Thursday, July 14, 2005

Local News Briefs

Municipal League moves annual conference to August
The Mississippi Municipal League postponed its 2005 Annual Conference, scheduled for July 11-14, on the Mississippi Gulf Coast due to Hurricane Dennis.

Many officials from Marshall County municipalities had planned to attend. The conference has tentatively been rescheduled for August 28-31 in Biloxi at the Gulf Coast Coliseum and Convention Center.

The Mississippi Municipal League is a private association representing municipalities in Mississippi. Its mission is to provide leadership necessary to enable Mississippi’s municipal officials to build consensus among themselves, as well as the capacity to influence public policy decisions at the local, state and federal levels of government.

Established in 1931, MML represents 297 city, town and village governments in Mississippi. MML is also affiliated with the National League of Cities, a lobbying, legislative and legal arm representing municipalities before the U.S. Congress.

Support troops; barbecue set for Saturday at Armory
Barbecue plate lunches will be sold at the Holly Springs Armory Saturday, July 16, from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Proceeds go to help our Holly Springs soldiers in Iraq, Troop A 98th Cavalry. Donations are needed to purchase supplies.

The plates will be $7 a plate and will include BBQ meat, buns, baked beans and slaw.

For more information call 252-2812 or 333-7345.

Byhalia police respond to 36 calls, make seven arrests
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 36 calls during the past week.

Chief Mike Novay released the following report – four alarm calls, 16 miscellaneous, five escorts, two motor vehicle accidents, four fires, two disturbances, one domestic call and two assists.

Police officers wrote 13 citations.

Chief Novay said officers made seven arrests on the following charges:

  • failure to appear — Olive Branch warrant.
  • disorderly conduct, failure to comply.
  • Marshall County warrant — simple possession controlled substance x2
  • simple possession, disorderly conduct.
  • carrying a concealed weapon.
  • driving while license suspended.
  • driving while license suspended, reckless driving, failure to signal, no insurance, no seat belt, simple possession of marijuana.

Blood drive set for Friday at Benton Extension Service
United Blood Services of Tupelo announces a blood drive this Friday, July 15, at the Benton County Extension Service, Hwy. 370, Ashland.

The blood drive will be held from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Everyone’s support is appreciated.

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