Thursday, August 10, 2006
Thousands support benefit for Shaw family
What started out as plans for a fish fry benefit for the family of Morgan Shaw turned out to be a wall-to-wall outpouring of community support for the fund-raiser for the 6-year-old injured in a kidnapping and assault several weeks ago.
County officials issue burn ban
At the recommendation of Emergency Management Director Hugh Hollowell, the Marshall County Board of Supervisors Monday signed an emergency order for a burn ban until the end of August.
Gay Sheffel knows firsthand the importance of community health centers.
She has been a patient at the Byhalia Family Health Center for two and a half years.
Maps of property now available online
Tax Assessor Ronnie Johnson announced this week that aerial satellite photographs and land maps of parcels in Marshall County are available for view and print-out at the Industrial Development Authority’s website www.marshallcoms.com.
A high-speed Internet connection is required to download the aerial photographs which are opened in Adobe Acrobat (a pdf file).
State Rural Development director leaves post
Nick Walters, state director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development, is resigning after five and a half years at the agency.
City leaders move forward on new substation
The Holly Springs Board of Aldermen passed a resolution during the first week of August board meeting to issue $2.6 million in bonds to construct an electric power substation at Mt. Pleasant.
The substation will improve capacity to the northern and western portions of Marshall County.
Other public works projects were also notched forward at the meeting, including financing of $1.5 million toward a police station, the design of a gas project to follow a Phase I water project that extends service from up Highway 78 to Victoria, over to Lee’s Crossing and back to Holly Springs; and $1.3 million in financing of a water and sewer project to extend services to a proposed new hospital and clinic.
Other actions taken by the board at the meeting included:
Benefit planned for Morgan Shaw in Olive Branch Saturday
A benefit for the Morgan Shaw family will be held on Aug. 12 at the Olive Branch Shrine Building, Goodman Ave., in Olive Branch.
Carry out or eat-in lunch begins at 12 noon, $10 donations are suggested per plate -- fish fillets, catfish and barbecue.
All-you-can-eat dinner, dine in, begins at 5 p.m., A donation of $15 per person, $25 per couple is suggested for the plates and entertainment -- fish fillets, catfish and barbecue.
There will be a live band. Some of the items donated for the auction include guns, horse feed, autographed Ole Miss items, collector’s knife, Stihl weed eater, tools, Suzuki, child’s dirt bike and more!
These items will be raffled or auctioned on Aug. 12. All proceeds will benefit the family.
For more info., please call Carl White, 901-619-8458.
(662) 252-4261 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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