Thursday, April 6, 2006
Local News Briefs
Friends of Library yard sale, barbecue set for Thursday
The Friends of the Library will sponsor their annual fund-raiser on Thursday, April 6, at Christ Episcopal Church.
The yard sale and book sale will be from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m.
J.B.’s barbecue plates, with dessert, will be available for $10 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Friends of the Library encourage everyone to “help us help you.”
Habitat for Humanity hosts spaghetti dinner Thursday
Marshall County Habitat for Humanity will host a spaghetti dinner on Thursday, April 6, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (eat-in or take-out).
Dinner will be served at the Oak Palace, 580 Stewart St., in Holly Springs (north off East Van Dorn just past railroad bridge) and includes spaghetti, salad, bread and desserts. Tickets are $7 each.
Marshall County Habitat for Humanity urges everyone to “help us build our fifth home.”
VFW Ladies Auxiliary collects books for Gulf Coast libraries
The Collins-Hurdle VFW Post 5697 Ladies Auxiliary is collecting children’s books for Hurricane Katrina victims.
The books will be used in temporary libraries on the Gulf Coast. New or used books are needed. For more information or to donate books, call Suzie Sexton at 252-6470, or books can be dropped off at United Country 1st Rate Real Estate.
City school board meeting April 11 at high school library
The April meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Holly Springs School District will be held in the Holly Springs High School Library, 165 North Walthall Street, Holly Springs.
The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 11, and will begin at 6 p.m.
Unemployment rate drops slightly in state, Marshall
February’s unadjusted unemployment rate of 8.6 percent fell half a percentage point from January’s revised employment rate of 9.1 percent, the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) announced Friday.
The number of employed Mississippians fell by 6,500 and the number of employed persons rose by 13,400.
Forty-one counties reported unemployment rates equal to or less than Mississippi’s 8.6 percentage rate.
Twenty counties posted double-digit unemployment rates, with the highest rates at 17 and 16.2 percent in Sharkey and Harrison counties.
Marshall County’s unemployment rate is 8.0, down from 8.4 in January. Benton County’s is 10.1, down from 10.4 in January.
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