Thursday, March 31, 2005

Local News Briefs

Spring forward this weekend; Daylight Savings Time starts
Daylight Savings Time begins at 2 a.m. this Sunday, April 3.

Everyone is reminded to wind their clocks forward one hour before going to bed on Saturday night.

The main purpose of Daylight Savings Time (called "Summer Time" many places in the world) is to make better use of daylight. Clocks are changed during the summer months to move an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening.

Holly Springs police report larceny, attempted robbery
The Holly Springs Police Department reported five incidents for the week of March 21 through March 27.

An iron candelabra was reported missing from the porch of a residence in the 100 block of North Maury Street on March 21.

On March 22, police arrested and charged Larry White, 29, with attempted armed robbery of a business in the 200 block of Martin Luther King Drive. White is being held pending an appearance in court scheduled for April 14, according to police chief Patricia Selman.

On March 24, a pressure washer valued at $1,385 was reported missing from a business in the 200 block of Landfill Road.

And on March 25 a grand larceny was reported on Rolfing Road. Entry appeared to have been made through the garage. Money appeared to have been taken from the drink machine inside the building as well as a toolbox and tools, police said. Money was also missing from the business’ cash register.

Also on Friday, a breaking and entering was reported in the 100 block of Wright Street. A camcorder and CD player were reported stolen from the residence. Entry appeared to have been made through a door at the home, police said.

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 in Holly Springs.

“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.

Road closed in Marshall due to bridge repair work
The Mississippi Department of Transportation announces a traffic alert to motorists traveling Highway 349 in Marshall County.

On Highway 349, about 4.5 miles south of Potts Camp, the road is closed due to bridge repair, according to MDOT district engineer Jimmy Dickerson.

The road will be closed until further notice.

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