March 21, 2013
Supervisors discuss I-269 lighting
The Marshall County Board of Supervisors will have to pay for maintenance of highway lighting and the cost of electricity at the interchanges on I-269, said supervisor Ronnie Joe Bennett.
The cost to operate lighting at U.S. 78 and I-269 will run about $1,500 a month and at 302/I-269 costs will be about $1,000 a month, Bennett said.
New Dimension Missions recently held its second hot soup kitchen, serving chili and soup with cornbread, grilled cheese sandwiches, split baked potato and pie.
The church, located on Neely Avenue, has taken a turn feeding the hungry. The mission president is Rosie Williamson, also serving in the kitchen. The church supplied Thanksgiving dinner last year.
MDES wants to grow job center
Terry Cholt and Johnny Eaton, with the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, recently visited the board of supervisors to assure the county that the WIN Job Center in Holly Springs is wanted by the state.
Cholt, in charge of customer operation supervision in 27 northeast Mississippi counties, said MDES wants to be here when the much anticipated job boom comes to Marshall County.
Warren – attention to detail, technology, justice
If a person’s personality can be summed up in one main trait, Jimmy Warren will be remembered for his love for and attention to detail, said Susan, his wife of 40 years.
It was his love for mechanical and technical know-how that made him a valuable asset throughout his years of service to law enforcement.
Health care plan will focus on business growth
One of Gov. Phil Bryant’s key initiatives this year is the Health Care Zone Act. As part of that, Mississippi communities are offered the opportunity to implement health care programs which will result in major financial incentives for health care facilities and related businesses locating in those areas.
Mayor Andre’ DeBerry and the board of aldermen have begun one such program with the commissioning of a Health Care Zone Master Plan for Marshall County and the City of Holly Springs. The master plan will specifically outline how the community can maximize the start-up or recruitment of a broad variety of health care businesses and related industries with an overall goal of economic development, job creation, and increased access to high quality health care.
Church celebrates Black History in March
By RAVENICO STEPHENS
February is considered nationally as Black History Month; however, at Asbury United Methodist Church in Holly Springs, the celebration continues throughout March.
On Sunday, March 10, Dr. Nellie Smith, a professor of business at Rust College and a member of the church, gave a presentation about black women throughout history who paved the way for women today as well as those who continue to “break the glass ceiling.”
Zoning board hears mobile home, automobile issues
By SUE WATSON
The Marshall County zoning board took up four concerns at the March meeting.
A resident on Powell Ridge Road asked to be allowed to replace his old mobile home with a newer model single-wide. The board approved the request subject to health department approval of the septic system. The lot is 2.5 acres and zoned R-1.
Holly Springs police respond to 126 calls
Officers with the Holly Springs Police Department responded to 126 calls last week, according to chief William Hollowell.
The calls included – disturbances, 8; alarms, 20; larcenies, 3; accidents, 3; funeral escorts, 1; domestics, 7; assists to agencies, 6; 911 hang-ups, 1; assaults, 2; auto theft, 2; shots fired, 1; and 72 miscellaneous calls. The dogcatcher answered seven calls.
Byhalia police go to 26 calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 26 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – alarm calls, 1; miscellaneous, 7; escorts, 5; thefts, 1; disturbances, 1; domestic, 1; assists, 1; motor vehicle accidents, 3; fires, 2; and medical, 4.
Byhalia police officers also made one arrest during the past week.
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