Thursday, October 27, 2005

Local News Briefs

Friends of Library sponsoring barbecue this Friday evening

A Friends of the Library fund-raiser is set for October 28 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church.

Barbecue plates by “JBs” will be $10 each. Walk-ins are welcome.

Holly Springs police officers investigate break-ins

The Holly Springs Police Department reported the following incidents for the week October 16-23.

October 16 - Jeffrey Shaw, 37, of Potts Camp was arrested and charged with burglary by officers responding to an alarm call in the 800 block of Highway 178. Shaw was found loading a gas can and television in the back of a pickup at the Highway 178 location, according to chief Patricia Selman.

A cell phone and $60 in cash was taken from a vehicle in the 100 block of East College following a breaking and entering. Police reported no suspects.

In a burglary the same day in the 200 block of Smith Trailer Park Road, a C-9 automatic handgun was reportedly taken from the location.

October 17 - A radio was reported missing following a burglary of a residence in the 1100 block of West Woodward. Entry to the residence appeared to have been through the back door.

October 18 - A purse was reportedly taken following a breaking/entering of a vehicle in the 900 block of Salem Avenue. The purse was later recovered in New Albany.

October 21 - A car radio was taken from a vehicle parked in a lot in the 200 block of South Market Street.

A purse was reported stolen in the 900 block of Mackie Drive. It reportedly contained various bank cards.

October 23 - A spare tire was reported missing from a trailer in the 400 block of East College.

The same day a burglary was reported in the 300 block of E. Van Dorn. Various bank and credit cards, a cell phone, approximately $16 in cash, a diamond ring valued at $150, and a diamond bracelet valued at $300 were reported missing from the vehicle.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to contact police at 662-252-2125 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-729-2169. Crime Stoppers does not want your name, just your information. All information is kept in strict confidence.

Cochran, Lott announce funds for hurricane recovery

Senators Thad Cochran (R-MS) and Trent Lott (R-MS) announced last week that the Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will award over $32 million in hurricane recovery debris removal assistance grants for the state of Mississippi.

The cities of Meridian, Jackson, and Waveland, as well as Pearl River and Wayne counties, will receive funding for debris removal.

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