Thursday, July 23, 2009
Norfolk Southern picks Fayette
By SUE WATSON
Norfolk Southern announced Thursday plans to build an intermodal terminal on 570 acres in Fayette County, Tenn., next to the Mississippi line.
The new terminal in Rossville will serve Norfolk Southern’s Memphis region and become a part of the railroad’s Crescent Corridor route connecting the Northeast and Southeast and Gulf Coast with high-speed, reliable, truck-competitive intermodal service. The crescent stretches 2,500 miles from New Jersey to Louisiana and is expected to absorb more than a million trucks per year from crowded highways, save the country 170 million gallons of fuel annually, and promote economic development and job growth in several states.
WIN office opens in county
By BARRY BURLESON
Holly Springs is host to the first E-WIN Job Center Access Point in North Mississippi.
It will be housed on the Rust College campus and operated in partnership with the DeSoto County WIN (Workforce Investment Network) Job Center in Southaven. Betty Yates will operate the local office, now located in a small white house behind the David Beckley Conference Center.
Northcentral leaving Byhalia
By SUE WATSON
A plea from the Marshall County Board of Supervisors Monday and a resolution requesting Northcentral Electric Power Association to remain in Byhalia may have been too little too late.
Northcentral has intentions of relocating its central office and equipment to the intersection of Hacks Cross Road and U.S. Highway 78, said general manager Kevin Doddridge. The cooperative has 20 acres purchased for construction of a new $13 million facility behind Flying J on Hacks Cross, he said.
Leadership Marshall grads believe in program’s efforts
By SUE WATSON
Leadership Marshall County just graduated its fifth class with this group said to be serious and determined, according to organizer Sarah Sawyer, executive director of the Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce.
The best class size seems to be no more than 30 participants, she said.
Big crowd turns out for Minor’s reception
By SUE WATSON
Friends, family and associates of Mary Minor, retiring secretary for the Marshall County Extension Service, attended a reception in her honor June 30.
Many brought gifts and cards to a nice table spread before her at the Marshall County Industrial Development Authority office building.
About 150 came by to say goodbye, according to Extension Agent Janet Jolley, who said when most people think of Extension they think of Mary Minor.
Members of the Marshall County Forestry Association and the Marshall County Cattleman’s Association turned out in large numbers to show their gratitude for all the extra and unpaid work that Minor did for their associations over the years.
Operation FALCON rounds up fugitives in northern Mississippi
Following a five-year tradition of success in its national efforts, the U.S. Marshals Service locally conducted another successful Operation FALCON – Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally. Led by the U.S. Marshals, Operation FALCON 2009 netted 35,190 arrests nationwide June 1 to June 30. In the Northern District of Mississippi, task force members and their federal, state and local counterparts arrested 166 individuals, including 25 sex offenders.
Youth help in community
A group of young people showed their community spirit last week.
The Siwell Road Church of Christ youth, visiting from Jackson on an in-state mission trip, and young people from the Holly Springs Church of Christ, conducted Vacation Bible School and got involved in several community projects.
Byhalia police go to 38 calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 38 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – alarm calls, 4; accidents, 5; escorts, 2; animal-related calls, 1; juvenile-related calls, 1; medical assistance, 4; fires, 2; miscellaneous calls, 19.
Byhalia police also made four arrests last week.
Kudzu Festival photos
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