Thursday, August 10, 2006
Local News Briefs
Benefit for Shaw family set for Aug. 26 at VFW post
Ronnie and Brenda Luther and the Clydesdale Christmas Store committee will team up with the Collins Hurdle VFW Post 5697, Sen. Ralph Doxey, Sheriff Kenny Dickerson and other VFW volunteers and the Ladies Auxiliary to put on a benefit Saturday, Aug. 26, for the Morgan Shaw family.
There will be entertainment, food and other fun activities.
Donations are needed for the bake sale (pies, cakes and more baked goodies). Call Donna Boyuka at 252-9888 or Sharon Jackson at 394-0674.
Holly Springs police officers investigate burglaries
Several break-ins were reported to the Holly Springs Police Department last week.
On August 2, a larceny was reported in the 600 block of Highway 7 South.
On August 3, two burglaries were reported, one in the 500 block of Sanders Avenue and one in the 300 block of Randolph Avenue. Three Sanyo televisions and a VCR were taken in the break-in on Sanders Avenue.
There were three incidents reported on August 4, a robbery in the 300 block of Martin Luther King Drive, an automobile breaking and entering on Walthall Street and a breaking and entering in the 200 block of Rolfing Road.
Two power amps and two speakers were taken from the vehicle on Walthall Street.
Items reportedly taken in the Rolfing Road break-in included a safe box, two air conditioners, one toolbox with tools, two weedeaters, two DVD players, one computer printer, three laptop computers, two ceiling fans, one VCR/DVD combo, one gold herringbone necklace and a Nextel cell phone.
Anyone having information regarding any of these incidents, please call the police department at 662-252-2122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-729-2169.
Town of Byhalia receives grant to construct rail siding
The Appalachian Regional Commission has approved a grant of $200,000 to enable the Town of Byhalia to improve the community’s access to rail freight transportation, federal lawmakers said Tuesday.
U.S. Rep. Roger Wicker and Sens. Thad Cochran and Trent Lott said the funding would be used to construct 1,520 linear feet of rail siding to connect a new animal feed facility to the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad. The move will boost the company’s competitiveness.
The plant is expected to generate 35 new jobs with an annual payroll of $1.1 million. The new rail service will also aid in attracting additional businesses to the area.
In addition to ARC funds, $132,237 in local funds will be provided, putting the total project cost at $332,257.
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