Thursday, August 18, 2005
Rescue efforts intensive in heat
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.
City ups water, sewer rates
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.
Byhalia reaps $100,000
The Town of Byhalias growth and renovation efforts received a big boost Monday.
Marshall County deputies are investigating an attempted bank robbery, plus they made several simple and felony arrests last week, according to Sheriff Kenny Dickerson.
Community reacts to school uniform concept
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.
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.
Im 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
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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