Thursday, March 10, 2005

Local News Briefs

Autry elected to school board during special vote Saturday

Ray Von Autry won election as trustee to the Holly Springs School District Saturday over contender Claude Vinson.

Only 70 votes were cast in the special election to fill the unexpired term of Albert Sims, who resigned last year.

Autry, who garnered 62 votes, in the election, was appointed as an interim trustee by the Holly Springs Board of Aldermen last year. The election was for the last two years of the five-year term

The trustee position is the only one elected by constituents who reside within the school district but outside the city limits of Holly Springs.

Public hearing March 17 for input on grant application

The Rust College Community Development Corp. is considering applying to the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) for HOME Investment Partnerships Program Grants of up to $450,000.

The activities for which these funds may be used are in the area of affordable housing for low and very-low income persons.

More specific details regarding eligible activities, program requirements and the rating system will be provided at a public hearing. It will be held at Beckley Conference Center (directly across from the entrance to Rust College), 155 Rust Avenue, Holly Springs, on Thursday, March 17 at 7 p.m. For more information contact Tamara Crane or Clencie Cotton at 662-252-4590. The purpose of the hearing is to obtain citizen input into the development of the application.

Charity Walking Horse Classic March 19 at Fairgrounds

The third annual Holly Springs Charity Walking Horse Classic is just around the corner.

The big event will be Saturday, March 19, at 5 p.m. at the Marshall County Fairgrounds Arena.

Tickets are $5 per person.

For more information, call the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce, 252-2943.

Public hearing Tuesday on four-laning stretch of Hwy 72

The Mississippi Department of Transportation has scheduled an open forum public hearing to discuss proposed plans to widen U.S. Highway 72 to a four-lane from State Route 302 to the Tennessee line.

The hearing will be Tuesday, March 15, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Byhalia High School cafeteria. Citizens are invited to come and go during the hours to discuss location, design, right-of-way and other issues.

Board of supervisors changes evening meeting to March 21

The Marshall County Board of Supervisors will hold the meeting regularly scheduled for March 28 on Monday, March 21, at 5 p.m.

The meeting will be held in the Marshall County Board Room, 103 B Market Street, Holly Springs.

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