Thursday, March 24, 2005

Local News Briefs

Holly Springs, county schools closing two days for Easter
The Holly Springs School District and the Marshall County School District announce schools will be closed for Easter vacation on Good Friday, March 25, and the following Monday, March 28.

Classes will resume after the Easter vacation on Tuesday, March 29.

Parks and recreation plans Easter Egg Hunt this Friday
The Holly Springs Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring an Easter Egg Hunt on Friday, March 25, at Sam Coopwood Park at 10:30 a.m.

The grand prize is $50.

In case of rain, the Easter Egg Hunt will be held at the Holly Springs Multi-Purpose Building.

For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 252-2019.

Fund established to assist fire victims at Rust College
A special fund has been set up to help victims who lost all of their belongings in the March 15 dormitory fire at Rust College.

“We have already received gifts from alumni, friends and others, and we are very appreciative for this assistance,” said Dr. Ishmell Edwards, vice president at Rust College.

Checks should be designated to Rust College for fire victims and mailed to Dr. Edwards’ attention at Rust College, 150 Rust Avenue, Holly Springs, MS 38635.

For more information, contact Dr. Edwards’ office, 252-8000, extension 4014.

The fire at E.L. Rust Hall occurred around 3:50 a.m. on Tuesday, March 15. It apparently started on the second floor of the east wing of the dormitory, and no injuries were reported.

Bridge on West Chulahoma reopened for traffic
The West Chulahoma Avenue bridge was reopened to traffic Friday.

The old bridge was destroyed because it was condemned and a new one put in place.

Detour signs at the bridge will remain until the approaches to the bridge are completed, according to Larry Hall, county administrator.

Holly Springs police officers investigate two burglaries
On March 14, a burglary was reported in the 200 block of West Valley in Holly Springs.

There appeared to be minor damage to the door, but it did not appear that anything was taken.

Another burglary occurred on March 21 in the 500 block of Maury Street.

Entry appeared to have been made by kicking in the door. A radio valued at approximately $50 was the only item taken in the incident.

If you have information regarding these incidents, please call the Holly Springs Police Department at 662-252-2122 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-729-2169.

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