Thursday, August 4, 2005
Local News Briefs
starts soon in county, city; MA resumes Aug. 18
The first day for students in the Marshall County School District is Friday, Aug. 5
The first day for students in the Holly Springs School District is Monday, Aug. 8.
Due to new building construction, Marshall Academys first day has been delayed one week. Classes start Thursday, Aug. 18.
up in state, down in Marshall County
The June unadjusted rate was up from the 7.3 percentage rate for May and a full percentage point higher than Junes 6.9 percent a year ago.
The number of employed Mississippians rose by 1,900, while the number of unemployed rose by 8,700.
Twenty-eight counties reported unemployment rates equal to or less than Mississippis 7.9 percentage rate. DeSoto County continued to drop and hold the lowest rate of 4.0. Rankin County continued to post the second lowest rate of 5.4, but was up from last months rate of 5.0.
Marshall Countys unemployment rate was 8.2, down from 9.5 in May. Benton Countys rate was 11.2, up from 10.0 the previous month.
Twenty out of the 82 counties posted double-digit unemployment rates, with Jefferson County reporting the highest rate of 16.7 percent, up from last months rate of 14.7.
Brown Aug. 4-5 at Marshall Academy
Show time is 7:30 p.m. both nights in the MA gymnasium. Tickets are $5 at the door.
The musical is directed by Chris Mirante and features young people from Holly Springs and Collierville, Tenn.
police respond to 31 calls, make five arrests
Chief Mike Novay released the following report nine alarm calls, 16 miscellaneous, four escorts, one disturbance and one juvenile-related call.
Officers wrote 10 citations.
Chief Novay said his department made five arrests on the following charges:
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