Thursday, September 8, 2005

Assisting hurricane evacuees
• Volunteers focus on relief efforts

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

Marshall County communities are getting ready to host south Mississippi and New Orleans evacuees from Hurricane Katrina which struck the Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana Gulf Coast area August 29. Katrina has been described as the worst natural disaster on record to strike U.S. homeland.

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Thomas, others go south to help

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

Chancery Clerk Chuck Thomas, Jim Summerlin of Holly Springs and Ray Nooner of Tippah County spent four days in Biloxi, Gulfport and Ocean Springs recovering, identifying and tagging bodies found in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, which hit the Mississippi and Louisiana coasts last week.

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County students score highest yet on state tests

The Subject Area Testing Program scores (grades 9-12) and the Mississippi Curriculum Test scores (grades 2-8) for the Marshall County School District were released last week from state embargo, and district officials were very pleased with the results.

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County budget hearing Monday
• No new taxes

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

The Marshall County Board of Supervisors has proposed a fiscal year 2005-06 budget of about $21 million, according to Chuck Thomas, chancery clerk. The budget will not require an increase in the millage rate over last year.

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• Sheriff’s report
County sends field kitchen to Hattiesburg

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department is sending an army surplus field kitchen capable of serving between 1,000 and 1,500 at a time to Hattiesburg to help with hurricane relief efforts, according to Sheriff Kenny Dickerson.

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