Thursday, July 21, 2005

Board awaits superintendent applications

By BARRY BURLESON
Editor

The Holly Springs School District Board of Trustees will start with a list of 12 applicants in selecting the next superintendent of education.

Martha Thomas, board president, gave an update on the superintendent search process during a meeting on Tuesday, July 12, at the high school library.

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County schools consider uniforms

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

Marshall County School District is considering a new school uniform requirement that, if adopted, will not likely go into effect until next year.

The board of trustees received public input on the proposed new uniform policy at the July 12 meeting and expects to have a written description of the proposed uniforms at the August 9 meeting.

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Guests see restored Ida B. Wells Museum

By BARRY BURLESON
Editor

Holly Springs celebrated the life of Ida B. Wells last weekend and the grand reopening of the museum named in her honor.

The annual birthday celebration kicked off Friday with tours of the museum, located at 220 North Randolph Street, and the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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HSUD releases rate requests

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

Holly Springs utility customers may be looking at a rate increase in all four services - electricity, water, gas and sanitation. Rate increases will go into effect no later than the month of October, if approved by the board of aldermen.

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Elected officials get look at new voting machines

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

County and state election officials are facing stiff timelines to get Mississippians educated in the use of the state’s new Diebold voting machines by the federally-mandated deadline of Jan. 1, 2006.

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Police charge man with assault

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

Holly Springs police made an arrest Monday following a Saturday night incident that put the victim in the Memphis Med.

Aggravated assault charges were filed against Fredrick Walker, 20, of Holly Springs, in an incident that took place at Holly Market parking lot about 11 p.m. July 16, according to Patricia Selman, police chief.

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Planning district: $7.1 million brought to county in three years

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

A three-year review of federal and state dollars funneled through Northeast Mississippi Planning and Development District shows the non-profit brought over $7 million to Marshall County, according to Sharon Gardner with the Booneville office.

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