Thursday, August 18, 2005

Highway 78 accidents
 • Rescue efforts intensive in heat

By BARRY BURLESON
and SUE WATSON
Staff Writers

Two late afternoon accidents Wednesday, Aug. 10, on Highway 78 just over an hour apart and within a few hundred yards of each other put emergency medical services, firefighters and law enforcement to the test.

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City ups water, sewer rates

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

After months of deliberation, the Holly Springs Board of Aldermen voted 4-1 to pass a new water and sewer rate increase. It will likely take effect beginning October 1, at the beginning of the new fiscal year budget.

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Byhalia reaps $100,000

By BARRY BURLESON
Editor

The Town of Byhalia’s growth and renovation efforts received a big boost Monday.

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• Sheriff’s report
Deputy injured when suspect resists arrest

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

Marshall County deputies are investigating an attempted bank robbery, plus they made several simple and felony arrests last week, according to Sheriff Kenny Dickerson.

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Community reacts to school uniform concept

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

About 35 parents and students let the Marshall County School Board of Trustees know how they feel about school uniforms at the August 9 board meeting.

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Majority of counties OK touch-screen voting machines

Forty-four counties across Mississippi, including Marshall and Benton, have signed on to accept new touch-screen voting machines provided by the state, beginning in 2006, Secretary of State Eric Clark announced.

“I’m delighted that most Mississippi counties have already decided to use these more accurate touch-screen voting machines which allow all voters to verify their choices on a paper ballot,” Clark said.

“I hope the remaining counties will choose to be part of the statewide purchase.”

No counties have thus far voted to opt out of the statewide voting machine purchase.

All touch-screen machines supplied by the state will include a voter-verified paper trail.


Tax liens sale for 2004 totals $1.2 million; Aug. 25 is deadline to redeem 2002 taxes

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

August 26 at 5 p.m. will be the last opportunity for real property owners to pay 2004 taxes before their properties go to the August 29 tax lien sale, according to Betty Byrd.

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