs. Applications are also available at the city clerk’s office at City Hall, 160 South Memphis Street, Holly Springs.

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Capitol recognition for Patriots • Overall champions honored with resolution

By BARRY BURLESON
Editor

Courtesy photo Pictured last week at the state capitol in Jackson are (front, from left) Rep. Steve Massengill, Rep. John Faulkner, head coach Craig Dailey, Sen. Bill Stone; (second row, same order) Grady Brooks, Juston Mask, Tyler Bolden, Eli Pearson, Zach Sorrell, Sarah Grace Jackson; (third, row, same order) Drayton Potts, Boyce McKinney, Tobe West, Thomas Faulkenbery, Jordon Harris, Wyle McMillen; (fifth row, same order) Malik Riddle, Corteze Love, Dakota Dailey, Christian Compton; (back row, same order) county administrator Larry Hall, supervisor George Zinn, supervisor Charles Terry and supervisor Eddie Dixon.

A small school got some big-time recognition last week at the state capitol.

The Marshall Academy Patriots were honored on the floor of the Senate for their Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Overall Basketball Champ­ion­ship this season.

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Marshall off to 3-0 start

By BARRY BURLESON
Editor

Photo by Barry Burleson Wil Summerlin pitches versus West Memphis last week.

The Marshall Academy Patriots finally got to play some baseball last week.

MA, with several games washed out in the early portion of the schedule, opened the season Tuesday, March 17, with a doubleheader sweep of District 1-A foe West Memphis Chris­tian.

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City Personals Mary Clay Brooks

Happy Birthday, Caitlyn Brooks

Happy 18th Birthday to Caitlyn Brooks, who celebrated Wednes­day. Hard to believe my sweet girl is now a legal adult. The world is your oyster; now go crack it!

Spring has sprung! It is so nice that Mother Nature has finally decided to grace us with her presence, especially with the Pilgrimage right around the corner.

How beautiful our town is this time of year – the cemetery is breathtaking and totally picture perfect with the Bradford pear trees in full bloom. All of the yards are full of yellow jonquils, with azaleas sure to follow. Winter was hard and thank goodness it’s over! Be sure to get out and enjoy this beautiful weather!

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Birth announcement

Buffington

Christian Jadé Buffington was born March 9, 2015 at 8:56 a.m. to Christopher Buffington and Tana Sykes. She weighed five pounds, 15 ounces.

She is the granddaughter of Deborah and Joel Johnson of Sardis and Billy Ray and Julie Thomas of Holly Springs.

Also welcoming baby Christian are her sister and brother, Shakayla and Jerimiah.

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