Thursday, August 4, 2005

Local News Briefs

School starts soon in county, city; MA resumes Aug. 18
School starts in the next few days for students in the Marshall County and Holly Springs districts.

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 Academy’s first day has been delayed one week. Classes start Thursday, Aug. 18.

Unemployment up in state, down in Marshall County
The state’s unemployment rate continued to rise in June to 7.9 percent, the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) announced.

The June unadjusted rate was up from the 7.3 percentage rate for May and a full percentage point higher than June’s 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 Mississippi’s 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 month’s rate of 5.0.

Marshall County’s unemployment rate was 8.2, down from 9.5 in May. Benton County’s 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 month’s rate of 14.7.

“Charlie Brown” Aug. 4-5 at Marshall Academy
“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” will be performed in Holly Springs, at Marshall Academy, this Thursday and Friday, Aug. 4 and 5.

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.

Byhalia police respond to 31 calls, make five arrests
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 31 calls during the past week.

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:

  • Warrant, Marshall County;
  • Driving while license suspended, no insurance, improper equipment;
  •  Resisting arrest, possession of paraphernalia, public drunk;
  • Contempt of court, Byhalia;
  • Careless driving, switched tag, no driver’s license, open container, public drunk.

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