Thursday, December 1, 2005

Marshall jury to serve in Yazoo County murder trial

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

Residents of Marshall County are making history and doing their civic duty this week by showing up for jury selection for a capital murder trial in Yazoo County.

Marshall County agreed to provide a jury because of the widespread media coverage of the murder of three Yazoo County residents on Valentine’s Day 2004.

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City’s vote eases tension with county

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

Following a meeting with the Marshall County Board of Supervisors and Mayor Andre’ DeBerry last week to hash out differences over costs of dispatch service to the police department, the board of aldermen moved Tuesday to pay $14,320 in matching funds.

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Cayce gets helipad

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

Fire and rescue in the northwestern portion of the county will be improved with generous donations including a new helicopter pad and 85-foot ladder truck, according to Harry Willis, assistant fire chief at Cayce.

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Report shows progress on county’s strategic goals

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

A summary of goals accomplished in two years of strategic planning in Marshall County shows some progress toward implementation in the five study areas.

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Police investigate several break-ins

The Holly Springs Police Department reports several break-ins during the period of November 18-27.

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Supervisors discuss space needs

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

The Marshall County Board of Supervisors will put a new roof on the old jail in downtown Holly Springs for the short-term space benefits for four agencies, but wants to put together a plan to either build or use another county-owned facility for long-term uses.

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O-negative donors needed

United Blood Services announced Monday an urgent appeal for type O-negative blood donors.

“Currenty we only have one day’s supply on the shelf,” said Judy Roat, director of Community Relations.

Donors can donate at the main facility on S. Eason Boulevard in Tupelo or call for other blood donation opportunities. Donors may call 662-842-8871 or visit www.UnitedBloodServices.org to make a convenient appointment to donate.

Only six percent of the population has 0-negative blood, yet at hospital trauma centers, sometimes as much as 12 percent of the blood transfused is O-negative. That’s because O-negative blood is the universal blood type.

Another special need for O-negative blood is in the treatment of babies. Neonatal care facilities requre fresh units of O-negative blood each day to treat their tiny patients.

Volunteer donors must be at least 17, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health.


Correction

The recent reception for Dr. Cynthia Gentry was planned and coordinated by her sorority sisters of Omicron Alpha Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and was supported by Omicron Alpha Omega Chapter, Anderson Chapel C.M.E. Church and Rust College.

The reception for the new superintendent of the Holly Springs School District was reported on in last week’s newspaper. The South Reporter apologizes for the mistake and any confusion it might have caused.


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